Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video: GHOSTBOY short film

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AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERGHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Jonathan Brooks

An exciting tale of mystery, mayhem and friendship, ‘Ghostboy’ teaches the very important lesson to not judge a book by it’s cover…

Director’s Statement:

DIRECTORS’ NOTES

Nearly 10 years had passed since I first sketched the character of Ghostboy. I felt it was something that would never materialise into anything and become a wasted idea like so many other ideas. After wrapping on a previous short film, I was looking for my next challenge. That’s when Ghostboy came about, though all I had was a few sketches and a short poem, I still had the basic structure of the story. It wasn’t until much later that the character of Alfie was introduced as well as his family, but the essence of Ghostboy was still there.

This would be my first animated film to direct and aimed at an entirely different audience that I hadn’t attempted to reach before. Being made for kids was in fact one of the main aspects which convinced me in to making Ghostboy. It opened up a new way of storytelling and filmmaking I hadn’t been able to try in my previous films. I knew this was going to be a fun project to direct but at the same time my most challenging.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Film Type:Animation

Runtime:9 minutes 10 seconds

Completion Date:December 17, 2015

Production Budget:6,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video: LUCY short film

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  MOVIE POSTERLUCY, 16min, Greece, Family/Drama
Directed by Stamatis Giannoulis

Myrto and Kimonas, an elderly childless couple have just lost their pet dog Lucy of natural causes. The events that will unfold the day they take their beloved pet to the vet will make them reconsider their relations and give them the opportunity to realise that nothing can substitute their love which, they now put to the test for whatever they have left…

Director’s Statement:

After decades of servicing cinematography and having an experience from various posts and productions both domestic and international, I decided to direct the short film “Lucy”, the writing debut of Alexis Giannoulis. Although family, the approach was a strictly professional one right from the beginning and whilst I worked with Alexis on polishing up the shooting script, I respected all the major initial points of the story and had a smooth, effortless cooperation.

Having had a fair amount of experience as a DoP, always close to the directors of the films I’ve worked in, the direction of Lucy, a sentimental film was both a small challenge and pleasure for me since most of the crew was made up by highly skilled professionals, many with international experience, and a veteran casting which, despite any objective difficulties or shortcomings, cooperated with me in a very professional way contributing the most to the making of the film.

Being a personal story touching on more than one major, universal and deeply humane issues (such as the relationship between an elderly couple, childlessness and the sacrifices that had to be made), the challenge was first for the starring actors to find their way together and look as they should on the screen and then to be able to achieve a result that wouldn’t be too mellow yet neither too cold for both the actors and the audience. Managing the actors and achieving the right dose of sentimentality were the main challenges I, as the DIR and all the rest of the creative crew had to come up against.

I hope both the festival committees and the wider audience to have a joyful viewing of Lucy and that we have at least achieved a respectable outcome and film.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:16 minutes 27 seconds

Completion Date:November 24, 2015

Production Budget:9,800 EUR

Country of Origin:Greece

Country of Filming:Greece

Film Language:Modern Greek (1453-)

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video: 101 CUPCAKES short film

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  MOVIE POSTER101 CUPCAKES, 13min, Australia, Family/Drama
Directed by Jane Eakin

Healing comes in many flavours. An uplifting story about love, death and the healing power of cooking.

 

 

Director’s Statement:

101 Cupcakes is a story that is very close to my heart. It is a gentle and affecting women’s story, that connects with everyone who watches it. This film is a cutdown of the original, and hasn’t lost any of it’s power to transport you.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:13 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:January 17, 2016

Production Budget:37,000 AUD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital – cannon

Film Color:Color

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