Short Sets
Hosted By: Bermuda International Film Festival
3/11/2019 - 3/17/2019
Short Sets

Monday Shorts:

PIKE COUNTY
Prod: Ben Cox, Austin Ramsey, Jake Robinson, Dylan Gross

Dir: Cody Joel
Running time: 13:34 mins

A young father tries to protect his daughter from the pitfalls of Eastern Kentucky, the epicenter of America’s opiate crisis and crippled coal industry.

PALE BLUE EYE
Prod: Keith Nixon, Edwin Ruiz, Belinda Nixon, Sean Parshad, Troy Pryor
Dir: Keith Nixon
Running time: 11:39 mins

It’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe meets “Suspiria” by Dario Argento. Story: Norma Redman, a schizophrenic surgical assistant haunted by her employer’s evil eye, continues to hear his heartbeat after she murders him.

MAN OF THE HOUR
Prod: Thomas Palmer, Linda Ludwig & James Curle
Dir: Linda Ludwig & James Curle
Running time: 17:52 mins

Gemma (Charlotte Ritchie) receives a mysterious invitation to a birthday party. She must pass herself off as the old friend of an enigmatic millionaire, Jeremy (Ed White) and mingle with his glittering guests (Oliver Chris, Tom Stourton, Natasia Demetriou and Richard Durden). But Gemma can’t help but wonder who Jeremy is and why he’s tasked her with such a peculiar job... there’s something more to him than meets the eye.

AMERICAN
Prod: Richie Adams, Brent Caballero
Dir: Richie Adams
Running time: 18:14 mins

A 94-year-old veteran who works as a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum, encounters a mother and her young daughter, triggering events that happened in his past, including his time as a young man in a Japanese American Internment Camp and later serving with the 442 in WWII.

 

THE FEAST

TROLL BRIDGE
Prod: Ahren Morris
Dir: Daniel Knight
Running time: 25 mins

An old barbarian and his talking horse, embark on a suicidal quest to battle a bridge troll. 

 

Tuesday Shorts:

PIG HEART
Prod: Anabella Pei er
Dir: Artjom Baranov
Running time: 30 mins

Elli (13 years) has a heart disease. She needs a transplant organ as soon as possible or she will die. There is no hope in finding one, but a heart specialist has a new idea: transplanting the heart of a genetically modied pig.

MY DINNER WITH SCHWARTZEY
Prod: Melissa Skirboll, Penny Jackson, Thomas Campbell Jackson, Evan Metzold
Dir: Melissa Skirboll
Running time: 15 mins

When a starry-eyed 16-year-old is introduced to the outrageous downtown NYC art/ rock scene by a powerful music producer with a penchant for teens, she is tempted by the glitzy lifestyle until a mystery woman provides a glimpse into her possible future.

BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME
Prod: Eli Cane
Dir: Christopher Piazza
Running time: 22 mins

Pearl Simmons (Michelle Hurst, ‘Orange is the New Black’), an aging jazz singer in brownstone Brooklyn, fights the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

BOX OFFICE SMASH
Prod: Elissa Day
Dir: Phil Dunn
Running time: 9:20 mins

The story of Office Man, who works in a box. He seems content fulfilling the requirements of his daily routine, until a computer error changes everything.

I DON’T BELIEVE IN YOU BUT THEN THERE IS GRAVITY
Prod: Cemre Erül
Dir: Umut Subaşı
Running time: 13 mins

A Sunday in a high-rise building in Istanbul. Some only hear their own voice, and some in their loud silence. The day is shadowed by an unexpected event.

BEAT BLUE
Prod: Pilar Cartro Benavides, Keagan Karnes
Dir: Julian Alexander
Running time: 15:30 mins

TINA (Bermudian actress Lana Young) is on a stake out with a fellow officer when she recognises her brother CARLOS. She has to quickly make a decision whether or not to put her career in jeopardy by protecting her brother. 

 

Wednesday Shorts:

MARTA
Prod: Lucía Forner
Dir: Lucía Forner
Running time: 15 mins

Marta’s dream profession is to be a serial killer, and she wants Carlos to

MAGIC ALPS
Prod: Andrea Italia
Dir: Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi
Running time: 14:45 mins

When an Afghan refugee arrives in Italy with his goat to seek asylum, an Italian immigration officer finds himself in a difficult position because he doesn’t know what to do with the animal. Based on a true story.

BEING HERE
Prod: Tanner McCullough, Anthony Zucco, Sydney O’Haire Dir: Sydney O’Haire
Running time: 19:45 mins

Inspired by true events, “Being Here” follows the life of Charlie, a young woman in her late 20s, as her three months in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility are coming to a close.

THE FISHERMAN
Prod: Ko  Owusu Afriyie, Zoey Martinson
Dir: Zoey Martinson Running time: 15:07 mins

An aging  sherman goes out to sea one day and returns with a talking  sh. Set in Ghana West Africa, this quirky comedy explores our need to stay relevant against the backdrop of a developing nation.

NETTLES

NEVER LAND

 

Thursday Shorts:

THE ONLY FLIGHT
Prod: Enrique Rico Diaz, SiImon Morton, Cori Diaz, Raffael Dickreuter, Royston Innes, Roger Viloria
Dir: Royston Innes
Running time: 13:04 mins

When a group of unwitting strangers wake up on an airplane in midair they must learn the true nature of why they were deemed enemies of the state.

THE FANTASY
Prod: Daniel Maldonado
Dir: Daniel Maldonado
Running time: 14:43 mins

The Fantasy follows Víctor, a  filmmaker wrapped up in a creative process who, under pressure from his producers, embarks on a journey in which the boundaries between inspiration and reality begin to blur.

