2013 Films: S
Seeds of Death: Unveiling the lies of GMOs (USA, 91 minutes)
Directed by: Gary Null
Written by: Gary Null
Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs exposes the massive public health dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The film features the world's leading Scientists, Physicians, Professors, Politicians, Attorneys and Environmental Activists who reveal the frightening truth surrounding the vast use of GMOs in our food supply. You'll see the deception and deep layers of corruption being perpetuated against the public at large by the world's largest and most powerful Biotechnology Companies, Chemical Companies, Agricultural Companies and Governments.
Seventeen Hours in (USA, 14 minutes)
Directed by: Ivo Raza
Written by: Ivo Raza
Aniela McGuiness, David Lipper, Jennifer Dawson, Kathrin Rein, Will McLean
After Liz receives news that she has breast cancer, she hooks up with Kevin, who is heartbroken because his girlfriend dumped him. They comfort each other and decide to explore a mutual fantasy with someone who turns out to be a con with a violent partner. Then Kevin's girlfriend decides to come back.
Shelter (USA, 97 minutes)
Directed by: Adam Caudill & Wrion Bowling
Written by: Adam Caudill & Wrion Bowling
Carlos Garcia, Jeffery Green, Joyce Hshieh, Michael Lane, Sarah Street
One Room. Five Strangers. No Escape.
After stumbling onto a bomb shelter during panicking alarms- an ominous disaster forces five strangers to wait out nuclear winter in a secret underground bomb shelter. With limited supplies and nowhere else to go, they struggle against the clock, uncertain if they'll survive until it's safe to return to the surface.
Silent Wave (United States, 15 min)
Directed by: Sudeep Kanwal
Written by: Sudeep Kanwal & Daniel Miska
CHRISTIAN THOM, JENNA D’ANGELO, PRECIOUS CRUZ-DYSON, JOHN LARKIN, KAREN BROWN, CHARLES DUSKO, KUBRICK CROCE, MORRIS MANDELL, ANGELA DEA CROCE
Adam and Rachel Harris had been separated for several months, yet for some reason Adam continues his daily ritual of watching her from he afar. Several months after the tragic death of their son, Adam continues his downward spiral, losing his job and his coherence. As Rachel attempts to move forward, Adam can only look to the past. With his son’s fatal accident occurring on Adam’s watch, it only serves to drive the wedge between Adam and Rachel further apart. Their differing modes of grieving isolate the once happy couple. Adam continuously tries to win his wife and his former life back while struggling to come to terms with his new reality.
Spaghetti fur Zwei (Germany, 19min)
Directed by: Matthias Rosenberger
Written by: Betina Dubler, Federica Kitamura-De Cesco
Johannes Silberschneider, Mia Aegerter, Stefan Rutz, Toks Korner,
... when losers win.
Sparkle Island (USA, 48min)
Directed by: Valerie Jensen
"Sparkle Island" is a heartwarming adventure story about a group of actors trying to save their beloved theater. When an evil developer tries to knock the theater down, a kindly old pirate gives the group a map of Sparkle Island where the sparkliest sparkles that ever sparkled were buried in the sand. They embark on a journey that will bring them face to face with dangerous waters, thrilling wilderness, and actual pirates! "Sparkle Island" stars actors with developmental disabilities.
Spirit Guides: The Return of Craft Bar-tending In New York (USA, 34 minutes)
Directed by: Jesse White
Audrey Saunders, Brian Miller, Dale Degroff, Eben Freeman, Jim Meehan, Julie Reiner
Charting the cocktail's return to prominence, Spirit Guides places the camera in front of the people directly responsible for changing the way New Yorkers drink.
Stoned (USA, 13min)
Mary Linehan, Ryan Daley
Valerie is a woman addicted to narcotics, and after discovering that her boyfriend Jim has hidden some pills from her, Valerie decides to cause her an abortion and tries to convince Jim to take the baby out of her.
Storybook Wedding (USA, 7 min)
Directed by: Mark Bethune
Written by: Mark Bethune
A groom's plan to accuse his bride-to-be of marrying him only for his money backfires when she reveals the only reason he is rich is because of her loving attention over the years, making true on the saying, 'behind every successful man is a smart woman.
Sufferin' Till You're Straight! (USA, 3min)
Directed by: David Scheve
Written by: David Scheve
Essra Mohawk, Scherrie Payne, Susaye Greene
An adult Socio-Political spoof of Schoolhouse Rock. Original SHR cast member Essra Mohawk and Supremes Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene give us a musical History lesson about the Struggle for Gay Rights and the famous Gays and Lesbians (some surprising) whose contributions have helped shape our society.
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Sweet Surrender (USA, 15 minutes)
Directed by: Bornila Chatterjee
Written by: Michelle Rosenfab
Maya Lord, Melissa Zeigler, Mitch McCoy
Graduate student, Harmony, is going through a difficult time. She broke up with her boyfriend, she has a crazy roommate, and she can't seem to complete her thesis. However, through her struggle, she finds help from an unexpected friend.
Swingers (USA, 4min)
Directed by: Anthony Laura
Written by: Anthony Laura
Jason Zednick, Megan Schmitt
A young and lonely girl meets an attractive young man while sitting on the swing set. As they begin to have fun together, the girl begins to notice something peculiar.
Switch (Japan, 1hr 20min)
Directed by: Naoki Suzuki
Written by: Naoki Suzuki
Junko Suzuki, Kazuo Murakami, Momoko Suzuki, Tomiko Irie
The human genome is said to contain as much information as 3,200 volumes of 1,000 page books, with 1,000 characters on each page. However, it has been proven through various research that in the course of our lifetimes, only a percentage of this information is used. The global biotechnology authority, Dr. Kazuo Murakami, has this to say: 'If we could switch on these dormant genes, it would open up infinite possibilities for humanity.' So how can we flip this on switch? This is a documentary following Dr. Murakami's research into what can happen when people are in distress.