Director BIO: Miguel Ortega (THE NINGYO)

Playing at the December 2017 FANTASY/SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles

Director Biography

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Miguel is a Colombian Film Director, creature designer and cinematographer with over 15 years experience working in some of the industries most awarded VFX studios. Miguel has brought to life characters and creatures in many Hollywood blockbusters including: Jack the Giant Slayer, Avatar, Thor, Harry Potter, A Night at the Museum, Godzilla 2, and Krampus. Working with his partner Tran Ma, he had his own directorial debut with the wondrous Short film “The Green Ruby Pumpkin” and is soon to release the Faustian tale of exploration and mythical creature hunting “The Ningyo”.

Director Statement

The Ningyo is guerrilla indie film-making. This was done almost entirely in our living room with a crew of 4.

 

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Get to know the short film: PARADIGME, 6min, Poland, Sci-Fi/Experimental

Playing at the December 2017 FANTASY/SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles

 

Paradigme title mnWhen you wake up in a cold and empty place.
You don’t where you are and how you got here.
You are paralized by fear and lonelinnes.
The only way leads you to unknown direction.
When you subject to curiosity and weakness,
You can loose your mind…

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  • Kamil Krynski
    Director
  • Bartek Kmita
    Director
  • Wojciech Szwed
    Director
  • Kamil Krynski
    Writer
  • Bartek Kmita
    Writer
  • Wojciech Szwed
    Writer
  • Kamil Krynski
    Producer
  • Bartek Kmita
    Producer
  • Wojciech Szwed
    Producer
  • Pawel Son Ngo
    Producer
  • Artur Paprocki
    Producer
  • Marek Hucz
    Key Cast
  • Jan Jurkowski
    Key Cast
  • Szymon Karlak
    Director of Photography
  • Bartek Kmita
    Editor
  • Patryk Scelina
    Composer
  • Beata Borowska
    Make-up Artist
  • Wojciech Cholascinski
    Sound Mixing
  • Michal Barycki
    Sound Mixing

September 2017 SCI-FI/FANTASY Stories, Screenplay, and Short Films

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival: http://fantasyscififestival.com

 

ACTORCANADIAN Short Screenplay – X-13
September 2017 Reading
by Asim Abraham

ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – THE FLUTE OF PEACE
September 2017 Reading
by Gunel Asgarova

festival posterPERFECT TOWN, 4min., Switzerland, Animation/Fantastic
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festival posterKARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
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festival posterCHALK, 10min, Family/Adventure
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festival posterTWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – GIVE ME TRUTH OR GIVE ME SILENCE
September 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BRIAR EARTH
September 2017 Reading
by Paul Tapp

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

2017 – FANTASY Feature Films of the year. Read the loglines and synopsis’

BROWSE through and read the best of FANTASY Feature Film stories from around the world: 

