FILM REVIEW – Debris – A raw and powerful glimpse into the US migrant crisis

If you own a TV, smartphone or have any access to global news then there’s no doubt you’re aware of the current US Mexico border crisis. This is where director Julio O. Ramos positions his story in the film Debris, with trafficked migrant workers in America allocated to the construction of family homes. Site boss Armando is responsible for his workers and when one of … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Debris – A raw and powerful glimpse into the US migrant crisis

Marisa Crespo and Moisés Romera’s Spanish thriller ‘9 steps (9 Pasos)’ achieves international recognition after winning over 130 Awards and being nominated for the Best Fiction Short Film Goya Award

Marisa Crespo and Moisés Romera’s suspenseful short film 9 steps shares the story of a man who tries to teach his young son a lesson about masculinity, leading to an unforeseeable result. 9 steps has won over 130 film awards and has been selected to screen at over 300 prestigious film festivals. The film’s awards include Best Short Film Award at Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu and it was nominated for … Continue reading Marisa Crespo and Moisés Romera’s Spanish thriller ‘9 steps (9 Pasos)’ achieves international recognition after winning over 130 Awards and being nominated for the Best Fiction Short Film Goya Award

Yuchao Feng’s Award-winning short Pearl touches on child abandonment

Yuchao Feng’s Pearl has only just begun its festival run and has already been selected for five high profile film festivals around the world. Pearl is based on a true story of a mother who is forced to choose to abandon either her son or daughter. In a desolate Chinese fishing village, a poor single mother feels forced to abandon one of her children for … Continue reading Yuchao Feng’s Award-winning short Pearl touches on child abandonment

Academy Award winner Allie Light’s film ‘Any Wednesday’ touches on homeless vets suffering from PTSD

Directors Allie Light and Patrick Stark’s live action short film Any Wednesday shares a story of two strangers –  an elderly woman with dementia and a homeless vet with PTSD, who meet under unusual circumstances. This topical film which premiered in Toronto, was an official selection at the Cindependent Film Fest in Cincinnati, taking home the Best Actor Award (Shane Dean) and was an official selection at the … Continue reading Academy Award winner Allie Light’s film ‘Any Wednesday’ touches on homeless vets suffering from PTSD

Omer Ben-Shachar’s ‘Tree #3’ gives an insightful look at the prejudice immigrant children can face in schools

Omer Ben-Shachar‘s insightful film Tree #3 focuses on an immigrant child who takes drastic measures to be noticed in a school play. This film won the 2019 Student Academy Award, the Audience Award for Best Student Short Film at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019 and it was nominated for Best Comedy at the Student Emmys/College Television Awards 2019. After he’s been cast (again!) as a background tree … Continue reading Omer Ben-Shachar’s ‘Tree #3’ gives an insightful look at the prejudice immigrant children can face in schools

Carlota Pereda’s eye opening short ‘Piggy’ achieves over fifty international film accolades including the high profile Goya Award

Cerdita (Piggy) shares the story of a teen who is bullied for her weight, this topical female-led drama has won more than 50 prestigious film awards and been selected for over 200 high profile film festivals. Among the awards was the Best Live Action Shorts Film Award at the Goya’s (Academy of the Arts and Cinematographical Sciences of Spain). Alongside the award-winning female director Carlota Pereda, … Continue reading Carlota Pereda’s eye opening short ‘Piggy’ achieves over fifty international film accolades including the high profile Goya Award

Kristian Håskjold’s live-action short A Worthy Man focuses on the sensitive topics of Mental Health and Loneliness

Kristian Haskjold’s A Worthy Man shares the story of a family man who feels invisible. This powerful short has screened at prestigious film festivals such as Odense International Film Festival and Palm Springs International ShortFest. The film stars Marina Bouras (The Idiots) and Troels Lyby (Shake It). A growing depression hurls Erik into a tailspin, which in the end culminates in a desperate cry for help. Kristian … Continue reading Kristian Håskjold’s live-action short A Worthy Man focuses on the sensitive topics of Mental Health and Loneliness