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Vestitio

In a not too distant future, there has been a world-wide dictatorship that automatically defines “The System”. The power grip of this structure has been so well orchestrated and implemented that the same population does not appear to experience the bond of slavery for which it has been reduced. In such a context, contingent contingents of rebels try to oppose the appalling vice of the System. Our story takes hold of the moment when the rebel leader chooses to deliver himself spontaneously in the opponent’s arms, knowing to go to the first “Public Rieducation”, or a brainwash in the public square.

 

LUCA TARTAGLIA: Director
MORRIS BRAGAZZI: Writer
LUCA TARTAGLIA: Writer
LUCA TARTAGLIA: Producer
EMANUELE POTITO: Producer
SERGIO LEONE: Key Cast
LORIS FABIANI: Key Cast
VINCENZO ZAMPA: Key Cast
MANUEL MUCCIO: DOP
ELISA CASERINI: MAKE UP
EQUAL DESIGN: CGI
STEFANO FORMENTINI: COSTUMI
GUIDO STYLE: SOUNDTRACK

 

Film Type: Short
Runtime: 16 minutes 9 seconds
Completion Date: January 25, 2017
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Film Language: Italian
Shooting Format: DIGITAL
Film Color: Color

 

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METANOIA, METANOIA

A young woman experiences strange, mysterious phenomena in New York City after discovering three chests in the woods. An ode to classic Italian fantastique horror.

 

Joshua Alexander Matteo: Director
Joshua Alexander Matteo: Writer
Joshua Alexander Matteo: Producer
Maria Jose: Key Cast
Massima Desire: Key Cast
Mars Hobrecker: Key Cast
Untitled Queen: Key Cast
Alec Bandzes: Key Cast
B.D. Rosa: Music
Adam Powers: Editor and Sound
Benjamin Boyles (TinyTiger Media): Director of Photography

 

Film Type: Short
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Fairy Tale
Runtime: 15 minutes
Completion Date: August 14, 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color

 

Director Statement:
METANOIA, METANOIA was originally written without any esoteric research or themes. My mission was simply to make an Italian style fantasy thriller, in the style of Dario Argento’s Inferno. After doing a bit of esoteric research, I discovered Gnosticism. I found that the myths and the themes of the Gnostics fit in eerily perfectly with my film. It truly was divine inspiration. The film was delayed, and I embarked on a 4-month deep research journey. The plot was relatively the same as the first script, but now with more meat and soul. It excited, frightened, and moved me to see how perfectly it fit-almost as if the spirits were calling upon me to make this film. Although the film remains esoteric and the riddles and mysteries are not concretely explained, all Gnostic figures and themes are accurately depicted in the film. The antiques in the film are all certified true Gnostic antiques, some of them 1700 years old. It was a joy to become forever inspired by Gnosticism and I truly believe the spirits touched this film. I hope the magic is tangible to you, the viewer. Please enjoy the dream that is METANOIA, METANOIA and perhaps you can figure out the mystery.
xx
Joshua Alexander Matteo

 

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The strange case of Emily Grey

A medium. A chain. A terrible wrong.
Now, something awaits hungry…

 

Luigi Parisi: Director
Luigi Parisi: Writer
Luigi Parisi: Producer
Francesca Palmas: Key Cast
Martine Brochard: Key Cast

 

Film Type: Short
Runtime: 9 minutes 44 seconds
Completion Date: January 2, 2016
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: Full HD
Film Color: Color

 

Director Statement:
I love fantasy, thrillers and horror movies. I was inspired by the masterpieces of Italian Dario Argento and Mario Bava. But I also love Carpenter, Polansky, Raimi, Cronenberg, Hitchcock.

 

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Entropia

Loneliness and an obsession with vanity have pushed one woman to take unconventional measures to find happiness. After her daily beauty regimen, she decides to perform more drastic procedures on her body which trigger her inner thoughts to drive her mad. She Finally leaves her home to venture into the outside world only to find more sadistic ways to enhance her beauty regimen. Symbols of birth, death, and rebirth grace the film and ask the audience to ponder the question: How far would you go to turn back time?

 

 

Marinah Janello: Director
Marinah Janello: Writer
Evan Phennicie: Producer
Sissy O’Hara: Key Cast
Amanda McGrady: Director of Photography

 

Film Type: Short
Runtime: 14 minutes 55 seconds
Completion Date: September 27, 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: 16mm
Film Color: Color

 

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SHIVTA

SHIVTA is a short dance film telling a cinematic and kinetic exploration of two lost desert wanderers. In a form of Fata-Morgana, a doubtful portal appears in the distance. Curiosity takes over and the two, as the narrative rolls forward, find themselves bewitched and possessed by a celestial fortune teller.

 

Or Meir Schraiber: Director
Or Meir Schraiber: Writer
Achsheli Productions: Producer
Derrick Belcham: Cinematography
Or Meir Schraiber: Key Cast
Ori Ofri: Key Cast
Bobbi Jene Smith: Key Cast
Matan Kohn: Key Cast
Omri Drumlevich: Key Cast
Emanuel Keller: Key Cast
Gili Ben Harush: Key Cast
Guy Shamay: Key Cast
Nadav Cohen: Key Cast
Keir GoGwilt: Music
Emanuel Keller: Music
Ben Rempel: Music
Guillaume de Machaut: Music
Kyle Motl: Music
Roberto Prado: Music
Bobbi Jene Smith: Art
Hila Mayzels: Art
Nirit Schraiber: Art
Anat Boontjis: Art
Orian Oscar: Costumes and Makeup
Ori Kroll: Costumes and Makeup

 

Film Type: Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
Genres: Dance, Choreography, Mystery, Adventure, Musical, Silent
Runtime: 10 minutes 58 seconds
Completion Date: December 13, 2017
Country of Origin: Israel
Country of Filming: Israel, State of Palestine
Shooting Format: Digital (R3D, Slog2)
Film Color: Color

 

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Hellsaga

A young wanderer seeks the wisdom of the gods. “Hellsaga” is a Swedish Viking saga based on the Poetic Edda, a tale of magic and myth.

 

 

Viking Almquist: Director
Viking Almquist: Writer
Viking Almquist: Key Cast
Alva Markelius: Key Cast
Paula Ternström: Key Cast
Ola Höök: Key Cast

 

Film Type: Short
Genres: fantasy, Viking, historical, adventure
Runtime: 12 minutes 18 seconds
Completion Date: May 30, 2017
Country of Origin: Sweden
Country of Filming: Sweden
Film Language: Swedish
Film Color: Color

 

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JENNY LOVES SATAN

Jenny Loves Satan is a comedy about an outrageous 12-year old girl, who becomes a
Satanist to rebel against her retro-perfect world. But after Jenny is mocked at school by
her peers, suspended by her ruler-wielding teacher, lovingly misunderstood by her
father, yelled at by her drunk, June Clever mother, and on top of it all– sent to bed
without supper, Jenny has no choice but to pray to Satan for help.

 

 

Jenna Bryant: Director
Paul Jones: Writer
Nikolaj Wejp-Olsen: Producer
Ricardo Salinas: Producer
University of Southern California: Producer
Tasha Ames: Key Cast
Julia Kern: Key Cast
Allison Dae: Key Cast

 

Film Type: Short, Student
Genres: comedy, family, youth
Runtime: 14 minutes 21 seconds
Completion Date: December 10, 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Language: English
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color

 

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