Thursday NOVEMBER 3rd
- BLOCK ONE -
SHORTS Program – 5:00pm – CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
THE RETURN OF ERKIN
Drama (29 mins.) Russia, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Maria Guskova
Producers: Dennis Guskov, Maria Guskova and Rinat Muslimov
Cast: Kahramanzhon Mamasaliyev
Synopsis: Erkin gets out of prison and wants to return to his former life. But everything has changed, and he does not know if he can live as a free man.
Short (20 mins.) UK/Kosovo
Director/Writer: Daniel Mulloy
Producers: Shpat Deda, Scott O’Donnell, Tim Nash, Chris Watling and Afolabi Kuti
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Tahliya Lowles and Zaki Ramadani
Synopsis: As thousands of men, women, and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family experiences a life-changing journey of their own.
THE LEARNING ALLIANCE
Short Documentary (9 mins.) Pakistan, SC Premiere
Director: Muhammad Umar Saeed
Producers: Muhammad Umar Saeed and Muhammad Farrukh Saeed
Cast: Fareed Ullah, Hazrat Ullah and Osama Din
Synopsis: Collecting garbage for earning and paying their fees for school, three brothers who are changing their future by studying and at the same time selling garbage in Lahore, Pakistan. The Learning Alliance is a portrait of children with dreams and their struggle toward achieving it.
THE LAST TRANSMISSION
Sci-Fi (19 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Stephen Turselli
Producers: Stephen Turselli, Bryan P. Jones and Elise Tasooji
Cast: Brendan Fehr, Dale O’Malley and Steven Michael Quezada
Synopsis: Based on a true story, a young Cessna pilot’s and an aging air traffic controller’s lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico.
Drama (13 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Natalie Camou
Producers: Megan Reed
Cast: Bella Bolster and Verónica Ortiz-Calderón
Synopsis: A little girl must find the courage to stand up to her abusive mother.
Horror Comedy (4 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Theo Sena
Producer: Massoumeh Emami
Cast: Sam Osterhout and Steve Siddell
Synopsis: A man wakes up and fixes a world that isn’t broken.
- BLOCK TWO -
FEATURE – 7:00pm – CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
Historical Drama (104 minutes) Canada, SC Premiere
Director: Kyle Rideout
Writers: Kyle Rideout and Josh Epstein
Producers: Josh Epstein
Cast: Michael Eklund, Sara Canning, Torrance Coombs, Christopher Heyerdahl, Jonathon Young, Charlie Carrick and Jodi Balfour
Synopsis: A psychological drama centered on world-famous turn-of-the-century photographer, Eadweard Muybridge who photographed nude and deformed subjects, became the godfather of cinema, murdered his wife’s lover, and was the last American to receive the justifiable homicide verdict.
- BLOCK THREE -
SHORTS PROGRAM – 9:00PM – CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL
Drama (15 mins.) Trinidad and Tobago, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Vasha Narace
Producers: Vasha Narace, Christine Melton and Pin-Chun Liu
Cast: Amber Patino, Jude Binkley, Michael Harris and Molly Durand
Synopsis: When Kassie's parents confiscate the lock to her bedroom door, they leave her exposed to an unexpected danger.
LOVE GOV: FROM FIRST DATE TO MANDATE
Comedy (26 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Directors: John Papola and Bradley Jackson
Writers: Frank Fleming and Marshall Walker Lee
Producers: David J. Theroux, John Papola, Marshall Walker Lee and Michele Roi
Cast: Jonathan Flanders, Kira Pozehl, Kaci Beeler, Richard Rollin Gartner, Kirk Johnson, Amy Jordan, Matteo Papola and Marshall Walker Lee
Synopsis: Love Gov is the story of an independent, fun-loving, young woman, Alexis, and her boyfriend, Scott “Gov” Govinsky, who is always there to help. Always, whether you like it or not.
Short Narrative (16 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director: RJ Daniel Hanna
Writers: John E. Kramer, Laura Maurice, Jeff Rowes and Robert McNamara
Producers: John E. Kramer, Donald Wilson and Matt Edwards
Cast: Mandy Levin, Kristin Dattilo, Michel Gill, Mila Bovim, Ava Powell, Matthew Beagan, Tristan Grewell, Lyudmyla Korchevska, Angela Erickson, Renée Flaherty and Jean Morrow
Synopsis: To save her daughter’s life, a mother is forced to take desperate actions: To find and confronting the bone marrow donor who backed out of the life-saving procedure.
Animation (2 mins.) USA
Director/Writer: Véronique Vanblaere
Producer: Jen West
Synopsis: It tells my experience of moving from one culture to another, with all its miscommunications that make it often comical.
BORED TO BIRTH
Comedy (13 mins.) USA, East Coast Premiere
Directors: Virginia Crawford and Kim Beavers
Writers: Lacy McClory and Kim Beavers
Producers: Matthew Stevens and Scott Trost
Cast: Lacy McClory, Kim Beavers and Marilyn Porayko
Synopsis: Two stoners get more than what they bargained for when they go out to lunch with their pregnant friend. They quickly learn being bored on a summer day is better than the alternative.
Documentary Short (29 mins.) Canada, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Rich Williamson
Producer: Shasha Nakhai
Synopsis: In the glimmer of a shiny object, Daniel finds something that entangles him in one of America’s most high-profile police shootings.