Director BIO: Alexyn Scheller

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Co-Creator of Chalk, Alex specialized in Directing, Editing, Building Chalk’s website, and the special effects behind Chalk.  Alex has made movie’s before, but not of this scale.  He recently finished a documentary called “Banff Bacon” which documents a road trip across Western Canada.  Outside of making movies, Alex enjoys comedy, photography, travel, and being an overall nerd.  Alex just finished his MBA at VCU and resides in Richmond, VA.

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Get to know the short film: CHALK, 10min, Family/Adventure

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Artboard 1A boy creates a magical chalk drawing that comes to life before becoming separated. The drawing must brave this new world alone and find his way back to his boy.

Project Links
  • Alexyn Scheller
    Director
  • Christina Bailey
    Director
  • Alexyn Scheller
    Writer
  • Christina Bailey
    Writer
  • Alexyn Scheller
    Producer
  • Christina Bailey
    Producer
  • John Hager
    Producer
  • Porter V
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Childrens, Adventure, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Anthony Bennett (MY LITTLE BROTHER)

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Director Biography

Anthony bennett

Anthony Bennett combines an interest in electronic music composition and video editing to produce unusual and thought-provoking visual material.

Anthony is a qualified computer engineer, actor and film editor with influences ranging from David Lynch to Chris Cunningham.

His experimental music video “Blue Horizon” won two film awards and received six nominations at several international film festivals between 2005 and 2006.

Anthony’s latest film “My Little Brother” delivers an important message for today’s society through a combination of stop-animation elements, handheld close up footage and an exciting child narration.

(2000) Short Film – Easy Money (Director and Editor)
(2001) Mini Feature – Autopilot by Anthony Carpendale (Editor)
(2004) Music Video – Gameboy Freak (Director/Producer/Composer/Editor)
(2005) Music Video – Blue Horizon (Director/Producer/Composer/Editor)

Blue Horizon – Awards

Best Experimental Film – ECU International Film Festival 2006, Paris, France
Video Art Finalist Winner – CheapShot LA 2005, USA

Blue Horizon – Nominations

Best Editing – ECU International Film Festival 2006, Paris, France
Best Experimental Film – Golden Star Shorts 2005, Hollywood, USA
Best Experimental Film – Santa Cruz Film Festival 2005, USA
Best Experimental Film – Rome International Film Festival 2005, Georgia, USA

(2016) Short Film – My Little Brother (Director/Writer/Editor)

My Little Brother – Awards

Best Film Runner Up – Tropfest NZ 2017, New Zealand

Director Statement

“Our own personal experience of storytelling begins at childhood. It’s that magical discovery and refreshing innocence that we forget as we get older with all the stresses and strains of our everyday lives – this was the inspiration for My Little Brother ”

Get to know the short film: MY LITTLE BROTHER, 6min, New Zealand, Family/Experimental

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

My little brother movie posterA young boy’s story of his little brother, the scary internet and a nightmare vision.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Anthony Bennett
    Director
  • Anthony Bennett
    Writer
  • Anthony Bennett
    Producer
  • William Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Laurence Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Richard Askew
    Key Cast
  • Jane Askew
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Bennett
    Key Cast

Get to know the short film: PUSHING, 10min, USA, Family/Drama

Played at the September 2017 Film Festival

Test3 smallA homeless man, living on the fringes of society, feels out of touch with the speed and exclusivity of his surroundings. He retreats into his imagination to a time where he was better capable of fitting in and was accepted by others. When he is disrupted by a police officer, he initially sees him as a grave threat. However, through an act of kindness, he learns that this particular officer may truly want to help him. In return, he offers forgiveness and shares a bit of himself and how he experiences the world in his own unique way.

  • Ryan LaPine
    Director
  • Ryan LaPine
    Writer
  • Kristina Denton
    Producer
  • Ashlee LaPine
    Producer
  • Bryan Barbarin
    Key Cast
  • Todd Lanker
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

July 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival: http://festivalforfamily.com

 

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – THEY DROVE ON STREETS PAVED WITH KINDNESS
July 2017 Reading
by John Bauer

ACTORFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
July 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – BABY LOUIE
July 2017 Reading
by Mark Richards

ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORANIMATION TV PILOT Screenplay – CHICKEN COP
July 2017 Reading
by Bryan Cahill

festival posterA MONSTER CALLED CHARLES, 15min, UK, Fantasy/Drama
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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox