“54 YEARS LATE” is a short film that tells the gut-wrenching true-life story of Terry Gene Wright, a 58-year-old African American man who was not diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) until the age of 54 despite being seen by an array of healthcare practitioners, enduring countless hospitalizations and surgeries, and having all the classic symptoms of CF - a progressive and genetic disease that’s often perceived to affect only the Caucasian population. Written and directed by Michele Wright, Ph.D., and produced by Butterbean Productions, this movie emotionally depicts Terry’s roughly 5 ½-decade painful and surreal journey from childhood to adulthood to finally being diagnosed with CF “54 YEARS LATE”!
Andrew has his life shaken up, when he gets an unexpected surprise at home. A man whom thought his life was on track, now has to deal with a situation that he is not that knowledgeable in, and uncomfortable. Through the help from an unexpected person, Andrew gets to see things from a different perspective, and takes on a role, to fully understand what has happened.
Abstract non-linear visual poem inspired by the shut down and isolation of the pandemic of 2020.
Party is over, but the Disco ball is still turning. In the morning the Captain shoots him with a bow, and accidentally falls into the dream of an Indian, a lighthouse keeper, who demonstrates to him three women from the past - from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Every woman welcomes a state of fragile idyll, when the world comes to life and the sun turns its gaze on them.
Danny is an ostrich living in Glasgow with his roommate, a monkey named Nelson. After a failed suicide attempt over the break up with his girlfriend, Danny seeks counselling to help him recover from his ordeal and get his life back on track. After meeting Lizzie during a pub quiz, friendship quickly turns into romance but when Danny’s former lover reaches out to him again, he finds his new relationship under threat. With his life at a crossroads, Danny reaches out to his psychiatrist for advice that would eventually help him decide whether to open past wounds or plan a new future with Lizzie.
A post apocalypse story about how the steps we take today will effect the Future of Mankind
The film is based on the director's experience of panic attacks. With support from Wellcome Collection, she builds a connection between panic attacks and ornithophobia to make the bird acts as a trigger of fear. Through materializing feelings of a panic attack, the director aims to discuss the core issues of fear, life, and death with multiple experimental artistic practices.
Kelly Molloy lives the easy life despite her family being through a turbulent period on behalf of her criminal brother Daniel, but when she discovers him in her home, stabbed and bleeding, she is taken aback by Daniel's refusal to seek medical help from anyone other than a man called Brian Maguire. What follows is a race against time to save Daniel's life and discover what he is hiding that has him terrified of seeking professional help.
Some mysterious events are the talk of the town. Amongst these strange incidents there is an introvert, soft hearted guy Romeo; he is a kind and compassionate being. He has no family but an aunt Nice who cares for him like a mother. Romeo is happy being single until one day he meets Layla, a passionate social worker who makes Romeo experience love. Will Romeo fall or rise ?
Dealing with the anxieties from the lives lost due to COVID-19, a woman learns to find peace in the midst of chaos.
In a bizarre and whimsical forest, a blue, blocky creature spots a tree of tasty fruits on the other side of a deep, dark river. After a failed attempt at crossing over, a springy stranger who lives in a tree decides to lend a helping hand.
Sidney and Olson are stuck working overnight at a call centre. It's all a bit boring until Sidney starts getting strange phone calls making deadly threats. As the phone calls ramp up in intensity and Sidney starts hallucinating terrifying things. She realises that it’s not just the late hour getting to her and that someone is going to die.
After the principal shuts down the school's favorite club, an anarchic teen loner reluctantly teams up with her rigid do-gooder classmate to complete the dangerous Chicken Sh*t list, and stumbles upon a serial killer offing the faculty.
2 friends catchup to play Video games but one of them is a Clepto.
The guests are assembled, the Gentleman of Honor is ready... but where are the bride and groom? (And why are they singing?)
A look into the lives of a couple whose child has gone missing. After living with the disappearance of their only child for months, they have no choice but to move on with life. But when ladybugs appear, Kelly believes it's a sign her daughter is still alive. Her husband isn't so quick to believe. One clings to the last bit of hope she has, the other is at his wit's end. Both hoping for a miracle the next time the phone rings.
