Charleston International Film Festival: Friday, Block 2

Friday, April 11 at 6:00pm

at Sottile Theatre
  • All Ages, Bar with ID
Shorts Program

ANIMATION HOTLINE
Animation (5 mins.)
Genre: Animation
Director/Producer: Dustin Grella

Synopsis: Animation Hotline uses anonymous messages left on the artist's voicemail to provide the content for these sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre, micro-shorts.

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MA FORÊT
Drama (7 mins) Belgium, SC Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Sébastien Pins
Cast: Benjamin Gruslin and Jean-Pierre de Terwangne

Synopsis: A child travels throughout the forest to discover its magic, its mysteries, and its meetings…

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JACKIE DOESN’T WANNA GET MARRIED
Comedy (11 mins.) World Premiere

Director/Writer: Ashley-Michel Hoban
Producer: Rogery Gregory
Cast: Kate Britton, Victor Joel Ortiz, Anne-Marie Cusson and Laura Princiotta

Synopsis: Small-town sweetheart Jackie is finally getting married…

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DOOR GOD
Drama (23 mins.) China, SC Premiere

Director/Writer: Yulin Liu
Producer: Di Cheng
Cast: Xinxin Niu, Hai Mao, Qing Wei and Qian Li

Synopsis: A seven-year-old girl, Lingli, has been waiting two years for her mother to come home. When her family finally puts up the Door God on Chinese New Year, her mother finally returns, but brings irreversible change to Lingli and her family.

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GUEST HOUSE
Dramedy (27 mins.) SC Premiere

Director: Aaron Wolf
Writers: Aaron Wolf and Dan Wolf
Producer: Pete DiFolco
Cast: Michael Gross, Heather Lind and Mark Gessner

Synopsis: Lance Wesley lost his job and fiancée on the same day. Depressed and downtrodden, he moves back into his parents' Guesthouse where he spent his youth. As he fights constantly with his frustrated and less-than-patient father, relics from his past pay him a visit. Will his past propel him forward?

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INTENTIONS
Comedy/Experimental (18 mins.) East Coast Premiere

Directors: Michael R. Lucas, Gene Ellenberg (AD)
Writer/Producer: Michael R. Lucas
Cast: Adrian Eppley, Michael R. Lucas, Gene Ellenberg, Christopher Thomas, Jena Heaton, Jan Schiebler, and Caroline Owen

Synopsis: Two narcissistic, highly motivated young professionals misstep and course correct through an awkwardly humorous blind date. Through the use of inner monologue (at times overlapping), the viewer can glimpse the motives of the characters and understand how these motives become detached from their original intentions.

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JARS
Family Drama/Inspiration (6 mins.)

Director/Writer: Dave Blamy
Producers: Brett Gentile and Dave Blamy
Cast: Mark Scarboro and Ashlee Payne

Synopsis: A couple struggling in their marriage agree that for one month they will keep a record of each other’s faults in separate jars. But when the month ends and they open them, the couple learns a lesson far greater than they ever imagined.
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Sottile Theatre

44 George St.
Charleston, SC 29401