A disgraced ex-cop (Dan Lyons) and a hot headed newly-wed (Andrew J. Bullard IV) must team up as hospital security guards to solve a local pill thief case. In doing so they must put their differences aside and learn the importance of valuing the relationships in their lives. In this buddy-cop dramedy, it's about who to let in and who to keep out.
A feature-length film about the life, work, influence and impact of California-based choreographer/Arts Activist Bella Lewitzky. Described as "...one of the greatest American dancers of our age," (Walter Terry) Bella Lewitzky was a talented, strong, out-spoken artist, who dedicated her creative life to protect the rights of every American citizen.
Best friends Scarlett and Freya are practically inseparable but when Scarlett breaks her ankle and Freya starts struggling with her mental health, the difference in how they're treated starts to change this.
A young preacher contemplates walking away from his calling as he struggles to revitalize his congregation in an economically depressed region of the South.
Are you a compulsive over-achiever? Dance More encourages us to value pleasurable experiences over mindless achievement.
Dance More is one of 9 videos that comprise Directions to Enough, an experimental, self-help video series. The series presents guidelines for slowing down, becoming more present, and accepting difficult circumstances while maintaining high levels of creativity, productivity, and agency. These guidelines were first articulated during the Art of Enough podcast series. (Segment 5 – Directions to Enough – Jay Sullivan, 2018)
Each video in the Directions to Enough video series has several intentions: 1) communicate to the audience a useful guideline for improving psychological and emotional health, 2) explore and expand the strategies and motifs related to traditional instructional videos, 3) create a unique creative process where the production of the video creates improved psychological and emotional health for the filmmaker.
On the day of their wedding, Princess Hilderose follows her gallant fiancée Sir Maximilian to fulfill his one request before they get married: to slay a dragon to prove he's worthy of her love. But to her horror, the only thing that returns from the cave is his headless corpse, leading to the end of their fairy tale. However, as the credits roll, Princess Hilderose jumps in to stop it, determined to go back in time to the beginning of their story to save her love. She tries multiple times to save him, however her fiancée has more love than brains in his head, not heeding her warning and dying over and over again. Finally, angry and fed up, Princess Hilderose takes the sword for herself and kills the dragon with ease, dragging her fiancée into the church and finally getting her happily ever after.
A one-minute poem film that offers a meditation on time, memory, the spectral, the animistic, and the presence and absence of faith. Directed, written, filmed, read, edited, and produced by Adam E. Stone. Filmed in Carbondale, Illinois, August and September, 2020. Painting by Saribenne Evesong (1931-2009). Text of poem:
Only spirits, if any, stay forever,
the corporeal always pivot away.
A raucous goodbye, or a misunderstanding,
"Good luck, old friend!" or "Good riddance, old fool!"
I pedal faster, to a hum on a breeze,
a flutter along a long-darkened hallway.
I name the ghosts, as if I can still see them,
a crush ... a friend ... an inspiration.
You called me silly, poked at my gloom,
said "There's no such thing as being alone!"
And even today, I want to believe you,
but I fail every test, again and again.
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Kara was five years old when a devastating accident caused her traumatic brain injury. Now thirty five years later she has returned to where it all happened to see the way things used to be and should have been and what is to become on her journey to be Star of The World.
"Legacy," in collaboration with poet Fiona Tinwei Lam and based on her poem, creates a memory space using symbolic objects, evocative tableaux, and a variety of digital effects to concretize the wisdom that comes with temporal and emotional distance, creating a fanciful, wry, and occasionally bittersweet postmortem of a relationship that founders on the rocks of cross cultural differences.
