Short Drama Block
St. Francis College
180 Remsen St
Pre-Show Reception starts an hour before screening time. Q&A Talk-back with filmmakers starts immediately following screening.Bubbles / La Última Noche/ Father Like Son / Our Quiet Night / Fish Hook / As A Friend/ EulogyBubblesDrama, 5 min. USADirected by Robert Gadol LavensteinBrooklyn PremiereTwo brothers deal with the death of their pet one summer afternoon in Brooklyn.Brooklyn Connection:The film was shot entirely in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.Bubbles (trailer) from Robert&Raul on Vimeo.La Última NocheDrama, 13 min. USADirected by Felipe Vara de ReyNYC PremiereTwo friends. One American, the other one Spanish. A night together in the city. The last one.Director's Statement:Immigration is a complex phenomenon: it's painful when you're forced to leave your country of origin, but then it's equally tough when you're forced to go back. As a Spaniard trying to make a living in New York, I had a lot of friends in mind while I was working on this story, and the film is dedicated to their struggle, strength and courage.Father Like SonDrama, 16 min. USADirected by Derek Shane GarciaWorld PremiereA disturbed young man gets off a bus at Port Authority in New York City during a massive hurricane to try and track down his father who he believes is in Coney Island.Brooklyn Connection:The film captures Brooklyn at the time of Hurricane Sandy and also uses Brooklyn as a character within in the created world of the film.Our Quiet Night4 min, USADirected by Lisann ValentinBrooklyn PremiereWhen a young mom desperately tries to hold on to holiday traditions, she wonders whether her grasp is too tight.Brooklyn Connection:Writer/director Lisann Valentin was born and raised in Brooklyn and Our Quiet Night was shot on location in Brooklyn, New York. Fish HookDrama, 11 min. USADirected by Nickolas DuarteEast Coast PremiereBrandon is in pain. Swollen and infected, he is in need of an extraction. A dormant agony from his childhood resurfaces and forces him into a visceral struggle of what right and wrong actually are. Where the limit is. In his darkness and pain, he embarks on a journey of passive acceptance to violent retribution.Fish Hook Trailer from Nickolas Duarte on Vimeo.Brooklyn Connection:From the director: "After I cast the lead (a Brooklyn resident), I visited him and started exploring the borough. And fell in love. Soon, our entire story changed to take place in Brooklyn. All the locations were in Brooklyn. The rest of our cast and crew made their homes in Brooklyn. It became an undeniable source of inspiration. I couldn't imagine this film being made any other way now."As A FriendDrama, 18 min. USADirected by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte"As a Friend" is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers. It rebuilds the events leading to one teens death through a construction of desperate memories prompted by a police investigation.Brooklyn Connection:Director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Producers Joseph Mastantuono, Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte and post house Goodpost are all based in Bay Ridge.As A Friend - OFFICIAL TRAILER from Tawil Productions on Vimeo.EulogyDrama, 13 min. USADirected by Don CapriaBrooklyn PremiereA convicted murderer returnshome to make peace with his past.Eulogy reveals a modern day, New York City, Albanian criminal culture that maintains its old country values. In 13 minutes, our main character, Zef, learns he must give up trying to guard his life, so he can begin to guard his faith.Brooklyn Connection:The film stars Brooklyn artist and actor “Kaves,” who plays Zeph Celaj, who is currently serving time for a crime his brother Martin committed.
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