Wild Animals // Daily Short Picks

WILD ANIMALS

A teenage boy hiding in a bathroom after a school shooting struggles to come to grips with the aftermath. A film about the epidemic of gun violence in the USA through the eyes of two boys, in one intimate eight minute span. Shot on Super 16mm.

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Leviticus 24:20 // Daily Short Picks

Leviticus 24:20

Cassandra Noriega, a news journalist, exposes the truth behind a controversial ground-based drone program known as the Leviticus 24:20 Initiative. A Mexican and American jointly implemented strategy that eradicates violence with violence to fight drug trafficking, border control and organized crime in Mexico.

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Prime || Short Film Trailer

Prime

The confrontation between a convicted Palestinian (Abdelatif Hwidar) and a Mossad agent (Ramón Orozco), beyond time. An action drama about the violence inherent to human being and our fragility.

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Children of the Dust // Daily Short Picks

Children of the Dust

In 2017 I followed the staff and social workers of Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation as they navigated the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, looking for kids in crisis. Whether through force or simply being born into dangerous situations, these kids are robbed of a future and thrown down into a life[…]

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Tell No Tales // Crowdfunding Picks We Dig

Tell No Tales

In this Western thriller, a train robber, mercenary, and Korean cowboy meet in the desert to recover the money from their last score. A snag in their plan fuels simmering racism, igniting a chain reaction of paranoia, violence, and ill-drawn conclusions. The most artistically challenging and satisfying projets I’ve worked[…]

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Blood // Daily Short Picks

Blood

Ayden, a conflicted white supremacist gang member must face the consequences when his friendship with a black teen is discovered. Director’s Statement Blood is about the perils of hate, racism, and gun violence. The idea came about in early 2016 during rising racial tensions before the election. We always hoped[…]

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The Rage // Daily Short Picks

The Rage

The Rage is a psychological thriller that explores the relationship between sex, anger and violence. Take an atmospheric trip into the life of Oscar as he deals with his rage and the decision it drives him to make. Starring Oakland California actors, L. Jeffrey Moore, Sophia LaPaglia and Gretta Sosine,[…]

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Ecstasy // Daily Short Picks

Ecstasy

He would do anything to be touched by his former lover once more. Ecstasy is an arthouse drama that explores and challenges the relationship between love and violence.

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I Am Your Friend // Daily Short Picks

I Am Your Friend

A friendship is put to the test when two teenage boys are left alone for the weekend. As the teenagers confront their neighborhood rivals, horseplay escalates to violence throwing their loyalty to one another into question. Director’s Notes I AM YOUR FRIEND is inspired by my experiences with toxic masculinity[…]

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A Stone of Hope // Daily Short Picks

A Stone of Hope

Jim St. Germain has surmounted enormous odds. He was born into poverty before immigrating from Haiti to Crown Heights in Brooklyn. Once in the states, Jim began to get into trouble with the law and almost died from violence in his neighborhood. Jim eventually turned everything around and now can[…]

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