Short Film: JUICY GIRL, 15min., USA, Crime/Drama

 

1da2c9edaa poster‘Juicy Girl’ is based on events surrounding the murders of several of the many Korean women committed by US Army personnel since the Korean War of the 1950’s.

1992 South Korea. Soyoung, also known as Annie, is a Juicy Girl. A term used by American soldiers stationed in South Korea for local prostitutes. Soyoung is a trafficking victim, snatched by a gang when in her teens and forced into sex slavery. Sold to a pimp who operates his girls out of a nightclub, exclusively reserved for US Army personnel, Soyoung serves their ‘needs’. Her world is confined and tightly controlled, there is no escape. Soyoung’s only rare moments of joy come when she befriends a young street seller, Hoon a 10 year old boy.

Private Michael Johnstone, a US Army Medic, is a loner and shunned by the other G.I.’s. A narcissist and a misogynist, Johnstone is a psychotic landmine waiting to explode. At the nightclub Soyoung is in his sights, seemingly easy prey he can dominate and humiliate. Choosing his time carefully Johnstone, a master manipulator, romances and finally picks up Soyoung. Except Soyoung doesn’t play by his rules, nor is willing to do as she is told to by Johnstone. Johnstone erupts in a frenzy of brutal and grotesque violence. Leaving her dead and disfigured Johnstone feels no remorse.

Johnstone is arrested for Soyoung’s murder. Under interrogation he denies killing her though all the evidence confirms this. Johnstone is sentenced to life imprisonment. Some years later this sentence comes under review for possible parole. An experienced psychologist, Jane Owens, is brought in to assess Johnstone’s mental state. Owens gains a terrifying insight to Johnstone’s mind. To Johnstone, Annie was a nobody and got what she deserved. She was inferior, an irritating nuisance – just a Juicy Girl. Owens’ firm conclusion is that Johnstone must never be given an early release. He is a danger to society and likely to commit again. But justice can be bought. Soyoung had no protectors. Johnstone has one of the most powerful on earth, The US Army, who want to bring one of their boys back home. The Army coerces Soyoung’s family into accepting compensation for her death, blood money. They have no choice but to accept.

Private Michael Johnstone is released early. A free man.

This leads to outrage from the local populace, for the crime should not have allowed early parole.

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Short Film: JANUARY 14TH, 15min., USA, Drama/Crime

A2fb7ab3b4 posterA young couple’s anniversary takes a bittersweet turn when a police officer pulls the husband over on a questionable traffic stop. Inspired by true events. Winner of Best Short and Best Director by the Top Film Indie Awards and nominated for Best Writer by the Queen Palm International Film Festival.

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Short Film: THE PASSPORT, 15min., China, Drama/Film Noir

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Somewhere in a big city, a man wakes up in a dark alley with no memory of who he is or how he got there. On a mission to figure out his identity, he discovers truths that were better left forgotten.

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Short Film: PROCESSING STATION, 15min., USA, Comedy

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When an optimistic man gets run over and dies, he awakes to find the after-life is run like the DMV. More than that, he’s told religion was all real, and a test will determine if he goes to heaven or hell.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    32,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: RECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy

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When a suburban professional struggles to reconnect with his family after an extramarital affair, he is forced to confront his scornful mother-in-law.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Christmas
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: NON-DISCLOSURE, 15min., USA, Drama

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In a world where women are in power, Ben, a naive aspiring producer must decide whether to sign a non-disclosure agreement, or give up his career after getting sexually assaulted by his boss.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: DOWN TIME, 15min., France, Drama

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A mother of two children, victim of domestic violence, making her confidences. Telling the story of her life, for her, the time stopped at the precise moment letting his imagination in a world apart.

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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Temps Mort
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fiction
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Red Epic 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: ADDICT, 15min, USA, Horror/Comedy

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Gershon is an addict. He’s being filmed for a documentary. Unfortunately, his vice isn’t alcohol or drugs – it’s blood.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror, Fantasy, Vampire
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Israel
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel
  • Film Language:
    Hebrew
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.9:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: I PROMISED HER LIFE, 15min., Drama/Family

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On the day of her daughter’s funeral, a grieving Armenian-American mother defies a centuries-old ritual and tests the limits of tradition as she walks the thin line between death and afterlife.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama, fantasy, magical realism, lgbt
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    33,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    Armenian, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: LILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family

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What if Robin Hood was a homeless ten-year-old girl living in a modern city.

  • Film Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Action, Adventure, Family, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color