1. He was a nice guy... until she came.

    SXSW 2015, Jury Award Winner in Midnight Shorts
    Maryland Film Festival, Official Selection
    deadCENTER Film Festival, Official Selection
    Beyond Fest, Official Selection
    Cucalorus, Official Selection
    St. Louis International Film Festival, Official Selection
    Yale Film Colloqium

    Starring: Anton Yelchin, Kate Lyn Sheil, Buck Henry
    Written, directed and produced by Gillian Wallace Horvat
    Produced by Riel Roch Decter and Daniel Waters

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  2. Court-métrage fiction| Canada, Québec | 2014 | 13min.21sec. | HD | couleur | 16/9 | Dolby 5.1 | Français + STA |

    Distribution
    Robert: Patrick Renaud
    Johanne: Monia Chokri
    Grande Nina: Valérie Fortin
    Petite Nina: Kennedy Brodeur
    Butch: Lesley Marie Reade

    Équipe
    Production : Estelle Champoux, Jean-Philippe Bernier (Les enfants terribles)
    Réalisation : Ara Ball
    Scénario : Ara Ball
    Direction photo : Jean-Philippe Bernier
    Direction artistique : Christina Vincelli
    Montage : Ara Ball
    Son: François Bélanger, Pierre-Hugues Rondeau, Maxime Dumesnil
    Musique: Father Zinger

    Synopsis
    Nina vit avec une réalité troublé depuis qu'elle est petite, elle tente de sortir de ce cercle vicieux et décide de prendre son destin en main.

    Nina has lived a traumatizing past since she's a little girl. She attempts to break this vicious circle and take reality back into her own hands.

    Biographie du réalisateur
    Passionné, cinéaste et voyageur, Ara Ball ne s’impose aucune limite. Né à Montréal, le 30 juillet 1982, il est l’enfant d’un québécois et d’une anglophone. Son milieu familial, au côté artistique très développé, le plonge dans le monde de l’art dès son jeune âge. En 2004, il entreprend ses études en cinéma au collège O’Sullivan. Il termine le programme Médias et technologie sur un plateau de tournage en 2005. En 2007, il était gérant de la compagnie de publicité à Montréal Manwin Productions. Il y travaille comme monteur à temps plein et a dirigé sa petite équipe. Depuis, il a réalisé trois courts-métrages, dont un ayant gagné trois prix en Amérique du Nord. En 2011 il continue son voyage et visite l'Inde pendant 6 mois. Quelque mois après son retour, il écrit L'OURAGAN: FYT et le tourne en automne 2012. Il a complété L'Ouragan en juillet 2013.

    Passionate filmmaker and traveler, Ara Ball was born in Montreal on July 30, 1982. He was the child of a french and Anglophone couple. His family, with a highly developed artistic side, plunged him into the world of art from an early age. In 2004, he began studying film at O'Sullivan College. He finished the Media and Technology program on a film set in 2005. In 2007, he was manager of the advertising company Manwin Productions. He now works there full-time as an editor. Since then, he has directed three short films, including one having won three awards in North America. In 2011 he continued his journey and visit India for 6 months. Some months after his return, he wrote HURRICANE: FYT, completed in July 2013.

    Carrière du film
    SPASM | 2014| En compétition
    Soirée Short Cuts, Montréal|2014| En présentation
    Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois |2015| En compétition
    Mecal Int. Short Film Festival, Espagne |2015| En compétition
    Regard sur le Court Métrage |2015| En compétition
    Prix Prends Ça Court |2015| En compétition
    Festival Int. du Film de Mont-Tremblant |2015| En compétition
    Landshut Short Film Festival , Allemagne|2015| En compétition
    Dresden Int. Film Festival, Allemagne |2015| En présentation
    SXSW, É-U |2015| En présentation
    Mecal Int. Short Film Festival |2015| En compétition
    Vivisection Horror Film Festival, Philadelphie |2015| En compétition
    Festival Court Mais Trash, Suisse |2015| En compétition *PRIX PLONG & REPLONK
    St.Louis Int Film Festival, É-U |2015| En compétition

    Filmographie du réalisateur
    À venir...

    Contact
    Travelling, les films qui voyagent / Attn : Alexandre Dostie / info@travellingdistribution.com/ 1 514 467-8160
    Les enfants terribles / Estelle Champoux / champoux.e@gmail.com, jp@jpbernier.com, arabalmeister@gmail.com / 1-514-961-7097 /

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  3. A short proof-of-concept for the feature horror/sci-fi film WELCOME TO WILLITS, starring Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)

    Synopsis:
    Deep in the woods outside the Northern California town of Willits lies a remote cabin. Here Brock waits impatiently for his friend to complete a drug deal, urging him to get there before dark, for his own safety. As night draws closer, he grows more desperate, fearing a repeat attack from alien abductors.

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  4. A "CAW"tionary tale

    Teaser: vimeo.com/118906204
    Facebook: facebook.com/crowhandfilm

    Directed by Brian Lonano
    TRT: 2:32
    imdb.com/title/tt4084842/

    Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival

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  5. bagmanshortfilm.com

    BAG MAN is the understated story of a 12 year old African American boy, who takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York. With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, its contents unknown to us, we journey from the urban hustle of Harlem, into the winter-ravaged woodlands a world away. On the road, we slowly discover his real intentions, and the startling significance of what is hidden inside a young boy’s bag.

    Directors JONATHAN & JOSH BAKER thrive on combining hauntingly beautiful imagery with quiet layered emotional experiences. The film juxtaposes high-concept visuals with the most regular of everyday characters and environments, creating an extremely relatable story that engages on multiple levels. Collaboration with the highest quality creative talent is essential with all projects they take on, and BAG MAN is no different – from cinematographer NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS (Academy Award Nominated ‘Bullhead’, ‘The Drop’), to LEGACY EFFECTS (‘Iron Man’, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Avatar’), to THE MILL (World-leading, international VFX studio), to colorist TOM POOLE (‘Drive’, ’12 Years A Slave’, ‘Foxcatcher’), to original music by Brooklyn-based threesome BIRD COURAGE.

    Written and Directed by:
    JONATHAN & JOSH BAKER

    Produced by:
    SHELBY ROSS

    Cinematographer:
    NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS

    Editing by:
    BEN SUENAGA

    Production Design by:
    PETE ZUMBA

    Sound Design by:
    JOSEPH FRAIOLI

    Original Music by:
    BIRD COURAGE

    Casting by:
    NORA BRENNAN C.S.A.

    Color by:
    TOM POOLE, COMPANY 3

    VFX by:
    THE MILL, NEW YORK

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