Biography of Fiona Tinwei Lam
Fiona Tinwei Lam is a writer, editor, and educator from Vancouver, Canada. She has authored three poetry collections: Intimate Distances (finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Prize), Enter the Chrysanthemum, and Odes & Laments. as well as a children’s book. Her poetry and prose appear in over 40 anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry (2010 and 2020 editions). She has co-edited two anthologies of nonfiction and edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poetry about Facing Cancer. Her award-winning video poems have been screened at festivals locally and internationally. www.fionalam.net
Text of the poem:
Each summer, your mother’s hands
transformed heaped bowls of ripe fruit
into glistening fillings.
Her deft persuasion of dough into pastry
through the white silted air
Rhubarb, blueberry, peach, apple --
desserts for a year’s worth of holidays.
I tried to make pie
the way I tried to be a wife:
four pyrex pie plates, a battle
to bind flour, fat and water
into elusive tenderness.
You gave me a yearning
for homemade pie
that lingered longer than love,
then left with the pie plates
and what you learnt --
the intricate textures of dim sum,
how to eat shark's fin
with a spoonful of vinegar,
never to forgo the good luck
of red bean soup, and always
to rest your chopsticks
parallel across the bowl
at a meal's end.
From Fiona Tinwei Lam, Intimate Distances (Nightwood Editions, Canada, 2002) Copyright © Fiona Tinwei Lam 2002
(mis)placed is a series about the intersecting lives of twenty-somethings, all searching for love, work, and meaning in the world today.
Celebrate New York's reopening with this audio-visual homage to the greatest city in the world.
900+ sounds sampled. 6 days of shooting. Countless days of editing. As New Yorkers eagerly await a full reopening, the Bonamaze directing duo celebrates the spirit of the city with the release of their new short, “NYC! Sound (back) On.” The goal of this creative, audio-visual homage is to capture the heartbeat of the Big Apple like never before, with a special emphasis on sound that brings the city’s diverse culture to vibrant life. Selected as Vimeo Staff Pick - Best of the Month and winner of Best Unscripted and Best Use of Sound & Music at Berlin Commercial 2021.
Our home turned to ice one bitter cold night, winter rattling the door before we knew it.
The Pitch is a satirical short film that spoofs the advertising industry by imagining a potential collaboration between chicken nuggets and bluetooth speakers. Starring Lourdes Hernández, it follows a call between an agency creative and director trying to one up each other on the most important product of the year...vegan chicken nuggets. Ridiculous, absurd, yet only too real, The Pitch is a commentary on the agony of the creative process until it all becomes a mess.
A Cinema poem by Russ Camarda...
A journey of a soul awakening to its true nature... The Universe, through the seasons of its experience of itself.
Filmmaker Russ Camarda creates a Cinematic poem using one small camera , no crew and a handful of actors... shooting through different seasons over the course of a few years.
Narrated by various performers, featuring the voice of Rosalyn Coleman Williams (Broadway’s to Kill A Mockingbird), the poem is at once a personal journey and a Universal one.
Death, Birth, Renewal and Return... it is the tale of the Immortal.. dreaming of mortality.
Millions of people claim to have experienced miraculous healing. Send Proof asks the question "Where's the evidence?" When his former pastor leaves the faith, Director Elijah Stephens embarks on a journey to find evidence for miracles. Along the way, he interviews atheists and skeptics, medical researchers and academics, and those claiming to have experienced miraculous healing. Will he find the proof he seeks?
Due to crippling anxiety, Gary struggles to provide for his growing family. His secret weapon? A therapy hand puppet shark that he believes turns him into fearless superhero Shark Man.
Inspired by the magic of American Sign Language, Understanding is a 3D animated short film about a lonely giant who creates a friend and the world they inhabit while learning to understand his new creations.
2 in a Million (Director’s Cut) is J.A. Moreno’s personal take on the official music video he directed for twice- Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki, multi-award winning musician Sting, and platinum-selling trio SHAED.
The video follows two dancers in one long shot, as they relay the feeling of falling in love and being soulmates. Filmed in just thirty minutes at the end of the official shoot, Moreno’s cut focuses on the dancers, seen only as silhouettes in the official version, and highlights their outstanding technical skills and chemistry.
