OFFICIAL SELECTIONS -june
Narrative - 'ace and anxious'
Dir. Bri Castellini
Emma is an asexual graphic designer with generalized anxiety disorder who learns that one of the benefits of sex is lower stress levels. She decides to test this by placing an ad on Craigslist, to see if the one thing she's never tried due to her sexuality might finally "cure" her of her anxiety.
Bri Castellini - Director
Bri Castellini has an MFA in Writing and Producing for Television and a BA in Creative Writing, studying in New York and Oregon, respectively. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her partner and works as the Community Liaison for Stareable.com. She is the creator, writer, producer, and star of the award-winning comedic zombie web series Brains, the writer, director, producer, and editor of the award-winning short film Ace and Anxious, the executive producer for the web series Relativity, the producer and assistant director for the web series Stray and the web series The Mother Lode, and the associate producer for the web series History. You can find more about her at BrisOwnWorld.com or BriCastellini.com. She makes most of her friends on Twitter.
Documentary - 'Antarctica'
Narrative - 'Dime Short'
Dir. Olga and Andrii Andreiev
Antarctic is a short film about the beauty of this continent and its wildlife. In this film the audience will see the unique scene, we would call it 'gastronomic dance' - it is feeding of the whales with their unique technique 'bubble feeding net'. Before this our shooting it was supposed that there is only one place on the Earth with this phenomena - near Alaska where the whales hunt this way. But now we have witnessed it in Antarctica. Enjoy this breathtaking dance with us!
Dir. Krista Gano
Bob Greene, a once successful real estate agent in rural Colorado, finds himself at a crossroads in life. One bright spot for Bob is his standing breakfast date with Donna, a waitress at the local diner. He finally has the courage to ask Donna on a real date but just when Bob is feeling better about himself, his world comes crashing down for all to see. There are those who show humility and those who just don’t get it.
Olga and Andrii Andreiev- Director
"Paganel Studio" was founded in 2011 by Andrei Andreev, Olgoy Andreevoy and Alexander Votsmushem (Shumtsovym). Expressing their shared love of cinema, travel, natural beauty, and the search for new experiences, Paganel has staked out the territory of capturing remarkable footage from around the world.
Each of us has a different profession and, as already mentioned, their hobbies. On our site in different sections, you will be able to get acquainted with what it is we are creating, than carried away, and who we are. Andrei and Olga are historians and geographers by training, with Andrei's photographic work published in various magazines; Olga also works as a graphic artist;
Krista Gano - Director
Krista Gano has enjoyed an eclectic and thriving career in the entertainment industry for the past 20 years.
In 2002, Krista became the Executive Director of the world famous Groundlings Theatre. During her four years at the helm, she worked with alumni Will Ferrell, Cheryl Hines, Chris Kattan, Will Forte, Lisa Kudrow, Wendi McClendon Covey and Michaela Watkins, Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, Emmy winner Melissa McCarthy and comedic superstar Kristen Wiig.
In 2006, Krista co-founded Innovative Improv Solutions, where she’s paired her natural abilities of improvisational training with her business background. Clients include 20th Century Fox, Fox Networks Group, Blue Sky Animation, ESPN, Sony Electronics, Sony Networks Entertainment Group, The Recording Academy (The Grammy’s), UCLA, Seattle Genetics, and RevGen Partners. Krista also serves on the faculty for Kaiser Permanente’s Clinician/Patient Communication Program and is a certified journaling instructor.
Krista resides in Colorado with her musician husband and 2 children.
webseries - 'fauk my life'
Dir. by Stephanie Neroes
The day before Amy leaves for college, Amy is left with a couple of surprises from both her best friend, Kaitline and her boyfriend, Thomas.
Stephanie Neroes - Writer/Director
Originally from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Stephanie relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of working in the entertainment industry. Fauk My Life is her first attempt at writing, producing and directing.
narrative - 'Murder Go Round: Or Death, Duct Tape, and a Merry Go Round'
Dir. by Austen Sprakes
Five dead bodies strapped to a merry go round, a mystery, and a whole lot of duct tape.
Austen Sprakes - Director
Austen Sprake has been studying film at Saint Lawrence University. He has made multiple short films, music videos, and documentaries for classes, and in 2017 his film Murder Go Round won best picture at the Saint Lawrence University Student Film Festival. Studying and practicing screenwriting, film production and editing, and directing on stage and on film, Austen is planning on making a feature length film his senior year of school before trying to make it into the film industry.