2015 Films: D
Dad in Mum (France, 0:06:10)
Directed by: Fabrice Bracq
Written by: Fabrice Bracq
Cast: Mathilde Mallah, Eléa Masina-Janot, Pauline Cassan, Hubert Moulin.
The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door. Two young sisters are asking questions...
Daniel Gordon Gets Physical (USA, 9 min )
Directed by: Wesley Miller, Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland
What if the Internet had a body? In his DUMBO studio, artist Daniel Gordon photographs paper collages constructed from found images downloaded from the Web. "I like to think about what I'm doing as an optimistic version of appropriation," says Gordon, who wonders if he can transport digital images into real life by giving them a physical form.
Dark (USA, 1:33:00)
Directed by: Nick Basile
Written by: Elias
Cast: Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge, Brendan Sexton III, Michael Eklund
Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30- something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah's Brooklyn loft, but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate's paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her.
Dark Outside (Australia, 0 :11: 00 )
Directed by: Amanda Jermyn
Written by: Brooke Fairley
Cast: Amanda Jermyn, Mattew Grego,
Bernadette arrives at Christy and Aaron's house to find a disturbing scene. Aaron is many things: a husband, provider, an intellectual and a cad. Christy has never forgiven Aaron for his many indiscretions. Leaving him would mean abandoning the trappings of a comfortable and secure existence, which is an unknown she is not prepared to confront. After many years of quiet sufferance Christy finally loses her patience. She decides that Aaron deserves an appropriate and life-changing reality check in the form of retribution. Christy has carefully planned the scenario, up until a point. This point. Now she is relying on Bernadette to help solve an unforeseen problem that seems to have no good or positive solution. What should be a measured and sensitive operation turns into a sloppy, childish mess. Instead of taking the opportunity to bond and mend their relationship over the demise of Christy's marriage, they manage to make an already disastrous situation worse. Maturity would prevail for most, but Christy and Bernadette manage to taunt each other with past grievances that ought to have been forgiven, or at least forgotten, long ago. Perhaps Bernadette has never given Christy enough credit. Perhaps Christy is more conniving and calculated than Bernadette could have ever imagined.
David (United Kingdom, 1 minute)
Directed by: Sezar Alkassab
Written by: Sezar Alkassab
Cast: Sezar Alkassab
An animation of Sezar Alkassab's stand-up routine about David vs Goliath.
Dead Over Heels (United States, 3 minutes)
Directed by: Jose Matheu
Written by: Jose Matheu
Cast: Alex Previty, Mark Woodman
After decades of working only around dead bodies, Eunice the mortician can't connect with people and she can't get laid. One night, alone and insecure, Eunice plays out her romantic fantasies when she comes across a 'gifted' corpse.
Death Do Us Part (US , 0:08:12)
Directed by: Elmo Kebour
Written by: Elmo Kebour
Cast: Charlie Willis, Leslie C. Nemet, Roger Hervas
Mild-mannered husband George Baker spirals into a homicidal rage after his overbearing wife berates him during dinner. When a police officer is called to the scene after receiving a noise complaint from nearby neighbors, George must hide the truth about his missing wife.
Death of a Government Clerk (United State , 0:19:00)
Directed by: Mykyta Samusiev
Written by: Mykyta Samusiev
Cast: Mo Anouti, Michael Ark
Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov - "The Death of a Government Clerk" is an exaggerated stylized satire set in 19th Century Russia. We will witness the story of a common man who finds himself embroiled in his insecurities and paranoia, when a social faux pas on his part leads him on a path of self destruction that threatens his very life.
Devil Makes Work (United Kingdom , 0:07:10 )
Directed by: Guy Soulsby
Written by: Guy Soulsby
Cast: Sebastian Canciglia, Shaun Dooley, Matthew Greenhough, Duncan Meadows, Oliver Scott, Wreh-Asha Walton, Bridget Wood
The devil's twisted view of humanity.
Dinner and a Movie (USA, 0:14:27)
Directed by: James Dokko
Written by: James Dokko
Cast: Sally Connors, Erich Rauch, Jordan Turchin
A vagabond sits down to the meal of his dreams, only to face his worst nightmare when his fantasy collides with reality.
Dive (US, 0:09:43)
Directed by: Nicole Haran
Written by: Jason Furlani
Cast: Minna Taylor - Celine David Holmes - Dave
A man walks into a bar, the bartender says, "Can I get you a drink? A love potion perhaps?" The man says, "Stick 'em up." Unfortunately for him, the bartender is much stronger than she appears. The lone patron, lovelorn and disenchanted, witnesses an unexpected unfolding of events from the safety of the bathroom. After they all fall down, they all end up on top. DIVE, a film about taking a shot.
Written by: Andrew Zeko & Kris Sundberg
A lone solar climatologist en route to study an aurora event on Mars faces a crisis when her pod malfunctions and must make a brave choice in order to complete the parameters of her mission and stay true to the intrepid explorer spirit her mother instilled in her.
Diwali Dream Garage (US, 0:17:00)
Directed by: Johnny Pik
Written by: Johnny Pik and Chrysa Pikramenos
Cast: Baltsar Beckeld, Ankit Dogra, Tommy Howard, Rosanne Lucarelli, Ian Psaras, Kiran Pande, Sanjay Malhotra, Edward Sass III, Nipa Joshi, Millo Lazarczyk, Val Lazarczyk, Rebecca Greenwald, Cosmo Devagno, Labeebah Burrell, J. Rodrigo Lopez-Portillo, Abhijay Bhatnagar, Roy Ramsaran, Monisha Modi.
With Austin’s life going nowhere and his pipe dream of becoming a legendary stuntman on hiatus for the last 27 years he confesses to his best friend Reggie that there is something about his past he can’t remember and has been haunting him recently. In a bizarre spiritual ceremony Reggie sends his mind back in time to the place in his past when he was a kid to discover what it is he has blocked out. It is during this mystifying voyage on the Holy Hindu night of Diwali that a young Austin finds himself in some hair-raising situations where he discovers the obstacles that keep him from unlocking the doors to his future. He soon realizes that in order for him to escape the chains of his past, he must reveal a buried secret that may risk him losing one of the most important things in his life.
Don't Worry Baby (USA, 1:28:00)
Directed by: Julian Branciforte
Written by: Julian Branciforte
Cast: John Magaro, Christopher McDonald, Dreama Walker, Tom Lipinski, Talia Balsam
A father and son unknowingly sleep with the same woman, then four years later compete over the paternity of a child either of them could be the father of.
Donor (USA, 7:00)
Directed by: Randy Spence
Written by: Todd Morris, Jocelyn O'Neil
Cast: Philipp Christopher, Brian Gianci, Christine Renee Miller
An upscale desperate New York couple would do anything to have a family. With no strings attached.
DREAM ON (USA, 1 hr 39 min)
Directed by: Roger Weisberg
DREAM ON investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility. In an epic road trip political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the nearly two hundred-year old journey of Alexis de Tocqueville.
Dunk Tank Clowns (USA, 14 min 26 seg )
Directed by: Daniel McGuire
Cast: Tom Miller
Three aging dunk tank clowns tell of their careers insulting suckers and getting dunked.