Emmy Award Winning Editor Krysia Carter Giez & Directors Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini, two filmmakers who recently had their previous documentary "The Girl Who Cannot Speak" win the 'Coup de Coeur' at the Cannes Film Festival have created a new political documentary on Youth Activism. This is a political documentary that joining forces with Activist Jeremy Ornstein to document a new voice in America's youth movement. Stefano & Laura invite five prominent activists to New York City. Each activist has a unique, diverse, personal connection to recent national events such as the school shootings in Parkland, Florida to Black Lives Matter in America to the Green New Deal.
A celebration takes a dark turn.
A short film about bodily autonomy, women's rights & the politics of gender.
Inspired by a bevy of virtual birthday parties, the Sondheim musical Company, and a plethora of Christopher Guest films, Emma and the Squares is what happens when a group of improv comedy actors play with themes of isolation, connection, and companionship.
After suffering a brutal loss, a widow succumbs to her fears, gives up on the world, and imprisons herself in her home. But just when she decides to better herself, she discovers that she may not be as alone as she thought.
The truth is that the pursuit of freedom has been a long journey from early civilization to massive slavery for profits. Economic emancipation for women in the workplace to freedom under law where equal rights are not observed, time and time again we rise up when injustices is a spectacle for the world to see and nothing is done.
A man (Marcus) who once had everything, now struggles with addiction, stemming from a tragic loss in his family. His purpose in life dissipates after losing everything important to him. Despite Marcus being so far gone, his best friend (Bobby) is his only hope to salvage what is left. This film raises alcohol / substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health awareness. "The Fix", encourages friends and family to do all they can to help, while their loved one is still alive.
Fashion video with social background. The idea of this video appeared against the backdrop of a huge scandal caused by the phrase of the host Regina Todorenko about a specific case of domestic violence: what did you do so that your husband would not beat you? This caused a storm of indignation in me. The image on the poster reflects the essence of my vision of this situation: a woman as an object of violence has turned into an accused. I developed this idea and put it in a fashion setting. The video shows how any self-expression of a woman is faced with condemnation and shaming. And even when a girl strips naked, condemning words are still found. She is judged for the courage to look the way she wants, for the courage to be herself. My attitude to this is reflected in the girl's reaction: rejection of this state of affairs. Because being yourself is not the privilege of the elite. This right is given to everyone from the moment of birth. Freedom in one's beliefs, love, choice makes a person complete. Be free inside and out. Take care yourself.
We open on the sun as it sets and the rain falls from the sky. In front of a dry cleaners stands a man, MARCUS. He is a well dressed, professional looking man of Chinese descent and early 30s. Marcus is clean shaven with a chiseled face as his hair is black with a high and tight hairstyle. Behind him, is a neon light of a sewing machine and a neon light of a hanger that displays: “The Best Cleaners in Town.” Marcus enters and stands across from JASON (late 20s), also of Chinese descent. He is clean shaven with dimples and black, slicked hair. Jason stays busy closing down the register and shuts down the dry cleaning machine as dozens and dozens of clothes on hangers come to a stop. Jason is closing the dry cleaners down. Marcus just stares at him as sweat drips down his forehead. Behind the both of them is a poster that displays: “30% off special on dry cleaning.” Marcus' eyes scan a nearby counter containing a few pictures in nice frames and looks at a picture frame of Jason, only in a pristine suit. His arm is around his beautiful bride, TIFFANY. She is in her mid-20s with curly, blonde hair, and rosy cheeks wearing an elegant white wedding dress. Jason holds up his pointer finger, referencing one moment. He walks away from the counter. Marcus has a tense look on his face. Jason is behind him and locks the front door of the dry cleaners. The owner walks away from the door as Marcus follows behind him. Suddenly, Marcus pulls out his GUN, but HESITATES for a brief moment before