Maternal // Daily Short Picks

Maternal

A young woman’s doubt begins to consume her before she meets the adoptive parents of her unborn child. Director’s Statement Maternal was a team effort from the beginning. Living on opposite coasts, Anamari and Kevin texted throughout the summer coming up with an idea they could film when we were[…]

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Today They Took My Son / Drama // Daily Short Picks

Today They Took My Son

A mother coping with her young son being taken away by a military system. Her helplessness to prevent the cruel and inhumane treatment she knows he is experiencing is more than any mother can bear.

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Norma's Colours // Daily Short Picks

Norma’s Colours

Following the death of her mother, Norma, Tina inherited her astonishing belongings, a collection built up during the course of Norma’s eighty-nine years. Over one hundred tiny mechanical birds, smock dresses engulfed with gardens and flowers, and countless rainbows of beaded necklaces and brooches are just some of the items[…]

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Icarus // Daily Short Picks

Icarus

Icarus follows a young man’s choice to leave the surface of Mars in an attempt to rescue his mother.

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Con Amor // Featured Short Film

Con Amor

A single-mother is faced with a difficult decision that will define who she is – and how she loves. A young nurse and hard working mother sees her brother come home beaten and bloodied late night – but he said the other guy was much worse and left unconscious in[…]

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Glass Cage // Daily Short Picks

Glass Cage

Glass Cage is a mother daughter bedtime story about growing up in the world. It deals with societal paradigms and body issues. Like any good bedtime story it features projection mapping, explosions, and cgi. It was a complete passion project. Director’s Statement Often times films are a labor of love.[…]

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Chloe // Crowdfunding Picks

Chloe

An artist in the midst of a suicide attempt is visited by the daughter he didn’t know he had. James is a talented painter that has just completed his swan song piece and nailed it to his apartment wall. He had just begun committing suicide in the art gallery prison[…]

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Beautiful Dreamer // #6 @ Top 10 2017

Beautiful Dreamer

A dying mother travels at near-light speed, bending time to watch her baby daughter grow up Beautiful Dreamer is a sci-fi, time travel tale set in a striking near future world of drones, robots, holograms and transport pods. But it’s also a personal story. A mother, facing a terminal disease,[…]

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Cross // Daily Short Picks

Cross

A young Filipino-American man is lured into the world of backyard boxing in order to save his mother’s life. This is a coming of age story that also looks at the intersection of Filipino and Mexican culture. Director’s Statement After spending my entire life disappointed with the cinematic representations of[…]

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La Invitada // Daily Short Picks

La Invitada (The Guest)

Vanesa returns home after an eighteen year absence to deal with news concerning her mother. Once there she will relive her past and discover something that will make her reconsider the meaning of her return.

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