THEATRE 1 The Casano Community Center 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ
Guide to Filmmaker
SP - Student Project
TAF - Teen-Age Filmmaker
FTF - First Time Filmmaker
(0:00:00) - Film Run Time
Guide to Film Ratings
V - Violence
S -Sexual situations
L -Coarse language
D -Suggestive dialogue
FV -Fantasy Violence
1:15pm- 2:50pm THE EAST COAST MEETS WEST COAST AND PLACES IN BETWEEN.
Watch the best filmmaking from the New York to California and states in-between. Teenage filmmakers and the seasoned professional will share experiences in this interactive set of short films. Filmmakers, cast and crew will have an opportunity to speak about the challenges of their films and learn from one another.
23 Peas Director, Writer, Producer: Gabe Braden Key Cast: Carolette Phillips, Perry Holmes, Kimo Frederiksen, Ken Overwater, Gail Porada, Clyde Lindberg, Jimmie Chiapelli Wyandotte MI United States A social worker rushes to stop an abusive child placement while attempting to maintain a stable and livable home life. (6:20) TAF, V
The adoption of my child Burbank California United States One year after his daughter run away, Evan kidnaps Lily and his mind adopts the idea that she is his daughter. (9:32)SP, V
Home Invasion for the Holidays Director: Teddy Robinson Writer: Elizabeth Watson Elizabeth Watson, Executive Producer, Reed Adler, Producer Key Cast: Elizabeth Watson, Katrina Medoff, William Kozy Astoria, New York United States A freshly divorced mom and her daughter foil a dimwitted burglar's plans by using prescription drugs and excellent listening skills. (7:38)FTF
Lesbihonest Director: Thaddeus Bouska Writers: Emma Lieberman, Anne Chimiel Producer: Emma Lieberman Key Cast: Emma Lieberman, Michelle Principi, Hannah Yi USA Ally decides to take matters with best friend Sarah, Sarah's shyness, and Sarah's crush into her own hands, and it leads to the biggest revelation of their friendship. (2:50)
Woodhaven Director, Writer: Dan Sullivan Producers: Ken Webb, John Gaffney, Nick Gaffney, John Sullivan Key Cast: Abby Wathen, Devin Justice, Eileen Weisinger, Liam Lane, Emma Clare O'Connor, Paugh Shadow, Terrence Flint Brooklyn NY United States The film begins in a hospital room at Woodhaven. Shawn is resting in bed, presumably in recovery, when someone enters and injects a red liquid into his IV Bag. (7:50) The Brief Job Director, Writer, Producer: Chase Kengott Addison Texas USA A protagonist is instructed to locate and steal back an important briefcase from a local business by going undercover. (7:18) SP, TAF, V
NYC Flow Director: Danil Krivoruchko Producer: Viktoriya Yakubova Brooklyn, NY United States Turning the Big Apple into a spectacular virtual painting. Exploration of video processing technics introduced by neural-style code. (2:28) FTF
Girl Director, Writer: Gregory Falatek Producer: Dante Yore Key Cast: Aimee Stolte, Rai Quartley California, USA When Brooke makes a heartbreaking discovery, she turns to anything that will help cope with the pain of her reality. (11:28)FTF
The Pirate Captain Toledano Director, Writer: Arnon Z. Shorr Key Cast: Stephen DeCordova, Dan Shaked, Will Beinbrink Los Angeles CA United States When the Pirate Captain Toledano interrogates a stowaway on his ship, he finds that the young man is a refugee from the Spanish Inquisition. The stowaway wants to become a pirate to plunder Spanish ships. The Captain must decide whether to make the stowaway a pirate, or to make him walk the plank. “The Pirate Captain Toledano” is the world’s first film set in the little-known world of Jewish piracy in the Caribbean. (10:00) V
3:00pm- 4:10pm WOMEN IN MEDIA - A SPECIAL PRESENTATION & SCREENINGS
Women In Media – Newark is an organization that advocates for and educates the public about issues affecting the lives of women using film, video and new media as our platform. Merging culture and academia, we rally behind our sisters who courageously struggle to assume leadership roles in the film industry with their conscious effort to present a balanced image of women, dispelling the stereotypes, and changing public perception of their sisters worldwide. The Roselle Park Short Film Festival is honored to announce Pamela Morgan, Executive Director of Women in Media - Newark who will discuss these issues and why organizations like Women In Media are important for the film industry. Ms. Morgan will also announce the call for entries for their 2018 Film Festival entitled "Passages - Women In Transition." "Attendees will screen films and engage in the conversation.
