Get to know the short film: PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER, 27min, France, Fantasy/Romance

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

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In a surreal world, Lili, a 14-year-old albino, lives alone with her mother Claudie (50) who over-protects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance; Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face, alone in her operating lab, while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16 year-old handsome neighbor. But scared by so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away. Devastated, she decides to operate his heart to understand why he doesn’t love her…

HOLY FATMA
Director
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    fantastic, drama, romance
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    190,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
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Get to know the short film: STAR WARS: TRIALS, 5min, USA, Action/Adventure

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

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Rowan awakes in the dark depths of a cave with nothing but her lightsaber. As she navigates the dark environment she learns she may not be alone.

  • Jeremy Garcia
    Director
    • Film Type:
      Short
    • Genres:
      Sci-fi, horror, fantasy
    • Runtime:
      5 minutes 20 seconds
    • Completion Date:
      April 20, 2017
    • Production Budget:
      600 USD
    • Country of Origin:
      United States
    • Country of Filming:
      United States
    • Film Language:
      English
    • Shooting Format:
      Digital
    • Aspect Ratio:
      16:9
    • Film Color:
      Color

Get to know the short film: REAL ARTISTS, 12min, USA, Fantasy/Drama

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

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Real Artists, a dark tale set in the near future, is based on Ken Liu’s short story of the same name. Sophia just scored every animator’s dream interview at world famous Semaphore Animation Studios. But when the Creative Director, Anne Palladon, reveals that she knows about Sophia’s fan-edit of Semaphore’s hit film Mythos, Sophia sees her dreams begin to slip away.

Was it Sophia’s rebel ethos and creative instincts that landed her the invitation? Or is everything not quite as it seems at Semaphore? To maintain her artistic integrity, it’s going to take all of Sophia’s instincts and nerve.

Cameo Wood
Director
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes

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.

Get to know the short film: SUICIDE NOTE, 5min, UK, Fantasy/Thriller

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

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“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star” – Nietzsche

Suicide Note is a surrealist meditation on the many self-inflicted deaths of identity we must courageously endure in order to attain a more complete understanding of who we are.

Marina Waltz
Director
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, silent film, arthouse, psychological thriller, surrealism
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Black & White

Director BIO: Richard Paris Wilson

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

Short Filmmaker of A MONSTER CALLED CHARLES

Director Biography

Rich

Richard Paris Wilson is a music video and commercial director, having directed Zara Larsson and MNEK’s smash hit ‘Never Forget You’, as well as videos for the likes of Button Eyes and Toploader. ‘A Monster Called Charles’ is his first foray into the world of short films.

Director Statement

What makes this project particularly unique, is how it combined the talents of professional filmmakers – the DOP, the Gaffer, etc – with a mixture of 14,15 and 16 year old students from the Citizenship Media Group (a charity in South London set up to work with aspiring young filmmakers), who acted as the First AD, Second AD, Camera Assistant and more.

The process of making this film was a real collaborative and learning experience for all involved. Funded in part by the Big Lottery Fund, the film was developed off the back of months of workshops with young people in South London as part of the Citizenship Media Group (‘CMG’), and saw many of those young people become part of the production crew.

Not only was this a great learning experience for everybody – both the professionals and the students – but I firmly believe we managed to make a really terrific film out of it too; one which I am tremendously proud of.

We hope you enjoy what we managed to make.

Rich and the crew

Get to know the short film: A MONSTER CALLED CHARLES, 15min, UK, Fantasy/Drama

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

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The story of a Boy who lives in a caravan park with his Mother, and a Monster who lives in a nearby woods…

Richard Paris Wilson
Director
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Director Statement

What makes this project particularly unique, is how it combined the talents of professional filmmakers – the DOP, the Gaffer, etc – with a mixture of 14,15 and 16 year old students from the Citizenship Media Group (a charity in South London set up to work with aspiring young filmmakers), who acted as the First AD, Second AD, Camera Assistant and more.

The process of making this film was a real collaborative and learning experience for all involved. Funded in part by the Big Lottery Fund, the film was developed off the back of months of workshops with young people in South London as part of the Citizenship Media Group (‘CMG’), and saw many of those young people become part of the production crew.

Not only was this a great learning experience for everybody – both the professionals and the students – but I firmly believe we managed to make a really terrific film out of it too; one which I am tremendously proud of.

We hope you enjoy what we managed to make.

Rich and the crew