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Friday, August 29 • 11:45am - 1:15pm
Shorts Block 17 - Want

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11 min -- “Whisker by Steve Saussey: A homeless, hungry drifter and his dog discover judging night at a local beard-growing contest. Desperate for the colossal meat-pack prize, but with no beard to speak of, he enters the competition and takes the stage.

09 min -- "The Kid" by Jeff Winograd: A young boy is drawn into the world driven by the soundtrack of his life and the magic all around him.  HIs journey takes him through a strange world he didn’t know existed and perhaps doesn’t.  Along the way he meets friends and foes, though he can’t always tell the difference between the two.  His experience lead him back to where he started, but his world has changed.  

15 min – “Final Flight” by David Jorgensen: After 65 years on the ground, a WWII pilot returns to the sky. Gene Fowler is a 91 year old WWII pilot who started flying when he was 15.  It was his passion. But after the trauma of flying 33 missions in the war, he never flew again. Until now. Fly with Gene as he takes a small plane up for one last flight, despite the danger he faces because of his advanced age.

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.

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.

03 min -- “Super Secret by Jim Johnson: The story of a super villain father and his daughter. On her 13th birthday, he discovers her deep, dark, secret. (Animation)

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.

12 min -- "Alis Volat Propriis" by Christopher Alley: A struggling writer, a mysterious apparition... is she his muse, or perhaps something else?

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.

08 -- "Ground London" by Dustin Morrow: Ground London is an experimental documentary that explores the British capital with a very specific point-of-view, locked in photography that never gets more than three inches off the ground, along with heavy manipulation of both sound and image, exposing a London seldom examined: a city that moves poetically and with great order when observed slowly and in minute detail.

Directors
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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 familial interpersonal relationships or an assault on a small coastal com- munity by a troupe of randy salmon men.
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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 to London in 2006. Boxer On The Wilderness is Alexandra’s second film. It’s a teaser/trailer for her feature screenplay The Wilderness. The short was... Read More →
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Christopher Alley

Director - Alis Volat Propriis
For over 10 years I have been working professionally in the film industry from big budget features to commercials, documentaries to network episodic, working in all positions within the camera and lighting departments. In fact I was working full time on season 2 of the locally shot TV Show Grimm during the production of Alis Volat Propriis.  As a cinematographer I have challenged myself to focus on those projects that are extremely limited... Read More →
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David Jorgensen

David Jorgensen is an award winning filmmaker and software developer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his B.A. in Film Production and Theory and has been making independent art films, music videos, and short narratives while developing his career in software development. "Final Flight" is David's first documentary. In the context of the film world, David has not only focused on producing, directing, cinematography, and editing, but... Read More →
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Dustin Morrow

Filmmaker
Dustin Morrow is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, author, programmer and educator. He is a professor and the Interim Head of Film at Portland State University, where he teaches courses in digital cinema production and film studies. Professor Morrow’s short and feature films have won numerous awards and been shown in major film festivals and other venues around the world. He has written extensively about film and pop culture for a host of online and... Read More →
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Jeff Winograd

Director - The Kid, Hawk Productions
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College of Chicago in 1993 where he studied film and video production with a specialization in creative writing.  He spent ten years working for the Sundance Film Festival where he was Director of the Technical Operations Department.  He has done extensive work in a variety of capacities within film and video production and post-production.  For the last ten years, Jeff has been the principal... Read More →
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Jim Johnson

Director, "Super Secret" and "Sushi Mischief"
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Steve Saussey

Director, “Whisker”
Steve's comedy is intrinsically linked to the funny bone of New Zealand. After graduating from Elam School of Fine Art, Steve was a graphic designer/illustrator before becoming an advertising copywriter at Mojo Auckland and Bates London. A writer and performer on the Max TV series 'Box Dog', he has shot music videos in Hollywood for MTV and directed drama ( ‘Amazing Extraordinary Friends’ and 'Let's Get Inventin'). In addition to... Read More →
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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 Art Institute of Portland where he earned a Bachelor in Digital Film and Video. Stuart now works as a freelance editor and videographer in Portland Oregon... Read More →



Friday August 29, 2014 11:45am - 1:15pm
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Attendees (16)