9th ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
21 SEPTEMBER 2013
Winner: Best Drama Short
Drama, 18:00, UK, 2005 - Program B
Director: Nick Reed
Producers: Nick Reed, Rupert Chesman
Screenwriter: Nick Reed
Cast: Lorraine Ashbourne, Neil Dudgeon, Diveen Henry
Contact: Nick Reed, email@example.com
Do Dads really make the best mums these days?
An American Revolution
Drama, 4:41, USA, 2006 - Program K
Director: Peter-John Campbell
Producer: Peter-John Campbell
Screenwriter: Peter-John Campbell
Cast: Jacob Onusic, Ross Reeves, Chloe Myers
Contact: Peter-John Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two boys playing in the woods imagine themselves to be soldiers in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, with Redcoats hot on their tails.
Comedy, 3:04, UK, 2006 - Program A
Director: Nick Reed
Producer: Nick Reed
Screenwriters: Ben Davies, Nick Reed
Cast: Amy Darcy, Dan Ryan, Olwen May
Contact: Nick Reed, email@example.com
Want to be assertive? Then watch this film. I said - WATCH IT!
Comedy, 14:59, USA, 2005 - Program D
Director: David Dean Bottrell
Producer: Sherri James
Screenwriter: David Dean Bottrell
Cast: Brian Gattas, Jack Plotnick, Kostas Sommer, Richard Ruccolo
Contact: David Dean Bottrell, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Hollywood agent and a sensitive gay man mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet. Hilarity ensues.
Animation, 7:05, UK, 2005 - Program D
Director: Sharon Colman
Producer: Jamie Wolpert
Screenwriter: Sharon Colman
Cast: Rupert Degas
Contact: Sharon Colman, email@example.com
The tale of a badger who just wants the world to let him sleep.
Animation, 6:00, Netherlands, 2006 - Program C
Director: Mischa Kamp
Producers: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Screenwriter: Fiona van Heemstra
Contact: Janneke van de Kerkhof, firstname.lastname@example.org
A funny and moving portrait of pre-adolescent girls struggling with their changing bodies.
The Story of Bubbleboy
Drama, 6:05, Australia, 2006 - Program B
Director: Sean Ascroft
Producer: Kristy Fransen
Screenwriter: Karl Mather
Cast: Andrew Supanz, Nina Pearce, Ron Hadrick
Contact: Sean Ascroft, email@example.com
In a stab-happy world, a sad outcast wrestles with his demons.
Caught in Paint
Documentary, 5:54, USA, 2003 - Program C
Director: Rita Blitt
Producer: Rita Blitt
Screenwriter: Rita Blitt
Cast: David Parsons, Lois Greenfield, Rita Blitt
Contact: Rita Blitt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caught in Paint captures painter/sculptor Rita Blitt painting on transparent surfaces while the David Parsons Dance Co. dance in mid-air thru the painting imitating Blitt's paint strokes. Photographer Lois Greenfield shoots dynamic stills during the process.
Animation, 7:35, USA, 2006 - Program B
Director: Troy Morgan
Producer: Troy Morgan
Screenwriter: Troy Morgan
Contact: Troy Morgan, email@example.com, www.troymorgan.net
After her parents die in a tragic fire, a young girl is sent to an orphanage where she begins sketching fiery visions.
Documentary, 19:02, Germany, 2006 - Program A
Director: Hans Finckh
Producer: Hans Finckh
Screenwriter: Hans Finckh
Cast: Nancy Lane, David Lane, Artis Lane
Contact: Hans Finckh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facing Bill is a Black American Dream about entertainment and black emancipation, career and love, about mother and son, remembrance and presence. And Bill...
Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot
Animation, 7:00, USA, 2005 - Program K
Director: David Chai
Producer: Konstantin Abadjiev
Screenwriter: David Chai
Contact: David Chai, email@example.com
A heartwarming tale of female empowerment and overcoming one's adversities; along with shotgun barrage, wild moose attack, and infant electrocution.
