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Sweet Nothing || Daily Short Picks

A vignette about a man awaking from the euphoric high of heroin, confronting the regrets of a life given to the addiction, and dealing with it the only way the he knows how. Director’s Statement In October 2008, my father died of a heroin overdose alone in his home after[…]

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Make Them Believe || Daily Short Picks

Make Them Believe is a documentary exploring Moscow’s underground wrestling scene through the eyes of one up-and-coming performer. Follow Tim Malster’s journey (who plays the heel ‘American Hope’) as he chases his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. In this unexpectedly relatable film, director Taimi Arvidson tackles the universal struggle[…]

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Vola || Daily Short Picks

A young dancer remembers her struggle for perfection and its cost. Director’s Statement I had the chance to work with dancers from the renowned Balletto Teatro Di Torino at the annual Experimental Film Virginia artists residency, which brings in filmmakers and performers from all over the world. While the dancers[…]

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#Losing || Daily Short Picks

While preparing for a live performance, a poet reflects on his losing battle with a degenerative bone disease. #Losing is a portrait of an artist in conflict: conflict with himself. Dominic Hoey, formerly known as rapper Tourettes, is battling an incurable bone disease that renders him unable to express himself[…]

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Gilded || Daily Short Picks

In his first semester of college, the son of a CEO must prove his strength of character on the night of his initiation into his father’s alma matter fraternity. Director’s Statement I liked the idea of taking a fraternity initiation and flipping it on its head. Having the pledge be[…]

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Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission || Daily Short Picks

An exploration of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek vision of humanity. After 50 years of Star Trek, how far has humanity come? How much further can we go? Director’s Statement In the wake of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, is Gene Roddenberry’s original vision for humanity still alive? Centered around[…]

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