Saturday: Block 3
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 2pm
Drama (20 mins.) Australia/Greece, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Antonis Tsonis
Producer: Tia Spanos Tsonis
Cast: Panos Natsis, Yannis Papadopoulos and Daphne Patakia
Synopsis: When Leon’s best friend Ari shares tragic news about his battle with cancer, unemployed and desperate to help, Leon secretly decides to become a criminal to pay for more cancer treatments. Against the backdrop of contemporary Athens, Greece, Leon’s actions to save his best friend have irreversible consequences.
THE GULLAH PROJECT
Short Documentary (7 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Denise McGill
Synopsis: Descendants of slaves are under pressure to sell the land that has been in their families for generations. Farmers and fishermen on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, use hard work and common sense to preserve their pristine coastline for their children.
THE LAND OF EXODUS
Drama (11 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Skinner Myers
Cast: Eddie Diaz, Alonso Alvarez, Moah Pollas, Martinez, Link Ruiz and Ernesto Cornejo
Synopsis: A Mexican street kid confronts the harsh realities of the border between the United States and Mexico as he attempts to assist an abducted American teenager.
Drama (15 mins.) USA, SC Premiere
Director: Robert Kirbyson
Writers: E.R. Womelsduff and Robert Kirbyson
Producers: Ron Allchin, Barbara Nicolosi and Dick Lyles
Cast: Lee Meriweather, Max Gail and Christopher Emerson
Synopsis: In a seemingly utopian future, the time has come for Beth and David to decide if their lives are still worth living.
LEO TWIGGS: REQUIEM FOR MOTHER EMANUEL
Documentary Short (7 mins.) USA
Director/Writer: Joe Clark
Producer: Ken Beale
Cast: Leo Twiggs
Synopsis: A short tribute commentary film on the artist’s series of paintings on the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The film describes the art of Twiggs, but most importantly the grace shown by the church in the aftermath of the attack.
GETTING FAT IN A HEALTHY WAY
Short Fiction (22 mins.) Spain, SC Premiere
Director: Kevork Aslanyan
Writers: Kevork Aslanyan and Georgi Merdzhanov
Producers: Toma Waszarow and Anna Stoeva
Cast: Ovanes Torosyan, Petyo Cekov, Keti Raykova, Tsvetomira Daskalova, Ivan Matev, Silva Petrova, Lyudmila Daskalova, Ana Topalova, David Torosyan, Dimitar Katsarov and Toma Waszarow
Synopsis: In a world where gravity is weak and skinny people fly into the sky, Constantine has never left the apartment he shares with his father Atanas. But one day the beautiful stewardess who moves into the building will change Constantine's life forever.
Sci-Fi (9 mins.) Argentina, SC Premiere
Director/Writer: Federico Heller
Producer: German Heller
Cast: Marcela Sandra Ballesteros, Steve Kisicki, Ivan Steinhardt, Agustin Olcese, Raymond Lee and Nicole Apstein
Synopsis: In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.