A Silent Call: Can Anyone Hear Me? – dir. Ana A Prickett Braunstein

Original Film Title: A Silent Call: Can Anyone Hear Me?

English Film Title: A Silent Call: Can Anyone Hear Me?

Directors Name: Ana A Prickett Braunstein

Writers Name: Ana A Prickett Braunstein

Producer: Ana A Prickett Braunstein

Country of Origin: USA

Country of Filming: USA

Language: English

Runtime:  40 minutes 51 seconds

Film Description: 

The story of protagonist BLAKE SMITH, an artist that lives in LA, played by Barrett Burnes and his journey to overcome his emotional pains, conflicts. addictions and identity crises. His single mother LYNN SMITH, played by Carla Susan Lewis, lives in New York City and works as an administrator at the Main Library Branch. She loves her only son Blake very much and is concerned about him, four months ago she suggested and offered to hire and pay for a therapist STACEY JOHNSON played by Ana A P Braunstein, Blake reluctantly agreed to see a therapist. Stacey truly cares about her patients and takes their issues to heart. Lately she is having to face and deal with some personal issues and problems of her own but is determined to focus her energy on her work. She feels a special connection with Blake and is thrilled to see his progress.
The antagonist, Blake’s absent father JOHN SMITH, played by David Laird Scott decides to reach out to his North Carolina long time childhood friend to ask her for a special favor. John is at a crucial time in his life and feels like he is running out of time.The events that unfold next intertwined and contributed to Blake’s finding closure, forgiveness and hope to start a new chapter in his life!

Alaska Long Hunters – dir. Mark Rose

Original Film Title: Alaska Long Hunters

Director’s Name: Mark Rose

Writer’s Name: Mark Rose

Producer’s Name: Mark D. Rose, Isaac Rush

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 57 minutes 26 seconds

Film Description:

This award winning story follows the life of a young pilot who flew in Alaska’s frontier arctic. Experience the front-seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on earth, airborne among the magnificent mountains, glaciers and rivers that only Alaska has to offer. Includes true-life experiences of accidents, comradeship, humor and heartbreak of life in early Alaska, gone forever when dismantled into parks in the 1980’s. Based on the book Last of the Long Hunters by Mark Rose, the scene opens with an early history of the Great Land and those that lived in it through interviews with several life-long Alaskans, including Hilda Lidner, Ray Atkins and Gale Ranney to name a few. Leading up to the introduction of the authors use of a new tool of transport – the single engine airplane, but not without extracting a terrible price. Experience what it was like to growing up among the dangerous game, hunting the massive caribou herds and absorbing the greatness of the county. Pilots will gain from the flying experiences related, and every boy, man and aviator will be compelled to grapple with its final truth, concluding with a crisis encounter that forever changed the pilot’s life forever.

SHASHTHI – dir. Jude Peter Damian

Original Film Title: SHASHTHI

Director’s Name: Jude Peter Damian

Writer’s Name: Jude Peter Damian

Producer: Jude Peter Damian

Country of Origin: India

Country of Filming: India

Language: Tamil

Runtime: 29 minutes

Film Description:

The Short film in Tamil is a fiction about the struggles (and events thereafter) of an economically weaker woman to save her son from a medical emergency, who was actually adopted by her about ten years ago on finding him as an abandoned baby from near a dust bin

Walk With Me – dir. Yantra de Vilder

Original Film Title: Walk With Me

Director’s Name: Yantra de Vilder

Writer’s Name: Yantra de Vilder

Producer: Yantra de Vilder

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Language: English

Runtime: 14 minutes 53 seconds

Film Description:

This film was created during the 2020 Covid pandemic when we were unable to go ahead with the 5 Lands Walk. It is my creative expression as Artistic Director for the 5 Lands Walk in collaboration with our 5 Lands community. As we keep the faith to uphold our mantra of connecting people to people and people to place, we move forward into a shared future together, bound by culture and spirituality, led by our Indigenous and multi-cultural collaborators.

Humanity Stoked – dir. Michael Ien Cohen

Original Film Title: Humanity Stoked

Director’s Name: Michael Ien Cohen

Writer’s Name: Ian B Gibson Michael Ien Cohen

Producer: Michael Ien Cohen

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: Cuba, United States

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes 10 seconds

Film Description:

Featuring world-famous skateboarders, scientists, artists, musicians, activists and educators, all of whom are skateboarders. The iconic cast, respected as leaders in their fields, reveal their unique experiences and insights on being human. Their perspectives on issues that affect humanity’s ability to move forward together are shaped by their own backgrounds, and often inspired by their love of skateboarding. The conversations focus on understanding fear, depression, addiction, education, activism, philanthropy, racism, sexism, homophobia, and the environment. The film’s purpose is to inspire deeper thinking, more empathic perspectives, and open conversations about human issues.

DELIVERING HOPE – dir. Jordan Orsak

Original Film Title: DELIVERING HOPE

Director’s Name: Jordan Orsak

Writer’s Name: Scott Felix

Producer: Jordan Orsak

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes 56 seconds

Film Description:

Delivering Hope is a feature film documentary that tells the ultimate story of people coming together for something bigger than themselves. On November 16, 2019, eight days before his 50th birthday, ultra-runner Kevin Kline set out to become the first person in history to run the northernmost 300 miles of Alaska’s dangerous Dalton Highway, in winter, to raise awareness for children battling pediatric cancer. Traversing the world’s 10 most dangerous road, Kline and his crew face a hostile environment of -40F temperatures on a road made of ice in near total darkness to run an 8lb backpack full of childhood cancer names to the virtual top of the world. When Kline’s body shuts down after 200 miles, the crew is faced with a life-changing dilemma.

ITLU AMMA-dir.Umamaheswara rao C

Original Film Title: ITLU AMMA

Director’s Name: Umamaheswara rao C

Writer’s Name: Umamaheswara rao C

Producer: Murali Bommaku Bommaku

Country of Origin: India

Country of Filming: India

Language: Telugu

Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes 49 seconds

Film Description:

On a stormy night, a 19-year-old boy is stabbed.
Unable to get help, he slides into an overflowing
manhole.
Balasaraswathi, a traditional Brahmin widow, alone
searches for her son Venu in the storm as even police
could not help her.
On the following day, the police show her the dead
body of her son. Later they reveal the cause of death
as murder.

Eagle Knight -dir. Alejandro Blázquez de Nicolás

Original Film Title: Eagle Knight

Director’s Name: Alejandro Blázquez de Nicolás

Writer’s Name: Alejandro Blázquez de Nicolás

Producer: Alejandro Blázquez de Nicolás

Country of Origin: Mexico

Country of Filming: Mexico

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes

Film Description:

Coming of age story about 3 young friends who have to decide the road each lives will take. Pastor dreams on Flor’s love while Nacho gets seduced by crime.