Charleston International Film Festival: Friday, Block 4

Friday, April 11 at 10:00pm

at Sottile Theatre
  • All Ages, Bar with ID

Shorts Program

ANNA ET JÉRÔME
Fiction (21 mins.) France, SC Premiere

Director/Writer: Mélanie Delloye
Producer: Robin Robles
Cast: Elodie Bouchez and Malo Blondel

Synopsis: Having lost custody of her seven-year-old son, Anna wants another chance to make up for all the things she did wrong. This time, things will be different.

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THE GRAVEYARD FEEDER
Comedy/Horror (12 mins.) SC Premiere

Director: Rich Robinson
Writers: Rich Robinson, Aaron Beck and Jeff Stepp
Producers: Jeff Stepp, Rich Robinson and Mick Hitz
Cast: Sean Bridgers and Tom Barker

Synopsis: Groundskeeper Burke Sawyer is in a rush to save his deceased father's soul from a menacing creature buried underground that is feeding on the corpses of Juniper Falls Cemetery.

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HESHTJE
Fiction (6 mins) Kosovo, SC Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Bekim Guri
Cast: Bislim Mucaj, Fitore Broqi and Shevdet Doda

Synopsis: Kosovo 1999. In the midst of the deportation of civilians during the war, a father must choose between his daughter's life and death in order to save her from the horror.

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SEPARATE WAYS
Drama (13 mins.) World Premiere

Director/Writer: Karen Wang
Producers: Karen Wang and Eric Richmond
Cast: Alberto Zambenedetti, Constance Labbé, Justin Donham, Eli Bailey and Lori McNally

Synopsis: Jim seems to lead the perfect life: a good job, a nice home, a beautiful wife. One day, during his early morning run, Jim notices a discarded teddy bear in the street. He is taken by the bear’s tragically sad appeal. The moment quickly passes, and Jim presses on. The next day tragedy strikes, and Jim’s world is completely upended. Reeling from the aftermath, Jim falls into despair. He lacks the will to pick up the pieces of his shattered existence until one day, when he chances upon the teddy bear again. Compelled to take the bear home with him, Jim rehabilitates his new friend, and together they embark upon a journey toward rebirth and reinvention.

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IF WE WERE ADULTS
Comedy/Drama (21 mins.) SC Premiere

Director/Writer: Michael Fitzgerald
Producer: Christian Parent
Cast: Suziey Block, Zach Alden, Scott Rodgers, Gilli Messer, Amy Bloom, Joe Hartzler, Chadd Stoops, Coty Warn and John Mckay

Synopsis: When Mitch and Izzy learn of their best friend’s engagement, it renders them the last unmarried couple. Out of spite and a little booze, they decide to take the plunge, and what they find is downright frightening.

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DINNER PARTY
Comedy (6 mins.) World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Steve Yager
Cast: Steve Yager, Dane Biren, GiGi Hessamian, Beth Moline and Nick Denning

Synopsis: Since Jeff's friends have coupled up, he's become the fifth wheel. Scratch that. He's become the crappy spare tire that no one remembers is in the trunk of the car. He's tired of being ignored by his beloved friends, and he's determined to rekindle the good times, even if it means kidnapping them and forcing them to enjoy his dinner party.

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HARRY GROWS UP
Comedy (12 mins.)

Director: Mark Nickelsburg
Writer: Mark Nickelsburg and Cindy Chupack
Producer: Abaloon Films
Cast: Josh Hamilton, Eliabeth Elkins and Grace Gawthrop

Synopsis: New York is a tough place to find love. Especially for an eighteen-month-old who lives on his own.

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Sottile Theatre

44 George St.
Charleston, SC 29401