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  1. To contend with the bullies at school, 9-year-old Caleb decides to 3D print himself. Back home there’s confusion, discord and reshuffled schedules...But maybe this is just what his family needs?

    CALEB is a sci­-fi drama that digs into the psychology of the family unit and the morality of advancing technology.

    Written & Directed by Amanda Mesaikos & Susanne Aichele
    Produced by Randomcat Pictures & Feature One
    Cinematography by Ewan Mulligan
    Edited by Laurence Barraclough & Susanne Aichele
    Original Music by Patrick Hudson & Mcasso

    Official Selections:

    41st Boston Sci Fi Film Festival (WINNER- Best Original Screenplay)
    10th Festival Alto Vicentino (NOMINATED- Best Short Film)
    13th London Short Film Festival
    13th London Independent Film Festival
    16th Sci Fi London Film Festival
    Reel Women Sci Fi Series

    Interview with Take One:
    Interview with The New Current:

    Review of Caleb:



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  2. Synopsis:
    Belgrade / Yugoslavia, July 20, 1969, the day when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. The city is deserted; everybody hypnotically watches TV transmission, except He and She, who are overwhelmed by mutual rapprochement.
    HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2015, Hollywood, LA, CA - Best International
    THESS International Short Film Festival - Cinematic Achievement Award
    Jahorina Film Festival 2015, BiH, Grand Prix
    Kraljevski Filmski Festival, Serbia 2015 - Special Mention
    Ploiesti International Film Festival 2015, Romania - Best Director
    Ploiesti International Film Festival 2015, Romania - Audience Choice Award]
    Red Rock Film Festival 2015, USA Utah - Best Short Fiction
    Ploiesti International Film Festival, Romania (February 2015)
    Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia (March 2015)
    A Long Week of Short Films, Shanghai (May 2015)
    The Orfelin Circle Film Festival 2015, Washington (May 2015)
    Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan ( June 2015)
    GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia (July 2015)
    HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, Hollywood L.A. (August 2015)
    Monterrey International Film Festival, Mexico (August 2015)
    Jahorina Film Festival (August 2015)
    SHORTS MEXICO, Mexico City ( Septembar 2015)
    KFF Kraljevski Filmski Festival (September 2015)
    TISFF International Short Film Festival, Greece (October 2015)
    ISFFC International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2015 (October 2015)
    Let's Cee Film Festival, Vienne, Austria (October 2015)
    ARPA International Film Festival, Hollywood, CA (November 2015)
    PRVI KADAR, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina (November 2015)
    Toronto Serbian Film Festival, Toronto (November 2015)
    Chicago Serbian FilmFest, USA (December 2015)
    Red Rock Film Festival, USA (November 2015)
    Izmir International Short Film Festival, Turkey (November 2015)
    Uluslararası Antalya Film Günleri (February 2016)

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  3. Viewfinders is a collaborative documentary series about how urban explorers push limits to capture the cities they live in.

    Volume One features Woody Chai, a Bangkok-based photographer who explores often overlooked places to show people a different side of his city.



    Equals "Conveyor"

    Tennyson "Lay-by"


    Special thanks to Jordan Powers for interview audio. Check out his podcast at

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  4. A man becomes maniacally obsessed with chasing off his teenage daughter's new boyfriend in this dark comedy about identity, hypocrisy, and how the ways that we cope can lead us astray. Based on the story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry from his collection "Dark Lies the Island."

    Official selection of the Oscar-Qualifying Galway Film Fleadh, LA Shorts Fest, and Cork International Film Festival, and 35 additional festivals.

    WINNER - Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Galway Film Fleadh
    WINNER - Best Short Film; Best Actor in Short Film (Aodhan McArdle), Best Director, Short Film - LA Comedy Festival
    WINNER - Best Short Film - Kansas City Film Festival
    WINNER - Best Short Film, Drama/Comedy - The Indie Gathering
    WINNER - Best International Short Film; Best Editing; Best Director; - Canberra International Film Festival
    WINNER - Best Short Film, Comedy - Zamoxis Short Film Festival

    Directed by Robert McKeon
    Based on the Story by Kevin Barry
    Produced by Michael Donnelly V, Robert McKeon
    Screenplay by Robert McKeon
    Cinematography by Daniel Katz

    Starring Aidan McArdle, Angeline Ball, Wallis Day, Lauryn Canny, Craig Grainger

    Edited by Chris Catanach
    Additional Editors Weston Archer, Dan Swietlik A.C.E.

    Original Score by Kevin Seaton

    Casting by Louise Kiely

    Production Design by Kate Moylan

    Featuring music by Grouplove

    Copyright 2015. Empathic Films, LLC

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  5. "Drift" is a short that tells the story of a young boy named Oscar and his imaginary friend Nika who wants to persuade him to join her to another world. A choice that literally turns his world upside down.
    The intention of this short was to create a visually fascinating film where drone-shots play a part and add value in the story but at the same time are not the main character.
    That got us thinking on what we could do with a drone that has not yet been done before.. That's when we came up with aerial retro zooms. More specific: Anamorphic retrozooms. We got in touch with Angenieux Lenses to discuss our project and they decided to provide us with two anamorphic lightweight zooms. We did some tests and were really excited to see that our Intuitive Aerial Aerigon, Alexa Mini & Angenieux Anamorphics were a perfect match.
    We shot the short during 4 rainy days in November with a very limited amount of flight time due to rainfall but managed to get all the shots we needed for the story.
    For us, this whole project was a test for exploring new possibilities with aerial filming. Create shots that add to the perception of the spectator, that are visually interesting but also create a certain emotion.
    I believe that, with "Drift" , we found a way to take aerial filming a little step further in storytelling.

    More info on our project:

    Behind the scenes:

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