Inspired by a true story, Omar is a young Black man trying to support his family and his newly pregnant girlfriend. Carlos is an overworked cop with a dark past weighing him down.
The two couldn’t be more different, but through the course of a day not only will their similarities be spotlighted, but the two will cross paths in a tragic way
An Actor spends 40 magical weeks with the Iconic Director Federico Fellini on the set of Roma.
Severine wants to adopt a dog. However, she hesitates to make decision for some reason.
An experienced Silicon Valley engineer who has dedicated his life to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for over a decade felt confused and concerned about his future after realizing the rapid evolution of AI. Therefore, in order to find his potential in nature, he joined an international trekking expedition through the mysterious Caucasus region. Being inspired and protected by Natural Intelligence, he started a new AI journey exploring China, the UK, and the USA.
The most honest film I've ever made.
When party girl April wakes up after a rowdy New Year’s eve with a lot more than just a hangover, she calls her partner in crime, Lola, to try to fill in the blanks. But the truth is uglier than April
A wheelchair dreams of one day being fast like a racing car. One night, the wheelchair decides to do its own race in the hospital hallway.
An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.
Border-Ball chronicles Joel Tauber’s 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. - Mexico border. He walks, repeatedly, from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, along the Border Wall, to the Otay Mesa Detention Center—and back. People share their thoughts and stories. They play catch. They hug. And Tauber continues walking, praying that things will change.
Through his tumultuous relationship with his younger brother, a young man begins to understand the troubled past that was running his life and has a chance to end a generational cycle of abuse and pain.
Bryn's week goes from bad to worse, when her latest babysitting gig turns out to be a grown man. Kyle is terminally ill, and wants company for the last hours of his life - he intends to kill himself by the end of the evening.
Carlo is a recovering heroin addict who works odd hours at a guitar shop sanding bodies. The temptation to relapse is weighing him down.
A young, visually impaired woman — accompanied only by her guide dog — sits in a café, reading a novel as she waits for the next bus. Suddenly, a pay phone begins to ring loudly outside. Led by her trusty friend, the young woman then experiences something that can only be described as magical.
Set in an American coastal town, Alice Featherston is having a hard time asking her crush, Dave, to be her high school prom date. That changes, however, when she meets a traveling circus clown, Sam. The two strike up a unique rapport.
Alice discovers that Sam is mute and can only communicate through writing poetry. He also possesses the unique ability to create illustrations that come to life. With his help and guidance, Alice gains the courage to speak to Dave at school. Even when things don’t go quite according to plan, Sam helps navigate Alice through her disappointments.
A coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her confidence, made only possible by the friendship with a magical, mystical but kind-hearted stranger.
Two brothers, (4 and 2) must put aside their long standing feud to gain the ultimate treasure. Cookies! But one thing stands in their way. Daddy. Can they bury the issues of their past? Can they find a way to work together? Can they outsmart Daddy? Can they get the cookies from the top of the fridge?
A young photographer buys a film camera, after he develops the film left inside the camera he finds out a monstery image the previous owner captured 30 years ago.
The sequel to Daipool, sees Daipool befriend an actual superhero.
When a young woman’s depression drives her to despair, only the Father’s love can help her overcome the dark places.
This is a political documentary that joins forces with Activist Jeremy Ornstein to document a new voice in America's youth movement.
Stefano & Laura invite five prominent activists to New York City. Each has a unique, diverse, personal connection to recent national events such as the school shootings in Parkland, Florida to Black Lives Matter in America to the Green New Deal.
Diminuendo visualizes the detrimental effects plastic waste has on marine life and the environment from an emotional point of view. Through visual metaphors, the viewer is guided through sceneries that get more and more covered by plastic. To emphasize the contrast between the natural world and the plastic world, the animation is done entirely with ink on paper, except for the plastic, which stands apart from the oceanic life in bright digital yellow. The two parts are united through the pulsing paper texture that shines through the semi-opaque yellow as a constant reminder of the underlying life it covers. But there is room for change. In the end, it is never too late for a helping hand.
"Entre Les Images" is a found footage film composed of 35mm nitrate film frames from over 100 silent films, a large number of them irrevocably lost, with nothing to mark their presence outside of these majestic few frames. As a whole, they represent the hopes, dreams, and promises of tumultuous, perpetuating life and death between every frame.
A poor prospector stumbles upon extreme wealth but finds out quickly that grand riches can sometimes complicate things.