pulling the trigger. The moment of hesitation allows Jason to react quick enough and disarm Marcus. The GUN flies to the back room. Both men look at each other and they run towards the back. Jason seizes the opportunity and immediately rushes past Marcus towards the GUN. Marcus kicks Jason in the back of his legs and a fight ensues. The two battle for the GUN and get their hands on it. Jason tries to peel the GUN away from Marcus, but struggles to do so as Marcus slowly turns the GUN towards Jason. Jason has a sudden release of fury and disarms Marcus. The GUN falls on the floor. CLACK. Jason kicks the gun further out of reach. The two of them look at each other and both rush towards the GUN. Marcus inches closer to the GUN as he runs, but Jason grabs him by the collar and throws him on the ground. As madness consumes Jason, he begins to strangle Marcus. Marcus as the life begins to drain out of him. His eyes are bulging out, but he becomes focused. Jason squeezes tightly, but Marcus reverses the hold. Suddenly, Marcus gets out of the hold, and begins his crawl towards the GUN. Jason sees this and grabs Marcus by his legs. As Marcus is immobile, he turns onto his back and gives Jason a kick to the groin. Jason shudders, and drops Marcus’ legs. The two men get back to their feet as quickly as they can. Jason glances at Marcus with ANGER. A fist fight between Jason and Marcus breaks out. It is clear at this point that Jason has reached a new level of anger, and is ready to defend himself at any cost. The fist fight climatically ends with Jason getting the better of Marcus and knocking him to the ground. Fear starts to fill Marcus’ eyes as he slowly creeps backwards towards the GUN that is on the ground behind him. Jason catches his breath as he scans the room for anything he could potentially use as a weapon. Marcus grabs a hold of the GUN. Jason gives up on trying to find a weapon as his anger builds more and more. Jason rushes towards Marcus. CLICK. Marcus’ hands are placed on the GUN as he finishes switching out of safety. Jason looks at Marcus as utter fear enters his eyes. Marcus internally struggles with himself. PANG! A shot fires from the GUN. BLOOD SPATTER splashes onto Marcus’ face. Marcus is clearly distraught as he WEEPS over Jason’s body, and kisses him on the forehead. In the end, we come across a picture frame. Marcus has his arm around Jason, smiling. They are both in Iraq War military camouflage with a desert background and a mountain in the distance.
Dark comedy meets rom-com about a woman who, while spending the evening alone, decides to bake up a date for Valentine's Day.
A short film about the holes we sometimes find ourselves in and the ways in which we can help each other out of them.
‘I Stand Proud’ is a spoken word piece that encourages black students and people to stand out freely for who they are, whenever they appear to be the minority in an institution.
This piece was originally part of a theatre performance I created at university called FUSE. The performance explored and celebrated race and identity between three women of different races, through: theatre, spoken word, music, and dance.
We talk about transmissible infections or diseases, but we don’t try to understand the origin as in the case of the covid-19 virus. We must be aware that this is due to our contempt for nature and our bad practices and daily habits.
Matthew finds himself stressed and frustrated with his day to day life. When he asks his intelligent AI "E.V.E." to get away from his daily work life, he finds that he may not get what he was expecting.
Mitchell Hayhurst, a single father living with his son, Nolan, and his father, Henry, struggles to stay on top of his increasingly crumbling life. Mitch finds out that his son is suffering from the same nightmares he had when he was Nolan's age. A sinister family history? Or is Mitch's paranoia being driven by his insomnia, Nolan's night terrors, and Henry's failing lucidity?
As Covid-19 reaches a pandemic level, many events, celebrations, and long-awaited parties have been cancelled worldwide to stop the spread of the virus. This must mean that graduation is canceled for graduates of 2020. But that doesn’t mean we cannot still have fun in our own way.
During the Lockdown I decided to have a little graduation of my own, except reality does not always reach one's expectations.
Lucy is insecure, broke, and newly single. As she starts to pick up the pieces, her life is turned upside down when she is immersed in the local drag scene. Perhaps the true key to happiness is acceptance of herself. Can she escape the past in order to face her fears and start living her truth?
