Saturday, May 27th

The Soho Playhouse

15 Vandam Street, New York, NY 10013

(212) 691-1555

 

 

Block One

ANIMATION

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

 

WeiTing InTheSky

 

Director: Bob White

USA, 5 min

2016

Imagine a weak signal containing an alien movie from outer space. 
When threatened, a pair of metallic beings strike back.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BobWhiteMovies

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Waking Dreams

 

Director: Brad Jones and Jacob Carah

USA, 19 min

2014

 

Waking Dreams is about a disabled young man named Brad Jones who overcomes his afflictions with the power of his imagination. The story drifts between fantasy and reality, combining elements of his real life with imaginative material inspired by the works of noted science fiction author Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game).

Website: http://wakingdreamsfilm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Waking-Dreams-302040586647536/

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Dogstein: Super Science Adventure      

Director: Tianyiming Qi

China, 3min

Dogstein is a old Black & White style 3D animation, which pay tribute to old SF film and tokusatsu. It's talking about the story that a neurotic dog is involved in underground human's revenge to alien.

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01001001

 

Director: Yu Sato

Japan, 3 min

A robot wakes up amongst heaps of trash in the deep recesses of a dark alley. With no recollection of what happened before or after he was thrown away, will this robot try to return home to the family he worked for?

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OR

 

Director and Producer: Luc Londe

USA, 11min,

2016

OR awakens in a strange place, alone.  A two-dimensional creature in a 3D world, his search for a companion will require sacrifice. Loosely based on a dare, OR is animated entirely in Adobe After Effects.

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Substratae

 

Director:  Margie Kelk

Canada, 4 min

My work is an exploration or a glimpse of mythical lives glowing under the earth's surface, beneath the eternal flux, with energies hidden deep within the earth.  There is mystery in my animation, and a sense of the otherworldly tempered with a dash of humour. A colourful array of characters interacts with metaphorical electronic components to present vignettes of activity and emotion in a rugged terrain. 

 

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THE GURGLE

 

Director:  Paul Huenemann

United States, 4 min

Late one night, a man waits for a bus, but something is waiting for him! 

 

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Green Light


Director:  Seongmin Kim

South Korea, 15 min

The world after the nuclear war. The ecosystem of the earth is completely destroyed. Mari, the survivor of the polluted land, stumbles upon a robot soldier M626 at an abandoned city and becomes friends.
Official homepage - http://dflab.ajou.ac.kr/greenlight


Trailer - https://youtu.be/jmA4fL2Fj0Q


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Block Two

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

INTRODUCTION TO THE UNREAL

 

 

The Good Machine

 

Director: Michael Craft

USA, 12 min

Short one paragraph Synopsis – A young woman struggles with her boyfriend’s addiction to a virtual reality device that allows him to interact with his dreams. She attempts to help him let go of his compulsion, but he resists. Working at her job at the library, and catching the train to and from work, she has her own dream, a life together with her boyfriend, free from addiction.

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Quantum Satori

 

Director: Samuel Vanclooster

Belgium, 14 min

2016

"Quantum Satori” is a Science Fusion short that mirrors its public’s interpretation through a thought-provoking maze of film scenes."

 

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Split Ticket

 

Director: Alfred Thomas Catalfo

USA, 20 min

2016

In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events. Philip K. Dick predicted Richard Nixon's comeback in his 1964 novelette, “What The Dead Men Say,” based his character Ferris Freeman on Nixon in “Radio Free Albemuth,” and had a fictional battle with Nixon in Michael Bishop's novel “Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas.”

www.SplitTicketMovie.com

www.Facebook.com/SplitTicket

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Mission Backup Earth

 

Director: Alexander Pfander

Germany, 11 min

2016

An interstellar mission to colonize exoplanets is in danger. The ship is on collision course with an unknown celestial body. Mission failure is not an option.

