SYNOPSIS: Teenage Cecilia's excitement about her birthday is crushed when her mother turns it into a party for her own friends and ignores all her daughters' requests for what she wants. The older brother captures all his sister's disappointments on his new camcorder. Seven years later, as an adult, Cecilia finds the tape of her party, revealing to us something her brother kept a secret and reflects on how it impacted on who she's become.
Dir. Adonis Williams
Dooples in the Land of Doo
Once upon a time...a long, long time ago there was a land so far away that nobody has yet to find it. The name of this land was Doo and the people who lived there were called, 'Dooples'.
While playing one day at the Inka Plinka River, the Dooples saw something moving on the other side. Then they found something very strange. They did not know what to do? They thought and they thought. Finally, they decided to go to Mt. Petrooky, the tallest mountain in the Land of Doo, to see Mr. Dooba Dee Doo for answers.
...and so this amazing musical animated adventure begins...
Dir. Evan York
A frustrated mother hires a self-proclaimed life coach to help out her dead beat son.
Dir. Carmine Famiglietti
The Graveyard Shift
Set in the south, the vulnerable Mary, a waitress at the local diner, has resigned her fate to such. She constantly struggles with her drunkard mother, Edna, and Robert, her manager. The diner is a void, with Mary at the center; until a black angel, Dallas, appears with an agenda--through a robbery, instill something in Mary to get her on the chase for destiny. Darkly comedic, and completely over the top, 'The Graveyard Shift,' captures the essence of coming of age while exploring a bizarre black night in the middle of nowhere, leading to a soul's foundation.
Dir. Jessica M Burgess
Monroe, a veteran, attempts to reconcile with his wife before he is consumed by his post traumatic stress disorder
Dir. Silvia Tovar
An experimental essay film about faith, death, and rebirth -- illustrated by views from the elevated train through Brooklyn crossing the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan and from the infamous Bring Your Own Big Wheel event in San Francisco.
Dir. Jennifer Crystal Chien
As tension and competition mounts between three friends, a girl is a catalyst for a change.
Dir. Laura Graham
Walt Whitman Never Paid For It
Angelo Berkowitz's black comedy about a semi-employed would-be poet, his criminal brother and a Ukrainian prostitute in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
Starring Angelo Berkowitz, Joseph Cassese and Amanda Greer. Written by Angelo Berkowitz, based on his play.
Directed and edited by Anthony Marinelli.
Originally presented onstage at Chelsea Repertory's E-Merging Artist's 1-Act Play Festival in 2011.
Directed by Anthony Marinelli
Two brothers move an old couch out of their mom's house while they reminisce about old times. One, a burn out who still lives at home with mom. And the other, an office worker who thinks he has a hold on his life. A secret is revealed through their nostalgic stories that creates some tension.
Dir. Sean Cunningham
One Voice tells the story of Alex, a middle school bully who teases Eric, questioning his sexuality. Later that night, Alex is encountered by three “visitors” who try to persuade Alex to change his ways before it's too late.
Directed by Joel Klein
All's Fair in Love and Work
In 'All's Fair in Love & Work,' John has been defeated by his endless, fruitless job search. When pitched that his perfect marriage might be the problem, that it's all or nothing, John can't believe that. But his beliefs won't get him a job, so John gives it a shot, and one fight later, his phone rings with an offer. Finally given a chance at gainful employment, John takes his shot, the costs be damned - but will his wife Emily go along on the ride?
Directed by Ethan Meyer
PARKOUR is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within ones path by adapting ones movement to the environment. But what happens when these obstacles have a taste for human flesh?
Directed by Marco Aguilar
A dark comedy about a man looking for answers and believes that suicide is it. While filming a reality show based on him ending his life, George fumbles attempt after attempt while being pushed on by the shows overzealous director. George is enrolled by the show into a self help group based on helping one end there life. George finds the help he needed and the answers he was looking for much to the dismay of the shows director.
Directed by Slane Ramon
The Track Meet
The Empty Playground
A middle-aged man struggling with inner demons tries to abduct a young girl from a playground.
Written and Directed by Phil Giordano
HIGH HOPES is a bittersweet TV Comedy Pilot about an Italian American, Danny Valentino who is about to turn 50 years old and realizes he has wasted his life driving a New York City Taxi Cab while pursuing an unsuccessful acting career. Despite all of Danny refuses his troubles and failures Danny refuses to give up on his dream. HIGH HOPES is about chasing your dreams against all odds. ITS ABOUT HAVING FAITH IN YOURSELF WHEN NOBODY ELSE DOES.
Directed by Dennis Cabrini and Matt Jade
A man finds a note in his apartment and a mystery unfolds. Discedo : (discessum ) to break up, depart, go away, pass away, to depart from, deviate, leave.
