2019 Student Block A
Directed by Jeremy Merrifield
USA, 2019, 17 min.
An exploration of gender through the lens of the superhero myth, Balloon questions how we raise boys when our concept of masculinity has become narrow.
Producers: Christina Cha, Kate Chamuris, Alex Peurye
Writers: Jeremy Merrifield, Dave Testa
Cast: Jonah Beres, Paul Scheer
School American Film Institute
Directed by Charlie Manton
UK, 2019, 25 min.
A mother and daughter travel across the state to witness a long overdue execution.
Producer: Teodora Shaleva
Writer: Charlie Manton
Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Sophia Myles, Clint Dyer
School National Film and Television School
Hors De L'eau
Directed by: Simon Duong Van Huyen, Joël Durand, Thibault Leclercq, Valentin Lucas, Andrei Sitari
France, 2018, 8 min.
Through the eyes of a macaque mother, a group of snow monkeys has to face the strict rules that govern their community.
Editor Véronique Goupil
Soundtrack Eliott Delafosse
School GOBELINS, l''école de l''image
Directed by Olivia O’Hara
USA, 2019, 7 min.
When a fight between Annie and her strict single father turns violent, she has nowhere to turn and must begin her journey into a bigger world.
Producers: Olivia O''Hara, Cori Graves
Writer: Olivia O''Hara
Cast: D.W. Moffett, Kenzie Tartaglione, Braden Bunch
I Do Not Sleep
Directed by Beppy Gietema
USA, 2019, 16 min.
Monday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.
As the end of a merciless winter approaches, a family in the rural South suffers a tragic loss, leaving their eldest child, Kitty, to rationalize her mother’s paralyzing grief. Forced to decide whether to honor the living or the dead, Kitty awaits her father’s return.
Producers: Lauren Hamm, Susan McCormick, Beppy Gietema, Hannah Goeckel
Writer: Beppy Gietema
Cast: Grace Everett, Jenny Rader
Directed by Wai Yan Chan
USA, 2019, 2 min.
As a mother says goodbye to her son at the airport, her son wants a hug. Reserved, she is reluctant to do so. The conflict between the two is amplified facial expressions that visualize the weight of struggle each is under.
Art director and VFX supervisor: Brian Lesiangi
Lighter and compositor: Yuna Chen and Aster Lai