A young man finds his way within the unlikely environment of a hotdog cart. Seduced by the camaraderie around the cart and especially by the charismatic, energetic and poetic vendor our young man slowly begins to see a path for his life. "The Lesser Road" is the story of the decisions taken in order to make one's own path, the decisions, concious or not, to find one's unique voice, and of the help and inspiration that nudges us to what we call home. The video also examines the nature of creativity, the stereotype of the genius and of the many ways that an 'original' idea can take shape.
Semi-Finalist in the Los Angeles International Festival WINNER! 2020 SPOTLIGHT Gold Award winner-Short Films for "let life happen." An autobiographical account of one day in a young man's life when he is forced to make a painful decision, to choose one parent's welfare over the other. It's also about the circumstances you are given and the choices you make that count. .
William is a farmer in the Manx countryside who keeps to himself - until Nancy comes along. A free-spirited traveller, she enchants him into a whirlwind romance. But six months later Nancy is missing. William becomes isolated once more, letting the farm slip into disrepair and visited only by lifelong friend Jane. Nancy's absence causes unspoken tensions, and someone is always watching.
We open our film on the colonies of Mars circa 2118. In a hover car, ROBERT CONSTANTINE a.k.a. AK-47, an Android Killer, and his partner, BILLY CHESTWICK a.k.a. AK-48, are ordered by LIEUTENANT THOMAS WALTERS to kill an android on the loose, but once they apprehend the culprit Robert can’t kill him, so Billy does. Later, Robert returns home and is greeted by his holographic computer program girlfriend, LILI (Love Interface Localhost Interpreter). After, he imagines their first date. He opens his eyes and learns that LILI has transcended (transferred her programming) into a replica android of her holographic body and is now a physical being. Later that night, Robert and LILI go to Billy’s party and Robert introduces LILI to Billy. Billy takes Robert aside and jokes with him to use protection. Robert and LILI enjoy their night as Billy tries to dance with human girls and female androids, but fails. A drunken Robert arrives home with LILI. She freshens up in the bathroom. Robert looks at the shipping box of LILI’s body and reads the warning about making love to the androids because they may become pregnant. He laughs and makes love to LILI. The next day, Robert wakes up to discover that LILI is throwing up in the toilet. He expects there is some bad wiring in her system. He starts to eat breakfast and she comes into the kitchen and shows him a pregnancy test on a virtual tablet. He cannot believe what he is hearing and the two of them talk about what is going on. He panics and leaves to go to work. At work, Robert goes to Thomas’ office. Thomas says he hates androids because his father died from a sex android and explains his Dad’s junk was mutilated to the point that his balls were practically non-existent. Robert feels awkward and leaves the office. Billy enters the station and Robert takes Billy aside. He immediately tells Billy how Thomas’ father died. However, Robert becomes more serious and admits that LILI and him made love and that she is pregnant. Robert decides to have the child with LILI. Months later, LILI is rushed into a hospital under false medical records. Robert and Billy are by her side as she goes through an intense labor. At the climax of LILI’s labor, a drone flies into the room as LILI has her legs spread wide open and it drops an Amazon box into Roberts’ hands. He opens the box and discovers a computer motherboard. Suddenly, Robert hears the cries of a baby and he looks deeper in the box and there is their half-breed (half-human/half-android), TIMOTHY CONSTANTINE. Afterward, Robert and LILI make Billy the godfather to Timothy. Later, Robert and LILI return to their home with their newborn baby, Timothy. The parents are looking at congratulatory holograms and Robert receives one from his uncle, STEVE CONSTANTINE. Thomas congratulates Robert and their families have dinner, but Thomas discovers Roberts’ family secret and here begins the journey.
When a teen in a small town is killed by a rogue alpha wolf the deputy and 4 local teens attempt to solve the mystery, despite the misguided pursuits of the Sheriff.
