UNCANNY VALLEY Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the March 2018 Under 5min. Festival

 

UNCANNY VALLEY, 4min., USA, Drama
Directed by

Barry Galperin  After the mysterious disappearance of his mother, Elliot struggles to find a new family dynamic, while dealing with his grandpa’s crazy antics and theories.

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Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading – THE TRENCH, by Chris Beadnell

Genre: War, Drama

After successfully shelling the German trench on the Somme battlefield, the British soldiers move in to clear the area of any enemy survivors.

Cast List:

Eason: John Fray
Carter: Gary Graham
Narrator: Val Cole

German Soldier: James Dooley

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

A moment in time during the fierce WW1 Battle of the Somme. It focuses on a decision made by a young soldier. A decision that, if he was to survive the war, he may have later regretted.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action, Thriller

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This would make a very short but intensely powerful film. The final twist is sure to have the audience walking out with a dilemma of conscience and a sense of what might have been. Or what might NOT have been.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Mercy’s consequence

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Shawshank Redemption

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

It took about 2 weeks. About an hour to write and then some hard core editing

7. How many stories have you written?

About 15. Quite a few others in various stages of completion

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Probably Born in the USA funnily enough (as I wasn’t)

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Keeping the script to one page. My first draft was almost 3 pages long! As a learning exercise it was great to study the script in such an intimate way to know what had to stay and what could be discarded. It was not an easy process

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Sport and humanitarianism

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Very positive experience with Film Freeway. Allows for easy submissions all under the one platform

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I love showcasing my work in festivals all around the world and The Trench has been widely well received. I was very happy about the feedback I received from the U5mFF. The dream of course is for this little script to be one day produced.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Under 5min. Film Festival – Thursday April 26, 2018

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us attickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.
You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 68 out of its last 70 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

YOURS FAITHFULLY EDNA WELTHORPE (MRS), UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Chris Shepherd

Joe Orton would write letters of complaint using the pseudonym of Edna Welthorpe. Using this persona Orton would wind up companies, vicars and even ridicule his own plays.

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VOWS, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation 
Directed by Mark McKinsey

Vows is the story of a man on one of the biggest days of his life – he is incredibly excited, but is suddenly reminded of a deep sadness that plagues this very happy day with the person he loves most.

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A LETTER FROM LETICIA, 3min., Argentina, Animation
Directed by Irene Blei

Argentina, 1976: Leticia Veraldi: was in her 4th year at Colegio Nacional de Vicente Lopez high school in Buenos Aires, when her parents decided to move her to their friend’s house in Cipolletti, Rio Negro, for protection. This letter is one from many the young girl mailed to her former school mates.

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DAUGHTER, 3min., Canada, Drama/Family
Directed by Lia Williamson

Created as a ‘Two Stories’ project, this film follows two single mothers trying to successfully raise their daughters. As the years progress, this task becomes more and more difficult.

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MILE, 1min., USA, Drama
Directed by Kevin Anton

A large man is determined to run his first mile, but has to overcome his own obstacles first.

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TRAIN, 3min., Israel, Animation/Music Video
Directed by Sari Eran Herskovitz

“Rakevet” (meaning train in Hebrew), is a music video describing the relationship between a mother and her young child. The stop motion animation combines watercolors and cutouts to express the emotions and the rhythms of their world, flowing between concrete images and abstract forms. The song was created and performed by Sari and Moshe Herskovitz, the animator and her husband, as part of their debut album released in 2016.

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WINE AND EGGS, 5min., Turkey, Drama
Directed by Sertac Bozkurt

A woman watches out the window of in the house. The excitement that she had when her husband’s knock the door shows us that days end would be different than other days.

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ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy
Directed by Andy Fortenbacher

A beautiful maiden is forced to confront the slanderous voices that torment her from the shadows.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday April 26, 2018

Short Film: ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy

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A beautiful maiden is forced to confront the slanderous voices that torment her from the shadows.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Sertac Bozkurt (WINE AND EGGS)

Director Biography – Sertac Bozkurt

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He was born on April 13, 1987 in Istanbul. He graduated from ITU Department of Environmental Engineering. He studied filmmaking and directing at the Istanbul Film Academy. He works as a ‘project engineer’ at a private firm.

Short Film: WINE AND EGGS, 5min., Turkey, Drama

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A woman watches out the window of in the house. The excitement that she had when her husband’s knock the door shows us that days end would be different than other days.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sarap ve Yumurta
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Film Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Sari Eran Herskovitz (TRAIN)

Director Biography – Sari Eran Herskovitz

Sari portrait

An animator, illustrator, lyricist and singer.
Created and illustrated card games which are used by therapists, dance, drama and music teachers around the world in order to encourage communication and self expression.
Her debut album, created and performed with her husbund, Moshe Herskovitz, was released in 2016.

Filmography
2003 – “Hi lili hi lo”, a short animation film, director and animator.
2016 –”Rakevet”, a short animation film, director and animator

http://www.sarieran.com