Cerebral, directed by Ashleigh Coffelt

Cerebral (Miss Ash Productions) Directors Cut from Ashleigh Coffelt on Vimeo.

Synopsis: After turning herself in for a string of murders, a young women turns the tables on her interrogators.
Starring Courtney Birk, James Bressi and Esther Jones
Directed, edited, cinematography and concept by Ashleigh Coffelt
Made for the 48 Hour Film Project 2015: http://www.48hourfilm.com/home

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FUCKKKYOUUU, directed by Eddie Alcazar

FUCKKKYOUUU – An Exist Films production
(Director: Eddie Alcazar http://www.eddiealcazar.com, Music: Flying Lotus)

SYNOPSIS: With the ability to travel in time, a lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self. Eventually faced with rejection she struggles with her identity and gender, and as time folds onto itself only one of them can remain.
Producers: Eddie Alcazar, Javier Lovato | Executive Producer / Legal: Anthony De Toro | Cast: Jesse Sullivan, Charles Baker.Experimental Short / Music Video.

“The opening sequence of FUCKKKYOUUU is something akin to the shadow of [F.W. Murnau’s 1922 vampire classic] Nosferatu come to life.” – okayplayer

Press Articles below
TRAILER – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfF5LJZ8jkI
Fantastic Fest – http://fantasticfest.com/films/fuckkkyouuu
Twitchfilm – http://alturl.com/5vkbb
Consequence of Sound – http://goo.gl/DUZ9oJ

Film Contact:
Javier Lovato
existfilms@gmail.com

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Better Than Crazy, written and directed by Mike Restaino

Synopsis: Five cousins gather for the first time in years at a drunken family reunion. They find themselves busy singing country songs about fatty snack foods, dealing with paranormal threats from a dead aunt with dubious fashion sense, and cracking more fat jokes per minute of film than any movie in history.
Starring Amy Bruni, Aaron Daley, Nick Leonti, Deborah O’Brien, Shawn Romias, and Katherine Fullenlove.
Written and Directed By Mike Restaino

Film Site: http://betterthancrazy.com

On Demand Page: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/betterthancrazy
Social Media Links:
https://twitter.com/betterthancrazy
https://www.facebook.com/betterthancrazymovie

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Craig Hunter’s short film for EastSide Partnership, shot by Chris Nelson, showcases the east of Belfast city.

Craig Hunter’s short film for EastSide Partnership, shot by Chris Nelson, showcases the east of Belfast city.

For more information on EastSide Partnership, please visit: http://www.eastsidearts.net

For information on Chris Nelson, please visit: http://www.storyhousefilms.com/

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Capital I, directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya

Capital I is an existential psychodrama revolving around a mysterious and unknown artist and depicting the transformation of mind of a young girl whereby she finds herself trapped in between realistic relationships and attractions and a strange relationship with her hallucinatory lesbian partner.

Director – Amartya Bhattacharyya
Producers – Susant Misra, Swastik Choudhury
International Sales and Distribution – The Open Reel
Language – Odia, English (subtitled in English)
Country – India
Completion Year – December 2014
Running Time – 85 mins

IMDb Page – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3690050/
Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uJtBZisCvQ

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Conveyor Belt, directed by Brett Melnick

Brett Melnick is a filmmaker and film and TV enthusiast originally from Rockville, Maryland. Now based in California, Brett has created many short films, web-series and documentaries since discovering his passion for film, and hopes to continue to make meaningful and inspiring films in the future.

Brett’s most recently completed film, Conveyor Belt https://youtu.be/ioDCV-ssmKY is a 15 minute short film about pursuing personal dreams. The film was filmed completely in Northern Virginia during Brett’s Sophomore year in college. Attached below is the cover of the film, and a screenshot of the film.

Logline: After an inspirational encounter at work, a 9-to-5 grocery store clerk decides to make a rash decision about his future, and takes his life by the horns.

Watch Conveyor Belt here:

Brett is currently working in post production for two web-series that he developed and directed with 2016 releases (PhiBeR and Sex Drive). He is also currently developing a short film about culture in America.

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Metáfora, written, directed and music composed by Sebastian Wesman

Metáfora (2015)
Synopsis written by
Leila Goldberg

Metáfora is the first feature film of the filmmaker and composer Sebastian Wesman. It is a symbolic voyage inside the dream of an old woman. With an innovative cinematographic language, Metáfora takes us to a state of meditation where we experience different characters looking for the same answer.