From the Women In Media-Newark Film Festival
To The Bone Director: Erin LiWritten By Silka Luisa & Erin Li,Produced By Ella Franklin Key Cast: Naomie Feliu, Jaime Alvarez, Carlos C. Torres, Maria Elena Laas, Eliezer Ortiz A pre-teen migrant farmworker attempts to rebel against the status quo with unintended consequences for herself and her family. (8:28)
And Roselle Park Short Film Screenings Night Shift Director, Writer, Producer: Izaskun Arandia Key Cast: Enriqueta Vega, Patricia Urrutia Mery, an illegal South-American immigrant in Europe, has left her two children in her home country and is currently working as a cleaner at an old theatre. During one of her night shifts, she discovers the main actress' dressing-room. And for a few minutes she enters a magical and comforting new world. (15:16)FTF
S;LENCE Director, Writer: Shirley Uyi Producers: Shirley Uyi, Shabazz Ray Key Cast: Courtney Daniels United States Kayla Richards arises from a sleepless night and finds herself in a depressed state. An urgent call forces her to put her needs aside in order to help.. (4:58)FTF
4:15pm- 6:00pm "MADE IN THE GARDEN STATE" - SHORTS FROM NEW JERSEY
New Jersey has an abundance of talent, especially in art of filmmaking. Take a look at some of the best all around short films and meet your fellow Garden State talent. Our moderator will engage filmmakers and audience members alike and screen Roselle Park Short Film Festival's "Jersey Fresh" films.
NightGuard Director: Christian Lagalante Writer: Matthew Lagalante Producer: Lacey Lagalante, Dave Balwin Key Cast: Kabe Park, Ioanna Chasta New Jersey, USA It's about Disconnect, or more specifically, a kind of potential cyclical disconnect of work-life and home-life and how that can shut a person in. (4:23)
Gachette Director: Debbie Higgins Writer: Joe Gage Producer: Bill Wilusz Key Cast: Emmett White, Christine Marie, Bill Wilusz New Jersey, USA The liquidation of a grandmothers prize possession, turns out to be not what you think. (5:00)
Two of These Things Director: Logan Calder New Jersey, USA A new student feels different and struggles to fit in. (2:10) TAF
Superbug Blues Director, Writer and Producer: Noah Resnick Jackson, NJ, USA A comedic, educational animation about superbugs, and how antibiotic resistance can turn even the most mundane of microorganisms into a deadly disease. (3:21)TAF
The Truth, a Short Film Director, Writer, Producer: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Key Cast: Cassidy Terracciano West Allenhurst New Jersey United States A young girl keeps her diary and reaches out to you, using her cell phone, at the same time as she keeps a record of the truth. She shares in her diary and with you. (16:00) FTF
A Bad Idea Director, Writer, Producer: Bill Wilusz Key Cast: Dan Carroll, Al Contursi, Bill Wilusz KEYPORT, NEW JERSEY USA Dan thinks he has a good idea but he is the only one. See what happens to Dan. (3:03)
Almost Free Director: Prasad Salatchi Writer: Daryn Davidson Producer:Chris Messineo Key Cast: Corey Tazmania, Jake Edelstein, Joseph N. Valentino Jason and Alice are running for their lives and, for a moment, find peace in the woods. (3:57) SP *Made In Roselle Park Short Film* Alright Director: Daryn Davidson Writer: Matthew Powell Key Cast: Yustina Alexander-Himlan, Thos Shipley, Melissa Cifelli Roselle Park, New Jersey USA An Angel Death in the body of the last comforting person she saw alive, helps a young woman move on into the next stage of life and death. (4:04)
ICB - I Can't Breathe Director, Writer, Producer: Kishore Tummala Key Cast: Mechielle Anderson, Christopher David Roche', Marc Jean, Joe Costa, Marc Holladay, Melissa Martinelli, Gina Martino, Dave Shaver, Mike Sutton, Tariq Rasheed, Stefan Matthews, Wendy Smith, Jenny Fernandez, Tracy Suttles, Robert Fertman New Jersey United States A single mother’s emotional journey after her son was gunned down by a police officer during a routine traffic stop. (25:00)FTF
Seasonal Employment Director, Writer, Producer: Phillip Stevenson Key Cast: Melissa Cifelli, Davina Stevenson, Terrance Taylor, China Washington, Bill Wilusz Irvington New Jersey United States An intriguing look at our inconsistent weather. (4:34)FTF, V, L
6:00pm to 6:45pm AWARDS CEREMONY
It's the moment you have been waiting for. Join us at the bandstand on the corner of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue (close to the library) for the official presentation of the Festival Artist and Short Film Awards. And if you missed any of the award winners, go to the 7pm "WINNERS CIRCLE" short film block at the Library from 7pm to 9pm.
