Watch "Broken: Rock, Paper, Scissors" (4:33 minutes, 2014) animated fantasy short film. When Rock (Earth) first sees Paper (Mother Nature), it's love at first sight. But when the wrath of Scissors (Metal industrialization) threatens the well-being of Paper, then Rock wants to save what he loves most, no matter the cost. Student animated short film, produced at Ringling College of Art and Design. Artist's Vimeo viewing link and YouTube link
Watch "Nebula" (3:20 minutes 2014, fantasy)
In a forest in the mountains, a little girl makes a mysterious encounter. She learns the value of water and sharing. ( YouTube link ) Dans une forêt en montagne, une petite fille fait une mystérieuse rencontre.
Watch "L3.0" (4:38 minutes, 2014 science fiction) Leo, a Hi-Tech ‘pet’ robot, wanders alone in Paris following the mysterious disappearance of nearly all living species. He spends his days trying to entertain himself but to no avail. Then one day he meets a new living being ... ( Youtube Link ) Léo, robot de compagnie Hi-Tech, erre seul à Paris suite à la mystérieuse disparition de toute espèce vivante. Il passe ses journées à essayer de se distraire mais en vain. Jusqu’au jour où il fait la rencontre d’un nouvel être vivant …
Director: Alexis Decelle
Director of Photography: Alexandre Archenoult
Director of Photography 1st Assistant: Cyril Declercq
3D Special Effects and Animation by:
Alexis Decelle, Cyril Declercq, Vincent Defour, Pierre Jury
Music and Sound Design:
Maxime Ferrieu, Victor Battaglia, Nicolas De Ferran, Rémi Haentjens
Watch "Tribal Journeys 2014 to Bella Bella and the QATUWAS FESTIVAL"
On July 4th, 2014 the Kw'umut Lelum and Malahat Nation Canoe Family left from Brown's Bay Vancouver Island to make their way to Bella Bella and the 2014 Tribal Journeys QATUWAS FESTIVAL. As they follow the ancient water routes traveled by their their ancestors, they are welcomed to each nation's traditional lands with ceremony and protocols. The return to Bella Bella was a memorable journey not only for the youth, but also for many Elders as they traveled through pristine waters and remote locations to the lands of the Heiltsuk Nation where the first Tribal Journeys gathering took place over 25 years ago.
The cultural heritage of The People of the Warm Land, Shhweenustham 'u tu Quw'utsun Hwulmuhw, the Cowichan Region of B.C. Canada, is story told through a series of short films by filmmaker Phil Ives.
Watch "The Story of Cedar: Cowichan Workshop"
(29:16 minutes, 2012) From the moment of birth, to the time of passing, cedar has traditionally played a vital role in the life of the First People of the Pacific Northwest. This 30min documentary tells the story of cedar, how the bark is stripped from the cedar tree and prepared for cedar weaving (hats) and discusses the art of cedar weaving and the affect this workshop had on the participants. Project was facilitated by Maria Sampson. The video was produced by Louise McMurray and the Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival and directed, shot and edited by Phil Ives.
Watch "Harvey George: Fishing Boat Carver"
(5:32 minutes, 2013) A 5 minute video interview with Elder Harvey George model fishing boat carver from Duncan, BC. 12 of his carved boats are located in the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre.
Watch "Interstate" (19:57 min) 2013 award-winning, American Film Institute Student Thesis short film. In Los Angeles California, Joaquin is a 40 year old driving instructor struggling to survive in a city where he arrived years ago as an undocumented worker. In order to buy the house of his dreams and finally settle down, he navigates between a small illegal business and his daily routine. With his business partner Lalo, he helps new immigrants get their drivers licenses in Utah, a State that does not require a US Social Security Number to take a driver's test. When Joaquin is confronted by ICE (Homeland Security Investigations), he realizes his fate might be compromised forever. Starring Max Arciniega, Gina Rodriguez , Aldo Ceceña , Darren La Borie , Roberto Montesinos , Benny Nieves , and Laura Patalano
Joaquín es un profesor de manejo que enseña a inmigrantes ilegales a manejar, llevándolos hasta Utah para que reciban su licencia en un estado donde no se requiere cédula. Un día, después de su clase con Nayeli, una estudiante que captiva su atención, un agente Nacional aparece en su puerta. Joaquín debe ayudar al agente arrestar a Lalo, su jefe, en el próximo intercambio, o ira a la cárcel. ¿Salvará a los inmigrantes que ha estado ayudando o a sí mismo?
Watch "Bayou Water Runs In Our Veins" (13:15 minutes 2014 short film) "For hundreds of years, residents of coastal Louisiana have relied upon the natural tropical storm and hurricane protections provided by its environment. Barrier islands provided a first line of defense helping to break up waves produced by storms. Mile upon mile of coastal wetlands served as a second line of defense helping to absorb storm surge and provide much needed friction to slow winds. Communities were built along a third line of defense–natural ridges, the high ground along bayous built up by the deposition of river sediments. Land loss has nearly stolen these protections, forcing residents to rely almost solely on manmade protections which are often not up to the task." ~ Bayou Grace
Watch "A Better Tomorrow" (12:13 min , 2013 science-fiction) In the near future when water is scarce, Shin and Myra, two orphans following in their scientist father's footsteps, develop a technology that could turn the tides of time and heal the earth. But when dark forces kidnap them in an attempt to steal their father's invention, the device is mistakenly activated and a mysterious power unleashed. While trying to escape their captors, they are magically transported on a voyage out of this world. ( Vimeo viewing link ) ( YouTube viewing link )
"In Plain Sight" directed by Erica Jordan, tells the story of award-winning photographer Lisa Kristine, the real-life inspiration for the character played by Gillian Anderson in the feature film "Sold". The documentary "In Plain Sight" movie-captures Lisa Kristine as she photo-captures images that expose the spectre of modern-day slavery. A mother and artist, Lisa has crawled through mine shafts in Ghana and posed as a woman for sale on the streets of Washington, DC, to shed light on an issue hidden in plain sight. Part verité road trip, part exposé, and part spy story, the documentary "In Plain Sight" follows Lisa to Sonagachi, Kolkata, the largest red-light district in India. At first no one is willing to help filmmaker Erica Jordan and Lisa gain access. Eventually, they find a man who willing to get them in. On the way to Sonagachi, the guide makes a request—“Don’t hug anybody.” In a characteristic moment, when Lisa enters the brothel and meets one of the workers, the two women greet each other with a spontaneous embrace. Inside the prison-like brothel, the film, through the gaze of a concealed spy camera, reveals the hidden lives of the women in the dark corridors where they are forced to work. "In Plain Sight" closes with scenes from a safe house in Sonagachi for girls who have been pulled out of slavery. As each girl is photographed, she holds a candle, and in her luminous face a shimmer of hope is reflected.
More than 28 million people are enslaved today, working for no pay under the threat of violence, in every country and on every continent.
"THE SAND STORM 沙尘暴 " (9:22 min 2014) Communications lines dissolve, and a water smuggler navigates a tumultuous, dystopian city on the brink - in this lyrical “low-fi sci-fi” tour through a bleak future ... setting the stage for more to come. This film was made in China and stars in order of appearance Ai WeiWei (艾未未), Hu JiaNing (胡珈宁), Li Ning (李宁) and Bai Yao (白瑶)