International Shorts 2
Wednesday 25th September, 9.45pm - 11.00pm
@ Chaplin Theater, Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA
Dir. Boulanger Romuald
France | 25 mins
Logline: in a Los Angeles radio station. The host of an emblematic night talk show (William Baldwin) gives advice to live callers. One call will destroy his career, his family, his life ...
Butoh Dance - Conan Amok
Dir. James Latimer
Japan | 5 mins
Logline: A journey through the character and mind of Conan Amok, a contemporary Butoh dancer who takes his traditional Japanese art and personal philosophy onto the neon and gritty streets of Shibuya, Tokyo.
The Fish out of Water
Dir. Josh Brine
USA | 17 mins
Logline: Infuriated by his mindless desk job, Charlie sets out to quit, only to be stopped in his tracks by his personal inability to take a risk. After much prodding from an annoying roommate and a growing fondness towards a co-worker, Charlie must decide if he can muster the strength to actually put himself out there, despite the outcome.
Dir. Joan Cobos
UK | 12 mins
Logline: Our story revolves around young peoples’ obsession with fame and celebrity. Eldon Roake, who likes to be known only as ‘Roake’, is a photographer of great renown and acerbic tongue. Just one picture by him will catapult a star seeker to the top of the ‘A’ list, but it comes at a terrible cost. Our story unravels during a casting session at his dark and menacing studio, but which one of the young hopefuls will find his favour, and pay the ultimate price?
Dir. Fabrice Joubert
France | 14 mins
Logline: A bright sunny afternoon in november. It is wind-down time after gym class for the 2nd graders. Michael and eleven other children lie side by side on the floor of the gym, breathing quietly. Suddenly, a detonation tears the silence.
After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.