Monday, May 10, 2010

New TCIF3 Film Submissions

New TCIF3 Film Submissions have been added to the TCIF3 website...Check them out

Friday, May 7, 2010

2010 TCIF3 Film Submissions Part 3

Pigeon Impossible (USA)
Director: Lucas Martell
Running time: 6:12 minutes

Pigeon: Impossible” is the tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.

About the Filmmaker:
Lucas is a freelance animator and VFX artist. After graduating from Millikin University with a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music, he moved to Austin, Texas and began production on “Pigeon: Impossible” in the summer of 2004. The film is his first animation, and took nearly 5 years to complete. Since then, he has also become widely known for his weekly podcast that chronicles the techniques and obstacles he’s faced throughout production of the film:

Remote (Canada)
Director: Marc Roussel
Running time: 20:00 minutes

A severe snowstorm cuts the cable to Matt’s TV, leaving him with channel after channel of static until he happens upon a station with the mirror image of his apartment on it. Except it’s his apartment 30 years prior, and a young woman lives there instead.

About the Filmmaker:
Marc caught the film bug while sitting in a friend’s dark living room watching “John Carpenter’s The Thing”. By the time the lights came back on he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up - a filmmaker. Not long after, Marc talked his dad into buying a Super 8 camera, projector and splicer, and started making films with his friends.
He went on to study film at Humber College in Toronto, and then attended The New York Film Academy’s inaugural first year, where he was the only Canadian amongst an international student body.
Marc has spent the last 12 years working in post production on various TV series’, TV movies and feature films such as “The Skulls 2 and 3”, “Breakfast with Scot” and Atom Egoyan’s “Where the Truth Lies”, “Adoration”, “Chloe” and is currently working on “Barney’s Version” for Robert Lantos.
He co-wrote, produced and edited the short film “The Hardest Job” and edited the multi-award winning “Boyfriend Latte”. Marc has also directed, written and edited the short films “Dear Barry”, “Dead Clown”, “Sweet Tooth” (which won 3rd Prize at the 24hr Toronto Film Challenge in 2006). In 2007 Marc tried his hand at ‘Shot on Mobile’ filmmaking with his first attempt being “Alchemy”, a 1 minute film about two cell phones that fall in love, that went on to win awards at Mobifest, Wildsound Feedback Film Festival and Renderyard 1-Minute Film Festival. His second Mobile film,“Rewind My Love” , was commissioned by Mobifest for their 24-hour Mobile Challenge. The film was shot using a Nokia N86 mobile phone.
Marc’s last film, “Remote”, a 20-minute horror/thriller about a murderous time warp, has screened at 26 film festivals worldwide and gone on to win several awards and garnered rave reviews.
Marc produces his films through his company Red Sneakers Media.

Hirsute (Canada)
Director: AJ Bond
Running time: 13:42 minutes

Kyle, a young scientist, is struggling to build a time machine when he is confronted by an arrogant future version of himself. Shocked to discover that his future holds a preoccupation with body-hair removal and boiled eggs, Kyle vows to change the course of his life.

About the Filmmaker:
Born in Edmonton and raised in Vancouver, A.J. began his film career as a child actor appearing in numerous Canadian films such as Gary Burns’ Kitchen Party, and Anne Wheeler’s Better Than Chocolate. In 2003, A.J. graduated from the University of British Columbia Film Programme where he produced and edited the award-winning short, Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner, which played at over 50 film festivals worldwide. Numerous editing projects followed, including the short film, My Old Man, based on the works of Charles Bukowski, as well as two short behind-the-scenes documentaries for Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

In 2004, A.J. incorporated Modern Family Productions with Jamie Travis and Amy Belling and the trio began developing their second short film, The Saddest Boy in the World. A.J. was accepted into the 2005 Editors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre where he edited the short comedy, If I See Randy Again, Do You Want Me to Hit Him with the Axe? which went on to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2006 A.J. completed The Patterns Trilogy, another series of award winning short films that he produced and edited with Jamie Travis. A.J. recently returned from shooting a documentary series pilot in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and is currently developing his first feature film. Hirsute is A.J.’s directorial debut.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010 TCIF3 Film Submissions Part 2

The Book Dealers (USA)
Director: Andrew Jones
Running time: 8 minutes

In 1893, two book dealers arrive at a prairie home to pick-up their latest occult acquisition. They discover a dark supernatural force has been unleashed upon the home’s owners and use turn of the century technology to exorcise the eldritch evil. A Steam-Punk tale inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

About the Filmmaker:
Andrew W. Jones has directed multiple animated and live action shorts. He has also worked on productions for BBC, PBS, Cartoon Network and the Walt Disney Company. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Frank Dancoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer (USA)

Director: Andrew Jones
Running time: 7:45 minutes

In the annoyingly sparkly future-scape of Neo-Mega-Ultra Tokyo, reporter Holly Malone tracks a murderous urban legend. She discovers a chain of drug related killings leads down a super natural trail. A trail that ends with no average pill pusher. A comedy featuring a brutal blend of computer generated overkill, cartoon physics and stop-motion monsters.

About the Filmmaker:
Andrew W. Jones has directed multiple animated and live action shorts. He has also worked on productions for BBC, PBS, Cartoon Network and the Walt Disney Company. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Lifeline (USA)

Director: Andres Salaff
Running time: 6 minutes

A brilliant scientist travels through various dimensions and realms in search of his lost love.

About the Filmmaker:
Andres became interested in art at a young age. He was also interested in theater early on. After graduating high school, Andres studied spanish at the Ohio State University and later attended the Calarts Character Animation program. The stories that he read during his studies of Latin American Literature greatly influenced the type of stories that he tells through animation. Andres is currently living and working in the field of animation in Los Angeles, CA.

E.T.A. (Denmark)
Director: Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen
Running time: 4:30 minutes

Marvin has the most boring job - ever. But all is not as it seems...

About the Filmmaker:
Started on pen & paper, moved on to DeluxePaint on the Amiga 500 and later Imagine & ImageFX on the A1200. Became active in the scene at The Party in 1995. Was part of groups; Puld, Ostebulen, Dream Factory and finally joined JUNK in the late 90’s. Around the same time I switched to a PC based platform and started using 3dsmax. My primary focus was on visually pleasing effects (particles, volumetrics, dynamic simulations) right up until the point where the technical aspects seemed less interesting than why they were there.

I developed an interest in storytelling and directing and has since shifted my attention towards these goals. I am currently involved in the development of various animated and live action projects.

Mrs. Brurnett’s Garden (USA)
Director: Patrick Rea
Running time: 22 minutes

Helen Brumett, an elderly woman, believes she is talking to fairies in her garden. Her husband, Abner thinks she is crazy and has plans to put her away in a home. Are the fairies just a figment of Helen’s imagination, or are they real?

About the Filmmaker:
SenoReality Pictures, LLC is a production company based on the talents of Patrick Rea, Ryan S. Jones and Josh Robison. We were founded in March 2002 and are based entirely in Lawrence, KS.

Since our foundation, we have produced numerous films, including two feature DVD releases in 2007--The Empty Acre (Cinema Epoch) and Heartland Horrors - Season 1 (Elite Entertainment). In 2008 we won a regional Emmy for the short film Women’s Intuition.