Abraham Lincoln, a little-known lawyer at the age of 28, delivered a lecture before a gathering of young men and women at the Young Men's Lyceum in 1838. He spoke of the dangers of slavery in the United States, mob violence, and the future of the nation itself.. It was so well received that his reputation soon extended beyond the limits of the locality in which he lived.
A confrontation between two good friends leads to a mishap, but who is to blame?
A young man from Nigeria comes to NYC to pursue his dream career.
MIDNIGHT STORIES is a 1-minute anthology series for TikTok, which adapts ghost stories, creepy folklore and urban legends for a young adult audience. The pilot episode 'Morgan' is a modern retelling of the "Vanishing Hitchhiker" urban legend.
The premise involves a dance artist’s creative conflict in order to climb the ladder of perfection. The process is not done willingly, but with a pressure inflicted upon oneself to constantly be recognized and valued for one’s art. There is a tendency to become vulnerable day by day to outdo and outgrow from the narratives of artistic qualities, more deliberately. A battle with oneself, carrying the experiences, remembering to consciously focus on progress. The artist hits a saturation from only trying to focus on progress because performance is a moving average and the cycle of efforts not transforming into a part of one’s visible potential. The nuances are discovered through learning and unlearning. There is responsibility of movement, but the objective should be about experiencing joy instead of defining oneself through someone else’s narratives of what defines dance. There is unrest, but this unrest is growth by itself. There is no need to put a time stamp because this moment is unique, it’s a gift to oneself in space and time.
A young man finds himself lost on the way to a party at his friends house. Soon, he finds himself in a dark reality where anything wrong can happen, and the worst part of it all, is that everyone seems to have their attention elsewhere.
Nature Morte. Life may have stilled. All is not calm. This is Pandemic Dance No. 3 from a series of 5 - a response to the time in which we're living in movement on camera.
A young boy describes the Apocalypse of 2021.
A young discovers that a flash light he found in a dumpster is actually a Portal Gun and wants to use it to go to his neighbors back yard.
Odd Man Out: The Series follows Charles Winters, a young African American man who’s desperate to find his place in the world. The series will detail the struggles Charles and many minorities face feeling accepted in their everyday lives while trying to make their mark in the world. Social issues such as those that plague the black community will be explored and we’ll see the tr
Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.
„One without a name, from an unknown society, his actions following a goal that only he knows. He invigorates. He leaves traces. He puts himself into action. But a fight without an opponent is a never ending one that will not lead to victory. The fight against the ocean is at the same time a fight against the fear of death itself.“
The human mind is a powerful thing in many ways but in others, it's endlessly fragile. It takes only a moment of pure terror to tear a hole in it and break the illusion of what's real and what's not, leaving you with a shadow of a person. When you lose sight of your own memories, you lose the touch with reality and try to find comfort in the only place with a questionable existence, your mind palace. After a severe accident, a patient seeks help from a doctor to explore that very human mind and the palace inside it to find and fix his lost memories.
PARADOX is a short film that tries to stimulate the viewer to explore the nature of reality .
Perspective Shift is a documentary series which explores the triumphs and trials of some of Australia’s top practitioners in the arts industries, who also happen to be people with disability. Each 30-minute episode focuses on one individual excelling in an area of the Arts and explores their craft and their lived-experience. Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson, is about one of Australia’s top emerging visual and performance artists, having exhibited work nationally and notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia, in Sydney. Prue’s art practice was birthed from her identity as an autistic woman and is an integral way that she connects with the world around her. Many of her art pieces invite audiences into her autistic culture, sharing and celebrating her unique “Prue version of Autism”. We too are invited into Prue’s story, travelling on her journey to becoming a leading artist in Australia.
An adventure/suspense short inspired by true events surrounding Irena Sendler and her network. As curfew approaches, we follow Irena posing as a plumbing specialist in Nazi-occupied Poland. She risks it all in a smuggling operation through the shadows of Warsaw - where her bravery is put to the test.
Robby, a lonely artist is out seeking his newest piece for his artistic expression. On his travels, Robby experiences a bizarre event when a box under an abandoned bridgeway calls to him. Inside the box Robby finds a small fur covered puppet. Robby will soon discover that there's more to this mysteriously abandoned puppet than meets the eye.
