Local Filmmaker Shorts Spring Program

We're ready to share the spring program of our local filmmaker's shorts. Q&A with filmmakers following films. Monday, April 16, at 8:30pm. Free!

"Working Title"
A chance meeting with an American pilot has a profound effect on Francis Mandewah. Their friendship inspires him to leave his home in Sierra Leone and embark on a perilous and life changing journey.
Zia Nizami

"Gonna Doit" and "Vote" — Pat Holt
"Gonna Doit" is a short rap video recorded at Columbia Access Television, starring Pat Holt with backup vocals by Diggy Splash.
"Vote" is a PSA to remind you to register and vote, also recorded at Columbia Access Television.

Fish Stories: "Striped Bass"
Part of a series of short films produced for the Fisheries Division of the Missouri Department of Conservation. The programs are designed to excite anglers about the potential of what is out there, and pat MDC's resource managers on the back in the process. Collectively the Fish Stories have received nearly a million social media views.
Producer/ Director: Jim Karpowicz
Director of Photography: Tom Newcomb

Serenity, interrupted by Industry.
Written, produced, filmed, and edited by David Dearnley.

The White River located in northern Arkansas is well known for trout fishing. With its well-managed resources and dynamic conditions, it has fostered record-sized brown trout, making it a hotspot for testing the limits of fly fishing. However, with less than preferable economic conditions, the competition to make a living on this river is at an all-time high. "AR-tic-u-la-tion" is a run-and-gun short that follows Straight Outta Cotter Guide Service as they hunt for trophy brown trout using the latest trend in fly-fishing techniques: articulated streamers.
Connor Harris.

"Sir Richard Branson's Coconuts"
On March 2, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic, posted a job opening on LinkedIn. To apply for the personal assistant position, the applicant needed to submit a CV, a two-minute video, and be willing to move to Branson's private island, Necker Island, immediately. This video is the extended version of what I e-mailed to Sir Richard Branson on March 10th as part of my application. This extended version is a work in progress.
Written and Directed by Riana Bovill.
G.Raff............................................played by Riana Bovill, voiced by Brian McMullen
Dog Puppet (Winston)..................Brian McMullen
Sock Monkey Puppet (Bosley)......Riana Bovill

Don't' Hold Your Breath – Episode 2: "Meet the Exes"
Don't Hold Your Breath, a new series from Little Dance Films, follows Kirsten and Aaron, two forty-something divorcées as they navigate the minefields of modern dating, meddling families, and eccentric friends. In the second episode, "Meet the Exes," Kirsten and Aaron panic as they unexpectedly run into their ex-spouses and reassess their past and current relationships.
A Little Dance Films Production
Writers/Producers/Directors: DeeDee Farris and Mark Baumgartner
Assistant Director/Camera Operator: Brad Henderson
DeeDee Farris as Kirsten
Mark Baumgartner as Aaron
Meg Phillips Crespy, Hazel Folkerts, Barrett Brooks, Molly Fiegel, & Chris Bowling

"Cleveland-Holloway: A neighborhood in transition"

This short film offers a view into the challenges and opportunities of gentrification in two residential historic districts (Cleveland and Holloway) that have been combined into a single neighborhood association in East Durham, North Carolina.
Producers: Joy Piazza, Ph.D. & Uma Akkineni, M.D.
Directors: Joy Piazza, Ph.D. & Uma Akkineni, M.D.
Editors: Joy Piazza, Ph.D. & Uma Akkineni, M.D.
Filmed in East Durham, North Carolina
Special thanks to: Natalie Spring, The Center for Documentary Studies