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    Its a Rockabilly World USA Documentary, 76 min. Director: Brent Huff

    Synopsis: Rockabilly is a subculture whose members operate as if they are living in the 1950s. From the music to the tattoos, pin up girls, hot rod cars and vintage fashion. This lifestyle gives creative people a place where they feel empowered. Its a Rockabilly World takes you behind the scenes with interviews with some of the most colorful Kats and Kittens in the subculture.

    Director: Brent Huff is an award-winning actor, writer and director. Huff s career began in the 80s as a top male model with the Ford Agency in New York. He soon shifted his attention to acting and has starred in numerous films as an action hero. Huff has also appeared in top television shows such as Mad Men (2007), NCIS (2003), The West Wing (1999), JAG (1995) and Cold Case (2003). Known for his low, gravelly voice, Huff has been heard in hundreds of TV and radio commercials. He was also the voice of E Entertainment. .

    Website: http://www.itsarockabillyworld.com/documentary-

    film.html Saturday, May 7, 6:45-8:20 and 8:30-10


  • A Short Film About Execution USA Short, 16 min. Director: Cody Mathieson Packer

    Synopsis: Anger, guilt, resentment, rage, innocence, closure, peace are all explored in 10 peoples last words from the gurney on death row. Based on true events

    Director: Hailing from New Zealand, Cody Mathieson Packer is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has screened his films at a number of worldwide festivals. Codys passion lies in telling stories about people on the outer edge of society, as well as examining different facets of the human con- dition. Cody is now graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a Cinema Art + Science BA majoring in Film Directing.

    Website: http://www.ashortfilmaboutexecution.com/

    Wednesday, May 11, 3:00-5:00

    3000 Australia Short: 20

    min. Director: Antonis Tsonis

    Synopsis: When Leons best friend Ari shares tragic news about his battle with cancer, unem- ployed and desperate to help, Leon secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for more cancer treatments. Against the backdrop of contemporary Athens, Greece, Leons actions to save his best

    friend have irreversible consequences.

    Director: Born in Athens, Greece, Australian writer/director, Antonis Tsonis resides in Mel- bourne where he studied law and history and received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the

    University of Melbourne. Antonis has been nominated and has won awards for Best Director in a number of international festivals Antonis narrative & visual inspiration combines Italian neore- alist cinema with the American New Wave movement. He is especially focused on stories about

    characters tragically struggling on the fringes of society.

    Wednesday, May 11, 3:00-5:00

    120 Days USA Documentary, 79 min. Director: Ted Roach

    Synopsis: Family man Miguel Cortes could be forced to leave the country in four months as a result of his immigration status. In exchange for Miguel agreeing to leave the country voluntarily and paying a $5,000 bond, a North Carolina immigration judge offers him 120 days to get his affairs in order before leaving his wife and two daughters in the United States to continue their education. Miguel has 120 Days to work hard, save money and weigh his options about returning to Mexico alone, or risk changing his name and disap- pearing back into another U.S. city illegally to keep his family together.

    Director: Ted Roach is a director, producer and editor who has worked in the film and digital media industries for almost twenty years. Ted holds an MFA Film degree from American University in Washington DC, earned a directing/editing certification from the Los Angeles Film School in 2002, and a BA History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. Website: http://120daysmovie.com/

    Tuesday, May 10, 4:00-7:00


  • Alzheimer's: A Love Story USA Documentary, 17 min. Directors: Gave Schimmel, Riani Singgih, Monica Petruzzelli, Amanda Le

    Synopsis: This short, created by 4 Chapman College students, follows Greg and Michael struggle with a disease that is actively eradicating the memory of a beautiful relationship 40+ years in the making, and the love that has held them together through it all.

    Directors: Gabe Schimmel is currently completing his degree in film production with an emphasis in editing at Chapman Universitys Dodge College of Film and Media arts, and is slated to gradu- ate in early 2017. Riani Singgih is a sophomore studying film production at Chapman University, looking to emphasize in cinematography. Monica Petruzzelli loves telling stories whether it be through documentaries, newscasts or music, she is always doing just that. Amanda Le recently graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy.

