Monday, May 29, 2017

The Producers Club

THE COURTHOUSE THEATRE

358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

(212) 315-4743

 

Block One
TRIPPY AND EXPERIMENTAL SCI FI
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

 

 

EXPANDED METAL

Director: Aaron Zomback

USA, 23 min

2016

A group of young Dwellers watch the flickering light from Above.

website: www.zombackz.com

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Laberinto en Espiral (Spiral Labyrinth)

 

Director: Cecilia Pego

Mexico, 26 min

2015

An artist experiences a creative crisis which impedes him to paint or communicate with the outside world. His hand transforms into a monstrous being that begins to paint new spaces where the artist loses and finds himself again in an infinite cycle of labyrinths.

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T H E A L E P H


Director: Cenk Guzelis 

Austria, 9 min

2016

The Aleph is an animation movie. Aleph is a point in a space which contains all the points of universe, where all the universe can be observed without distortion or confusion. Aleph is found in the woods of Vienna. Based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges.


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THE VOID

Director: Mike Czuba

Canada, 7 min

The Void is based on Dancing Monkey's new performance piece, Humanoid - A LOVE SUPREME. A space that exists in another reality, where citizens are separated into the programmed or ‘The Numbers’ and the Humanoids, who are deemed empty until they are subjected to the procedure of programming. There are 34 Citizen Laws. Not everyone follows them.

www.dancingmonkey.com

Instagram: @dancingmonkeylaboratories

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A ROBOTS TALE


Director: Stephanie Winter

Germany, 20 min

A ROBOT`S TALE is the filmic-musical result from the baroque and
Sci-fi-inspired collaboration between artist Stephanie Winter, tenor August Schram and electronic duo Austrian Apparel. Originating in the idea of an audiovisual realization of M.A. Charpentier's lyrical song "Tristes Déserts" and motivated by the constant interaction of image and sound, a baroque-intergalactic musical short film was developed, in which the boundaries between human and machine, between baroque music and electronic sounds become blurred. In a time dominated by artificial intelligence, the extravagant musical short film tells the story of a lonely baroque robot in a battle between good and evil, recalling the magic of the early cinema.
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IO


Director: Imad Hatem

France, 45 min

2016

The life of "ME" changes when the famous cyber-activist, "SAD MONKEY" gets interested by him.

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Block Two
PERSONALITIES AND PROFILES
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

 

INK, COCKS & ROCK 'N' ROLL

 

Director: Matt Harlock

UK, 14 min

Controversial comic artist Steve Martin is being interviewed about his alter ego - the perverted lounge lizard monster that is Krent Able. But where does Krent stop and Steve start - and who is in control?

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PETER

 

Director: Jane Topping

United Kingdom, 30 min
 
Peter (Dir. Jane Topping, 2014) seeks to re-frame what is considered a classic of dystopian cinema (Blade Runner, 1982, dir. Ridley Scott) with the intention of positioning the artist within the text and so implying that such radical gestures are not only warranted and necessary, but also implicit in the contemporary viewer’s experience of watching film. 

Peter makes use of wholesale appropriation of ‘facts’, both visual and textual, personal and public, in order to create a new reality around the film. The use of personal biography and the trope of the unreliable narrator are key elements in the discussion of the illusive nature of truth at the core of Peter.

Website: www.janetopping.co.uk


Twitter: https://twitter.com/Methodtopping

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Block Three
OUR TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURE: FRIEND OR FOE?
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


 

 

HEALED



Director: George O’Connor

USA, 5 min

After all life-threatening disease and illness are suddenly and mysteriously cured, a priest and his flock struggle to reconcile their faith with this new reality. Based on the graphic novel HEALED, written by George O'Connor and illustrated by Griffin Ess.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healedcomic/

Website: https://www.homelesscomics.com

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/homelesscomics

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Gadget

 


Director: Sebastiano Pupino

UK, 9 min

Set in the near future, Gadget tells the story of a man jaded by the alienating, technology and virtual obsessed world he lives in.

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Clarity

 

Director: Dustin Brown

USA , 20min

2016

A story of obsession, power, and discovery centering around a maverick neuroscientist, her doting pupil, and an alluring machine that could revolutionize brain science.

www.claritythefilm.com

www.facebook.com/clarityfilm


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AIRLOCK

 

Director: Marc Furmie

Australia 15 min

2016

A derelict ship docks with a remote space station. The security team tasked with the investigation discover the crew on board dead and a group of stowaway refugees.

https://www.facebook.com/deadhousefilm/

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Squares


Director: Bernard Kordieh

UK, 13 min

2016

Noah journeys through a world outside time and space to relive moments with his soul mate. Unable to exist in the present, he is intervened by a friend with a special message.

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IM Perfekt  


Director: Zsuzsanna Koszti 

Hungary, 12 min

2016

The short film aims to show a date in 2046. How the technology can shape our lives in an everyday situation. What if someone else controls your senses?

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Buttercup


Director: Jason Neulander

USA, 6 min

Sheila's new babysitter Emmie asks if there are any bedtime rituals she should know about. There are.

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Protonemesis

 

Director: Matt Lovell

UK, 8 min

An aspiring scientist neglects his family. His youngest son is continuously tormented by his brother. However when a dangerous experiment goes terribly wrong, the balance of power will shift in a very unexpected way.