Rebirth of Venus is a short arthouse film by filmmaker and artist Robin Noorda, realised in stop-motion animation. This experimental film is based on a poem by Noorda about inequality and oppression. He addresses an array of manifestations of oppression causing the exploitation of nature and violation of human rights and especially women's rights. In Noorda's view, all these phenomena of oppression have a common denominator... The dilapidated and overgrown Piranesi-style buildings are inspired by the iconic architecture of two of the most totalitarian and predatory regimes in European history: the Roman Forum and the concrete structures of Nazi architect Albert Speer. In this magical-realistic setting, insect-like optical instruments create feminine statues that come to life. The miniature set is made of polystyrene packing material. Noorda was inspired by the architectural potential of some of the shapes in the waste material and decided to reuse it. It is a zero budget film.
Cathy and Tim's Japanese grandfather has fallen ill. While Mom and Dad take care of Grandpa, they need to stay with their Aunt Kurosawa. Only, something's not right. Aside from a language barrier, strange events continue to occur that the children can't explain.
A thief who downloads memories and information to sell to the highest bidder is cornered by a mysterious woman who wants information of her own; but the woman is not all that she appears.
Upon arriving, the students learn there is a wounded tiger in the area. They are given masks to wear on the back of their heads, the tiger will not attack from the front. They have tech equipment to communicate underwater. They kill the monster who guards the city and find the gold, but there is an underwater earthquake and the sole survivor neglects to wear the mask upon exit.
The year is 1900. A disgraced servant performs her duties while the lady of the house gives birth to an ill-fated child.
A taped confession by a troubled teenager, tells the agonizing tale of his decision to kill his abusive step-father.
Social Doctor, an internet guru whose work is to dispense tips and suggestions to people who want to become a social media star, is visiting five “Users”, where they go one by one on top of a stage and do a little “performance” in front of the others, in order to gain real life "likes" and “reactions” in return, in order to become better influencers on the socials.
A culmination of compelling storytelling that recounts one family's struggles over the sudden death of a 16-year-old athlete and his mother's desire for the truth becomes painstakingly personal as she relies on the scientific community for answers.
Join Morgan Space Dude as he introduces us to the importance of music throughout NASA's exploration of space.
Set against the blistering heat of Australia's 2019 bushfire-ravaged summer, a couple meet to decide: does love overcome our failures, or does it make failing those we love inexcusable?
In the current times when screens attract our attention, what is the world around us like? Does too much information and life online prepare us for real life? Is a woman distracted by her cell phone a target, victim or person to be admired?
In “This Is An Invitation” I examine the possibilities for women in today's society to shape their lives freely. Using a performative videocollage, I would like to show the contradicting demands that women and their bodies are confronted with nowadays, especially through popular cultural media. Following the “cultural hacking” I make use of popular statements on the topic, but undermine them by connecting them to one another in a new way.
One night, an office worker wakes up after discovering he'd fell asleep working late. After greeting a friend, he sees... HIMSELF.
‘TRADE’ tells the story of two men, one a streetwise hustler, the other a straight-laced lawyer, who meet and form a relationship that brings to light who they really are.
As their relationship deepens and their lives intertwine, the complexity and dangers of it reveal themselves in ultimately tragic ways.
Carol was the perfect mother. So what was she doing hiding under a bridge with a hammer? Carol answers the door to an unexpected early morning visitor "I suppose you want to know why I was hiding under a bridge with a hammer?" Taking the stranger through the house, she says she needs to finish baking her cupcakes. As she bakes, she talks about how much she loves her daughter, Jessica, who has become the absolute focus of her life and about her long-running feud with the neighbours. Having given her life to bringing up her daughter she still finds herself alone and aware that she and Jessica are growing apart. She delves into Jessica’s belongings and online accounts, discovering that she isn’t the perfect Oxford-bound girl she’d supposed and that Jessica has become someone else entirely, someone Carol can’t recognise. In a fit of madness, Carol chases after Jessica and her secret boyfriend, Storm, the much despised boy next door, to their meeting place on a bridge, where she swings a hammer…and flees the scene unable to face the consequences of her actions. The cupcakes, Carol explains, are to make amends. She is ready now to go with the police as long as she can take the cakes round to the neighbours. As the film ends, she is taken away.
