Travis Andrade’s short film Wesley highlights the impact of pervasive gun culture on American boys

Travis Andrade’s Live-Action Short Wesley focuses on a young boy who gets influenced by gun culture. This topical film won Best International Short at Manchester Film Festival 2021 and Best US Short at Rosarito International Film Festival 2019. It was a finalist at the 2020 Vancouver Independent Film Festival and a semi-finalist at the 2020 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival. Wesley will be screening at this year’s Beverly … Continue reading Travis Andrade’s short film Wesley highlights the impact of pervasive gun culture on American boys

Lieke Bezemer’s Live Action Short ECHO wins Best Shorts Competition Award at 2021 Best Shorts

Lieke Bezemer’s short film ECHO touches on the directors own personal trauma which arose from her experience with Sexual Abuse. This film received an Honourable Mention for Best Mention Short at the 2021 Independent Shorts Awards, won the Best Cinematography Award at the 2021 Chicago Indie Film Awards and won the Best Shorts Competition Award at 2021 Best Shorts, winning three Awards of Merit Special Mention for … Continue reading Lieke Bezemer’s Live Action Short ECHO wins Best Shorts Competition Award at 2021 Best Shorts

Shaun James Grant’s short film ‘Hope’ focuses on a couple who grieve for their missing child

Shaun James Grant’s live-action short film Hope focuses on a couple trying to find peace in an impossible situation.  A couple on an ominous journey pull into a diner in the early hours of the morning. What ensues is a series of events that slowly reveal the couple’s heartbreaking motivation. Writer/Director Shaun James Grant became a filmmaker after finding himself absorbing film after film in near self imposed … Continue reading Shaun James Grant’s short film ‘Hope’ focuses on a couple who grieve for their missing child

SXSW SOAK Director Feature – Hannah Bang “I like to collect images and hand draw plans in order to form ideas”

Our film journalist Yasmeen caught up with the Director of the fantastic live action short (SOAK) to talk about her film. 16 year old Yeonsoo Tak meets her mother who ran away, intent on convincing her to return home. However, as the night wears on, Yeonsoo realizes that her mother has hopes of her own, something that had never occurred to Yeonsoo. Stuck between her … Continue reading SXSW SOAK Director Feature – Hannah Bang “I like to collect images and hand draw plans in order to form ideas”

SXSW – Familial bonds are questioned in Hannah Bang’s SOAK

Familial bonds are questioned in Soak, a short film depicting a daughter’s tireless plea to convince her mother to return home. Yeonsoo is subjected to complicated family matters long before she first entered the world. While her mother is kind and genuinely cares, she abandoned her daughter for new beginnings at her Yeonsoo’s expense. However, as her sole caretaker, Yeonsoo feels that she owes her … Continue reading SXSW – Familial bonds are questioned in Hannah Bang’s SOAK