 

WEBSITE:   http://missionbackupearth.com/

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissionBackupEarth1

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/MISSIONBACKUPEARTH

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/MBackupEarth

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Block Three

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FEATURE FILM

 

 

How to build a time machine

 

Director: Jay Cheel

Canada, 82 min

2016

Jay Cheel's How to Build a Time Machine introduces two middle-aged men whose exposure to an eon-leaping H.G. Wells story pointed them in very different directions. Ronald Mallet, UConn Professor who is working on  a Time Portal by taking advantage of a loophole in Einsteins Equations and Robert Niosi A former stop-motion animator who had the idea of building a replica of a movie prop that had entranced him in childhood: the sled-like contraption in George Pal's 1960 The Time Machine.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/how-build-a-time-machine-954303

 PANEL 


Is science fiction the science of the future? Pt 2

Festival Director Dan Abella will hold Q&A with Dr. Mallett after the documentary.

 


Dr.Ronald Mallett Ph.D is the author of "Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality." Dr. Mallett is a professor of physics at University of Connecticut. Mallett has appeared in numerous TV documentaries on time travel including an episode on the History Channel's popular program "The Universe" at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ1qyB3ZILc
Mallett's UConn homepage is at:http://www.phys.uconn.edu/~mallett/main/main.htm

 

Also appearing:

Rob Niosi

Rob Niosi: artist and filmmaker  Rob has worked in many aspects of film and video production including director, producer, set design and construction, special effect make-up and cinematography, but he is best know for his work as a stop motion animator for such productions as The Reading Rainbow and Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
His completed 12 year project Time Machine replica, can be seen here… https://www.serioussteampunk.com/machines-for-sale-1

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Block Four

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

REMOTE VIEWING

 

 

 

A LIFE GONE WILD

 

Director: Maryanne Bilham

U.S.A, 18 min

A mini biopic of the Telluride-born, New York-based visionary artist and writer, Ingo Swann, the 'father of remote viewing', the CIA's paranormal spying program - and friend for many years of Philip K. Dick. Ingo's life on the frontier of the paranormal included 'psychic probes' of Jupiter, Mercury, the Moon and Mars, detailing many features that came to be verified years later by NASA. Drawing on new interviews and archive, the film is also an exploration of the nature of reality as perceived via the six senses of the world's most-tested psychic.

 

Website: ingoswann.com alifegonewild.com

 PANEL

REMOTE VIEWING PANEL


A distinguished panel of scientists and practitioners discuss Remote Viewing a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a "viewer") to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding. The centerpiece of this panel discussion is Ingo Swann, a man of exceptional clairvoyant skills. The panel will share stories about Ingo, whose talents convinced the Army to fund the first "Psychic Spies" program in the U.S.

 

JACQUES VALLEE

Jacques was born in France, where he received a B.S. in mathematics at the Sorbonne and an M.S. in astrophysics at Lille University. During his tenure at SRI in the early days of "Star Gate" Jacques collaborated in the parapsychology project at the request of Hal Puthoff and inspired Ingo Swann to use information science concepts to define what became Coordinate Remote Viewing ("CRV"), the basic technique for the program. Later he was called back into the project and was trained in CRV by Ingo as part of the development of the methodology. He also participated as a consultant in the work of SAIC under Ed May after the conclusion of the SRI project.

Jacques Vallee is currently General Partner of several venture funds he co-founded in Silicon Valley.

THOMAS McNEAR

Thomas (Tom) McNear, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (ret.) was the first member of the Army Star Gate program to be personally trained in Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) by Ingo Swann and the only member Mr. Swann trained through Stage VI; he was the
"proof of principle guinea pig." Tom's sessions also began to evolve into Stage VII (phonetics), naming many sites by name via phonetics. A fellow remote viewer wrote: "Tom's results were not just impressive. Some could even be considered spectacular."

In 1985 Tom wrote the first CRV manual based on his training with Mr. Swann. After serving in the Army's remote viewing program from 1981-1985, Tom continued a successful career in Army counterintelligence and counterespionage.