Directed by Jon Lindstrom
Jessica is a recovering addict going cold turkey. She hopes to get her life clean and to regain custody of her little girl but her dealer won't allow that.
Starring: Mandy Evans as Jessica and Michael Schiavo as The Dealer
Written, Directed, Shot and Edited by Greg Pomes
A short film, starring James Rebhorn. The film received the award for best-short at the Festivus Film Festival, 2011. See my website, www.oakjo.com, for complete cast/crew credits. If you like the film, please consider supporting my new short, (re)Conception, fundraising through the month of June, 2012. More info can be found on my site. Thanks for watching.
Directed by Joe Petrilla
10 Minute Decade
TEN MINUTE DECADE is a short comedy about a long decade directed by Sarah Gurfield and starring and written by Laura Mannino. A woman stumbles through her twenties and struggles to reach all the right milestones before she turns 30. After ten years of missing her own self-imposed deadlines she learns that maybe it’s okay to not have what she’s supposed to want.
Directed by Sarah Gurfield
When a watch repair man acquires an antique pocket watch that can control time, he decides to use it to achieve his dreams.
His plans soon become sinister when he learns he isn't the only one with the knowledge of the pocket watch.
Directed by Mike Pappa
Two men mysteriously drink wine and eat Chinese food by candlelight discussing a possible career change. That is until they are interrupted by a husband and wife coming home from their own dinner.
Directed by ????
"Paradise Deranged" is about how Gentrification has disrupted our lives and our quality of life. The film uses Greenwich Village as a symbol of change and loss. Once the Village was a supportive community of artists and now it is millionaires row. Once it was filled with small-scale houses, second hand bookstores, and antiques. But now it has large-scale condominiums, hotels, porno shops, and boutiques. Has Gentrification made our communities lose it's Soul?
Directed by ????
Black and White
Black and White is a short film inspired by the distinct style of storytelling most often associated with film noir. The work employs classic visual and audio elements used in film noir to create drama and suspense. While classic film noirs typically focus on crime fiction, Black and White is an abstract fiction. The work implies narratives that take place out of our visual frame. Ultimately visual illusion collapses into gritty reality.
Directed by ????
After witnessing a brutal murder on Halloween night, a young woman is terrorized by a psychopathic clown.
Directed by ????
A young boy creates his own robot, who magically comes to life and shares the adventures and joys of youth with him. Though as the boy grows up, his attention is drawn elsewhere and the robot is left lonely in the wake of this.
Directed by ????
After his friend saves him from choking, The Man in the Orange Bandana tries to return the favor by getting his shut-in friend out of his room. Favoring studying and doing work over enjoying the nice weather, the friend is haunted by memories of an abusive father who discouraged him from following his dream of playing the saxophone. After various attempts to coax the friend out of his shell, The Man discovers his friend's long lost passion, and finds a way to get him to pick it up again.
Directed by Zack Morrison
Against The Wall
G4 Films is proud to present Veras Films' "Against The Wall," a short film that examines the nature of technology and the pull of video gaming.
Directed by David Capurso and written by Jeff Haber, "Against The Wall" tells the story of a young couple exploring a park tucked away in an old industrial area. They arrive upon a mysterious building called Blockworld that's been abandoned for decades. While the man is eager to discover what's inside, the woman is hesitant to go in, choosing instead to wait for him...
Directed by ????
Social isolation, a universal theme, impacts people in a multitude of ways. Social isolation leads the protagonist Roy to desperate measures.
Directed by Gregory Mitnick
Not all is what it seems when this young bachelor plots out the most important night of his life.
Directed by Christian D'Alessio
Nigel and Jane end up on a bench together and a case of mistaken confections ensues.
Directed by Sean MacBride Murray
My Sister's Date
CICI ARTIST is a short animated art murder mystery with a twist. A masked woman is mysteriously found floating in the ocean. A detective is called to the scene to discover her identity. What better way to uncover her mysterious truth than to follow the trail of her art.
Directed by Cici Artist
A man and a woman are having dinner in a restaurant. A tasteful dinner becomes something difficult to digest.
Directed by Yvonne Grzenkowicz
A young and dysfunctional couple visit New York City with a unique stowaway traveling in their suitcase.
Directed by Dee Robertson
Une bonne sour sans tête sur un balançoire enflammé
A Headless Nun on a Swing Set that is on Fire is every French film of the 20th century in a minute and thirty seconds: cigarettes, red wine, and life's big questions. Psyches will be probed, lovers will be vacuumed, wine will be poured down the toilet. What does it all mean, you ask? Don't worry; it's got subtitles.
Directed by Ace Salisbury