2014 Student Competition Block B
Clyde Thompson lives a completely isolated, lonely existence in his crumbling New Orleans apartment. With no family or friends, he spends his days listening to conspiracy radio programs and studying the unexplainable. When he discovers a mysterious tunnel running beneath his living room, Clyde suddenly becomes the subject of his own studies. What he finds at the end of that passageway will change his life forever.
When eighteen-year old Jesse returns home from an eating disorder clinic, he discovers that adjusting to life outside of the program may be more difficult than he suspected as he is forced to confront his past compulsions alongside his obsessive family.
A doctor struggles with his professional obligations as he attempts to diagnose a little girl's alarming symptoms on the eve of a viral outbreak.
A teenage boy takes a detour before home with his father, a soldier returning from a tour of duty. The father attempts to teach the boy how to deal with his peers and women, only to then leave him to fend for himself amongst group of older kids.
The Pinewood Man
After his wife leaves him, a man named Frank uses his son's pinewood derby race to prove to everyone that he is not only a man but... The Pinewood Man.
Simorgh is a personal interpretation of The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud Din Attar. A choreographic piece that incorporates Persian music, calligraphic art and ornament designs to tell the traditional Persian story of life that deals with the fragility of self worth.
This is the story of Thundercluck, the viking chicken with the power of thunder. The short film tells of his birth, his conquests, and his legacy.