Director BIO: Holy Fatma

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director of the short film PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER

Director Biography

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With a Masters of Cinema Studies in hand, Holy Fatma traveled the world before settling down as a set dresser in Hollywood. It was there that she created her own visual brand and made the transition to director. Back in Paris, Holy Fatma is the winning director of the Cinétalents 2014 by 1000 VISAGES under the supervision of director Houda Benyamina. It is at the end of this experience that she meets Romain Compingt with whom she writes her script Please Love Me Forever. Her brand looks just like her : extravagant, disturbing and populated by strange and endearing characters. Holy Fatma lives in a world influenced by Fellini, Burton, and Browning.

Please Love Me Forever is her first movie.

Director Statement

Please Love Me Forever was born after years of exploring a contrasted yet fas- cinating Hollywood. A place where out- casts wear glitter jackets and beauty often irts with monstrosity. Neo-romantic fan- tasy, Please Love Me Forever is set in a world of innocence and dementia. Between botanical garden of organs and tree hearts, this dark tale will lead our heroine towards an inevitably tragic ending… much more realistic than it looks.

Director BIO: Marina Waltz

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director of short film SUICIDE NOTE

Director Biography

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After ten years running a contemporary art gallery in Moscow with an emphasis on video art, I moved to the UK where my passion turned to making my own films. My first film, ‘Private Waltz’, won several film awards. ‘Suicide Note’ is my second film.

Director Statement

The initial inspiration for SUICIDE NOTE came about a few years ago through a visit with my daughter to the Museum of Anthropology and Enthnography in St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great. It famously contains a ‘cabinet of curiosities’, humans and animals with abnormal medical conditions preserved in jars for all to see. Peter wanted a permanent public display so that the world could confront these ‘monsters’ in a compassionate and scientific way instead of falling back on superstition. They are also carefully arranged to show the fragility and fleeting nature of life.

The conversation that ensued with my daughter covered the subjects of what it means to be ‘normal’, our relationship to the outsider and the notion of mortality about which she exhibited curiosity and fear in equal measure. Victoria asked whether the technology exists now to live indefinitely but was just as intrigued to know what the afterlife might be like; whether it would be possible to fly, walk through walls, visit the moon. In her dual attitude, I was reminded of my own musings as a child about the potentially liberating experience of escaping the constraints of my family, the USSR, homework, my own habits and the excitement of encountering the forbidden outsider.

SUICIDE NOTE isn’t a film about ending one’s own physical existence – it’s a meditation on the courage required to confront our assumptions about who we are and by extension those we perceive as outsiders.

Director BIO: Benjamin Allen

Short Film Playing at the July 27, 2017 FANTASY FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director of short film ECSTASY BOULEVARD

Director Biography

Benjamin Allen is a native of northwest Connecticut and a graduate of New York University’s Institute for Film and Television.

His short film, ‘Hyperdust’, won the following awards in NYU’s First Run Film Festival: Achievement in Experimental Form, Cinematography, and Editing.

He is currently completing a screenplay for a feature length horror film ‘Dead Blue’, about a police officer bitten by a zombie.

Project Links

Winning SCI -FI FANTASY Short Screenplay – NOTHING IS FREE, by Terry Milner and Rebecca Brillhart

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy

Nothing Is Free is a drama short set in a dystopian world where Leonard and Hendrick are stuck in the basement of a skyscraper. The elevator is broken, the doors beyond the stairwell are locked and they must always keep one hand on a wall panel otherwise an alarm goes off. Hendrick wants to escape but Leonard isn’t so sure they can make it.

Narrator: Val Cole
Leonard: Twaine Ward
Hendrick: Peter Nelson
Chinese Woman: Penelope Park

*****

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

FANTASY Short Screenplay – SWITCHMAN by Henry Leeker

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

A small boy in a rural town with no authority figures questions the bizarre system in place where justice & judgement is carried out by a forest-dwelling creature known as the “Switchman.”

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Switchman: Brian Carleton
Tony: Jordy Kieto
Melissa: Andrea Meister
Children: Konstantina Mantelos
McCabe: Anthony Botelho
George: Jack Comerford
*****

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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