HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: January 2020 FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST DRAMA FILM: HAYLEY
BEST ROMANCE FILM: LIFT
BEST PERFORMANCES: AN ASPIRATIONAL SPACE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: LOVE IN SEASONS
BEST MUSIC: SHOOTER

Theme of night: Misunderstanding

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterA TURBAN & A BEARD, 8min, Canada, Drama

festival posterSHOOTER, 11min., USA, Drama

festival posterLATE, 9min., USA, Drama

festival posterHAYLEY, 11min, USA, Drama/Thriller

festival posterAN ASPIRATIONAL SPACE, 8min, USA, Drama

festival posterBOOKENDS, 6min, USA, Romance/Drama

festival posterLOVE IN SEASONS, 6min., USA, Romance/Drama

festival posterPROM QUEENS, 4min, USA, Romance/Teen

festival posterLIFT, 13min., 13min. USA, Comedy

The first event in Los Angeles in 2020.
11 more festival events in 2020.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

1pg. Short Screenplay: Your Government In Action, by Sam B Miller II

CAST LIST:

Hoffman: Julie Sheppard
McPherson: Luke Robinson
Narrator: Regan Brown
Heinbaum: Daniel Jones
Collier: Scott McCullouch

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Best Scene Reading: Anemoia, by Kendrick Smith

CAST LIST:

Narration: Carina Cojeen
Dr. Rayner: Geoff Mays
Devon: Aaron Williams

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Director Biography – Jaskaran Singh (A TURBAN & A BEARD)

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Jaskaran Singh holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Toronto in Political Science and is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Advanced Television and Film program. He held the positions of Head Writer and Creative Director while at UofT for its campus wide media channel. While at Sheridan, Jaskaran continued to write and produce short works, most notably “ReArranged,” which boldly addressed arranged marriages and took part in two festivals in 2018 (IIFSA Toronto and NSI Online); and “S.A.M.,” a technically and logistically demanding sci-fi production that has received festival acclaim globally. Jaskaran recently produced another sci-fi short, “Autopsy,” and in founding Paradox Lost, he hopes to use his unique voice to write/direct/produce stories not given a platform to be told. His latest, “A Turban & A Beard” is the first such attempt.

Director Statement

In the middle of September 2001, a Sikh man was murdered outside of his gas station in one of the first post-9/11 hate crimes against that religious group. When asked, his family said that all the killer saw was a turban and a beard. As part of their faith, Sikhs are required to keep their hair uncut and wear a turban. These articles of faith have ignorantly become synonymous with acts of terrorism, giving free reign for those with hate in their heart to attack based solely on appearance. Almost twenty years later, while much progress has been made, a new brand of nationalism has risen targeting with extreme prejudice. What once felt like underground or receding racism has boldly bubbled to the surface again. A way in which that warped narrative can be challenged is with more widespread representation in media. Sikh representation remains confined to a world of taxi drivers, mistaken terrorists, and convenience store clerks. My hope is that this short allows for layered and complex roles for Sikh actors, while providing an audience with a window inside that cultural, religious, and social upbringing.

Short Film: LATE, 9min., USA, Drama

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A young girl waits to get picked up from soccer practice when an unexpected stranger arrives.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    850 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color

SCRIPT TO MOVIE

THANK YOU to the whole team who created this beautiful sensual film. I watched it and was quite enthralled! All the voices are so compelling and seductive. And I love the flow of striking faces that capture the characters. The action and setting are rendered so skillfully. I felt caught up in the scene and didn’t want it to end! 
– Elizabeth Searle (SISTER KIN script movie)

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental & Music & Dance Festival – September 5, 2019

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: BLACK LIVES MATTER
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: PASSAGE
BEST PERFORMANCES: THANATOS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: TOO MANY BODIES
BEST MUSIC: EMERGENCE

Them of night: “Transformation”

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBLACK LIVES MATTER, 9min., USA, Experimental festival posterDANCE WITH DEATH, 6min., USA, Experimental
festival posterEMERGENCE, 5min., USA, Dance festival posterFLORETS, 4min., USA, Music Video
festival posterGEOMETRY, 2min., USA, Experimental festival posterPASSAGE, 2min., Australia, Animation/Experimental
festival posterRANGWANG, 6min., Canada, Experimental festival posterREDEMPTION, 7min., USA, Experimental
festival posterTHANATOS, 6min., USA, Music Video festival posterTHE SHE IN ME, 3min., France, Music Video
festival posterTOO MANY BODIES, 6min., USA, Music Video festival posterUFO, 4min., Belgium, Music Video
festival posterUNREMEDIED, 2min., USA, Dance festival posterABSOLUTION, 7min, USA, Dance

The 9th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.
3 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo