Saturday: Block 1
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 10am
Romantic Comedy (25 mins.) USA/France
Director/Writer: John Gray
Producers: Ian Sander, Kim Moses, and Nichelle Protho for Sander/Moses Productions
Cast: Tyler Ritter and Margot Luciarte
Synopsis: Work-obsessed Ethan is visiting Paris to speak at a conference at the Marriott Hotel Champs Élysées. The gorgeous but mischievous Margaux tricks Ethan into following her string of clues throughout the city—forcing him to explore, imagine, and literally see the magic of Paris through her eyes. Is his guide is real, or a mystical muse with magical powers that give him a glimpse of a life that seems like a dream? In the end, he finds out.
Drama/Family (23 mins.) USA, World Premiere
Directors: Mike Manasewitsch and Mark Teich
Writer: Colin Key
Producers: Colin Key, Diana Lote and Yvette Lenhart
Cast: Kirsten Key, Colin Key, Jim McKeny, Mark Teich, Gabriela Giulumian, Nina Bartula and Jacques Buckingham
Synopsis: A small-town accountant discovers life doesn’t always go by the numbers when his daughter’s birthday wish forces him to confront a painful loss.
TWO BELLMEN TWO
Comedy (19 mins.) USA/Dubai, East Coast Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Daniel “Malakai” Cabrera
Cast: Caine Sinclair, William Spencer, Freida Pinto, Darin Toonder, Ali Al Sayed, Colin Cowie, Toltek VanKlein, Daniel Ilabaca, Ben Jenkin, Mathymagarasegaran Balakrishnan, Max Salberg, Micah Hollinger, Malik Imran and Josue “Beastmode” Figueroa
Synopsis: Marriott’s two intrepid bellmen Christian and Gage embark on their second kinetic adventure, this time set in Dubai. When Laila loses a valuable flash drive essential to her business presentation, Christian and Gage go to amazing lengths to retrieve it, despite the efforts of the “biobots” inadvertently programmed to thwart them.
Animation/Adventure (2 mins.) USA, World Premiere
Directors: Joel Clement and Mike Moloney
Writers: Andy Greenaway, Joel Clement and Elliot Nordstrom
Producers: Al Perkinson, Meredith Roach, Marlena Villery and Tom Bromwich
Synopsis: Is there more to life than just cutting leaves? Costa Sunglasses commissioned this story to inspire you to explore your world and live a richer life.
A HELPING PAW
Short Documentary (8 mins.) USA, SC
Director: Faith Cox
Synopsis: This short documentary shares the stories of two people partnered with service dogs as well as a service dog trainer in a series of three vignettes. Each story takes a closer look at these incredible animals and how they impact the lives of those around them.
BULLS BAY SALTWORKS
Short Documentary (5 mins.) USA, World Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Barbara Tranter
Cast: Rustin and Teresa Gooden
Synopsis: Entrepreneurial couple parlays a natural resource into a fantastic company that supplies one of the basics of life: SALT.
Animation (6 mins.) Australia, SC Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Galvin Scott Davis
Cast: Kate Winslet
Synopsis: A bullied little girl, Buttercup Bree discovers that her love of Daisy Chains unlocks a power that brings life to the darkness of the playground.