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/alzheimersalovestory/?fref=ts

    Thursday, May 12, 2:00-3:15

    Adagio USA

    Short, .11 min. Director: Kevin


    Synopsis: Adagio is a music term meaning slow moving. The title is based on our protagonist, who loses a connection with her father after they lose their ability to play the piano together as his ALS manifests. She transitions from a daughter to a caretaker role. The two ultimately learn

    more about each other than they ever anticipated.

    Director: Kevin Wolf is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who went through Chapman Univer- sitys Dodge College of Film and Media Arts as a directing student. He is now pursuing a career in making movies that create change. Hes focused on sports and outdoor photography includ- ing stints with GoPro and Mai Tai Global, as well as working in the VR arena with Terminator Genisys in 360. His pilots license is a testament to his commitment to adventure in all aspects of

    his life. Website:


    Wednesday, May 11, 5:15-7:15

    According to Ben Adams Australia Feature, 96 min. Directors: Dan Noah, Bramwell Noah

    Synopsis: The Devil is so bored. Evils still his thing, but its all been done. So he gets himself arrest- ed just to see what happens. He even lets slip that hes the Devil and plays along when they commit him to a hospital. Thats where he meets a man claiming to be Jesus.

    Directors: Dan Noah graduated from film school with a Masters in Film (Direction). At once a stylist and storyteller, he is also well known for his occasional nod to the tradition of irreverence established by such celebrated fellow countrymen as Peter Weir, Alex Proyas and Russell Mulcahy. Bramwell Noah began his career as a playwright and theater director before commencing a film- making collaboration with his brother. Widely acclaimed as a genuine wordsmith with a remarkable ear for dialogue, he is also a multi-nominated director and award winning actor.

    Website: http://www.bramwellnoah.com/#!movie-4/cist

    Wednesday, May 11, 1:00-2:45


  • Autumn Leaves Iran Short, 4 min. Directors: Saman Hosseinpuor

    Synopsis: A girl's walk to school gets interrupted, with ironic results.

    Director: Saman Hosseinpuor was born in Saqez/Kurdestan at 1993. He started acting in Theater and he was just 14 years old, He started filmmaking at 2008. In the meantime he started writing short stories. He is a director,cinematographer and writer and he lives in Iran.

    Website: http://samanhp.ir/

    Sunday, May 15, 2:00-4:00 Not spoken

    Artificial Spai

    n Short, 20 min. Director: Luis


    Synopsis: Xabier goes for a job interview. What he doesn't know is that he has already been selected. CORPSA offers to pay him 80,000 if he agrees to be cloned. But more than just

    a lot of money depends on his decision.

    Director: David Prez Saudo (Bilbao, 1987) is graduated in Audiovisual Communication. He has directed Indirizzo (2011), Agur (2013), Bad Vibrations (2014), Artifitial (2015) and

    Tiempos Muertos (2016). He is a advertising and theatre director too.

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/artificial.shortfilm

    Saturday, May 14, 7:45-9:45 Subtitled

    Another Love England Short, 20 min. Director: Victor Perez

    Synopsis: A pregnant married woman struggles to tell a much older man that their affair is over.

    Director: Victor Perez is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and visual artist. After seeing Star Wars in the cinema when he was a child, Victor was inspired to explore CG which he became in- creasingly talented at, so much so that he acquired his first professional job as a graphic designer at the age of 16. Victor spent some time in USA studying visual effects and a few years later he moved to UK, focusing purely on VFX. Victor's credits as a VFX artist include Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Dark Knight Rises, and Les Miserables amongst others. His directorial debut is Another Love.

    Website: http://www.anotherlovefilm.com/

    Friday, May 13, 7:45-9:45


  • Breaking Point USA Documentary, 59 min. Director: Bill Wisneski


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