Girls Night Out
Winner: Best LGBT Short
Gay, 18:00, USA, 2006- Program C
Director: Gucci Man
Producers: Gucci Man, Sam Jacobs Jr.
Contact: Gucci Man, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thirdreelfilms.com
Young, urban lesbian women discuss everything from Gay Pride to relationships.
Comedy, 11:04, USA, 2006 - Program D
Director: Sophie Barthes
Producer: Andrij Parekh
Screenwriter: Sophie Barthes
Cast: Elzbieta Czyzewska
Contact: Sophie Barthes, email@example.com
What if happiness was for sale? One evening, after work, Iwona buys a box of happiness in a strange discount store and has to decide what to do with it.
Help is Coming
Drama, 7:45, USA, 2006 - Program B
Director: Ben Mor
Producer: Kareem Johnson
Screenwriter: Ben Mor
Cast: Gregory Llopis, Terrence Mitchell, Ashton Mitchell
Contact: Ben Mor, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, three youths survey the desolate wasteland only to find a suspicious looking package.
Drama, 10:00, USA, 2006 - Program A
Director: Leo Age
Producer: Cary Becker
Screenwriter: Julianne Ortale
Cast: Sky Soleil, Virginia Hamilton
Contact: Cary Becker, email@example.com
Lust, trust and lucha libre. Lovers enact a game of duping and disguise with a Mexican wrestling mask.
Animation, 3:41, USA, 2006 - Program D
Director: Trevor Piecham
Producers: Trevor Piecham, Benjamin Spinney
Screenwriters: Trevor Piecham, Benjamin Spinney
Contact: Trevor Piecham, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tpiecham.com
A mischievous young boy creates mixed drinks out of random household items and tests them on his subjects—his cat, dog and sister.
Winner: Best Comedy Short
Comedy, 10:20, Ireland, 2005 - Program B
Directors: Rob Burke, Ronan Burke
Producer: John Wallace
Screenwriter: Pierce Ryan
Cast: Tadhg Murphy, Katie Kirby
Contact: Rob Burke, email@example.com
Jack and Jill had a great relationship. Then they had a baby.
Winner: Audience Choice Program C
Drama, 14:45, USA, 2005 - Program C
Director: Sam Friedlander
Producers: Adam Stein, Rich Codding, Sam Friedlander
Screenwriter: Sam Friedlander
Cast: Mark Feuerstein, Jeff Kober, Doug Ballard
Contact: Sam Friedlander, firstname.lastname@example.org
Case and Drake share one consciousness, connected by their dreams. When Case starts to experiment in his dreams, he soon realizes the consequences are real.
Foreign, 13:00, Spain, 2005 - Program B
Director: Alvaro Giménez Sarmiento
Producer: Maria del Puy Alvarado
Screenwriters: Tania Estévez Góas, Alvaro Giménez Sarmiento
Cast: Macarena Gómez, Víctor Barba
Contact: Alvaro Giménez Sarmiento, email@example.com
Soraya, a recovering drug addict, must choose between her child and life on the street.
Comedy, 15:00, Australia, 2006 - Program C
Director: Annabelle Murphy
Producer: Cath Murphy
Screenwriters: Annabelle Murphy, Cath Murphy
Cast: Garry McDonald
Contact: Cath Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org
A short comedy about a man who has an unhealthy obsession with his health.
Student, 10:53, USA, 2006 - Program A
Director: William Graham
Producer: Jessica Daniels
Screenwriter: Soman Chainnani
Cast: Anamika Sarkar, Neil Shastri, Ryan Nunn
Contact: Jessica Daniels, email@example.com
When a suburban Indian mother finds out her son has been brutalized at school, she takes matters into her own hands.
Winner: Best Student Short,
Audience Choice Program B
Student, 12:35, Taiwan, 2006 - Program B
Director: Arvin Chen
Producer: Ying-Tso Lin
Screenwriter: Arvin Chen
Cast: Char-Wei Wu, Jack Yao, Zr-Gang Bi,
Contact: Arvin Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org
At a popular noodle stand in the night markets of Taipei, a shy young man has fallen in love with the daughter of the stand's owner.
