Sunday April 13th
- BLOCK ONE -
Shorts Program – 11:00am – Charleston Music Hall
Animation (4 mins.) SC Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Joanna Davidovich
Synopsis: Mitzi and Spanko run amok in paradise, all set to the thumping sounds of the Asylum Street Spankers.
Family/Fantasy (9 mins.) East Coast Premiere
Director/Writer: Todd Slawsby
Producer: Roz Weisberg
Cast: Liam Slawsby, Lyla Slawsby, Katie Preisig and Brendan Mulhern
Synopsis: After hearing a scary bedtime story, a young brother and sister become convinced that there is something hiding under their beds. They may be right…
Drama (11 mins.) East Coast Premiere
Director: M. Keegan Uhl
Writer: Keith Stevenson
Producers: M. Keegan Uhl and Kendall Hawley
Cast: Keith Stevenson, Tim O’Leary and Romina Bovolini
Synopsis: Almost fully recovered from an accident, a man struggles to communicate that his emotional wounds are still fresh.
SEAN CASEY AND THE WHITEHILL GANG
Crime Drama (18 mins.) SC, World Premiere
Director/Writer: Casey McDonough
Producers: The McDonough Family, The Tipling Family, Anne Singer and Drew Whittle
Cast: Julian Gehlhausen, Kyle Campbell, Ellie Cutright and Jon Hook
Synopsis: It’s 1931 and Sean Casey is finding himself enjoying the lifestyle of a gangster along side his best friend, Patrick Brennan. After a bank job goes south, their run looks like it’s going to be cut short when trust is broken with their notorious boss, Mr. James Sullivan. Now the two are caught in a storm of hatred and lawlessness, and someone’s not making it out alive.
THE STORY OF M
Drama (22 mins.) Russian Federation, SC Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Anna Arlanova
Cast: Marina Kovalskaya and Victor Yurkov
Synopsis: Smile of Marilyn, gait of Marilyn, manners of Marilyn…even the dress looks like Marilyn’s. An accidental encounter in a second-hand shop—and the sharp reality is ready to crash the world of dreams. Nadezhda, a girl from the Moscow suburbs, distantly resembles Marilyn Monroe. The Hollywood actress becomes not just a role model for her, but almost an obsession. She fails to sew a dress like Marilyn’s and goes to a second-hand shop to buy one. There she runs into a stranger who presents himself as a photographer. Nadezhda has no idea that this man, once intruded her world of dreams, is going to turn her live to the side of reality end even death.
Drama (12 mins.) Australia, East Coast Premiere
Director: Justin Olstein
Writer: Andrew Kavanagh
Producer: Matt Downey
Cast: Luke Elliot, Blake Davis and Carla Bonner
Synopsis: Prevented from speaking to his son, a divorced theme park attendant tends to the rides and patrons adrift in a sea of wonder and joy that he can't relate to. But after an unexpected altercation, Alvy must choose between anger and change.
Comedy (17 mins.) SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Joe Ahern
Producers: Drew Bryden, Katie Middleton and Dan Riddle
Cast: Grant Harvey, Maiara Walsh, Joey Russo and Joe Ahern
Synopsis: When Clark suspects his ex-girlfriend of stealing a sentimental painting of his, he enlists the help of his oddball friend, Paul, who leads them on a harebrained journey to attempt to get it back.
- BLOCK TWO -
Documentary Program – 1:00pm – Charleston Music Hall
Documentary Feature (79 mins.) USA
Director/Writer: Ted Roach
Producers: Ted Roach, Margaret Herman, Brad Allgood, Sandra Sampayo, Lagan Sebert
Cast: The Cortes Family
Synopsis: An intimate look inside the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who are living, working, and studying in the United States illegally. After twelve years avoiding detection, father and husband Miguel Cortes faces deportation as the result of a traffic stop. However, the immigration judge offers Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order before leaving, in exchange for him paying a $5000 bond, and agreeing to leave the country “voluntarily” at the end of this reprieve. So Miguel has 120 Days to work hard, save his money, and weigh his options about either returning to Mexico alone, or disappearing into another U.S. city illegally to keep his family together.
THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE
Documentary Short/Biography/ Music (39 mins.) USA/CANADA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Malcolm Clarke
Producers: Nick Reed, Chris Branch and Malcolm Clarke
Cast: Alice Herz-Sommer
Synopsis: The Lady In Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. 109-year-old Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. She discussed the importance of music, laughter, and how to have an optimistic outlook on life.