FILM REVIEW – Dunya’s Day – A socialite’s nightmare is revealed in this dark comedy

As the sun rises on Dunyas Day, all hell breaks loose. The help have abandoned her elaborate graduation party and she and two loyal friends are forced, or rather forced by Dunya, to prepare for the celebrations alone. Director Raed Alsemari takes a lighthearted jab at the Saudi Arabian upper class with this dark comedy. As the day spirals into a socialites nightmare Dunya’s deepest … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Dunya’s Day – A socialite’s nightmare is revealed in this dark comedy

FILM REVIEW – Missing a Note – A touching and heartfelt film

In her directorial debut Beth Moran shines the light on dementia in her heartfelt short, Missing a Note. Inspired by her own grandfather who suffered from the condition, Moran tells the story of young singer Molly Groves. In an excellent performance from Darcy Jacobs as Molly, the aspiring singer is fixated on performing well for opera legend John O’Connell and receiving a good scholarship report. … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Missing a Note – A touching and heartfelt film

FILM REVIEW – Sin Cielo – A breathtaking film with an important message

Based on true stories, Sin Cielo pulls back the curtain on an epidemic of abduction and sex trafficking of women in Mexico. Director Jianna Maarten illustrates a story of innocent love with captivating watercolor skies, beneath which lays town haunted by its missing girls and guarded by an ominous militia. As youngsters Memo (David Gurrola) and Delia (David Gurrola) navigate the courtship of a first crush, … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Sin Cielo – A breathtaking film with an important message

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM -Paul Marques Duarte’s live action short film Harbor touches on the European immigrant crisis

Director Paul Marques Duarte and Producer Thomas Guentch’s award winning film Harbor touches on the story of a kind hearted teacher who is forced to make the choice of hiding a migrant child or giving him over to the authorities. This topical film has won numerous accolades at international film festivals around the world including the audience award at the Cleveland International Film Festival. A night on high … Continue reading LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM -Paul Marques Duarte’s live action short film Harbor touches on the European immigrant 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