Director Biography – Jake Hart (VOICES)

After performing with Blue Man Group for 5 years, Jake started his screenwriting career by working with Kurt Vonnegut on multiple adaptations of his work. This led to partnerships with Dean Koontz, Stan Lee, and the Flaming Lips adapting their work for film and television. He is currently developing projects with Lex & Otis animation,… Continue reading Director Biography – Jake Hart (VOICES)

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Director Biography – Nico Amedeo (VIRTUOSO)

Nico Amedeo is an American born, Italian raised, actor, writer and director who began his career in the Shanghai independent film industry.He has a Master’s degree in Acting from the Shanghai Theatre Academy and is currently concluding his Master’s in Filmmaking from CaFoscari University of Venice.

Short Film: VIRTUOSO, 15min., Italy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi

As a father battles with his Parkinson’s in order to play the song his son once played so well, he’s interrupted by his android servant, intrigued by the piano. Rollo, the servant, masters the tune to please his owner, but instead brings back memories best forgotten.

Director Biography – Alex Wroten (ENDANGERED)

Alex Wroten is a North Carolina-based, award-winning writer-director-composer. His diverse portfolio of projects includes original films, musical scores and documentaries that have gained international acclaim. Alex owns and operates Well Dang! Productions, serving as creator and producer on more than 20 short films, three feature-length films and several web series. The full-service production company’s films… Continue reading Director Biography – Alex Wroten (ENDANGERED)

Short Film: ENDANGERED, 18min., USA, Fantasy/Comedy

The world of easy-going teenager Roger Burns flips upside-down after he’s seduced into a late night swim with his girlfriend and contracts a rare, endangered parasite. All Roger wants to do is get back to adolescent frivolities and basketball, but everyone from his parents, to his doctors, to animal rights groups, have their own opinions… Continue reading Short Film: ENDANGERED, 18min., USA, Fantasy/Comedy

Director Biography – Ben Hansford (UPRISING!)

Ben is an award-winning director born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised on a steady diet of film, fine arts, music, and Dungeons & Dragons. Given his not-so-hidden passions of robots, film-making, and more robots — Ben taught himself 3D software, and started filming everything he could. He now lives in Los Angeles, but don’t… Continue reading Director Biography – Ben Hansford (UPRISING!)

Short Film: UPRISING!, 14min., USA, Sci-Fi

When the robot apocalypse arrives — and humanity finds itself being tea-bagged, dry-humped, and kill-shotted out of existence — the fate of the world rests in the hands of a gaming super-nerd named Bernie Meckler. But he’s got bigger problems. Project Links  Website

Director Biography – Kenneth Ma (HERE CUT SALON)

Kenneth Ma is a creative storyteller using unique perspectives to connect with people emotionally. He is a Hong Kong filmmaker who currently studies in NYFA in LA. He actively participates in many student’s productions of his community and is looking for a chance to step into the film industry. Director Statement Driven and passionate with… Continue reading Director Biography – Kenneth Ma (HERE CUT SALON)

Short Film: HERE CUT SALON, 8min., USA, Fantasy

On a mysterious night, a hairdresser who has a magical power of cutting sadness meets a strange client whose face is covered by their hair……The hairdresser seems to have found the “person” that she looking for. Project Links  Website  Instagram