Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

Winning Oscar-qualifying Awards at South by Southwest and Urbanworld Film Festival, Writer-Director Tomer Shushan rethinks the principles of morality in White Eye; a short film following a man’s efforts to retrieve his stolen bike, now in possession of a stranger. An alumnus of the Minshar School of Arts film department, Shushan is best known for his shorts White Eye and Inside Shells earning screening at … Continue reading Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

Shaun O’Connor’s Live-Action Short A White Horse – Review

Director Shaun O’Connor, writer Paul Cahill and producer Sinead Barry of Three Pin Productions create an enticing and thought-provoking film A White Horse, which focuses on a young lady who is sent to a mental hospital for conversion therapy. This topical and breathtaking film won the Oscar-qualifying Best Irish Short Film Award at Foyle Film Festival. O’Connor and Cahills’ subtle nuances of Bridget’s sexuality encourages … Continue reading Shaun O’Connor’s Live-Action Short A White Horse – Review

Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars

Timo’s Winter (Inverno) has been selected for numerous film festivals across the United States, Turkey, and Albania–Inverno. This beautiful short is a tearjerking film, describing the life of Timo, a young boy living with his extended Greek family of funfair workers, struggling to cope with the unfortunate passing of his mother. The livelihood of the greek family is associated with childlike wonder and joy wildly … Continue reading Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars

Alika Maikau’s Moloka’i Bound “an emotional redemption film”

Alika Maikau’s Moloka’i Bound recalls the tense relationship between a father and his son as his past actions and stint in prison damaged the bond between the two. In the infancy of the film, the Hawaiian short has received great praise; among its accolades are the Best Short Narrative at LA Skins Fest, Best Screenplay at Discover  Film London, Best Made-in Hawai’i Film at the … Continue reading Alika Maikau’s Moloka’i Bound “an emotional redemption film”

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”