Friday: Block 1
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 5pm
VOICES OF GRIEF, HONORING THE SACRED JOURNEY
Documentary Short (40 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director: Deb Collins
Writer: Lise Bennett Naugle
Producers: Kathy Sparnins and Deb Collins
Synopsis: A fresh perspective on the many ways we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey. Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts, and spiritual teachers is woven through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of compassion, community, and connection in this sacred journey.
Drama (20 mins.) Italy, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Giulio Poidomani
Producers: Isabella Roberto and Giulio Poidomani
Cast: Flavia Ripa, Alessandro Gangi and Ilaria Ambrogi
Synopsis: On a quest to reconcile with her lover, Anna, Claudia travels to Sicily. Coldly rejected, she wanders through the old town. Later that evening, a handsome man named Sandro approaches Claudia. Eager to lose herself in a conventional romance in which she can openly express love, Claudia slips into a fantasy.
THE SIBLING CODE
Comedy (7 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director: Roberta Marie Munroe
Writer: Stacey A. Davis
Producer: Roberta Marie Munroe and Stacey A. Davis
Cast: Amy Okuda, Amy Hill and Jonathan Lisecki
Synopsis: Two adult siblings, who act like children, have to make a tough decision after a tragic event.
Romance (9 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Mary Rachel Dudley
Producer: Susan Gallagher
Cast: Chloe Keiffer and Charles Harrelson
Synopsis: Love is forever.
IT HIT UPON THE ROOF
Fiction (3 mins.) Iran, US Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Teymour Ghaderi
Cast: Matin Ebadi
Synopsis: A young boy is home alone with his sick mother. He does not want the rain from the leaking roof to get her wet or wake her.
BERNIE AND REBECCA
Comedy/Romance (15 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director: Melissa Kent
Writer: John F. Harris
Producers: Mary Pat Bentel and Melissa Kent
Cast: Brianna Barnes and Kyle Davis
Synopsis: After a blind date, Bernie and Rebecca imagine a future life together, but it’s not the perfect marriage with angelic kids, a big house, and white-picket fence…