Mr Schwartz, Mr Hazen, Mr Horlocker
Animation, 7:40, Germany, 2005 - Program C
Director: Stefan Mueller
Producer: Stefan Mueller
Screenwriter: Stefan Mueller
Contact: Stefan Mueller, email@example.com
A comedic incident involving the police as told from the point of view of each tenant in an apartment building.
The Musical Genius of Mozart McFiddle
Animation, 2:20, USA, 2006 - Program K
Director: Brittney Lee
Producer: Brittney Lee
Screenwriter: Brittney Lee
Contact: Brittney Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
A small dog can and will do anything to get outside.
Animation, 8:00, USA, 2006 - Program A
Directors: Anya Belkina & Ken Calhoun
Producer: Anya Belkina
Screenwriter: based on a poem by Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Cast: Alberto Mendoza
Contact: Anya Belkina, email@example.com
A lecherous bath-house worker, Nasuh, overcomes his carnal desires when hit by a spiritual revelation.
Niemand liebt dich so wie ich
(No one loves you as I do)
Winner: Best Foreign Language Short
Foreign, 16:24, Germany, 2006 - Program D
Director: Luca Zamai
Producers: Luca Zamai, Olivier Kayser
Screenwriters: Alexander Powelz, Daniel Böhme
Cast: Stefanie Büttner, Géraldine Raths
Contact: Luca Zamai, firstname.lastname@example.org
When Josy returns to her childhood home after her mother’s death, memories of the past come flooding back.
Foreign, 5:15, Japan, 2005 - Program K
Director: Kosai Sekine
Producers: Toshihiro Suzuki, Norihisa Sato, Takamitsu Sakuma
Screenwriter: Kosai Sekine
Cast: Osamu Tsuji, Tsuyoshi Ohishi, Megumi Komatsu
Contact: Kosai Sekine, email@example.com
A convenience store worker’s pedantic obsession for neatness leads to a sudden change in his career opportunities.
Winner: Best Kids Short
Drama, 12:30, USA, 2006 - Program K
Director: Justin Guerrieri
Producers: Veronica Shamo-Garcia, Arvin Chen
Screenwriter: Justin Guerrieri
Cast: Robert Picardo, David Clennon, Hunter Gomez
Contact: Justin Guerrieri, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rocketboymovie.com
Roger Lange, a depressed, middle-aged accountant, comes face to face with a strange visitor: a young space traveler who mysteriously crash-landed on the moon in a homemade spacecraft.
Drama, 10:00, Canada, 2006 - Program C
Director: Devon Bolton
Producer: Kirsten Bolton
Screenwriters: Devon Bolton, Kirsten Bolton
Cast: McKenzie Alexander
Contact: Kirsten Bolton, email@example.com, www.burningbridge.ca
A lonely 10-year-old boy discovers a miniature shipwreck on an isolated beach and is shocked to find dozens of tiny footprints leading away from the historic sailing vessel.
Animation, 3:26, USA, 2006 - Program B
Director: Zachary Brewster-Geisz
Producer: Zachary Brewster-Geisz
Screenwriter: Zachary Brewster-Geisz
Contact: Zachary Brewster-Geisz, firstname.lastname@example.org
A film for anyone who's been annoyed by someone talking on the phone while driving, talking on the phone while eating, talking on the phone while living.
The Daily Planner
Animation, 9:03, USA, 2006 - Program A
Director: Max Coniglio
Producer: Max Coniglio
Screenwriter: Max Coniglio
Cast: Carl Adams, Nathaniel Taylor, Sarah Sakaan
Contact: Max Coniglio, email@example.com
A lazy, disorganized couch potato is miraculously transformed into a manic, over-achieving member of the rat race after his wife hands him a daily planner.