In 1986, Tom joined Ingo Swann and a few others in remote viewing the planet Mars. In 2011, after a 25-year hiatus, Tom performed a successful CRV session with Ingo Swann as his monitor, identifying Horseshoe Falls, NY by name.

MARYANNE BILHAM KNIGHT

Director of the Documentary

Photographer/Director Maryanne Bilham-Knight is an award-winning photographer with 35 years’ industry experience, who has worked with some of music’s greatest recording artists.

Maryanne is a trained Controlled (“CRV”) Remote Viewer, who met the late Ingo Swann, ‘the father of remote viewing’, twenty years ago. Swann was a close personal friend of both Maryanne and her husband Robert as well as a constant source of inspiration thanks to his visionary artwork, writing and research in the consciousness fields – and it was this close association that inspired her short film ‘A Life Gone Wild’. The project, produced by the estate of Ingo Swann, marks Maryanne’s debut as a documentary film director.

DR. HAROLD PUTHOFF

Dr. Harold (‘Hal’) Puthoff is President and CEO of EarthTech International, Inc. and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin.

His present research interests range from theoretical studies concerning gravitation, inertia, cosmology and energy research, to laboratory studies of innovative approaches to energy generation and space propulsion. Earning his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1967, Dr. Puthoff's professional background spans more than five decades of research at General Electric, Sperry, the National Security Agency, Stanford University, SRI International, and, since 1985, as Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin and President of EarthTech International, Inc. In addition to carrying out research on
paranormal topics for the intelligence community and Dept. of Defense for over a decade in the ‘70s and ‘80s, he has published numerous papers on electron-beam devices, lasers, quantum zero-point-energy effects, and space propulsion, has patents issued in the laser, communications, and energy fields, and is co-author of a graduate level textbook Fundamentals of QuantumElectronics.

BLYNNE OLIVIERI

Blynne Olivieri is an Assistant Professor and Head of Special Collections at the University of West Georgia where her work includes administering the papers and rare book collection of psychic, writer, and artist Ingo Swann (1933-2013). From 2009-2012, Blynne served as Pacific Northwest Curator at the University of Washington Libraries.

Panel will be Moderated by Daniel Abella, director of the Philip K.Dick Film Festival.

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Block Five

PKD SHORTS - INSPIRATION OR ADAPTATION

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

 

Adam Peiper

 

Director: Mónica Mateo

Spain, 16 min


An enveloper of a tasks depot works tirelessly.  What appears to be a dull and machining day will become his worst nightmare.

Film's Facebook: www.facebook.com/adampeipershort

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Aden

 

Dir: Gary Lee 


USA, 10 min


2015


A man stays one step ahead of nefarious forces in the race to find a child who may hold the key to mankind’s future.

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The Parcel

 

Director: Hayden Phipps & Brett Williams

South Africa, 16 min

2015

A haunting tale of a suburban man’s encounter with a mysterious parcel.
After collecting the parcel from his local post office, he is confronted with an unsettling force that embeds itself into his reality.


Website: https://vimeo.com/user40714463

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TEARS OF THE RAIN

 

Director: Grant Harvey

South Africa, 11 min

2017

Tears In The Rain is a short film set in the world of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) as well as the motion picture Blade Runner (1982).

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Monsieur Hernst

 

Director: Vincent Cappello

France, 14 min

2016

Mr. HERNST has forgotten everything, even his own identity.
Facing him, his doctor pushes trough the ages of his life trying
to recover the memory of the event that made him forget everything.

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Piper in the Woods

 

Director: Matthew Ramirez

USA, 7 min

2016

With strange things happening at a remote research station, a university psychologist is sent to investigate. Based on a short story by Philip K.Dick.

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BEYOND THE DOOR

 

Director: Brent Murray

USA, 7 min

A man’s quest to find the perfect cuckoo clock will cost him much more
than he could ever imagine.

 

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Three Point Dynamics

 

Director: Keaton Smith

USA, 15 min

An alcoholic theoretical physicist seeks to right the wrongs of his past by applying his unified theory to reality.

