2018 Films: D
Damned (USA | 2017, 4 min)
Directed by: Diego Abad
A man faces his guilt in an unexpected way as he receives guests he'd rather ignore.
De Klok (France, 6 min)
Directed by: Guilhem Machenaud
Cast: Pierre Tertacap, Thomas Tertacap
In the narrow bathroom of his barge that serves as his apartment, Pierre seems adrift, overwhelmed by his memories. He bitterly recalls the remarkable moments he lived with his twin brother; those who have brought them together and those who have separated them. Little by little, we can see why Pierre seems so lost to his own reflection, marked by the spectre of his distant double.
Dear Mom (USA, 16 min)
Directed by: Troy Alan
Written by: Troy Alan
Cast: Troy Alan and cinematography: Victor Varnado
A documentary about life as a New York City comedian made by a comedian for his mother who worries too much.
Depth of Circle (South Korea, 9 min)
Directed by: Jinkyung Jeon
'Depth of Circle' is a VR & audiovisual live performance project that recreates the moment of a woman discovering she is pregnant with a baby as the scene of an astronaut discovering a new planet in the space. It provides an additional experience through the live performance by the participant. It's installed in a format where the participant and the rest of the audience can simultaneously enjoy the VR piece. The audiovisual video and VR content were created to show the different points of view in the same context, which will create a new experience for everyone. The audience can enjoy the scene that displays the mother's (astronaut's) point of view and VR participants can experience it as a baby (planet). VR participants can also view the piece by holding a sphere light with a motion tracker on it. This light symbolizes life that connects the VR participant and the audience to the same experience.
Ding (USA | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Xidong Lu
An experience of a Monk's meditation process. In his meditation he experiences the 4 elements, the difference of relative time between a snap, and the obliteration and formation of the world and life.
Dr. Mantis (USA | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Brandon Mikolaski
Written by: Andrew Smith, Bob Bartlett
Dr. Mantis is a practicing psychotherapist but a full time praying mantis. Often, she doesn't know where one ends and the other begins. But the truth is, she doesn't really care. You see, satisfied patients make very satisfied Praying Mantises. Take Dr. Mantis' patient, Fred. Fred is a transitioning caterpillar who bugs her. So much so that, this time, Dr, Mantis made Fred pay in advance.
Dreamland (USA, 28 min)
Directed by: Dakota Lane
Written by: Dakota Lane, Jennifer Maidman
Cast: Jennifer Maidman
A fast-paced and heartwarming portrait of multiple gold record winner Jennifer Maidman, and the making of her album at Dreamland recording studio in Woodstock, Upstate New York. Shot on location in the Woodstock area, Dakota Lane's film takes an in-depth and sometimes dreamy look into Jennifer's early life as a female born in a male form, and how this shaped her destiny as musician and human. Also featuring Jennifer's partner and collaborator Annie Whitehead, and legendary Woodstock musicians David Torn and Jerry Marotta, as well as an international cast of others.
Dryad (France, 11 min)
Directed by: Thomas Vernay Cumulus
The wind blows and lightning approaches ominously, while a knight escorts a damsel through the woods. He can sense the end is near.
Dying Art (Australia | 2017, 8 min)
Directed by: Brendan Kelly
Written by: Brendan Kelly
Cast: Brendan Kelly, Colin Giles, Shanie-Lee Smith, Michael Ubrihien, Scott Bowcher, Amy Gilmore, Dave Turner
Cameron is an actor on a film set, about to film their final shot: his death scene. Due to the little interactions with the crew and his fellow cast, Cameron starts to suspect his director has lethal intentions for his death scene. He decides to confront the director but is surprised by the response.