2015 Films: W
Wächter der Spieluhr (Germany, 0:28:00)
Directed by: Marco J. Riedl
Written by: Marco J. Riedl
Farmer Finn van Hagen is faced with a difficult choice once he opens an old music box, revealing his long forgotten past.
Was It The End (USA, 2)
Directed by: Tom Varisco
Written by: Tom Varisco
Cast: Erik Winkowski, editor and sound design
How did it all end, if it did. And if so, were we prepared emotionally and physically. The questions and statements throughout relate the concept. But who is asking and who is listening.
Welcome (Ecuador , 0: 28:00 )
Directed by: Javier Fesser
Written by: Javier Fesser , Luis Manso, Guillermo Fesser
Cast: Alidel Cavanillas, Anni Pitágoras, Gisela Terán Vázquez
An amazing innovation reaches a tiny school lost in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community. This innovation is called the internet. It brings the world to their doorstep, but even more importantly, it offers the world a chance to finally discover what's happening in the remote village of Ingatambo.
WEST 4TH ST: PORTRAIT OF A PARK (USA, 1 hr 25 min)
Directed by: Simeon Soffer
A season in the life of West Fourth Street Park in New York City, a world renowned cultural institution. The film is told through the eyes of it's cast of unique and deeply rooted characters and legends who have made this park one of the last vestiges of the true NY experience.
When the Gun Goes Down (US, 0:33:00)
Directed by: Ali Eldin
Written by: Ali Eldin, Mike Allen
In 1894 Darling Duke Lynch slipped the noose at Blackwater. With the help of an old man named 'Shaky' they must travel the countryside and learn how to survive before the law catches up to them. With harsh weather and bandits at their back there is much to learn when the gun goes down.
When the Ocean Met the Sky (Canada, 1:30:00)
Directed by: Lukas Huffman
Written by: Spencer Foley, Lukas Huffman, Phillip Thomas.
Cast: Aren Buchholz, Spencer Foley, Phillip Thomas.
After the death of their parents, three estranged brothers must journey to a remote location in order to receive their inheritance, due to a stipulation in their parents will.
Who the fuck is Jett Rebel (Netherlands, 57 min)
Directed by: Linda Hakeboom
Written by: Linda Hakeboom
Dutch musician Jelte Tuinstra (23) has potential to become the biggest rock star The Netherlands has seen in decades. He dreams of living a life of rock 'n' roll and enormous fame. There is only one problem: Tuinstra is way too shy to hit the spotlight. So, he creates a daring alter ego he calls 'Jett Rebel'.
Why We Stay (USA, 16 min 20 seg )
Directed by: Crystal Kayiza
During the 1970s and 80s the South Bronx was subject to borough-wide poverty, crime, and arson. Amidst the chaos a community improvement organization named Banana Kelly emerged, helping to end destruction and revitalize the community. After decades of steady recovery, South Bronx residents are now being threatened by another destructive force; gentrification.
Wildlike (USA, 1:44:10)
Directed by: Frank Hall Green
Written by: Frank Hall Green
Cast: Starring Bruce Greenwood, Ann Dowd, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Funk, Diane Farr and Ella Purnell.
Showcased at over 100 film festivals and winner of over two dozen. Wildlike is set in the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, and tells the story or a 14-year-old girl, Mackenzie (Ella Purnell), who holds the deep torments of sexual assault after she is left under the care of her uncle (Brian Geraghty) in Juneau.
Mackenzie decides to run away and return to Seattle in search of her mother, but instead she finds Bart (Bruce Greenwood), a widowed backpacker preparing to hike across Denali. While Bart does not invite Mackenzie to tag along at first, her desperate persistence blooms into an unexpected, nurturing relationship of emotional recovery and trust as he is forced to grapple with her flight from her uncle, the threat of the law and her return to Seattle.
This first feature written and directed by Frank Hall Green is a taut, restrained emotional journey in an astounding location.
Women of '69, Unboxed (USA, 59 minutes)
Directed by: Peter Barton
If their parents were the Greatest Generation, these women, the point of the spear of modern feminism, were the Loudest. They changed the world, fought for their freedom, then found it wasn't free. Tumultuous times made these ordinary lives extraordinary. With undimmed verve, they share a new challenge: old age.
Work Sucks! (, 3 minutes)
Directed by: Kevin Fintland
Written by: Kevin Fintland
Cast: Brock Powell, Justin Cowden, Wesley Marshall
A disgruntled employee, an ass chewing and a magic 8 ball.
What could go wrong?
Wren: Soldiers (Australia , 5minute)
Directed by: Clare Conway
The lyrics are reflective, the tone haunting, and when combined with strong instrumentals Wren's song "Soldiers" is empowering. Accordingly, my vision was to capture the raw emotion of the storyteller's willingness to accept whatever is to come next, no matter the cost. This required an epic setting - expansive fields, a charging warhorse, and a lake as deep and unsettled as the emotions of the storyteller. I aimed to reveal the delicateness of courage through intimate close-ups and contrast it with recognisable, cinematic bravery in order to evoke a sense of measured power - leadership - because behind that soldiers will follow.