Director BIO: Christopher Carson Emmons (The Survivor: A Tale From The Nearscape)

Director Biography

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Christopher Carson Emmons grew up in Milwaukee. While earning his Bachelor’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago he directed the dark comedy “Shine Baby Shine” about a bumbling shampoo salesman.

He went on to direct veteran film/TV actor Mark Metcalf (Animal House, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Seinfeld) in “Prone,” and “Marked Man,” starring Jaiden Kaine (Luke Cage, Vampire Diaries, Hidden Figures).

Christopher’s romantic comedy with a twist, “Serial Daters Anonymous,” starring Sam Page (Mad Men, House of Cards, Gossip Girl) and Scotty Dickert (XOXO, The Last Ship), premiered at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival, where it went on to get a limited theatrical release.

His short horror/satire “New Skin” garnered international recognition and acclaim in its 2015-2016 festival run, which his short drama “Surrender” continues to do well on the 2016-2017 festival run, having won multiple awards in festivals across the US and UK.

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Short Film: THE SURVIVOR, 12min., UK, Sci-Fi/Drama

 

Ad6bfa4bf2 posterIn a post-apocalyptic world, a young boy embarks on a perilous supply run to obtain water and medicine for his ailing mother. With just his toy robot as a companion, he faces many obstacles, but the real danger is waiting for him back at home.

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Director BIO: Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)

Director Biography

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Anuj holds a Masters in Film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. He has written and directed six short films, and has also worked as director for commercials. Anuj’s films have received recognition from the Singapore National Library Board and the British Council Singapore. His short film “Manila Running” won Best Film at the NYU First Run Film Festival, after having premiered at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2012. “The Manliest Man” also made its premiere at the 2016 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. It received a Jury Special Mention at the 2016 Indian Film Festival of Los Angles 2016, and the Carl Lerner Award for Social Significance at the 2016 NYU First Run Film Festival. He is currently based in India, where he continues to juggle time between writing and directing for projects that tell stories, convey a message and challenge conventions at the same time.

Short Film: THE MANLIEST MAN, 23min., India, Drama

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The potter of a secluded village comes under pressure when he fathers another daughter instead of a son. The community Chief then calls for a “manlier man” to replace the potter and give the family a son – only to drag himself into an impossible spot.

  • Film Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: James Latimer (TWO)

Director Biography

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Originally from London, UK, I’m a filmmaker based in Tokyo, Japan. I have a background in European Literature, still photography and now while working as a DP, I direct a wide range of work.

Director Statement

I wish to create moving dramas for all audiences and share the world from how I see it in Japan.

Short Film: TWO, 7min., Japan, Drama

 

Two poster ver04 1 0622After her husband commits suicide, Erika, now a single-mother and left in debt, becomes an escort to provide the best she can for her and her son. But what really is important in life?

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  • Film Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Film Language:
    Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – February 1, 2018. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shesput Wilson.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

1st ACT PROGRAM – Best of FEMALE DIRECTORS


FORGOTTEN FLORA, 5min., USA, Animation/Drama 
Directed by Reanna Miller

A short, 2D animated film about a successful businesswoman named Megan living in the big city. With work life becoming harder and harder to say no to, Megan forgets to nurture the important things in life and gets a thorny wake up call.

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MADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama
Directed by Kaitlyn Fae

An ex-couple meets to sign divorce papers over dinner and wine. As the night progresses, it becomes increasingly apparent one of them has something up their sleeve.

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PAPER PALACES, 6min., USA, Drama
Directed by Heath Harris

Paper Palaces is a film about a teenage boy named Charlie (played by Emmy winning actor Austin Trace), during the onset of schizophrenia. Tormented and unable to tell reality from fiction, Charlie begins to believe his mother is out to get him. Taking matters into his own hands, Charlie finds a gun in the spare bedroom.

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THE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES, 7min., USA, Animation/Drama
Directed by Sara Zia Ebrahimi & Lindsey Martin

Based on a true story, the film tells a story from the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 from the perspective of Haleh, an eight year old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates. The film raises questions about the human cost of surveillance and the criminalization of immigrant communities, linking past policy decisions with current national discussions around security and xenophobia.

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AN ACTOR PREPARES, 4min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Ani Cohen

An ode to “An Actor Prepares” by Constantin Stanislavsky as a how-to instructional… Or more like a how-not-to.

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2nd ACT PROGRAM – Best of COMEDY


GF, 25min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Ross Harris

GF is the story of Anita, an LA Native who’s just lost her best friend (She didn’t die, they just don’t talk anymore). Looking to fill the void in her life, she struggles to search for a new BFF and finds more than she was looking for along the way in this feel-good, female driven comedy.

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THE CRYING CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy
Directed by Zack Arch

A mockdoc about an extremely gifted chef who , at first glance, prepares what could be considered basic recipes. But what sets her apart is her tears. She cries over all of her dishes and her tears transform the otherwise pedestrian meals into works of art.

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THE FUTURE RICHARD DENISONS, 16min, USA, Comedy/Time Travel
Directed by Gabriel Renfro

25 year old Richard Denison encounters many future 45 year old versions of himself, all of whom have pursued different careers and women. These future Richard Denisons compete with one another for young Richard’s choice of one of them as his path in life.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.