SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of A Brief Word on Hypersleep Studies: Chiliagon by Joshua Ashburn

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Two gifted young scientists must build a computer capable of creating believable dreams in hypersleep as part of a top secret colonization plan before their former friend now nemesis squashes their chances. Almost 400 years later, Captain Martin must escape a nightmare of her own.

CAST LIST:

Babs: Norma Dunphy
Narrator: Esther Thibault
Pierce: Dan Cristofori
James : Isaiah Kolundzic

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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SCI-FI Best Scene Reading of STAR WHORES AND THE IMPOTENCE RAY by Joel Karlinsky

 

Logline: When complete planets of males lose their sex drives, a team of intergalactic prostitutes investigate and discover a deliberate ploy by a megalomaniac.

CAST LIST:

Ondine: Kyana Teresa
Libido: Gabriel Darku
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Tobi: Nick Hendrik
Phil: Scott McCullogh

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival Testimonial – October 24 2018

You’d be surprised at the number of contests that don’t tell you anything. I was surprised at the extensive notes sent along with the letter. Please pass on my best to the person who read mine and all the other scripts, and still had the energy to write insightful notes.

– M. Burt

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Director Biography – Robin Tremblay (FAEW)

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Robin Tremblay is an accomplished 3D animator, working for over 26 years in the field of education and  within Montreal VFX facilities.
He completed is Master in Digital Arts and he is now a freelance consultant for various VFX companies  both local and abroad . He is an active member of the Visual Effects Society of California.
He is one of the founding teachers of the NAD school in Montreal and still participates in the school’s success by working on its class curriculum and by teaching highly sought after CGI courses. His latest foray into the movie field is to act as director where he use his experience and eclectic imagination to push his bright students to act as an efficient team and go beyond what could be done in a normal education paradigm.
The FEAW short film is the result of Robin and his team of talented students.

Director Biography – Rosita Lama Muvdi (TABULA RASA)

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Rosita is a Colombian directress who believes we all have a monster lurking deep inside us and, every now and then, an uncontrollable hunger forces us to surrender to the darkness and allow our inner monster to come out and play. The darkness in female sexuality, the perversion in the mundane, and viscerally penetrating emotional imagery are themes that are ever-present in Rosita’s work.

After pursuing her B.S. in Film and Television at Boston University, where her film SOMBRA AZUL won first place at the Redstone Film Festival, Rosita directed commercial and documentary work, which screened in Colombian theatres, and has had her fashion photography work featured in major publications like Vogue Mexico, among others. After directing CREEP DATE, a finalist at Miami International Film Festival’s REEL Music Video Art Competition, Rosita moved to Los Angeles to pursue her M.F.A. in Directing at AFI, where she wrote and directed her thesis film LA SIRENA (Grand Jury Winner at Dances with Films) , a psychosexual fairy tale about a woman who surrenders to her inner monster to avenge her broken heart.

 

Director Statement

 

Growing up is never easy. And as hard as we try to keep some of that childish innocence alive, we know eventually we have to let it go. Whether we want to or not, consciously or not, one thing is true: it comes at a price. There is something we inevitably, and sometimes painfully sacrifice as we come of age and become suddenly aware of everything we were too happy to remain oblivious to. And no matter how hard we try to resist that darkness, we know we have to feed our innocence to it. We have to grow up. Even if it hurts.

Short Film: TABULA RASA, 9min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Desperate to escape from the mysterious house she’s trapped in, a young woman learns that her only way out is by feeding a young, innocent girl to the house.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Proress 4444
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.40:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Biography – Stuart T Birchall (A P E X)

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Writer / Director / Producer

Birchall, a self taught artist, has been writing and directing since 1998. The multiple award winning director quickly established himself as one of the most prominent and original music promo directors in the rock scene. Working with the likes of ‘Bring Me The Horizon’, ‘Young Guns’, ‘Bullet For My Valentine’, ‘Cradle Of Filth’ ‘Architects’ & ‘Enter Shikari’, for Sony, Virgin EMI, Columbia & Universal.

His dark and broody asthetic translated well through his short films conceptual design and photography. An enigmatic all round artist who is not afraid to challenge audiences and break conventions.

Birchall is currently writing an original sci-fi series alongside feature film development.

IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3381841/resume?ref_=nm_ov_res

 

Director Statement

 

APEX was born out of my passion for science fiction, it has been a key inspiration throughout my life, from the child gazing out into the star fields above to cowering under covers at old black and white movies. Through the written work of Asimov, Orwell, P.K Dick, R. A Wilson, Clarke, Wells, Huxley to the visual work of Kubrick, Tarkovsky, Cameron and Scott. We a specific impact of the Alien franchise resonating deeply with me from my childhood.

I have been developing my first sci-fi novel for a few years and this has allowed me the opportunity to begin exploring concepts and ideas that I have been collecting and archiving for many years.
As a self taught professional, I have always admired the innovation and belief in artist willing to push out into the unknown and challenge conventions.

2018 marks ten years as an independent filmmaker, so it seemed a fitting time to begin translating my sci-fi ideas to the screen! APEX is very much the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for me as a director, I aim for these early representations of my conceptual ideas to serve as a precursor of what is to come.

So with gratitude I present APEX for your consideration.