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”

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”

FILM REVIEW – The Present “Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer”

Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer for her realistic fiction film motivated by the tragedies endured by the Palestinian people. Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer for her realistic fiction film motivated by the tragedies endured by the Palestinian people. Her newest short film The Present,  starring distinguished actor Saleh Bakri, invites audiences along to … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – The Present “Farah Nabulsi materializes a powerhouse combination of director, writer and producer”

FILM NEWS – After Class wins the top prize at Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia

After Class 课后 | Official Trailer 预告片 | Chalice Films from Branton Choi on Vimeo. Winner of the Best Short Award (Asia International Competition) at Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia 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 … Continue reading FILM NEWS – After Class wins the top prize at Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia