Get to know the short film: MOUNT ROYAL 2017-09, 2min, Canada, Experimental

Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

A short, non-narrative montage in which scenes from Montreal’s Parc Mont Royal are transformed via custom computer software into a dreamy cascade of colourful, abstract shapes, set to a melodic, sample-based soundtrack.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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Director’s BIO: Jeff Draheim

Short Film THE SNOWMAN’S HAT Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Jeff Draheim is known for his work on as an editor on Frozen (2013), Moana (2016) and The Princess and the Frog (2009). He currently works for Walt Disney Animation Studios.


Director’s BIO: Laura Malatos

Short Film FAMILY SHADOWS Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Director Biography


Laura Malatos is a filmmaker from Seattle, Washington. She’s established herself mainly as a writer/directed, but has additional experience in editing and cinematography. Her work captures the vulnerability of human emotion, often alluding to the beauty that comes from pain. Her films have been awarded and recognized on a national and international level, with her recent film, “Dear”, taking home the award for “Best Student Short” at the Celluloid Bainbridge Festival, following an earlier win at the Calgary International Festival.

Director’s BIO: Lucy Lee

Short Film VOICING SILENCE Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Director Biography

Director lucylee

Lucy has made eight independent animated films numerous animated film commissions, as well as live action documentaries and dance films. She works in a variety of media including oil on glass, sand on glass, drawn animation, puppets and cut outs, as well as digital media such as TV Paint and After Effects.
Her work has been described by Time Out as ‘Ravishingly Lyrical’, ‘Painterly and Mystical’ by Asian Reporter, ‘a masterpiece…stunning’ Aesthetica Magazine.
Her work spans folklore, myth, metaphor, social issues, and films for social change.
Her personal practice as an independent animation film maker, has won her many international awards, including the Gold Hugo (Chicago), Canal + Buyers Award (Poitiers), Best Art Direction (Tarusa), Jose Abel (Cinanima), amongst other awards and nominations. She has been invited to give lectures, talk on panels and teach workshops in a variety of settings and countries. She has also organized short film and media events.
Lucy graduated from the National Film and Television School in 1998 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Animation Direction, and completed an MA in 2013 in Visual Communication at Derby University, specializing in animation. She is now a Visiting Lecturer at Hertfordshire University.

Director Statement

Making film is a way of understanding life. Unearthing the story, uprooting images, digging into the experience of living and tirelessly pulling it all together into a piece of work that will flash before an audience, be remembered, or found, somewhere, one day.

Director’s BIO: Benn Berkeley

Short Film EYE OF INDIA Playing at the June 29, 2017 Under 5 Minute Film Festival

Eye of India is a visual record of a journey across India that showcases the diverse culture of one of the world’s fastest developing nations.

During a six-week trip, from the tropical shores of Kerala to Nomadic Refugees in the far North, the film highlights moments that aim to capture a feeling of transition as India emerges as an economic super power.

Happy Birthday: Steven Brill

Festival Reviews

stevenbrillHappy Birthday director Steven Brill

Born: May 27, 1962 in Utica, New York, USA

His film, “The Do-Over”, premiers on Netflix today. It stars Adam Sandler, David Space, and Paula Patton

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

Emma Stone
Stephen Merchant
Richard Gere
Liev Schreiber
Drillbit Taylor
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Nate Hartley
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Happy Birthday: Louis Gossett Jr.

Festival Reviews

louisgossettjrHappy Birthday actor Louis Gossett Jr.

Born: Louis Cameron Gossett Jr.
May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

movie posterA RAISIN IN THE SUN
dir. Daniel Petrie
Sidney Poitier
Claudia McNeil
DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLSDaddy’s Little Girl’s
dir. Perry
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dir. Mark Goldblatt
Dolph Lundgren
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