NY & NJ Tri- State Filmmaker Shorts Showcase II

5:00pm Friday May 17


NY & NJ Tri- State Shorts II Fri 5:00pm

Philip Carlson: On Behalf of Talent 7 min. Dir. Christopher Ryan - The agent who first signed Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Clare Danes and others looks back at his career.

The Deported 8 min. Dir. Shana Mlawski - Stop being polite. Start getting real. Don’t get deported. (A seven-episode web series by Shalini Tripathi and Shana Mlawski. To view all episodes, please see our YouTube playlist or the links at https://thedeportedwebseries.com/episodes-2/ )

Happy Birthday Rachel Confrancisco  9 min. Dir. Rachel Confrancisco - Welcome to the hottest party of freshman year! Rachel Confrancisco has always been self-conscious, but on her 18th birthday and her first day of college she radically demands to exist. Rachel is unruly as she tries to control her roller coaster of a day.

Swiped Right   22 min. Dir. Dana Marisa Schoenfeld - When two strangers over forty, who have both given up on love, decide to join a hot online dating site to satisfy their libidos, they match through the cosmic forces of the internet. But when they meet on their “date,” it’s a tango that neither could have ever expected. Sometimes the worst date of your life is just the beginning.

The Break
7.5 min. Dir. Michael Goldburg - "1 Saturday, 3 Coworkers, 1 Break (down)." An unhappy accountant works out her midlife crisis to be an artist during a "break" with coworkers at her office. An office comedy meets grown-up version of "The Breakfast Club", from the award-winning filmmakers of "Sure-Fire" and "What's Eating Dad?"

Coffee and a Donut 11.5 min. Dir. Cary Patrick - Martin A story of a young immigrant who knows no English, and his trials in....ordering breakfast at the local diner. *** Pablo is a young immigrant, new to the United States, and speaks no English. When he first comes into a diner, not knowing how to order, he mimics another customer. Thus, a “coffee and a donut” becomes his regular order. Meanwhile, more appetizing meals pass in front of him, which he has to figure out how to order while in a busy environment that leaves him isolated. He befriends Camila, an assertive Latina-American, who takes him under her wing while he learns how to start off with the most important meal of the day.

Showtime 15 min. Dir. Shawn Antoine II - Darius and Hakeem dance on New York City trains to earn honest money and escape the crime-riddled streets of Harlem which leads to an audition at Juilliard for Darius, pitting the two boys against each other.

Communication Is Key   9:51 Dir. A.D. Burnett - When a woman refuses to speak to her husband, his words only make matters worse.

05.17.19 - 5:00 pm
1 hour 30 minutes