The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

Quanda Graves talks with the talented director Farah Nabulsi, about her award winning film The Present. Farah Nabulsi’s The Present is heartwarmingly stirring: It’s about a family who must pass through a segregated and alarming checkpoint just to buy their weekly groceries. It is charging and captivatingly sad. The Present shows us that while we can just take a drive or walk to our stores without a scratch … Continue reading The Present Director Farah Nabulsi, “Apartheid is alive and kicking”

AFTER CLASS DIRECTOR CHARLES XIUZHI DONG’S “The inspiration for ‘After Class’ came from an infamous scandal, where people would intentionally get hit by a car to scam the driver’s money”

Director Charles Xiuzhi Dong’s topical live-action short film After Class tells the universal story of a mother who is willing to do whatever it takes to help her child. Having only recently begun its festival run the film has just been awarded the top Oscar Qualifying prize at Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia, in Japan. Eight-year-old Su Min and her mother reside in the … Continue reading AFTER CLASS DIRECTOR CHARLES XIUZHI DONG’S “The inspiration for ‘After Class’ came from an infamous scandal, where people would intentionally get hit by a car to scam the driver’s money”

Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy – Review

Depression is grief that silently suffocates its victims with a feeling of sorrow that’s challenging to communicate, hard to accept, and difficult for loved ones to comprehend. Directors Pat Heywood and Jamil McGinnis, give voice to the silent demon in Gramercy, a story following a young man battling depression, who returns to his hometown in New Jersy searching for meaning.  Easily hidden behind a forced … Continue reading Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy – Review

Live-Action Short My Other Suit Is Human focuses on a couple who struggle after losing their child

Andrew Montague’s My Other Suit is Human tells a story of a couple who struggle after tragically losing their child. This award-winning short screened at the Oscar-qualifying Galway Film Fleadh 2020 and Woods Hole Film Festival 2020 where it won two awards including Directors Choice Award. It will be screening at the San Diego International Film Festival and Kerry International Film Festival in October. Zoe, … Continue reading Live-Action Short My Other Suit Is Human focuses on a couple who struggle after losing their child

Alex Anna’s Short film Scars – Film Review

“We are greater than the sum of our parts.” ―John Green, “Looking for Alaska” Through the graceful union of live-action and animation, Alex Anna’s short film ‘Scars’ takes us on an intimate journey of the woman behind the scars, and how each mark of her body tells its own story.   Alex Anna proudly brings to life the journey of her life through the medium of … Continue reading Alex Anna’s Short film Scars – Film Review