A harried woman is trying to keep everything moving forward. She has errands to run before she picks up her daughter for softball practice. While leaving a message for her daughter, a woman turns into a parking lot and literally runs into a young man’s car. Could this everyday accident have darker consequences?
A university professor, a jaguar researcher, a cabinet minister and a Mayan ranger come together to save one of the last critical jaguar habitats in Belize. This film, created with the generous support of Panthera, is currently being used to raise funds for a land purchase in Central Belize.
Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari, has been living the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York in 1971 with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire. There are thousands of fashion companies worldwide, but only three have lasted for being more than 45 years globally and are still run by their founders: Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Elie Tahari... "The United States of Elie Tahari" is the first documentary ever produced about Elie Tahari, filmed during 2020. Directed & Produced by David Serero, this highly anticipated documentary tells the life of Elie Tahari from his birth and origins (born in Israel with Iranian parents) throughout all of his achievements and legacy. Part of the documentary is also dedicated to Tahari’s creative process and endurance in the fashion world. Several fashion personalities such as Fern Mallis (aka the Godmother of Fashion), Fashion designers Nicole Miller and Dennis Basso, Melissa Rivers (daughter of comedian Joan Rivers), Arthur S. Levine, WallStreet Journal Fashion Journalist Teri Agins, Instagram influencer Julia Kananovich, artist Lynna Davis, Disco music, models, Studio 54 and more, are part of this documentary, from which the trailer is released today. "In this documentary, you’ll discover the whole inspiring story of Elie Tahari and his fashion world and process, as rarely shown before. David Serero added, "I want this film to be loved by fashion lovers and connoisseurs, as well as the ones who are not familiar with that important artistic environment. This documentary is educative, inspiring, and a celebration! You’ll feel joining a large party! said Serero. Elie Tahari is the definition of courage, determination, kindness, and…chutzpah! His parents fled Iran and moved to Israel, where he lived in a refugee camp Ma’Abarot’, then moved to New York without speaking English and has contributed to the New York fashion life for more than 40 years with his iconic and visionary signatures such as the Tube Top, the Woman Suit and more." The Official Trailer of "The United States of Elie Tahari" is available here: https://vimeo.com/556977381 About ELIE TAHARI For more than 40 years, Elie Tahari's keen understanding of fashion and design has ensured him a unique position in the luxury world. The internationally-renowned brand has a global presence on five continents and is sold in over 600 stores in over 40 countries. The brand has expanded to include women's shoes, sunglasses and accessories, and menswear and has come to define modern sophistication with the designers inspired collections of understated grace and elegance. At the start of the 1970s, Elie Tahari emigrated from Israel to the United States and began working in New York City's garment center while moonlighting at a boutique in Greenwich Village. After he succeeded in popularizing the tube top, Tahari began designing his eponymous label Tahari in 1973. In the following years, Elie Tahari opened his first boutique on Madison Avenue, posted the company's first billboard in New York City, and held his first fashion show at Studio 54. In the 1980s, Tahari expanded in the eighties, turning his attention to the tailored suit that helped define a decade. His first advertisements appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In 1989 his first shop in Bloomingdales NYC opened, followed by Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tahari was named one of Crain's most successful 40 under 40. In the 1990s, Elie Tahari began the decade with his first cover of Women's Wear Daily featuring a Tahari wool suit highlighted as the season's trend and is admitted to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The brand moves into new headquarters in the Grace building on West 42nd Street and is now carried by all major department stores. Tahari initiated a significant expansion campaign including licensing and international sales. Television Networks also started to take notice of the brand with pieces from the collection being showcased on Ally McBeal, The X files and Will & Grace. Tahari was the featured designer in the annual Macy's Passport fashion show in Los Angeles, which helps to raise over 2 million dollars for AIDS research, and was invited to the White House to meet with President