Kelly liked to say that living with bipolar affective disorder is baaaaad, like a mountain goat. And it’s isolating. And scary. And no one talks about it.
If We Smarten Up
Romania / Drama / 16 mins
Director/Writer: Larisa Faber
Writer: Eli Jude
Producer: Irina Malcea
Cast: Coca Bloos, Oana Stefanescu
After the sale of the family flat, live-in maid Maria finds herself homeless and stranded. Making the most of a desperate situation, she decides to declare the broom cupboard, located on the same floor as her former flat, her new home. Her neighbours however are everything but pleased by this solution.
In Hope Of Nothing
UK / Drama / 22 mins
Director: Peter Hamblin
Writer: Mike Falkow
Producer: Frankie Fogg
Cast: Celyn Jones, Cokey Falkow, Mike Falkow
A passionate group of film-makers, tell the comedic tale of two brothers negotiating the trials and tribulations of producing a Hollywood film. Creatively opposed, the brothers Wilson navigate the all too real complexities of the industry, while dealing with their own personal loss. Nothing is as it seems, as we lift the veil between the dream and reality.
USA / Dark Comedy / 36 mins
Director/Writer: Daniel Hart Donoghue
Producer: Luke Bishop
Cast: Gabriel Fonseca
A thief in the throes of an existential crisis turns a hostage interrogation into a violent, philosophical story-telling competition. Set in an abandoned theatre and based on a first-time screenwriter’s original stage play, the film is a dark comedy for the post-truth era.
Philippines / Animation / 5 mins
Director: Rico Gutierrez
Writer: Augie RIvera
Producer: Rico Gutierrez
Cast: Eugene Domingo, Alessandra de Rossi
When Lea and her father move in to their new condominium unit, she suddenly acquires the power to go through walls and closed doors. She doesn’t tell anyone about it— not even her mother who works as a nurse in London.
Like Nothing Happened
USA / Drama / 13mins
Director: Catherine Black
Writer: Katina Nikou, Daniel Tuttel
Producer: Pilar Holland, Katina Nikou
Cast: Pilar Holland, Jeremy Andorfer-Lopez
A loving couple hopes to start a family but struggles to keep their marriage alive after a miscarriage leaves them isolated and alone.
USA / Drama / 30mins
Director/Writer: Danielle Bisutti
Writer: Jonathan Bangle
Producer: Danielle Bisutti,
Cast: Jon Bangle, Echo Nicholson
After losing custody of his daughter in a tumultuous divorce a self-destructive artist finds inspiration by mentoring his new neighbor a 6-year-old latch-key kid named Little May whom he discovers is a gifted painter. But when he becomes romantically involved with May's married mother, he's forced to finally wake up and change the direction of his life so he can become the man he was meant to be.
USA / Documentary / 15mins
Director: Lisa Melmed
Producer: David Broad
In the sphere of revered sporting events, there's the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series. And then there's the TJ Rugg Table Hockey Tournament. Eighteen of North America’s most elite players have traveled across the continent to Carragher's Bar in NYC to be named the champion of the little rink.