"Freeze Your Brain" is a poetry film that asks who are we really? Is it who we project ourselves to be or what is expected of us to be? A group of strangers go on an journey to find their true selves.
No longer girlie enough for her girlfriends and starting to become too girlie for her guy friends, and eager to grow up, Nika a 14 year old tomboy, is just trying to figure out her place in the adolescent world. When she hears a rumor that her mother is a stripper, she decides to investigate, changing her relationship with her mother forever, and Nika is ushered into adulthood.
A pandemic challenges a Chinese student on the path to legal immigration while sheltering in her new American home. Created for the 72 Hour Shootout by the Asian American Film Lab under the theme, Going Viral.
Nominated for a 2021 Oscar®, HUNGER WARD is the third film in the Refugee Trilogy by 2x Oscar® & Emmy® nominated director Skye Fitzgerald. Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two women health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they work to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine. With unprecedented access within a sensitive conflict-zone, HUNGER WARD reveals a world of bravery and commitment-to-care for war-stricken children amidst desperate need.
A floating two-ton elephant named Edna rescues the world's water with an unlikely ally in this absurd experimental FilmPoem.
Water, water, everywhere...now it’s time to think.
“I Want to Breathe Sweet Air,” with acclaimed poet Lucy English, is a visual and aural indictment of careless land development and the impact of climate change on the natural environment, incorporating footage shot specifically for this project, as well as a vast library accumulated by Outlier Moving Pictures during seven years of documenting environmental destruction.
In Memory of those lost to COVID19, A fully computer generated fashion film set in a CGI version of Venice's Piazza San Marco. This film is fully realised in VR 3D, Ai, CGI.
The film features sustainably conscious efforts, and a VR Vogue ball in the afterlife...
No human was harmed in the making of this film...
Please note, VR goggles allow you to interact with Immortal.
The first ever documentary exploring the interconnectedness of fashion and interior design. Interior Motives delves into the exclusive industries and prominent minds of today’s most influential figures in fashion and design melding the industries into one core expression.
A touching and hopeful film about a medevac helicopter pilot who found peace within himself and with his mortal enemies when he tries to build a peace garden at the Khe Sanh Combat Base where he stationed during the Viet Nam war.
Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple's love.
Cal and his friend Grace explore Cal’s past using a special ring of keys. Each key represents a meaningful person to Cal, like his parents or his friends... and when he uses a key on a door, he can walk into a living memory he’s shared with that person. Together, Cal and Grace traverse through Cal's memories to better understand why he had a falling out with his best friend Finn, and by looking through the past they hope to fix the present.
Where can we get together? Set amid a societal crisis, 'Lucid Dreams' is a six-minute Greek epic from a second-person point of view about democracy, the importance of human connection, and the capability of change. The main characters are virtually somewhere between New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.
A butterfly is resurrected from a rare specimen collection and explores the ruins of an ancient civilization that leads to a mysterious underground frozen cave. In the cave, the butterfly meets the Butterfly Man, who is an amalgamation of many other butterflies. The two dance and transform between the human and butterfly shapes. The frozen environment gradually melts, plants and organisms begin to wake up around them. Eventually, the butterfly man is blown away by the wind and becomes part of the natural environment. Metamorphosis reflects my concerns about human memory of lost time. The film explores philosophical ideas about life forms decomposing and then transforming into new organisms, between dreams and reality, and between humans and creatures.
As last-minute plans for a babysitter fall apart, eight-year-old Brandon is left alone to oversee his younger brother Mason.
A proof of concept film about a conflicted American-Born-Chinese waitress who is drawn into an unimaginable circumstance by a mysterious man in a limo.
When a classy elderly woman of standing has had her fill of life, she turns to an able man in need to help her reach the end, but the long conversation shift their view on living.
Not Worth Killing is a documentary short that tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Sister Lillian Oliver, IHM, and Mitchell Rutledge, a convicted murderer serving life without parole in an Alabama state penitentiary. It is a story of one man's transformation and the immense impact and influence one person can have on another's life.
Prudence and Roger meet for the first time. After asking him a series of unusual qualifying questions, we see them begin a temporary "relationship”, leading to the saving of a life and the ending of another. Pete’s Valve is a kooky, dark comedy about duty under duress, missed connections, and the metaphorical, as well as physical placement of the human heart.
A glimpse into the mind of a young dancer as she navigates Manhattan to get to an important audition.
