Thursday: Block 1
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 5pm
THE RETURN OF ERKIN
Drama (29 mins.) Russia, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Maria Guskova
Producers: Dennis Guskov, Maria Guskova and Rinat Muslimov
Cast: Kahramanzhon Mamasaliyev
Synopsis: Erkin gets out of prison and wants to return to his former life. But everything has changed, and he does not know if he can live as a free man.
Short (20 mins.) UK/Kosovo
Director/Writer: Daniel Mulloy
Producers: Shpat Deda, Scott O’Donnell, Tim Nash, Chris Watling and Afolabi Kuti
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Tahliya Lowles and Zaki Ramadani
Synopsis: As thousands of men, women, and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family experiences a life-changing journey of their own.
THE LEARNING ALLIANCE
Short Documentary (9 mins.) Pakistan, SC Premiere
Director: Muhammad Umar Saeed
Producers: Muhammad Umar Saeed and Muhammad Farrukh Saeed
Cast: Fareed Ullah, Hazrat Ullah and Osama Din
Synopsis: Collecting garbage for earning and paying their fees for school, three brothers who are changing their future by studying and at the same time selling garbage in Lahore, Pakistan. The Learning Alliance is a portrait of children with dreams and their struggle toward achieving it.
THE LAST TRANSMISSION
Sci-Fi (19 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Stephen Turselli
Producers: Stephen Turselli, Bryan P. Jones and Elise Tasooji
Cast: Brendan Fehr, Dale O’Malley and Steven Michael Quezada
Synopsis: Based on a true story, a young Cessna pilot’s and an aging air traffic controller’s lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico.
Drama (13 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Natalie Camou
Producers: Megan Reed
Cast: Bella Bolster and Verónica Ortiz-Calderón
Synopsis: A little girl must find the courage to stand up to her abusive mother.
Horror Comedy (4 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Theo Sena
Producer: Massoumeh Emami
Cast: Sam Osterhout and Steve Siddell
Synopsis: A man wakes up and fixes a world that isn’t broken.