Director BIO: David Odio (LILITH)

Director Biography

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An LA native, David has been making films his entire life. After graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, he interned at Marvel Studios in Manhattan Beach. Post internship, he began working at Ignition Creative, one of the world’s largest film and television advertising houses. From there, he began his career directing digital commercials, web series, music videos, and short films. He’s directed projects for Ryan Reynolds and Terry Crews, as well as an animated digital series starring Nathan Fillion, Scarlett Johansson, and Will Sasso. David has loved being part of LILITH and bringing this inspiring story to life.

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Short Film: LILITH, 19min., USA, Sci-Fi/Drama

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Set in a gritty, dystopian society, women are collected as commodities and taught only one designated skill. When a young girl named Lilith defies the system, her curiosity challenges the patriarchal rule and the city’s way of life.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Philippe McKie (BREAKER)

Director Biography

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Philippe is an award-winning filmmaker born in Montreal, Canada.
Since graduating from the Mel-Hoppenheim School of Cinema he has been living and making films in Japan. His films explore multiple genres ranging from psychological-dramas, to period pieces and science fiction.
Beginning in 2010 with his short-film ARIA, made in his first-year at film-school, his films have been selected in festivals around the world and received multiple prizes and distinctions.
Since 2011 he has been based in Tokyo, Japan.

Selected Filmography:

SHŪEN (Japan, 2015) Color, 15mins, HD
* Silver Award Horror Spotlight Awards

Healing Waters (Japan, 2014) Color, 3mins, HD
* Grand Prize winner 2014 Shikoku Film festival

Where The Heart Is (Japan, 2014) Color, 2mins, HD
* Silver Winner Chiba Film Festival

Shades of Grey on the Silver Screen (Montreal, 2011) B/W, 15mins, S-16mm
* 35th Festival des Films du Monde, Montreal, Canada, 2011

ARIA (Montreal, 2010) Color, 6mins, 16mm
* Winner best Film Jury’s prize 8th Festival Neatworks, Canada 2011

Short Film: BREAKER, 10min., Canada, Sci-Fi/Action

 

Breaker poster 2mbIn tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    「ブレイカー」
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    650,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Film Language:
    Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Tim Willrich (SKIN DEEP)

Director Biography

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Tim Willrich is a Director & Producer based in the UK where he works on Films, Music videos and large scale bespoke immersive shows and experiences.

He started out predominantly as an Editor cutting his teeth on short films before jumping platforms to all sorts of weird and wonderful sized screens in Exhibition areas, live shows and attractions all over the world. Quickly accumulating experience that led to working as first a Post Producer and then heading up and overseeing full productions from concept to delivery as a Creative Director and / or Producer
This has now brought him neatly full circle back to his passion- film, and bringing interesting and innovative projects to life.

Director Statement

“Having worked with the Adrift team before, I was definitely interested in directing ‘Skin Deep’ as soon as the writer, Harry, mentioned it due to the overwhelming success of our previous short film. However, I underestimated how enthusiastic and positive I’d feel about the project from day one. The script is unique, unapologetic and conveys numerous moral messages with minimal dialogue. We had to step up and do it justice.

Issues surrounding body image are tackled in numerous ways, whether caused through cultural or social perceptions. The unique element of Skin Deep, is the internal struggle and self obsession we seldom discuss. This is beautifully portrayed by the opening actress, who herself, should have no issues in her appearance. By opening the film with someone who many would consider beautiful, we put forward an argument that everyone, regardless of gender, can have issues with themselves.

‘Skin Deep’ broaches the subject in a very literal way, whilst maintaining a sense of realness throughout. Along with the message of the script, the definition of the character arcs and the emotional journeys that both Greg and Millie undertake, and how our opinion of them changes, is a beautiful thing.

Visually, we wanted to impose a very specific look and feel. With the use of expansive spaces, materialistic and glamorous surroundings, we created a lavish yet prison like atmosphere. We tackled the lighting in a specific style, using contrasts between light and dark areas to reflect the emotion of the scene, coupled with slow moving imagery.

The subject matter elicited powerful, emotional responses from all the actors. Further more, although there were some differences, both men and women who previewed the film could all relate. We wish to promote these types of conversation amongst future audiences and look forward to taking it on a journey around the festival circuit.”