A mysterious asteroid prospector searches the universe for his fortune. This journey takes the prospector to a place where he has to look directly at his soul and decide what he is willing to sacrifice to achieve his ambitions. Portland Oregon rock band, The Shivas narrate the prospector’s journey with a foreboding 60’s surf rock soundtrack.
A young lady seeking her dream after work fails with disappointment, bumps into another wandering soul, tastes the bittersweet of life, and returns back to her daily life.
A spoken word short film.
Emily has been asking Adrien to accompany her for her big upcoming recital. After constantly asking, he decides to come, but his expectations are different than hers. They get lost on their way to the practice room, but when they finally find it, Adrien finds out that she's got a bigger ask that he doesn't know about.
"requiem" honors the passing of a single word from the heart of the poet, to the poet's lips, then to the audience and its fleeting life suspended in air. A tragic death or does that word find new life in memory?
This Experimental FilmPoem conjures a cortège for a spoken word.
In the year 2143, a young woman confronts her childhood trauma within a virtual reality therapy session, only to discover her inner demons are real.
A young reindeer in the North Pole gets a valuable lesson about the Golden Rule.
Bryn’s week goes from bad to worse, when her latest babysitting gig turns out to be a grown man. Kyle is terminally ill, and wants company for the last hours of his life - he intends to kill himself by the end of the evening.
During the course of an overnight visit, Sasha and Rae grapple to return to an emotional place that’s just beyond reach. Navigating their connection, the couple falter in their attempts to communicate feelings within a space that once felt so different.
After moving to the US to become an illustrative artist, Laura gets sidetracked with meaningless jobs and vapid friendships. She searches for unhealthy ways to cope with the lack of real connections with people, as well as discouragement when it comes to her dreams.
By chance, she meets a stranger that reminds her of the potential she always carried within.
TEMPEST DESERT is about the feeling of not belonging and the struggle to stay real to yourself at a place of discomfort.
Is criticism of the opportunist mentality prevalent in big cities and an exploration on how vulnerable people tend to get treated. It also touches on dealing with depression and anxiety. Despite delving into darker topics.
The moon, personified as a koi fish, meets the sun, personified as a dragon, in a celestial dance of movements. Together, they form an eclipse in a moment of majestic beauty.
A chilling spoken word film, inspired by the old negro spiritual 'Wade in the Water'. It is told through the eyes of three men unveiling their struggle and fear of being a black man in America.
I sang, produced and directed this video of Peter's Gabriel's "Washing of the Water." I shot this during the pandemic, in an RV exploring northern California with my family.
It gave me joy and delight to capture Nature in all her majesty, always healing and loving to the soul. I hope it brings comfort and ease to anyone watching.
A young and successful lawyer from Chicago is questioning if what he does is meaningful enough. He decides to follow his internal call and try to become a priest. Only then he discovers what his true purpose in this world is.
Chickens flock in the comic, but often fatal, world of Doublespeak.
Finalist: New Wave International Short Festival Munich
Finalist: Seoul International Short Film Festival
Finalist: Roma Short Film Festival
Finalist: Tokyo International Short Film Festival
Official Selection: New York Tri-State International Film Festival
Official Selection: Indie Shorts Awards Buenos Aires
Official Selection: Golden State Film Festival
Official Selection: Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Wales)
Who won the war is a short documentary weaving interview, archive and animation to tell the remarkable story of a Hiroshima survivor.
In 1956, orphaned and partially blind, Takashi was invited by the American Government to the United States to “regain his health”. A second grader when the atomic bomb dropped, with six members of his family dead of radiation poisoning, Takashi embarked for the U.S. at 18.
As soon as he landed in California, Takashi realized that he had been identified as an eligible subject for experimentation undertaken by the ABCC (Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) to understand the effects of intense radioactive energy on the human body.
Takashi's story is different from many other Hiroshima survivors. It is the journey of an angry young man whose misfortunes begin right after the Hiroshima bombing. It's a story of revenge, and acceptance of the past.
Sara is in bed with her lover when her husband calls. When he asks for something in his sock drawer, she runs home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.
Bill Clinton’s strange legacy as President of the United States and ringmaster of the 1990s is a confounding mess of public amnesia, nostalgia, and scorn. WILLIAM JEFFERSON WILDERNESS is a personal exploration that legacy, and of the tangled process of consigning a former political hero to history.