THE FOURTH WAY, by Sherry Chow

STAND TALL, by Vincent J. Paterno

FROM A KIDS POINT OF VIEW, by Chad Smith

EDEN REBORN, by Janez Wall

THE MONEY MAN, by Mackenzie Warner

A KINGS SON, by Larry Harrell

GRIMM REAPERS, by Michael Berg

REVAMPED MODELS, by Joseph Killeen

BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR PROM, by Margaret Admire

THE MYSTIC SEA, by Mark Nadratowski

JEWELS SOFTILL, by Youlanda Brewster

THE ERRANTS WAR, by Philip Tice

FACING LUCIFER, by Darius Anderson

DOCTOR OF THE UNFEASIBLE, by Helene Perrin-Gouron

BLACK EXORCISM, by Cashimear Oparah

BATTLE OF XTC HIGH, by Mary Desantis

THEY’RE COMING, by Chevez Fletcher

GREY TIGER PART 1, by Antwon Taylor

MIND GAME, by Jimmy Schlosser

REND THE HEAVENS, by Joseph Phillips

VINNY THE ELF, by Lenny Castellaneta

HAVEN, by Marshall Kiernan

WHERE EVERYTHING IS MUSIC, by Alexander Haythen

SEA WENCHES, by Linda Aziz-Zadeh

ARTINIA: THE JOURNEY OF THREE ISLAND PRINCESSES, by Sheilane Marsh

UNBEARABLE, by Yoav Grossman

THE LAST DREAM HUNTER, by Raymond Lovato

LET THE MAGIC BEGIN, by Ranjana Sengupta

KNIGHTS OF THE VALIENT HEART, by Edward Santiago

THEE UNKNOWN GOD, by Troy Wentz

FIGHTERMAGE ASCENSION, by Orlando Adams

SIDES OF WAR PART 1 and 4, by Emily Bernhardt

QUEST FOR LIGHT, by Byron Anderson

ANEW, by Jessica Lawshe

TRIGGER, by Thomas Castillo

ODDITIES RISING, by John Smith

WARRIORS FROM BEYOND, by William Blusheire

FAERIE, by Keshia Thomas

ANGELS REALM, by Johnson Onijingin

THE CZAR OF CALIPRI, by Rheah McLendon

THE SLAYERS CHRONICLES, by Anastasia Gylari

PSYCHE, by Timothy Charles Melkus
THE FINAL APPOINTMENT, by Dan McClintock

JE SUIS CHARLIE, by Alexander Nero

TRANSIT, by Philip Piotrowski

EVERY1THING, by Michael Burris

THAT CHRISTMAS, by Helene Perrin-Gouron

FAIR PUNISHMENT, by Akbar Hasanpur

PIGGYBACK ANGEL, by Buck Randall

THE COVEN, by Simon Wilkins

RO KARMEN “VIGILANTE RISING”, by Veronica Griner

JULIUS V, by Steve Guettermann

GODZ OF CLAY: ALIEN ALLIANCE, by Jennifer Ja Diambrini-Palazzi

Best of FANTASY Short Film Screenplays from around the world.

Read the best of SHORT SCRIPT Fantasy loglines from around the world: 

FOR THE GAME YET PLAYED, by Veronica Maxim-Bantam

ANGEL CHRONICLES: THE PRINCE OF PERSIA, by Vincen Kyere

THE VOLUNTEER, by Christopher Andre

A CAT NAMED WHISKERS, by Dorian Carmaz

REGAIN, by Dean Barnaby

THE REDEEMER, by Palmer Emmanuel

CHIRP, by Danielle Barcena

UNDER THE CUPID SIGN, by Jacob Greenberg

ARIAS, by Drew Viehmann & Matt Morrell

CHECK-MATE, by Sanjiban Nath

TIME LOCK, by Derek Thomas

TOADS AND BLUEBOTTLES, by David Corden

IN THE SHADE OF THE SILK-COTTEN TREE, by Aline Armant

THE SELKIE PRINCESS, by Simon Wilkinson

JOURNEY BACK, by Glida Bothwell

TATTER WINGS, by JR McRae

SM IN SPACE, by JJ Hillard

CHAMPION HAS SOMETHING TO SAY, by Theodor Derevyanskiy

MEN OF COLOR by Mike Kearby

BALZEMINA BLAH AND HER BRAND NEW SHADES, by Katarzyna Kochany

PINOCCHIO’S NIGHTMARE OF A DREAM COME TRUE, by Patrick Dwayne Green

THE BEAST, by John E. Bias

IF?, by Linette Lucas

 

August 2017 SCI-FI/FANTASY Stories, Screenplay, and Short Films

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival: http://fantasyscififestival.com

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – GOD’S HANDS
August 2017 Reading
by Michael Coleman

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SID
August 2017 Reading
by Auriga Ifill

ACTOR1st SCENE ADVENTURE Screenplay – THE GATE
August 2017 Reading
by Della Vance Greenwalt

ACTOR1st SCENE HISTORY Screenplay – THE LEGEND OF JAMESTOWN
August 2017 Reading
by Sherwin Allen

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – ROCKETEERS
August 2017 Reading
by Gil Saint

ACTORSTUDENT TV PILOT Screenplay – EVERHART
August 2017 Reading
by K. Wayman Dodd
ACTORWINNING FEATURE Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON
August 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

RSVP the FEMALE Feedback Film Festival – Thur. Aug. 24. 7pm. Carlton (Free or PWYC)

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FEMALE Short Film Festival – Thursday August 24th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

http://www.wildsound.ca/female_film_festival.html

– 8 Films from 5 Countries (Brazil, Canada, India, UK, USA) of the best short films from Female Directors. Easily a lineup of the best films you’ll ever see in the world today!

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.

To RSVP, simply reply to this email and state the # of tickets you require. Come for FREE or donate on the night (or on the program page) to cover the cinema costs.

This is a really fun night of short films. We are giving you a mixed bag of genres. The first half is a lineup of films for all ages! The second half is a lineup of fun comedy and a serious film from India to finish off the night.

If you’re a fan of film, make sure you…

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