Short Film: SKIN DEEP, 20min., UK, Fantasy

 

Screen shot 2017 03 10 at 14.21.29Obsessed by appearance, a woman applies mysterious cream to help reignite her stagnant marriage. But when her skin peels away, her obsession soon turns his fantasy into a nightmare.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

2017 – Best FANTASY Feature Film Screenplays (read loglines)

Read the best of FANTASY Feature Films for 2017.

INVASION EARTH 2055, by Travis Watkins

MY FRIEND OF THE MIRROR, by Mariano Amezage

AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP, by Dave Barak

A CRASH OF RHINOS, by Glenda Victor & Gregg Shumann

ADRIAN THE ANDROID, by Julie Merrick

SPACE JUNK, by K. Rowe

NORTHERN LIGHTS, by Tony Rico

THE TIME TO RESCUE HER IS NOW, by Steven Mars

THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE, by Brad Barnes
SHADOWMEN, by Julie Merrick

GAMEPLAYER, by Tayo Akinsipe

THE MINSTREL, by Todd Sorrell

IT’S IN THE GAME, by Bill Lundy

HIGH SCHOOL REDEMPTION, by Stephanie Sharp

THE WONDER WOMAN, by Todd Sorrell

LOD A COMBINED REVENGE, by Andy Bethea

HEIR TO THE THRONE, by John E. Bias

MEDUSA, by Lisette R. Norton
10000 SUNSETS, by Mike Milton

THE PAINTED TURTLE, by David Kurtz

FAGAN’S WORLD, by Jay Lillie

THE VAMURAI PROPHECY, by Bill Lundy

REMNANTS, by H.S. Silverman

LOVE AND LET DIE, by Stephanie Sharp

NORA FLYNN AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT, by Matthew Dovie

NINO VARGAS, by Jay Corso

DAN’A TENINA – TALES OF THE TWELVE PEAKS, by Celine Tricart

SOULED, by Diana Murdock

DRAGON CHRONICLES, by Elisha Woods

THE PEARL OF THE RED SEA, by Kamelia Sojlevska

RETRIEVE FROM THE FUTURE, by Pedro Fernandes

STEM OF EVIL, by Neva Sanders-Dewey

UNKILLABLE, by Ade Adepegba

OWNERS MANUEL, by Shelli Wright

THE IRON MAIDEN, by Don Unruh

GLANCE OF THE LORD, by Don Unruh

GARGOYLE, by Jason Abernathy

THE SUN KING, by Christopher Soucy

THE PRINCE MIRTTE AND THE SECRET DETECTIVES, by Travis and Ryan Ellick

VIDEO PITCH: The Valkyrie, by Robert Cole

STOP SIGNS, by Kathryn Rushent

PANGAEA BOOK ONE: DAWN OF A NEW LEGACY, by James Harris III

A MURDER AMONG FIARIES by Garth

SPRING HEELED JACK, by Marc Pye

THE ULTIMATE QUEST, by Michael Pallotta

THE SWORDBEARER PT.3: THE GODS OF CARNAGE, by Tim Morell, 

THE LITTLE PRINCE, by Tori Velle and Mitchell Pierce

JACK’S MERMAID, by Lois Wickstrom

TIMELESS, by Steven Skinner

EVOLUTION OF A DICTATOR, by Joseph A. Zaragoza

KARMIC BAGGAGE, by Joe Leone

INDIFFERENT, by El Walker

THE GOLDEN ARROW, by Rick Francis

PRACTICING MIRACLES, BY DonnaMarie Vaughan

THE TASTE OF CHOCOLATE, by Steve Karol

PROSSERS BLADE, by William G. Chandler Jr.

DREAMSHIP, by Paul Zeidman

THE IMMORTAL by Marc Silveira

MR. PUPPY, by Doug Shear

POP-UP KIDS, by June Wickstrom and Jean Lorrah

THE PERFECT TEAR, by Connie Lansberg

GALACTICALLY SPEAKING, by Fred Klingenhagen

EMPIRE OF THE SUN, by Shane Smallwood

THE VALKYRIE SAGA, by Robert Cole