Clinton. In 1997 Tahari became the founding partner and creative director of Theory and designed his own label. In 2002 the company name was changed from Tahari to Elie Tahari, and the designer purchased 510 Fifth Avenue, which became the brand's design center. Tahari opened freestanding boutiques in Soho, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, East Hampton's Main Street, and Boca Raton, Florida. The company continued its global expansion in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and opened freestanding boutiques in Istanbul, Turkey, and Dubai, as well as US boutiques in Newport Beach, California, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and a pop-up store at 510 5th Avenue, named The Vault as well as the E-commerce site elietahari.com. To mark the brand's 40th anniversary, Tahari created a capsule collection "Elie Tahari 1974," which featured updated silhouettes from the brands four decades in fashion. Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed September 4th, 2013 "Elie Tahari Day," honoring his 40 years in business. Fashion Group International honored the designer with a Brand Vision award, and Tahari served as a guest judge on Project Runway All-Stars for three seasons. In 2014 the designer launched eyewear, home, and the Elie Tahari Sport collection and partnered with photographer Steven Klein to shoot the brand's ad campaigns. In 2020, he received the Pomegranate Award from the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival.
Samuel Taft is black police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department. He’s an officer that bleeds blue but is also conflicted with the violence cops throughout the nation are perpetuating on African Americans. Samuel believes in the importance of his job, but hates the fact that officers commit these injustices and are never charged or even prosecuted. Samuel’s twin brother, Howard Taft, quit the police force for many of the same reasons. His nephew, Smith Taft, is very progressive and often reminds Samuel of the double life he seems to be living. Samuel must come to terms with the career he’s chosen and everything that comes with it or try and fight back against the system for his people. Ultimately, he must choose which side he’s truly on.
Twenty years back, an accidental death in India of a US resident turns into a mystery when her daughter wants to reinvestigate her death in the light of new evidences. Will Detective Tanmay Nandi from Kolkata be able to find the truth through virtual investigation?
An adaptation of “Waiting for Godot” from Samuel Beckett. A conversation between he and himself in the midst of this pandemic times. He wants to leave, but he cannot. He is waiting!
This film is the story of a farmer's life,the short film provides a glimpse of how the farmers work after they come to the fields and the daily work schedule. the farmer goes to work in the farm after waking up early in the morning ,the money he gets from the work is the money that bears the expenses of the family.the film, therefore, is an attempt to subtly portray the detailed scene of the work of the determined farmers.
Animated Short film about covid-19.
In March 2014, Australian filmmaker Joshua Belinfante was told he might only have a short time left to live. Forced to confront his own mortality, he thought about what he would do with his life if he was somehow given a second chance. He realised that he wanted to travel the world and find people that were fulfilling what their inner child always dreamt of doing. At the time of his diagnosis, Joshua was studying to become a solicitor and had put off his dreams to become a filmmaker. ‘The World’s Best Film’ is an anthology documentary about 13 individuals striving to be the world’s best at their passions.
Z=1 is a short film that sheds a small spotlight on a huge topic, which is the Syrian refugees in the west. Influenced by the experiences of writer/director Bashaar Jouhar and many other syrian refugees. In the course of the film, we will follow the main character Mohammad, a chemical engineer from Syria, in a week of his life in Norway. Mohammad is trying to run from his past in war, by finding a human connection with a girl he likes hoping that this love will finally make him find a home he lost. “In this short film I wanted to talk briefly about the struggle of the Syrian people as refugees in the west. All the characters in the film are looking for something and running from another. The film will explore how the circumstances of each character will have a huge impact of their wants and needs. Being a refugee myself I had to go through many hard and new things, from the day the war broke out till today. one of them is trying to find a new home in a new country and new society. To find that no matter how much I try home will never be just replaced.” - Bashaar Jouhar
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