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Santa Claus in Baghdad

5 Dec , 2016 | Posted by:

It’s a story about sacrifices, the social order of society, and the power of a simple gift.

(2008) Directed by Raouf Zaki

Amal is a sixteen-year old girl who has fallen a year behind in school due to illness. When she learns that her favorite teacher is leaving, she recruits her classmates to decide on a going-away present for him. Meanwhile, her little brother, Bilal, thinks that their uncle, who will be visiting soon from the United States, is actually Santa Claus. He would like nothing more that to receive a toy car from this visitor from far away. When Bilal’s anticipation turns to disappointment after a family dinner, his father decides to make a significant sacrifice to make his son happy. After much searching, and a sacrifice of her own, Amal finally finds the perfect book for her teacher. It is only after he opens the book that Amal learns of the power of generosity.

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Analy

26 Oct , 2016 | Posted by:

A story about feeling wanted

(2016)

Analy sees a psychiatrist about troubles she is having in her marriage while secretly dealing with problems of her own.

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Untitled Detroit Project

5 Oct , 2016 | Posted by:

(2017)

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States' history.

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Just Missed

27 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

Directed by Rebecca Mesple

When Abigail Cooper experiences loss, loneliness, and disconnection in her once picture-perfect marriage, a meeting with an old friend results in Abigail needing to make a decision that will change her life.

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Portle

26 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

A movie about the relationship between a young skateboarder and a filmmaker.

(2015) Directed by Oliver Shahery

Matt Portle and I started off as strangers. This narrative documentary is about how we became friends.
Won Best Short-Film at the Mass Reality Check Salem Film Festival

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Ripple

25 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

The shapes we make - an advertisement for planet earth

(2015) Directed by Conner Griffith

An exploration of the grown and the manufactured through their recurring motifs.

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♫♬ Dummy

19 Aug , 2016 | Posted by:

Musical Ventriloquist Documentary

(2016) Directed by Jessie Gant

Five minute documentary with a dummy. Special thanks to the producers Jessie Gant and Logan Smeallie. It was an honor to be interviewed by such talented professionals.

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For Love or Money

31 Jul , 2016 | Posted by:

For Love or Money

"For Love or Money" is a dark comedy about a vain woman who makes a deal with the devil. But does she know what she's really bargaining away?

(2015) Directed by Patrick Jerome

Lexi, a vain and formerly wealthy woman, is having trouble adjusting to her new life circumstances. After yet another fight with her husband, she takes her dog Sparkles to the park where she meets a stranger who offers her a bargain that will solve all of her problems. Of course, when dealing with dark forces, you rarely get what you bargain for, and the consequences of Lexi’s deal are tragic or perfect depending on your perspective.

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Ghost Light

21 Jun , 2016 | Posted by:

In the wake of a campus tragedy, Erin inspires her cast and crew to put on a commermorative performance.

(2014) Directed by David Charpentier

After a school shooting, stage manager Erin is a miss, her emotions bundled up inside her. Using the mantra, the show must go on, Erin rallies her cast and crew in face of campus lockdown to put on a commemorative stage performance. Putting all her engergy into the task, when the curtain rises and the notes of the first song hit, she finally has a moment to reflect, and, seeing her friends come together, her school come together, she's able to finally grasp her emotions.

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Departure

5 Jun , 2016 | Posted by:

An emotionally distressed and mentally fragmented man must decide whether to stay in an unhealthy relationship with his unfaithful girlfriend or to

(2016) Directed by Keith LaFountaine

Sam is an emotionally unstable man with a problem: he is head over heels in love with a woman who has cheated on him. While waiting at the airport for a flight, Sam must decide to save his crumbling relationship or to abandon it.