7:00pm to 9:00pm "AROUND THE WORLD"
Adventure around the world for the best narrative and experimental shorts from the vast parts of the globe.
Stuck Maynooth Co Kildare Ireland Directors: Christopher Galvin, Robert Keane, Aisling Gibney Writer: Christopher Galvin Producer: Robert Keane Key Cast: Vince Breheny, Noel Gaskin Michael is out walking when he meets Jack, who is stuck in a tree but refuses any help. Michael realises there’s more to Jack’s story. (7:00)
GONE (ESCAMOTAGE) Director, Writer: Guillaume Foresti Producers: Noel Fuzellier, Philippe Wendling Key Cast: Denis Eyriey, Marie Kauffmann, Charlie Paulet, Arnaud Churin, Alex Descas, Thierry Levaret Paris, France When an architect makes a hugely consequential error on a building site, his attempted cover up becomes the least of his problems. Unsettling and austere, Gone is a morality tale with mysterious and metaphysical consequences. (20:00) The 3rd Woman Director, Writer: Benjamin Nicolas Producer: Alain Dib Key Cast: Charlotte Siepiora Paris France If you look at yourself too much, you loose yourself. (1:53)
iRony Director, Writer, Producer: Radheya Jegatheva JOONDANNA WA Australia A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone. This hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth). (7:53)TAF, SP
Hope to Her Register (Apurar cielos pretend) Director, Writer, Producer: Alfred Giancarli Key Cast: Ángela Chica, Edu Díaz, Daniela Dardanelli Bronx NY United States Esperanza, a young woman with an extremely pessimistic outlook on life, returns to work on Monday morning after a weekend of binge drinking. Realizing she's in no shape to work, her co-workers intervene with the aim of convincing her to change her ways. But Esperanza is having none of it. Stark and bitter in tone, this film offers a glimpse into the perspective of those for whom everyday life has turned into a senseless farce and an unbearable burden. (20:14)
Just you Director: Nikita Dmitrievsky Russian Federation A dance story (5:00) Matrioska Director, Writer, Producer, Key Cast: Javier Morales Badajoz Spain Open the door. There are no monsters outside, just people like you and me. Tell them to come in. (10:00)FTF
Mirror Director, Writer: Sara Eustáquio Key Cast: Jaimie Marchuk Lisboa Portugal She’s young. She’s in trouble. She’s staring at the mirror looking for answers. But what she's about to find can change her life. (3:00)TAF, SP POLIS_NEA Pierluigi Ferrandini Italy (16:24) Tierra Caliente Director, Writer: Alvaro D. Ruiz Producers: Jaime Reyes, Maruia Shelton, Alvaro D. Ruiz Key Cast: Maruia Shelton, Monica Chavez, Esteban Garcia, Andres Gamez Bogota DC, Colombia Tierra Caliente In Colombia, where there are no seasons, it is common for people from cold cities to travel to warmer parts of the country, the Tierra Caliente (Hot Lands), in search of a summer sojourn. Culturally, Tierra Caliente has become a place where anything can happen… where anyone can let go and be free. As the mercury rises, a secret turns a trip to Tierra Caliente into a weekend that Veronica, Lucia and their boyfriends will never forget. (21:40) S, D
Zero mm Director, Writer: Semaa Samir Producer: Iraq - Baghdad University - College of Fine Arts Key Cast: al hasan ahmad, hussain kais, durar haidar, zahraa kais, hassen kais Iraq some of homeless children where live in car park and struggles for life (7:57)
Alone Director, Writer, Producer: Benoit Delplace Key Cast: Maud Legrevelec, Philippe Delaunay, Cathy Tartarin Chanteloup en brie, France Leonard is alone, obviously for a long time. After all, maybe she will not come. For now, only one thing is certain, he’s there, alone, facing himself. So what does he really expect? Is he just waiting for this young woman whom he does’t know but hopes to approach? Or would he not rather wait for the materialization of a desire formatted by the social networks that he’s being made by thinking about her? (10:33) V, L , D
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT FESTIVAL'S DISCRETION
ROSELLE PARK ARTS
A celebration of all that is ARTS!
The Roselle Park Arts Festival is located within the New York City metropolitan area and walking distance from New Jersey Transit Train, Bus stops and less than 1/2 hour by car from downtown New York City.