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The Sleepers

 

Director: Joe Lueben

USA, 21 min

Set in the near future, The Sleepers follows four female patients who live in the Sleep Center, a windowless building separated from the outside world. The patients (nicknamed "Sleepers") spend 23 hours of their day in a drug-induced dream state and are awake for only one hour.  A reporter gains access to their room and interviews each Sleeper, trying to figure out why they chose sleep over life.

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Block Six

SCI-FI SHORTS

7:00 pm – 9:00 PM

 

Trailers:

DANGER DIVA

ELECTROMA


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Still Here

 

Director: Ryan Kreston

USA, 16 min

2017

Still Here follows the last person on Earth after an apocalyptic event causes all life to freeze in time.

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ADAM

 

Director: Veselin Efremov

Denmark, 5 min

In a dystopian future, organic body is a privilege easy to lose.


Website: https://unity3d.com/adam

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FACTORY 91

 

Director: Madeline Leshner

USA, 20 min

Factory 91 takes place in a mythical suburb called Bellery. Twelve year-old Mary lives with her older sister, Katherine, and her catatonic Grandfather. And above them, atop a tall hill on the outskirts of town, is Factory 91. Once a place of scientific innovation and an oasis for the neighborhood's youth, it now sits decrepit and dank, isolated from the town below. And inside lives a mysterious Doctor, the suburban legend of Bellery.

 

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TABLE 51

 

Director: Joseph Day

USA, 7 min

On the first day of her new job, Ms. Pepper learns from her mysterious employer the proper methods in dissecting an alien corpse.

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POPSY

 

Director: Julien Homsy

FRANCE / CANADA, 18 min

In this adaptation of a Stephen King short story, Weber's addiction to poker leads him into deep trouble. Forced to cover his debt to Mr. Rudy, he reaches a point of no return.

 

 

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MAN IN PHONE

 

Director: Mackenzie Sheppard

Japan, 7 min

A Japanese man mysteriously wakes up inside of his phone and is forced to confront the destruction his addiction to technology has wreaked on his life. In the face of these unusual obstacles, he attempts to escape the phone and return to his normal life—all before draining his battery down to zero...

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STATIC

 

Director: Tanya Lemke

Canada, 16 min

2016

A heartbroken man gets a second chance at redemption when he’s able to deliver his wife’s dying wish to another longtime companion, his faithful TV.

Facebook: facebook.com/StaticTheMovie


Twitter: twitter.com/StaticTheMovie

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HUM

 

Director: Willem Grobler

South Africa, 23 min

2016

Thomas has been hearing the hum for so long that he can hardly remember when things started going wrong. Despite numerous bouts of shock therapy, he obsessively tries to convince his ex that there’s something more nefarious behind the mysterious hum. Convinced that he’s suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, his psychiatrist Doctor Swart helps guide him back to reality, but how much more can either of them truly sacrifice?

 

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Block Seven

 

 

 

Butterfly

 


Director: David Rosen 

USA, 3 min

2016

In the first music video from award-winning composer David Rosen’s 3rd album Head Like Fire, visual effects artist Tobias Steiner creates a stunning computer generated world in which a beautiful creature begins her evolution. This is “Butterfly.”

 

FEATURE FILM

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

 

 

THE TOMORROW PARADOX

 

 

Director: Bruce Wemple

Country of Origin: USA, 96 min

2017

Recovering addict Will Parker experiments with 'Z', a black-market sleeping serum, in order to cure his insomnia. Instead, the drug sends Will's consciousness tripping through time one day into the future, where he's the prime suspect in the disappearance of a young girl he hasn't even met - yet. Surrounded by drug dealers, mad scientists and a hooded figure stalking his every move, Will must piece together the mysteries of his future - and face his harrowing past - before time runs out. Winner of multiple awards including the "Audience Choice Award" at the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival and "Best Science Fiction Feature" at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. 

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