A FOREMAN
Prod: Esteban Zuluaga
Dir: Daniel Drummond
Running time: 16:38 mins

When an inspector from the Department of Labor shows up at her doorstep, a foreman at a machine shop must keep the business running while protecting her workers’ interests. But she soon realises she may not be able to do both.

EARTHY ENCOUNTERS
Prod: Collie McCarthy
Dir: Sam Johnson
Running time: 24 mins

15-year-old Kyle believes he can save his dying older brother with a plant he’s found at the back of a garden center. Problem is, there’s a shadowy government agency out to destroy it  first.

PLAYING WITH MATCHES
Prod: Neil Leifer, Tracy Chutorian Semler
Dir: Neil Leifer
Running time: 29 mins

Set in a nursing home, our story is about last-chance romance, and the unexpected love connections that can occur at any age... if you’re willing to risk opening
your heart. 

 

YELLOW ARROW

 

Friday Shorts:

PETIT FOUR
Prod: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan
Dir: Kalainithan Kalaichelvan
Running time: 13:45 mins

A married couple come to a crossroads when one suspects the other of having an a air with a ghost.

IN HIS PLACE
Prod: Ilana Gold, Mohamed Abu Shally
Dir: O r Feldman
Running time: 23:34 mins

A poetic lament on two lost nations and one father. Omar is visiting his parents’ house with the baby girl of his departed lover, Ma’ayan, a Jewish woman.

“LA GUARIDA” (THE DEN)
Prod: Ivan Pérez
Dir: Iago de Soto
Running time: 15:00 mins

Mario is driving under the rain. It’s dark in a lonely road. Suddenly he has to stop. In the middle of the way there’s a woman. She is disorientated and covered in blood.

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Prod: Federico Fábregas, Santiago Arriaga
Dir: Santiago Arriaga, Mariana Arriaga
Running time: 15:00 mins

Two teenagers are found dead by the police in a soccer  eld in Zaragoza, Coahuila, a border city between the United States and Mexico.

THE SHIPMENT
Prod: Ana Carrizales
Dir: Bobby Bala
Running time: 25:00 mins

Stranded with his daughter on a wretched spaceport and unable to afford repairs on the family ship, an interplanetary transporter is coerced into choosing between a promise and a way out.

RAIN
Prod: Ravi Sandberg
Dir: Ravi Sandberg
Running time: 24:50 mins

David (17) struggles with himself and the world around him. He is looking for warmth, love and confirmation, but finds it in the wrong place: with Elias (11), the boy next door, whom he sexually abuses. 

 

Saturday Docs:

THE LEFT BEHIND
Prod: Nuray Kayacan
Dir: Nuray Kayacan
Running time: 30 mins

Ahmet Uluçay, a  filmmaker who started his  filmmaking career with a few friends in a small town in Anatolia with the movie “Boats out of Watermelon Rinds”, is an uneducated but genius, poultryman, and truck driver .

MY PAINTBRUSH BITES
Prod: Joe Egender, Joel Pincosy
Dir: Joe Egender, Joel Pincosy
Running time: 16:03 mins

A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways.

EVERYTHING IS STORIES: REVILED AND MALIGNED
Prod: Niel Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, Daniel Berger Dir: Daniel Navetta
Running time: 21:37 mins

Premiere Episode: Reviled and Maligned: Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam & Mahoney funeral parlor in Worcester, Mass., found himself thrust into the national spotlight in the spring of 2013 amid a damning controversy.

WINTER REEF
Prod: Ashton Dodd
Dir: Savannah Kloeden
Running time: 10:43 mins

Coral can be found in tropical ocean waters around the world. But how much do we really know about reefs and the tiny animals—polyps—that build them? Entomologist and ecologist James W.

 

Sunday Family Shorts

INANIMATE
Prod: Lennard Ortmann
Dir: Lucia Bulgheroni
Running time: 8:36 mins

In this classic stop motion short  lm, Katrine, Patrick and the other characters are armature-based puppets with realistic human proportions. Katrine leaves the set brie y for the ‘real world’ – but decides to return to her puppet world and live with the knowledge of what lies behind the veil of her reality.
      
WIDDERSHINS
Prod: Will Adams
Dir: Simon P Biggs
Running time: 11 mins

The life of a pampered gentleman is seamlessly automated by machines, but his orderly existence is thrown into chaos when he chooses to pursue a free-spirited woman, against the advice of his robot butler.

THE WRONG ROCK
Prod: Julie Pifher
Dir: Michael Cawood
Running time: 13:21 mins

Martin the Mushroom was born on the wrong rock. The mushrooms on his rock look like him, but they don’t share the same enthusiasm.

TWO BALLOONS
Prod: Mark C. Smith
Dir: Mark C. Smith
Running time: 9:08 mins

Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

RUST IN PEACE
Prod: Will Welles
Dir: Ilan Amouyal, David Zerat
Running time: 17 mins

An abandoned robot awakens alone in a junkyard. He travels home, to his creator’s

SILENCE, BEFORE RAIN
Prod: Jason Sklaver
Dir: Jason Sklaver, Tawney-Joy Bedkober
Running time: 14 mins

A young couple picnics on an idyllic beach in the summer of 1969 when an unexpected encounter with an alluring beauty and a mysterious stranger challenges their perception of race relations and the nature of love.

ARROW AND OIL
Prod: Jingwei Zhou
Dir: Lanyue Zhang
Running time: 8 mins

In the Chinese Northern Song Dynasty around 1010 A. D, a civil officer is proud of himself for his proficient archery skills; however, when he meets an ordinary old man who sells oil, he starts to consider the practicality of archery for a civil officer like him.