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    Just Another Sunday Is Anything But Ordinary Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, Just Another Sunday is inspired by actual events and follows Lia Benedict, a teenager growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey. In the spring of 1968, Lia is 15 years old when her Italian-American family decides to leave Brooklyn for their dream home in the suburbs. But Lia is reluctant to pull up roots and go anywhere, especially to some godforsaken Jersey town. “I would rather thrive in the grime of New York than be plucked from my roots and transplanted in ‘Nowheresland’, just to wither away and die. I swear this is the kiss of death.” Her father, Frank Benedict, has worked hard to afford his own home for his wife, Marie, and five children after years of renting in Brooklyn. With the recent marriage of their eldest daughter, and visions of grandchildren in their future, new life in suburbia couldn’t be more promising. But their dream home quickly becomes a living nightmare, and the family’s move will prove to be the last they ever make as an intact family of seven. Just Another Sunday, is a compelling five year snapshot of one woman’s life, taking us through teenage angst and rites of passage, new love and broken hearts, friendships and betrayal, triumph and tragedy, and one family’s struggle to cope with the inconceivable. You will search your soul and ponder Life’s most provocative questions as you experience the unforgettable conclusion to Just Another Sunday

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    • Sagas Oy / The girl on the pier - teaser trailer


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      This is a teaser from my latest short film, "Sagas Øy" (norwegian title). The film was short entirely on location in Sandnes, Norway. The film had it's official premiere at the International Children's Film Festival in Kristiansand, Norway. Short synopsis Saga (10) lives on an island with her dad. Refusing to accept that her mother will never come back, Saga has developed a hostile relationship to her father. When her father brings home a new girlfriend, Alina, Saga does everything in her power to get rid of her. Read more about the production process on my blog: http://bit.ly/wuQgZS Track the film's upcoming screenings here: http://bit.ly/QnigBa Main credits WITH: FRIDA MARKI MORK as Saga SVEIN HARRY SCHØTTKER HAUGE as Tor MAREIKE WANG as Alina LINE HUSA as Sagas mom GLENN ANDRÉ KAADA as Vidar Directed by: SUI BALA Written by: SUI BALA & JENNY DAHLSTRÖM Producer: GEIR NETLAND Production company: PHANTOMFILM AS Director of Photography: NILS PETTER DEVOLD MIDTUN Edited by: FRIDA EGGUM MICHAELSEN Sound design by: HAAVARD HANA Production design by: MARTE MOEN DANIELSEN Original score by: HAAVARD HANA Music by: BLAKE ZWEIG Copyright © PHANTOMFILM AS

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      • TIFF 2012: Addison's Take on Kate Melville's Picture Day


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        Addison brings you more TIFF coverage and explains what he liked about Melville's directorial debut, Picture Day. He also states some slip-ups and where Melville can learn for next time.

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        • Rummelrum (Fair enough)


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          A teenage boy is invited by his uncle to an amusement park for his birthday. They enjoy themselves until they run out of money and get to know a girl which the uncle is far more interested in than in his nephew. The boy eventually strolls around by himself and learns the hard way that he's not quite as grown up as he thought he was. German with English subtitles.

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          • Handbags and Sandwiches (A 48-Hour Film Project Short)


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            Awards: 2012 Audience Pick - Group B Synopsis: Ben Kingston, a young convenience store clerk, tries to make extra money by selling purses door to door. On his lunch break at the park he meets a young girl who helps him grow up. Background: This film was made by Forbidden Bridge Productions for the 48-Hour Film Project in Orlando, FL. On the weekend of August 17th, 2012 Them and other teams around Orlando had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film. However, there films had to contain a salesman character named "Ben/Beverly Kingston", a prop purse and the following line of dialogue: "She told me you'd say that." The teams also had to pick a random genre they would need to adhere to. The production team had pulled the "Coming of Age" genre and set out. The film was finished and delivered ten minutes before the final deadline.

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            • LAST AUGUST - Kickstarter Video


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              Check out the Kickstarter here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/436316944/last-august-a-short-film LAST AUGUST combines the Coming of Age tale with allegorical science fiction to create what I think is a unique yet relatable tale of youth. Testament to works like Children of Men and Blindness, the "science" of this story actually plays a secondary role to the personal struggle of the characters, in this case, a group of fifteen-year-old kids trying to enjoy their summer together, hoping to develop their budding social and romantic relationships in a world becoming increasingly bleak. And as summer winds down in the suburbs, doesn't it always feel like its own little apocalypse?

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              • Jackie Boy (48 Hour Cut)


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                This was Red Rook Films official entry into the San Antonio 48 Hour Film Projects. This is the story of a boy trying to be who he wants to be. Genre: Coming-of-Age Film Character: Jack/Jackie, the candidate Line: "That's not the way I heard it" Prop: Membership Card We took Second Runner-Up (3rd place) and Best Directing.

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                • Dear Lemon Lima Opening Credits


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                  • Little Girl Lost - Betty Rich -- Azrieli Series Short Films


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                    When the Nazis invade her small town of Zduńska Wola, Poland in 1939, sixteen-year-old Betty Rich escapes into Soviet-occupied Poland. Over the next five years, her journey takes her from a forced labour camp in the far north of the USSR to the subtropical Soviet Georgian region and back to Poland. After the war, Betty and her husband flee from the Polish Communist regime and eventually immigrate to Toronto. Rich’s reflection on her is “a montage of graphic snapshots and moments in motion… both testimony and a meditation on what it meant to her sense of self to endure and survive as a young woman growing into adulthood in exile.” Buy the book:http://secondstorypress.ca/books/267-little-girl-lost

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                    • She Sings Trailer


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                      48 min, Documentary from Bhutan She Sings, is an unusual coming of age story that takes us through a journey of mermaid encounters, magic monkeys, drunken grannies and Bhutanese pop music. The 19 year old Dechen, is living with her mother and little brother in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Dechen dreams of becoming a famous singer, and has been selected to be a contestant in the Bhutan TV singing contest ’Druk Super Star’. As the competition evolves, Dechen explores the story of her beloved, late grandmother, who was a singing talent just like Dechen. In her search for identity, Dechen uncovers a dark family history, in which blessings and curses stand side by side. ‘She Sings’ challenges the limits of the documentary genre, with a poetic and strong visual language. It leads us into the life of a young girl, alienated by her own mysterious culture. She Sings is the first experimental documentary coming out of this formerly closed country in the mist of the Himalayas. Bhutan was the last country in the world to allow TV in 1999 and has only in the past decade established its own movie industry. Dechen has a modern inner drive, that stands in stark contrast to the society in which she lives. The calm, sensitive tone of the film thematises the clash between traditional and modern life, between the individual and the collective, between the myths and reality. The crossover from child to adult in the young girl reflects a country in the middle of a transition between the old and the modern world.

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