1. Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists.

    This film was shot and edited in 2011, and a year later, the tree-sit ended as a victory for the tree-sitters (indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/26/18716373.php) As of 2013, negotiations are still underway for the sale of the land, and the exact acreage is still being determined.

    Huge thanks to "Farmer," "Bingmouse," "Amanita," and the rest of the tree-sitters for allowing us to live with them and film their story. Learn more about their work, donate, and see what they're up to now: efhumboldt.org

    for further requests about the film, please contact info@rainhousecinema.com

    Thanks for watching!
    - Chris, Ben, Sam // Rainhouse Cinema

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  2. 13M View on YT here: youtube.com/watch?v=40zqsPvGTfw&t=6s

    Best Drama at Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2013
    Winner Audience Choice at Bermuda international film festival 2013
    Audience Choice at Lowcountry Shorts Fest 2013

    Best Short Film at Shnit International Film Festival
    Best Short Film at Fingal International Film Festival
    Best Short Film at Brantford International Film Festival
    Best Short Film at Crystal Palace International Film Festival
    Best at Festival at Crystal Palace International Film Festival

    Official Selection:
    Zinebi, London Short Film, Brooklyn, Hoboken, Rochester, London Independent and Emmetaler Filmtage.

    ‘This Is Vanity’ is the dark and tragic tale of a tiring mother who struggles to protect both herself and her disabled teenage daughter from the continual attacks of local adolescents. Repeatedly rebuffed and frustrated by the authorities, she ultimately turns to a far greater power than can be found on her failing human plane.

    Director: Oliver Goodrum / olivergoodrum.com
    Writer: Alexander Craig / alexander-craig.com
    Director of Photography: Justin Brown / justinbrowndp.com
    Producer: Rob Leonard
    Exec Prod: James Goodrum & Luke Jacobs
    Production Company: Friend London / friendlondon.tv
    Editor: Simon Halsall / m-s-halsall.blogspot.co.uk
    Composer: Leslie Quarcoopome
    Production Designer: Regina Sinatra

    Trailer: vimeo.com/52605146
    FB page: facebook.com/ThisIsVanity

    *With Spanish Subtitles.

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    Directed By Aaron David DeFazio, Written & Produced By Daniella Kahane

    Starring Todd Lawson, Leah Curney, Gabriel Paley with John Keabler and John Fenessy

    Cinematography by Michael Rossetti

    Music by David Abravanel

    Produced for partial completion of a MFA Degree @ Columbia University School of the Arts Film Division




    © Aaron David DeFazio 2013

    Any tip jar donations will be put towards future projects.

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  4. Every year, Americans bury enough metal in the ground to rebuild the Golden Gate Bridge, says Vashon Island coffin maker Marcus Daly. His simple, handcrafted wooden coffins are an economical and environmentally friendly burial alternative. But Daly believes a coffin's most important feature is that it can be carried. Here's why.

    Official Selection, Natural Transitions Film Festival. ntfilmfest.org
    Official Selection, 15 Short Film Festival. facebook.com/15shortfilmfestival

    Special thanks to Marcus Daly of Marian Caskets. mariancaskets.com
    Original music by Jesse Solomon Clark. agentsdelfuturo.com
    Produced by Visual Contact visualcontact.com.

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  5. Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts. I hope you enjoy it. I loved creating it.

    Creative and Animation: Al Boardman (alboardman.com)
    Music: Vimeo Music "Prelude No. 3" by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com)
    Sound design: Noted in its absence!

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