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2019 Student Block A

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

Southeast premiere

November 1st

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

Southeast Premiere

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

Southeast Premiere

Small Mercy

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

School SCAD

Southeast premiere

I Do Not Sleep

Directed by Beppy Gietema
USA, 2019, 16 min.

Monday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.
Trustees Theater

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‚Ä®
Cast: Grace Everett, Jenny Rader

School SCAD

World premiere




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

School SCAD
Savannah College of Art and Design