VAINSANITY, 7min., USA, Drama/Experimental

A man attempts to get the best out of himself for himself.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Action
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director BIO: Gabriele Fabbro (CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU)

Director Biography – Gabriele Fabbro

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Gabriele Fabbro was born on January 21, 1996 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He’s a young director currently studying filmmaking at the New York Film Academy (Los Angeles). He’s known for the award winning shorts “Two Steps Away (2016)” and “The Waltz of the Monsters (2017)”.


Director Statement


Soundtracks are not just an accompaniment to the visual. The score should be composed even before the script. People always tell me “music should not dictate the image”. My films fight against this stereotypical conception. Each composition carries its own sincere story that waits to be told. I always write what music tells me to write and I fight until the audience recognises it.

No matter how heavy is its content, a story should always feel LIGHT. I’m still exploring new ways to achieve that. What I found out working so far is the technique of “balancing the contrasts”. Opposite actors performance, feelings, camera movements, colors, etc lead to a visual/emotional balance that strikes through a wider audience. You can see the results within this music video.

CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, 3min., USA, Drama/Music Video

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While partying in a stylized lounge, a confused young man has to reject his top-model girlfriend in order to follow his true love.

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Director BIO: Audrey Arkins (AMERICAN BOY)

Director Biography – Audrey Arkins

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Audrey Arkins began her career lecturing in Politics at Universities in Ireland where she was born. She made her first Documentary For Channel Four in the UK, profiling Irish Prime Minister, Garrett Fitzgerald. It was while filming at-risk youth moving in and out of the criminal justice system in Los Angeles that Audrey was inspired to write and direct her first short narrative film, American Boy – a story about two kids whose lives are destroyed by adult problems.

THE COLOR OF ME, 19min., USA, Drama/Romance

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An adopted African-American named Lewis Clark, falls in love with a young woman named Lisa Adams, who has an unusual condition. Every hour, her skin magically changes color and she turns into 5 different races. Lewis and Lisa struggle with their relationship as Lisa continuously changes skin color, and the two of them explore their own opinions about race and how much it really matters in their relationship.

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: July 2018 Drama/Female Directors FEEDBACK Film Festival






Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterMUM, 13min., India, Drama

festival posterDOWN TIME, 15min., France, Drama

festival posterJUST SAYING, 14min., UK, Drama/Dark Comedy

festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterPUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video

festival posterESKIMO, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterBREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterHIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama

The theme of the July 2018 DRAMA & FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Powerful Women”. Every single film had strong female characters in every single short that played.

The 2nd half of 2018 at the Los Angeles Festival began with a bang! We had our largest crowd and by far our most talkative crowd.

The LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles isn’t the greatest destination spot, despite having three major professional sports teams playing next door at the Staples Center. Parking is always way too much and the traffic exit ramps can be a nightmare. Despite that, we are getting a great crowd 8 months into our monthly festival events.

We do have to figure our where 2019 lands us and if we’ll resign with LA LIVE. Perhaps having the festival at a more indy cinema would suit us better. There is much to decide. I simply want to make sure people don’t have to pay TOO much for parking and can get there on time without worrying about the traffic.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo