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Thursday, August 28 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Shorts Block 3: Ritual

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08 min  -- “Blue by Katelyn Bianchini, Rena Cheng, Asia Lancaster: A fearful balloon must learn to put his fragile life in the hands of an unlikely friend. (Animation)

10 min -- “Best Wishes by Stuart Doty: When Richards wife suddenly vanishes, he tries to make sense of a reality that seems to have abandoned all logic and reason. His circumstances are complicated further by a cryptic group of overseers.

05 min -- “Leadfoot by Adam Halverson: Nicholas, an elderly Russian man, is unable to keep pace with his wife's zest for life in her golden years. She goes out dancing at night while he secretly uses his engineering skills to mend the rift forming between them.

27 min -- “One Armed Man by Tim Guinee:  CW Rowe owns the cotton gin, making him the wealthiest man in Harrison, Texas, and his ascendancy has solidified an unshakable belief in the system that enriched him. Few things ever interrupt the purity of his vision, with the exception of the weekly visit of a young man, Ned, who lost an arm in the gin's machinery. Ned is a little touched and believes CW can give him his arm back. On a normal day, he goes away when CW offers him five dollars. But today is anything but a normal day.

05 min -- “Babylon by Felix van Cleef: A ritual celebration at the seaside.  (Music video)

08 min -- “Boxer on the Wilderness by Alexandra Boyd: It's 1919. A boxer and his opponent fight in the ring, and we see and feel the physical and emotional pain of the young man returned from WW1 who must win at all costs.

15 min -- “Market Hours by Jon Goldman: Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works; none more so than Angela.  But Randall's inattention has lead to a string of thefts and soon threatens to cost him his job. A chance encounter with a beautiful starlet provides Randall not only an opportunity to break the ice with Angela, but a chance to prove his worth.

10 min -- “The Moped Diaries by Tyler Nilson and Nick Vitale: When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland, a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come along with it.  Love of home, love of a partner, and love of family all seem to be falling apart and pushing him towards the inevitable, crossing that bridge himself to see what lies beyond the horizon.

03 min -- “This That Though by Matt Stoops: “This That Though” by San Francisco based musician Matt Stoops tells the allegorical story of a man who desires to get out of his comfort zone and experience life, but he's having some trouble. Filmed in San Francisco with Richard Neveu (Director of Photography). Music was recorded, mixed and produced by Nick Kirgo. Words and music by Matt Stoops. (Music video)




Adam Halverson

Director, “Leadfoot”
I enjoy watching lots of different kinds of films. Highly regarded award winners to cheap b-movie schlock all have their charms. The common thread for me is honesty. If a film feels honest and passionate in it's approach and execution it doesn't matter if it's a dra- ma concerning... Read More →

Alexandra Boyd

Alexandra Boyd has been an actress for 30+ years in her native UK and the USA before turning to screenwriting and directing. Her acting credits include Mr Holland’s Opus (shot in Portland OR), Titanic and From Paris With Love. She spent ten years working in Hollywood before returning... Read More →

Jon Goldman

Director, “Market Hours”
Jon Goldman was born in Boulder, Colorado, the son of a university physics professor and high school English teacher. Jon spent several years of his adolescence in Paris, acquiring an early taste for world cinema, foreign languages and international stories. As a filmmaker, Jon has... Read More →

Matt Stoops

Director, “This That Though”
Matt Stoops writes introspective, moody, and often, haunting folk music. “This That Though” is his first venture into the world of music-video making, and it is the first single from his up-coming album due out late in 2014. He completed his first album of bedroom recordings titled... Read More →

Stuart Doty

Stuart Doty served six years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. After his enlistment he became a Registered Nurse specializing in Cardiac Telemetry. After working for over ten years in Health Care, Stuart finally pursued his dreams of filmmaking. He graduated from the... Read More →

Tim Guinee

Director, “One Armed Man”
One Armed Man is Tim Guinee’s directorial film debut. He has appeared in over two hundred roles on the stage, in television and films. Some of the more recognized work include characters in Sweet Land , Iron Man 1 and 2, Personal Velocity, Synecdoche New York, Once Around, and Promised... Read More →

Thursday August 28, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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