Director Biography – Coalton Hostetler (SMUDGED)

Jack Muldoon is a comedian, writer, and filmmaker. He has been studying at the University of Colorado, Denver for the past 4 years. He has also studied comedy sketch writing at The Second City and enjoys art direction. Jack Muldoon, like most Americans, despises the DMV.

Director Statement

Enter the world of a dystopian DMV. Smudged is about the harsh reality of trying to live in a world where everything is working against you. It attacks the mindset of optimism bias, the idea that large problems that plague the world around you won’t effect you, until they do.

Short Film: SMUDGED, 10min., USA, Sci-Fi

In the near future the DMV has a clutch on the world. New legislation makes it so that licenses expire constantly and with an expired license you are seen as less than human. Adam is just trying his best to get his license updated before his expiration date. When Adam enters the DMV he witnesses the horrors of the DMV firsthand and is pushed from robot to robot on his journey to renew his license.

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Director Biography – Luke Angus (ALIENATED)

Luke Angus is a 3D animator and independent filmmaker born and raised on the west coast of Scotland. He moved to New York where he worked for a variety of animation houses such as Nickelodeon and Framestore, before moving to Connecticut to take on the role as Creative Director and Lead Animator on a feature film coming later in 2021.

Director Statement

I work as a full time animator and director, but created this short film in my spare time on evenings and weekends for the past 4 years. The idea for the film came from a question I had when I was younger and first learning about the principles of light travel – “If you could travel faster than light, could you look back at where you came from and see yourself?” An isolated alien exploiting this concept for a brief escape from his loneliness felt like such a great place to set a story. This premise percolated in my head for a few years until I was finally ready to begin work on the film in late 2016. It was in pre-production when I had the thought to develop the idea further and have the main character exploit this principle not to look back at himself, but instead someone he lost. This opened up a whole new meaning for the film and introduced themes of dealing with loss, and the isolation we feel when losing someone close to us. The main character is unable to come to terms with his loss and goes to extreme lengths to avoid accepting reality. He puts on a smile and pretends everything is fine, but we see this for the shallow gesture it is, and that until he learns to move on he will be stuck in this endless loop, his life dominated and defined by the loss he suffered.

Director Biography – Gryun Kim (ASYMMETRY TITLE SEQUENCE)

Gryun Kim has proven himself as an elite animator and designer in the entertainment industry. Specifically, he has directed, 3D designed and led the visual effects team on several of the largest commercial and live productions in the world, including the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremony. In recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments, Mr. Kim and his work have been awarded numerous awards and accolades from national and international film organizations, including the Telly Awards, the Red Dot Awards, and the MUSE Creative Awards. As one of the most acclaimed creatives in the field, his projects have been featured in publications such as Indiewire, CG Meelup, CG Record, Stash Magazine, and LRM Online.
G-ryun Kim is a CG artist and Art Director who specializes in TV Commercial and Title Sequences. While working at Giantstep that renowned commercial company in South Korea, He contributed lots of TV Commercial and Title Sequences as Lead 3D artist in Art team.His works are featured at MAXON, CG RECORD, CGsociety, ART OF STYLE FRAME and a lot of media and magazine.He has been the administrator of Korea Cinema4D User Group. (http://cinema4d.co.kr) In that group, He gave several seminars about cinema4d And Korea C4D Broadcast to share the experiences of influential creatives from Cienam4D.

Short Film: ASYMMETRY TITLE SEQUENCE, 3min., South Korea, Sci-Fi/Animation


ASYMΞTRY is an Online Exhibition upcoming this year collaborating with a lot of digital artists. This short film describes the way to the entrance of Asymmetry building. Asymmetry is the name of the world that is generated by Artificial intelligence. AI created a surreal world that is deceptively similar to the real world we are living in. Even though Asymmetry world doesn’t seem to be perfect now. but Eventually, It will be symmetry between the AI-generated world and the real world So people can’t figure out which is the real one.

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Director Biography – Michael G Kehoe (99 PROBLEMS)

Kehoe is an award winning filmmaker whose debut as a writer, director & producer received critical acclaim for his short film “SECOND DANCE” and was accepted to The Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. While at Sundance he was approached by Prism Entertainment to direct an action/thriller he wrote titled “DOMINION” now on Amazon Prime. He went on to direct and produce another award winning dramatic short titled: “NOW DEPARTING”. His next film, he wrote produced and directed, was a drama/thriller in the vein of film noir titled “THE ART OF A BULLET”, which was highly successful in the foreign territories.
He created a production service company that served multi million dollar productions in Hollywood and over seas such as the Mission Impossible franchise starring Tom Cruise, the J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” franchise and remains in contact with JJ and his company Bad Robot. He created a concept series for the Food Network and directed a television special titled “CATERING IMPOSSIBLE” that featured Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Maggie Q and Lawrence Fishburne. This special spawned a number of series for the Food Network such as “Dinner Impossible”, “Restaurant Impossible”, “Hotel Impossible” and many more.
Kehoe won an award at Comic Con for writing and directing his short super hero film he conceived titled: “THE DARK AGENT” and has continued to develop projects under his banner.
In 2015, Kehoe won 34 awards for his short horror film titled “HUSH” and was nominated for the prestigious Wes Craven Award. The feature script was then picked up by the producer of the “Halloween” franchise for Kehoe to direct the feature version he wrote titled “THE HATRED” that was released in April of 2017 through Lionsgate and is now featured on AMAZON and iTunes.
Kehoe has developed and shot 3 proof of concepts, “QUEST OF QUEENS”, “99 PROBLEMS” & “THE OTHER ONE”. All 3 are Sci Fi based series. QofQ has been picked up by a studio to begin production later this year.
Kehoe’s is in development to direct a post apocalyptic thriller he penned titled “THE DEFIANT ONE”. He has developed a Sci Fi adventure with producing partner Tommy Harper (Star Wars: The Force Awakens Top Gun), the film, Sci Fi feature is titled “KEFLAVIK” for TrueNorth Kehoe wrote it with Icelandic producer Kristinn Thordarson to be shot on location in Iceland.

Director Statement

Never give up, Never surrender.

Director Biography – Gabriel Kalim Mucci (THE MOONS)

GABRIEL KALIM MUCCI IS A SÃO PAULO (BRAZIL) BASED DIRECTOR AND CINEMATOGRAPHER.

HE HAS WORKED FOR MOST OF HIS CAREER SHOOTING COMMERCIALS AND MUSIC VIDEOS.

GABRIEL HAS ALSO DIRECTED THREE SCI-FI SHORT FILMS.

“LUNATIQUE” (2016), A POST APOCALYPTIC TALE THAT HAS BEEN SCREENED IN FILM FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING SITGES (SPAIN), SCREAMFEST (USA), TELLURIDE HORROR SHOW (USA), FANTASPORTO (PORTUGAL) AND INTERFILM (GERMANY), WINNING A FEW AWARDS ALONG THE WAY.

“WASTELAND 3 – BISON’S MEAT DELIVERY” A PROMO SHORT FOR THE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPED BY INXILE ENTERTAINMENT.

AND “THE MOONS”, A PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR A TV SHOW ABOUT A DIFFERENT KIND OF ALIEN INVASION.

GABRIEL IS REPRESENTED BY WONDER STREET MANAGEMENT (USA).