LIVE ACTION SHORTS Feb. 17, 6:30pm
Estimated Running Time: 109 minutes
Madre – Spain, 19 minutes
Director: RODRIGO SOROGOYEN
Producers: MARÍA DEL PUY ALVARADO and RODRIGO SOROGOYEN
Synopsis: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
Fauve – Canada, 17 minutes
Director: JEREMY COMTE
Producers: EVREN BOISJOLI (ACHROMATIC MEDIA) and MARIA GRACIA TURGEON (MIDI LA NUIT)
Synopsis: Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Marguerite – Canada, 19 minutes
Director: MARIANNE FARLEY
Producer: MARIE-HÉLÈNE PANISSET (LES FILMS DE L’HYDRE)
Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Detainment – 30 minutes, Ireland
Director: VINCENT LAMBE
Producers: DARREN MAHON, VINCENT LAMBE and ROBERT DWYER-JOYCE Associate Producer: EIBHLIN HEWITT
Synopsis: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
Skin – USA, 20 minutes
Director: GUY NATTIV
Producers: JAIME RAY NEWMAN, ANDREW CARLBERG and TIM HARMS
Synopsis: A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.