Metáfora was filmed in Estonia during the four seasons of the year and it is in the Estonian language.
The film is divided into three stages each of which represents a stage of sleep, the depth of the dream of the old woman. The film unites elements of sculpture, music, theatre and photography – arts through which the director has transited before.

Subtly modified natural spaces create a scenography that is both real and unreal at the same time. An equilibrium from which rises a new aesthetic. The film encounters us with compositions for soprano, string quartet, orchestra, solo violin and intervened ambiental sounds. All of which are original pieces composed for the film by its director.

Metáfora includes the presence of professional actors and people who had never acted before. These opposite forms give an interesting dimension to the film. In other moments it is the landscape that becomes the main character.

The film is written in a reflective and intimate narrative tempo. Represented in the film by the voice-over of the old woman. This voice blends with the different elements of the film, creating something similar to a cinematographic mantra.

With a cinematographic language that is hypnotic, meditative and innovative in its aesthetic form, Metáfora is a film, an experience, a new encounter with the senses.

Technical information:
Written, directed and music composed by Sebastian Wesman
Producer: Anneli Kõressaar, Sebastian Wesman, Otros Parámetros Films
Sound engineer: Grete Schneider
Editing: Sebastian Wesman
Soprano: Mai Liivamäe
Technical assistant: Martin-Eero Kõressaar
Poster: Sparrek

Cast:
Mart Aas
Laine Taalberg
Siiri Sillat
Frank Elvedon
Dmirti Lihhatshov
Anneli Kõressaar
Original language: Estonian ; Subtitles: English
Length: 82 minutes ; Format: DCP, DVD
Otros Parámetros Films 2015

Metáfora will have its first screening at Lago Film Fest in Italy in July and will thereafter begin its tour at the festivals of Europe, South America and Asia.

See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mJsl4Cxppw

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This Used To Be Our Dream, directed by Ashleigh Coffelt

Synopsis: A very important decision leads a young man to ponder the possibilities of a future that could have been. A short film starring Courtney Birk and Marc Schöttner.

Director, Cinematographer, Editor & Writer……Ashleigh Coffelt
Starring……Courtney Birk, Marc Schöttner, Rashieda Awan
Special Thanks……Holli Baum, Greg Birk, Gabe Coffelt, Josiah David
Score Written and Performed……Hal Rosenfeld

See the film here: https://vimeo.com/129696958

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The Badger Game, directed by Thomas Zambeck

Synopsis: Liam is a successful advertising executive with money to burn and a healthy appetite for infidelity. Alex is his scorned mistress, hell-bent on revenge against the married man who wronged her. Matched against each other, the two quickly fall into a downward spiral of sex, extortion, and murder.​

At first, the plan seemed simple: take Liam hostage and threaten to expose his indiscretion, lest he pay a healthy sum of money. But Alex knows she can’t do it alone. Enter Kip (her unhinged brother), Jane (an exotic dancer), and Shelly (a desperate wallflower). With the table set and the team in place, Liam soon finds himself held against his will – his perfect world about to crumble.​

But Liam won’t go down without a fight. Forced to reckon with four mysterious captors and impossible odds, his only hope is to turn the quartet against each other and make it through the night alive.​

Lust, suspense, violence, and cynicism go head-to-head in THE BADGER GAME, a crime-comedy that will have audiences holding their breath until the very last frame.

A press release and trailer can be found at the link below, and additional info on the film can be read at www.thebadgergame.com

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/95033/the-badger-game-exclusive-trailer-premiere-and-distro-news/

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The Return

The Return is a psychological thriller set in and around Glossopdale and follows a film crew who come to Glossop to make a documentary. On their arrival they discover that there is something strange about this sleepy little town…are there ghosts? Parallel dimensions? Or is it all a hoax?

The film’s psychological angle draws you in, whilst building the suspense, and feeding you information to keep your mind racing and questioning what is going on…

The Return is a unique film as it is made by ‘Life you Choose Productions,’ an arts and multimedia group for people with learning difficulties. Our members have all participated in the storyline, camerawork, equipment and acted in the film.

Watch The Return here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_oPQXDsA8w

Made by Life you choose: https://www.facebook.com/lifeyouchoose

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