Using the original choreography as a basis, Moreno’s direction delivers a spontaneous, raw and emotionally engaging performance.
Brothers Tot and Meech try desperately to convince their jokester Papou (Greek for Grandfather) to buy them ice cream while on a trip to the beach. But they have to act fast, because the Ice Cream Man could leave any minute!
Influenced by the TV shows of Cartoon Network in the 1990's, Bucket Hat is a delightfully silly and sweet animated film that balances slice-of-life realism with cartoony slapstick. Brimming with both emotional sincerity and full-throated goofiness, Bucket Hat is unafraid to have its ice cream and eat it too!
" The only rule we follow is: do not judge. Whoever you are, welcome to the Club. "
A Club Called Rhonda is an exploration of the cultural phenomenon that hit LA in 2008 with the opening of the eponymous club. It’s an insight into the free and inclusive spirit of a unique environment, in which the social norms imposed on our daily lives no longer apply.
The message behind the film is as inspirational as aspirational. Rhonda is a lifestyle open to anyone brave enough to be themselves, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. It’s an invitation to break away from the limits pre-established by society and to question how we look at family, roles and social structures.
Ironic, playful and provocative, A Club Called Rhonda is a window onto a universe of uncontaminated self-expression where everyone is welcome.
An investigative look at the rise in vaccine hesitancy, and the global anti-vax movement in the wake of the covid 19 pandemic. The film focuses on the role social media platforms have in the spread of misinformation, and individuals working on the frontlines to stop the virus.
Love is messy. Set in a Cambodian laundromat in the gritty Tenderloin district in San Francisco, this is a story about the irreversible mistakes we make and the dilemma of forgiveness we seek. Inspired by a true story.
A musical and movie score...
The country was transitioning from the late 1970s into the 80s and pop culture was shifting along with it. It was a decade of excess and excitement and made for the perfect introduction to a new, uniquely American take on a familiar sport. It was called the Major Indoor Soccer League. The “slow,” “low scoring,” “boring” European sport was transformed and rebranded as “hockey on turf” and for a short, but exciting time America fell in love with it.
From East to West all the major markets had a team: Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New York, the list goes on. But one city had a franchise that didn’t fit within that roster: Wichita, KS.
With the help of several passionate owners, a charming Liverpudlian Coach, a roster of talented, sexy, pro athletes from Denmark, England, and beyond, and an energetic and dedicated fanbase, the Wichita Wings held their own in the most exciting sports league of the decade. "God Save the Wings" chronicles their journey through the 80s, sharing the thrills, wackiness, and flagrant debauchery; their triumphant victories and shattering defeats. Told in a style that matches the cheesiness and kitsch of the 1980s, this film serves as a time machine for a period when American Pop Culture was just plain fun.
After being mugged and stranded miles away from home with a dead phone, an anti-masker named Griffin embarks of the longest journey of his life.
A touching and hopeful film about a medevac helicopter pilot who found peace within himself and with his mortal enemies when he tries to build a peace garden at the Khe Sanh Combat Base where he stationed during the Viet Nam war.
LOCKDOWN LOVE displays a rich socio-cultural diverseness by a geographically spread group of participants during the height of the pandemic in the Covid-19 global lockdown. Friends and family have joined filmmakers Paul London and Tracey Moberly to represent their LOCKDOWN LOVE viewed through the lenses of their smartphones. From rollerblading through the empty sanitized streets of Krasnoyarsk, in Eastern Siberia; the observation of boredom on a masseuse's face in Bali, Indonesia; nature vocalizing itself through a typical thunderstorm in Jinja, Uganda; empty trains, planes and automobiles ... to the love of parents, carers and children - old and young from across the globe. Red weaves a theme throughout the imagery as members from 40 countries depict their account of LOCKDOWN LOVE … guided by a faceless red-winged angel.