The Danish Poet
Winner: Best Animation Short,
Audience Choice Programs D & K
Animation, 14:24, Norway/Canada, 2006 - Program D
Director: Torill Kove
Producers: Lise Fearnley, Marcy Page
Screenwriter: Torill Kove
Cast: Liv Ullman
Contact: Marcy Page, firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it possible to trace the chain of events that led to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
The Fighting Cholitas
Winner: Best Documentary Short
Documentary, 20:00, Bolivia/USA, 2006 - Program D
Directors: Mariam Jobrani, Kenny Krauss, Teresa Deskins
Producers: Mariam Jobrani, Kenny Krauss, Teresa Deskins
Contact: Mariam Jobrani, email@example.com, www.motofilms.com
A group of strong and resilient, female, Bolivian wrestlers pack the auditorium every Sunday for an afternoon of live entertainment and 'justice served in the ring.'
Drama, 15:00, UK, 2006 - Program D
Director: Simon Rumley
Producers: Arif Hussein, Piers Jackson
Screenwriter: Thomas Beach
Cast: Greta Scacchi, Bill Sage, William Mitchell
Contact: Simon Rumley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Parchant is a spinster who lives on an isolated farm in America’s Midwest. An itinerant handyman takes a job on the farm just as news arrives that a serial killer is on the loose.
Foreign, 8:15, Singapore, 2006 - Program C
Director: Craig Rosenthal
Producer: Adriane Lee
Screenwriter: Craig Rosenthal
Cast: Sunny Pang, Serena Sim
Contact: Craig Rosenthal, email@example.com
Meet The Trainee: Tonight she’s broken a freshly painted fingernail while closing the register, so you better think twice before venturing into her inconvenience store.
The Waif of Persephone
Animation, 12:20, Canada, 2006 - Program C
Director: Nick Cross
Producer: Nick Cross
Screenwriter: Nick Cross
Contact: Nick Cross, firstname.lastname@example.org, pyatyletka.blogspot.com
When the goddess of spring is abducted she must be rescued. But will the compromises and concessions result in a worse fate?
Tommy the Kid
Comedy, 11:50, Australia, 2006 - Program K
Director: Stuart Clegg
Producer: Stuart Clegg
Screenwriter: Stuart Clegg
Cast: Isaac Harrison
Contact: Stuart Clegg, email@example.com, www.tommythekid.net
When Tom's pushbike is stolen by Rob, a local junkstore owner, Tom feels powerless to do anything about it. But an encounter with Rob's dog gives Tom an idea.
Foreign, 15:10, Slovenia, 2006 - Program A
Director: Klemen Dvornik
Producer: Klemen Dvornik
Screenwriter: Barbara Zemljic
Cast: Matej Recer, Pia Zemljic, Radko Polic Rac
Contact: Klemen Dvornik, firstname.lastname@example.org
When Ivan's life gets totaled, he has to decide between repairing it and moving on.
Tragic Story with Happy Ending
Animation, 7:40, Portugal/Canada, 2005 - Program A
Director: Regina Pessoa
Producers: Jacques-Rémy Girerd, Patrick Eveno, Abi Feijó, Marcel Jean
Screenwriter: Regina Pessoa
Cast: Elina Lowensohn
Contact Regina Pessoa email@example.com
A little girl finds acceptance in embracing her own difference.
Documentary, 13:40, USA, 2006 - Program B
Director: Leslie Brown
Producer: Leslie Brown
Screenwriter: Leslie Brown
Contact: Leslie Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
The battle over the Slavery Era Disclosure Ordinance in the NY City Council exposes the history of New York's slave-based development and why restitution is due.
Winner: Audience Choice Program A
Drama, 11:30, USA, 2006 - Program A
Director: Tze Chun
Producer: Bryan Wilson
Screenwriter: Tze Chun
Cast: Ai-Cheng Goh, Bryan Wilson, Raymond Zhang
Contact: Tze Chun, email@example.com
A string of break-ins create a wave of paranoia in small-town suburbia.