2017 Student Block B
THIS BLOCK IS ADULT THEMED
Beyond the Sea
Italy, 2016, 20 min, 42 sec.
Director - Fabio Schifilliti
Writers - Antonio Larosa, Fabio Schifilliti
Cast - Alberto Molonia, Giulia De Luca, Ibrahim Si
Jamal, a young Gambian migrant, arrives in Italy on a boat, emotionally scarred by the tough travel of desperation and death (across the Mediterranean sea). He will recover his life, abruptly abandoned, on the keys of a piano which will offer him a way to reconstruct his future.
China, 2016, 14 min.
Director - Tomorrow Mingtian
Producer - Yao Li
Writer - Tomorrow Mingtian
Cast - Linjiang Zhang
School - University of Miami
Old Guan, a native Oroqen hunter, goes into the woods to shoot “donkey deer” before his family leaves for America.
I Have Something To Tell You
USA, 2017, 8 min, 16 sec.
Directors - Ben Joyner, Dumaine Babcock
Producer - Zachary Hetlage
Cast - Adrain Chesser
School - SCAD
A short documentary about Adrain Chesser, a fine-art photographer, who used his craft to cope with his HIV/AIDS diagnosis in his acclaimed portrait series "I Have Something to Tell You."
It’s Just A Gun
USA, 2017, 14 min, 05 sec.
Director - Brian Robau
Producer - John Sayage
Writer - Daniel Klein
Cast - Joshua Johnson-Lionel, B.J. Tanner, Mikelen Walker
School - Chapman University
Imagine in the life time of a gun all the hands it passes through. It's Just A Gun is just one chapter in that story. When a young boy named Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.
USA, 2017, 13 min, 11 sec.
Directors - Matthew Gentile
Producers - Drea Garcia, Kaliah Robinson, Daniel Vasquez
Writer - Josh Aichenbaum
Cast - Lance Reddick, Tory Kittles, Erica Tazel
School - American Film Institute
Based on True Events. 1875, Indian Territory: Bass Reeves, the first African-American deputy U.S. Marshal arrests an outlaw, Glen Huddleston, and brings him toward encampment. A battle of wills arises between them as the outlaw tries to psych out the deputy to escape.
USA, 2017, 4 min, 44 sec.
Directors - Andy Koeger, Apple Xenos
Producers - Lucas Gregg, Clayton McCracken
Writer - Apple Xenos
Cast - Maddie Dixon-Poirier, Heather Bender, Regina Curtain
School - SCAD
An unsupervised little girl wanders her neighborhood looking for her lost dog, only to find something else unexpectedly lost.
See You Yesterday
USA, 2017, 15 min.
Director - Stefon Bristol
Producer - Stefon Bristol, Ashley Alexander, Spike Lee
Writers - Stefon Bristol, Frederica Bailey
Cast - Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow, Parish Bradley, Melvin Mogoli, Alex Emanuel, Manny Urena
School - NYU
Presented by Spike Lee, two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas -
determined to outwit fate and role-play as God - build make-shift time machines to save CJ's brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.