Twitter: twitter.com/nunchucker73
www.protonemesis.com
www.mjlovell.com

 

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Seeds 


Director: Guillaume Fradin 

UK, 12 min

2016 

A young female astronaut trains for the first expedition to Mars.

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Block Four
FEATURE FILM
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 

 

 

The End of the Lonely Island

 

Director: Renchao Wang

China, 60 min

The 'Bi'an' (“the other shore”)project is the first interstellar exploration of mankind. The‘Shenzhou 20' spaceship is heading towards the planetary system of Centaurus. This project is considered a gambling adventure. However, this journey of almost failure has finally become the last hope of human civilization. But the 'Bi'an' project's success or not, depends on Lin Xia's lonely journey on the lonely island. Chased by men in black, only 24 hours left, how could she save the mankind from extinction which is caused by a supernova outburst?


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Block Five
FEATURE FILM
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

 

Magellan

 

Director: Rob York

USA, 101 min

2017

When NASA picks up three signals of extraterrestrial origin coming from within our own solar system, the space agency expedites a mission to investigate the sources, choosing as Earth's lone emissary Commander Roger Nelson (Brandon Ray Olive, Mosaic, Logan Lucky) the test pilot for an experimental spacecraft called the Magellan. Assisted by an onboard A.I. named Ferdinand (Matthew Mercer, Critical Role, Attack On Titan), Nelson journeys to find the alien beacons, but with each discovery he's increasingly torn between his duty as a military astronaut and his own awakening sense of wonder.

Magellanmovie.com

facebook.com/magellanmovie

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The Lost City of Tomorrow

 

 

Auden Bui

USA

15:52

Our story begins when Frank, an uninspired nobody doubtful of the world, is sent to shut down a floating film archive high above Earth where he meets the android caretaker, Vincent, whose infectious love of films and the swashbuckling, larger than life humans they portray gradually erodes Frank's pessimistic attitude. In the end, he must choose between carrying out the company's plan to shut down the film archive or risk his secured status to save Vincent's precious films.

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Art For Data Center Workers 

 

Director: Eva Pel

Amsterdam, 12 min

2016  

A short experimental art film about an imaginary art exhibition for the workman of the data center inside the high security data center in Amsterdam.


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Für Elise


Director: Albert Ventura

Taiwan / Spain, 25 min

Ashin meets Elise at a night market. She looks like an innocent girl until she involves him in a mysterious game that consists in catching her.

 

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A MOUTHFUL OF FLESH

 

Director: Lee Schatzman

USA, 12 min

He doesn't know how he got there and he doesn't see a way out. He's pretty comfortable, though. That is until the TV starts demanding payment and sends a mysterious creature to come collect.

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Useful. Valid. True.

 

Director: David Golden

USA, 10 min

Alone in a small room, a man is confronted with questions that have no answers, in a world where there are no lies—only a lack of understanding.

 

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Surge

 


Director: Enzo Tedeschi 

Australia, 9 min

Kate's new house is to die for.

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Block Six
EERIE AND SUPERNATURAL SHORTS
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


 

 

AN ELDRITCH PLACE



Director: Julien Jauniaux

Belgium, 16 min

2016

When Abdel accepts a job as a night watchman for Francis, he'll soon discover the obscure secret hiding in his garage.

Websites IMDB : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5686360

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/aneldritchplace

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Occam’s Razor



Director: Makan Talayeh

USA, 18 min

On a winter night in 1986, three travelers are plagued by mysterious events at an isolated motel in Death Valley.

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THE OUTAGE


Director: Tom Gliserman

USA, 19 min

The power fails in the city. What ensues in the wake is an incisive tete-a`-tete between two stranded strangers. They grapple with the dilemma of an increasingly intimate encounter: how much does one really want to know about the other, and what precisely is one inclined to reveal? Inspired by an H.P. Lovecraft short story.


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CREATURES OF WHITECHAPEL

 

Director: Jonathan Martin

UK/USA, 25 min

Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of London, searching for the perfect victims to help Dr. Frankenstein, her master, bring his Creation to life. However, rumors of Frankenstein's nighttime activities are brewing, and Jack, revealed to be Igor, is tasked with one last foray into the bowels of Victorian London to find the last piece needed to bring Frankenstein's mad vision to life.

www.facebook.com/bohemianindustries.net

www.regents.ac.uk

www.bohemianindustries.net


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III

 

Director: Jean-Philippe Lopez

Australia, 8 min

Trapped in a virtual reality experiment, subject no. III will face the most terrifying evil she will ever know.

(WORLD PREMIERE)

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Allhallowtide 


Director: Tia Salisbury

UK, 9 min

2016

It's an important night for Molly, but her feckless housemate Dan has totally forgotten. She's going to do everything in her power to remind him, but that's not easy when you've been dead for 180 years and can't talk!

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Block Seven
FEATURE FILM
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

”Vilsen” / Ave Mater

 

Director: Rasmus Tirzitis

Sweden, 1 hr 55 min

Several dead bodies have been found in Gothenburg striking fear into the city's population. We follow Goran Lidman who will head the task of tracing the offender. Clues lead to suspicions of an occult group. The former reverend Gabriella, who has her own reasons for wanting to stop the killings, offers Lidman her help. As Lidman embarks on an involuntary collaboration he must reluctantly accept a world beyond his own understanding in order to stop the perpetrator of the killings.

Website: http://vilsen-filmen.se

Facebook: http://facebook.com/vilsenfilmen

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