Director Biography – Sunny Wai Yan Chan (GODSPEED)

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Sunny is born and raised in Hong Kong. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Surveying at The University of Hong Kong, he decided to pursue his dream in animation. He is currently an animation student based in the United States, studying Master of Fine Arts in Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, focusing on 3D character animation and layout.

Director Statement

Through Godspeed, I want to bring the audience close to the internal thoughts of the main characters – Emma, the mother, and Wayne, the son. The motivation for me to create Godspeed is that I want to show the kind of love that is less direct and less obvious. Whenever we feel frustrated towards our family because of the lack of expressive love, we must re-evaluate ourselves and learn to care about love that is more than superficial. Love exists in all kinds of ways.

Short Film: AFRAID, 3min., USA, Thriller

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AFRAID tells the story of Anna, a young 20-something coffee shop manager, as she closes up for the night and heads to her car in a nearby parking garage. Will Anna make it? Or will her worst fears become reality?

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Short Film: MOMENTS IN PARADISE, 1min., Switzerland

Db8e764a77 posterPlants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the other and provoke a disciplinary action. Against all odds has consequences even in paradise.


Director – bellopropello
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    60 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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Short Film: ELIZABETH, 12min., USA, Smartphone

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An amateur ghost hunter gets more than he bargained for while investigating a house that was recently the site of a grisly murder.

(Shot and edited entirely on iPhone 6 with no budget)

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TOP 7 Under 5min. Short Screenplays from the last year

Watch the readings of the top screenplays performed by professional actors:

Paying the Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht
Two New York gangsters find the no-show job they’ve created gives new meaning to the term ‘ghost worker’,

NOSTALGIC, by Shannon Michelle
A Woman dives into a journey of self-discovery by walking through her dreams, as she comes face to face with memories and ghosts from her past.

IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia
A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.

1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson
A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

GOD OF INSECTS, by James R. Cowley
An insect fanatic of study brings to light a new purpose.

REAL TIME DENIAL, by Linda Hullinger
After falling asleep while reading about doppelgangers, a young woman awakens to a horrific display on her security camera screen.

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

Under 5min. Screenplay – Paying the Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht

Two New York gangsters find the no-show job they’ve created gives new meaning to the term ‘ghost worker’,


Narration – Danielle Nicole
Pasquale – Ted Power
Johnny – Brogan Caulfield


Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – November 26 2018

I was very excited that my film had the opportunity to be seen by this audience. Interesting observations though by a very intelligent audience. 
– Emy Tzavra-Bulloch (MINOTAUR)

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