2013 Short Movies
- January 11th, 2013
- 17 mins
The 16-year-old Daniel is a huge long jumping talent who constantly breaks his own records. For Daniel, breaking records is a way for him to keep his dying mother alive. She is in a coma, but Daniel discovers that every time he tells the mother about a new record, she reacts by moving a finger. Unfortunately, Daniel stops being able to beat his own record and at the same time his mother's condition gets worse. Daniel feels that he has part of the blame because he is convinced that the records helps the mother to stay alive. In a desperate attempt to avoid the doctors shutting off his mother's life support, Daniel starts to jump between rooftops. He is convinced that the adrenaline he will get by jumping at great altitude is the extra kick he needs to push his body to new records and hopefully keep his mother alive.
- November 20th, 2013
- 7 mins
Aningaaq, an Inuit fisherman camping on the ice over a frozen fjord, talks through a two way radio with a dying astronaut who is stranded in space, 500 kilometers above Earth. Even though he doesn't speak English and she doesn't speak Greenlandic, they manage to have a conversation about dogs, babies, life and death.
- 15 mins
The poignant story follows a tribe of survivors from the Rockaways, NY in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. When the tides intruded and stripped this neighborhood of earthly possessions, its residents held tightly to their faith in humanity.
- 23 mins
Bobby Yeah is a petty thug who lightens his miserable existence by brawling and stealing stuff. One day, he steals the favourite pet of some very dangerous individuals, and finds himself in deep trouble. He really should learn, but he just can't help it.
- 17 mins
'Boxed Up' is a chaotic look inside the life of a rebellious teen whose only hope of redemption is tracking down a brutal killer terrorizing her quiet, suburban community. After witnessing the murder of her beloved older sister, Tessa spirals out of control. Family and mentors have all but given up hope and deem her a lost soul. Her path soon changes when she comes across a strange box while hiding from a security guard after her latest shoplifting spree. Following the horrific clues contained in the mysterious box, our heroine transforms from a reckless outcast to an unstoppable vigilante. Tessa's relentlessness takes her through an incredible heart-stopping journey where she'll stop at nothing to find the truth and prevent a heinous monster from killing again.
- 28 mins
Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.
- January 12th, 2013
- 39 mins
Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, 'eighth wonder of the world' art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico.
- 14 mins
A short film about Paulo Eduardo.
- 13 mins