Director Biography – Davide Carlini (TRATAK 1 – ANTARS)

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Born in the field of colors, paints, graphics and industrial design, passionate about photography (already at 12 years used darkroom for the development of bw photos and graphics for silkscreen printing frames..) and music (studying self-taught piano and keyboards, enthusiast of blues, jazz, electronic and experimental music) and cinema (among most beloved filmmakers; Fernando di Leo, Sergio Leone, Luciano Salce, Gabriele Salvatores, Luigi Comencini, Paolo Sorrentino, Daniele Ciprì, among the Italians, and, Tarkovsky, Brakhage, Coppola, Welles, Ford, Kubrick, Lynch, Scorsese, Carpenter, Tarantino, Landis, Allen, David Fincher, Malick, Nolan, Anderson, Kim Ki-duk, Coline Serreau, among the esters.)
He approaches the world of shooting and directing in 2010, attends video editing courses, advanced photography and post-production, then deepens in 2014/2015 with a Master in Cinematography Photography with the master director and cinematographer Daniele Ciprì with the Short Dorico Festival and participating as a student in the production of the short film “Luce sulla Cecità”.
In 2015 and 2016 he attended a film direction course at the OFFICINE MATTOLI School, participates as a stage photographer and production assistant for the production of the short film “Porrigrad” by the master Daniele Ciprì.
Passionate about technology, art, nature, astronomy, astrology, philosophy and esoteric cultures both Western and Eastern.
Between 2016 and 2018 he wrote and directed the medium-length film TRATAK composed of episodes presented as independent short films.

Web Series: SECOND HOME, 6min., Canada, WebSeries/Animation

8c4109f829 posterSahra who has just immigrated to Canada from Iran is trying to fit into a new culture. She is experiencing a series of challenges varying from grocery shopping to finding a job. These barriers have left her feeling lost and empty, and have made her questioning her identity and why she has immigrated in the first place. Her only friend in Canada is Paris who she knows from her school days back home. Paris comes from a wealthy family and has been living in Canada for the last 15 years. As Sahra’s challenges grow, Paris starts giving her advice that does not necessarily help or work for her. As Sahra is going through hard times, her teacher Dona, who she meets at English school, opens new windows to her life and helps her through her new journey.

Web Series: RED CHEF REVIVAL, 22min., Canada, Webseries/Documentary

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Black Rhino Creative’s Red Chef Revival is a 6 x 22 minute food and travel series exploring modern Indigenous cuisine through the lens of three chefs. New York Times featured, Cezin Nottaway. Top Chef finalist, Rich Francis and Iron Chef finalist Shane Chartrand. Using food as their access point, the chefs discover a new path to reconciliation. Red Chef Revival features ingredients you won’t find in any cookbooks like bison heart, beaver tail, moose nose and cougar. More than a cooking show, this is a people’s story on a plate.

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Director BIO: Anna Maria Hozian & Brad Riddell (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN)

Director Biography – Brad Riddell, Anna Maria Hozian

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Kentucky native Brad Riddell has written four produced feature films for Hollywood studios including Paramount, MTV, and Universal. His first film, American Pie: Band Camp, remains one of the highest-grossing live-action DVD releases in history, and is now syndicated on TBS. His most recent film, Crooked Arrows, was released nationally in theaters in 2012, and is the first mainstream lacrosse movie ever produced. Brad’s other credits include films in the Road Trip and Slap Shot franchises. His directorial debut, Ten More (2016), is playing on the festival circuit. Brad earned an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California (Fight On!). He is currently fund-raising for an 80’s-themed feature comedy called Just Can’t Get Enough.

Anna Maria Hozian was one of twelve women chosen for the inaugural New York Women in Film & Television’s Writers Lab, funded by Meryl Streep. Her scripts have placed in the Semifinals and Quarterfinals of the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship and won the Gold Award for Drama in the Page International Screenwriting Awards. She was a semifinalist in 2015 for the Samuel Goldwyn Award from the University of California system and holds her MFA from the University of California, Riverside’s low-residency program. Her short film, The Guitar Lesson, was a selection for the Illinois International Film Festival in 2012. Currently, her feature-length screenplay, Anchor Baby, is with Lynmar Entertainment; and she is also developing a feature for Kickstart Entertainment.

Director Statement

We first met at the Blacklist Chicago Screenwriting Lab in 2015, and are now both screenwriting professors at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts. As suburban parents with young children in the same school district, we began to notice how eccentric and volatile some parents can be when it comes to the education of their children. It also became clear to us that the school as an institution can become a political instrument for some parents. Other People’s Children captures all of that crazy and frames it in a funny, satirical way that allows parents to say “I know someone like her!” or “I’ve done that!” We also really, really love teachers, and we wanted to give them a good laugh at our expense!

Director BIO: John McDonald (CROW’S PEAK)

Director Biography – John McDonald

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It was a hot summer’s evening on the twentieth day of June, 1995. In those dusk hours in a quiet little hospital in Hingham, Massachusetts, John McDonald was born. It wouldn’t be long until the young man learned how to read and write, and doing so inched him closer to his passions and dreams. In his later years, John would fill up his time creating short animated pictures. And since those days of old, John has been making animated films of various formats, styles and techniques, all with the unifying theme of humor.

Director Statement

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was fleeing the KFC. Why did the coyote cross the road? Because it was fleeing the Taco Bell. I don’t like to take life too seriously, I prefer to poke fun at whatever life throws at me. This is how I usually approach my art. While I take the process of making art seriously, the subjects that I cover tend to be mostly satirical and humorous. Despite this, I can break out from my routine style and deliver something outside of comedy.

Web Series: CROW’S PEAK, 4min., USA, TV Webseries/Animation/Comedy

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Drake and Frank learn a valuable life lesson after being invited to a party.

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  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    30 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Web Series: COOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV Webseries/Comedy

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After a tragic “breakup” with her love interest, James, Amber convinces Terri to end her long distance relationship with Tom. In turn, the two decide to throw an emergency girls night. Amber preps Terri for the occasion.

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Web Series: SOUNDS OF FREEDOM, 5min, USA, Drama

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Sounds of Freedom is a web series about Julia, a service woman who returns from the Iraq war, and Vietnam Veteran Charlie. Both suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. From their jobs at the local newspaper, and through a series of flashbacks and sessions with a common therapist, these two veterans are challenged to the max when a serial killer strikes at home.

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Watch Audience FEEDBACK of the Web Series BELUSHI’S TOILET

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BELUSHI’S TOILET – EPISODE 1, 12min, Canada, Future/Drama
Directed by Andrew Wright

In the not so distant future, a group of friends risk their sanity to create the perfect new drug.

Cast

Mark Nocent
Alex Frankson
Hayden Finkelshtain
Emmanuel Correia

Directed By Andrew Wright
Written By Andrew Wright
Screenplay By Andrew Wright
Produced By Chris Kay

http://www.belushistoilet.com