Early December, New York City, and everyone is on the hunt for love. Why? Because they haven’t found it and because they haven’t found it, they make it into a myth and chase the myth instead. That is not love in this romantic drama of fantasy, fate, and yearning.
Home movies and found films are never “lost” - oblique histories anchor to specifics of time, place, familiarity. We highlight the agency of women; dependence on horses; life outdoors, and the great consistency of love for children and home. This film is a collaboration with ghosts - spirits at once in the past and the present.
A young and brilliant academic phenom who not only passes the bar exam at age 14 but finds himself defending his homeless father on a murder charge when few believe he is innocent. He faces a shrewd law firm, an old school segregationist judge, and an arrogant prosecutor who is preparing to celebrate his 50th consecutive case win.
Artistic swimming, formerly known as synchronised swimming, is an Olympic sport since the games in Los Angeles 1984. It has however been a female-only discipline till today. In 2015, male artistic swimmers were for the first time allowed to compete at the official World and European Championships, in a mixed event called mixed duet. Despite this, men are still banned from Olympic competition in artistic swimming. Men In Sync is a Swedish-British short documentary exploring the gender inequality men are facing in the sport, with intimate interviews with the Spanish national team mixed duet Pau Ribes and Emma Garcia, as well as former team USA artistic swimmer Bill May. They share their experiences as a male artistic swimmer from childhood, to reaching the world elite.
The cycle of plague, isolation, despair, and return is nothing new to human history. In this short music film, a small US/Canadian ensemble performs six intimate English songs from a time when the flight from extravagant court to melancholy solitude came to define the most poetic of sensibilities.
A woman reveals intimate details about her therapist during their private session.
"requiem" honors the passing of a single word from the heart of the poet, to the poet's lips, then to the audience and its fleeting life suspended in air. A tragic death or does that word find new life and meaning in memory?
This Experimental FilmPoem conjures a cortège for a spoken word.
"Such Complexity/Air & Wind" uses text, along with variable shutter speeds, a camera unexpectedly alternating between fixed and unfettered positions, time dilation and compression, and editing patterns in dialectic with the rhythms of the music, to create an uncanny synesthesia both metaphoric and concrete, a visual poem for the forest produced by sound.
Jack's erasure poem, "Such Complexity," extracted from "The Secret Wisdom of Nature," by Peter Wohlleben," adds another dimension to our experimental music video, "Air & Wood," inspired by "Luft und Holz II," a new music composition by Ezzat Nashashibi, performed by the Ensemble New Babylon (Chloe L'Abbé, flute, and Martin Abendroth, clarinet), suggesting that forest ecosystems (and ecosystems in general) are so complex and interrelated that our best understanding should tell us, not to try to master and fix them, but to leave them untouched as much as possible.
Journalists Maxine Hughes and Jason Edwards journey across the USA in the run-up to the 2020 Presidential elections. Meeting voters in middle America, border states, swing stages and even glamorous Los Angeles, Maxine and Jason dig deep into the issues threatening to divide towns and communities in the most polarised campaign period in recorded history. With riots ongoing and a backdrop of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the pair find a country more divided than ever standing at the threshold of change.
Robin is a recluse who prefers nature and solitude to the comforts and companionship of civilization. Her lifestyle reflects her resourcefulness: stolen food, a shelter crafted from salvaged materials, decorated with found treasures. One winter day, a logging operation launches nearby, and the forest that was her salvation is threatened by the encroachment of civilization. To avoid discovery, Robin must flee home with only the bare essentials, trading her painstakingly earned contentment for the uncertainty of displacement.
Uprooted centers on one individual who has chosen to opt out of society. Through focus upon the small details of her life, we find a character whose challenges reflect larger societal issues. Robin’s journey speaks to the near impossibility of escaping societal expectation, and the unseen casualties of careless modern civilization.
A young and successful lawyer from Chicago is questioning if what he does is meaningful enough. He decides to follow his internal call and try to become a priest. Only then he discovers what his true purpose in this world is.
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