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Shorts Block 13: Experimental

Portland Film Festival

Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Shorts Block 13: Experimental

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General Admission - Shorts Block 13 Saturday August 30 6:00pm   more info Ended $10.00 $1.54
Day Pass   more info Ended $39.00 $3.14
General (4 ticket combo)   more info Ended $39.00 $3.14
Student's Pass   more info Ended $89.00 $5.89
VIP Day Pass   more info Ended $54.00 $3.96
All Access Pass   more info Ended $149.00 $9.19
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Saturday August 30, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Clinton Street Theater - 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202


09 min -- “The Heebie-Jeebies” by Todd Slawsby: Finding a mysterious storybook, Liam convinces his mother to read it to him and his sister, Lyla. 

The book tells of The Heebie-Jeebies -- ancient monsters rumored to appear in the night and drag children and their parents into their own nightmares. As they ready themselves for sleep, the children will discover: something terrifying is under their beds.

04 min -- “PROXIMITY” by Joshua Cox: “Proximity” is a romantic crime drama in an unusual setting -- an elderly woman's living room. Her collection of ceramic statues have a life of their own. Two figures explore the depths of love and betrayal. Proximity illustrates how spatial relativity shapes our interactions with the world and people around us. Closeness can create the illusion of an unspoken bond, but when challenged by desire it can be turned on its head and shatter reality. (Animation)

08 -- "Ground London" by Dustin Morrow: Ground London is an experimental documentary that explores the British capital with a very specific point-of-view, locked in photography that never gets more than three inches off the ground, along with heavy manipulation of both sound and image, exposing a London seldom examined: a city that moves poetically and with great order when observed slowly and in minute detail.

09 min -- “The Ballad of Peter & Emily” by Don Andrews: Peter is at a juncture where nothing in his life makes sense; Emily is at the same point in her life. The film looks into the lives of two people recently out of college, afraid to move out of their comfort zones at work and in their relationship. They have fallen into a pattern of inaction thinking that life will slow down, but they soon realize that life slows for no one. (Animation)

10 min -- “Baby Ipecac" by Vu Pham: Baby Ipecac imagines the genesis of a relationship between "David" and "Patricia," a pair of self-destructive lovers and antagonists to the "hero's journey" in Sway of the Knife.  It is a bizaree, kinetic excursion into their voloatile criminal dealings inside a hotel room. The usual drug deal becomes a hallucinatory web of paranoia, deception and immanent peril.

07 min -- “REZ CARZ” by Clancy Dennehy: Abandoned cars rest silently in fields for decades, still holding secret conversations within their bodies. A native cast starring Tantoo Cardinal and Gary Farmer breathe life into pivotal moments of sex, birth and death.

10 min -- “GUSTAF” by Yann Caloghiris: Gustaf is a quiet, submissive husband. He has been out of work because of what he calls, 'his condition'. His only point of contact with the outside world is the launderette he visits regularly. This changes when he has a bizarre hallucination. As he begins to draw a connection between the pieces of the puzzle, visions grow in intensity until the truth finally reveals itself.

15 min -- “Subsurface Flow” by Carl Bird McLaughlin: Wounded by their childhoods, young lovers travel to the desert in search of a holy ground, where the pains of their pasts can be washed away.

12 min -- "Oh Sheila" by Jeffery Sundin: Where have all the disco cowboys gone?

04 min -- “Husk” by Paul Howell: While collecting paper scraps for her den, Husk, a life-size tree spirit, has a shock encounter with some feral fairies in the street-art urban environment of Melbourne, Australia. Nothing is as it seems as this hypnotic story unfolds. (Animation)

09 min -- "The Kid" by Jeff WinogradA young boy is drawn into the world driven by the soundtrack of his life and the magic all around him.  HIs journey takes him through a strange world he didn’t know existed and perhaps doesn’t.  Along the way he meets friends and foes, though he can’t always tell the difference between the two.  His experience lead him back to where he started, but his world has changed. 

06 min -- “How to Avoid Annoying People” by Ariel Nasser: Hand-drawn animation uses sarcasm and irony to criticize social behaviors such as self-centered small talk. Within a narrative structure punctuated by an infomercial announcer, this comical film reveals the harassment endured by a plane traveler as he endures verbal barrage from a fellow passenger. (Animated)

105 min


Alexandr Beran

Director - "I'm Sorry Alligator"
A withdrawn woman witnesses Ants Man bring an inanimate object to life on a house call. He unearths a ceramic alligator and makes it new. But when he stumbles upon the homeowners' trend of object neglect, he plans a rescue. The withdrawn woman is inspired to follow him, as she’s lead across town through a world of hidden friends. 

Yann Caloghiris
Director, “GUSTAF”
Yann Caloghiris was born in Toulon, France, but spent his early years moving as a family every couple years around Europe (mostly France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the UK). He studied Media (including film) and Digital Media in the UK, and made a couple shorts at University, but went straight into a career in advertising. He is now a Creative Director at the agency Imagination. Throughout his career he has created TV commercials, large and small format brand films and short-form corporate content - but says he always needs the freedom of non-commercial filmmaking and animation to gain the space to experiment, make mistakes and better his craft.

Joshua Cox
Director, “PROXIMITY”

Clancy Dennehy
Director, “REZ CARZ”
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a graduate of NSCAD University in Nova Scotia, Clancy Dennehy specializes in documentary and art films. He produced and directed the documentary Farm Futures, and was Director of Photography on international documentaries including Pretty Boys; I Want a Woman; Tailor Made; Secrets; CD Hoy, Portraits from the Frontier; Behind the Mascot; and Paris Stories, The Writing of Mavis Gallant. His art films have screened internationally, online and in festivals, winning many prizes, including his film Nocturne. He has produced and directed short films for BravoFACT including VANCOUVER. His latest films are Hidden Legacies (DOP/sound co/editor with Lisa Jackson Directing), commissioned for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and REZ CARZ, a BravoFACT supported short voiced by top native actors and currently screening in Film Festivals. Clancy is the creator of the rock choir Clancy’s Angels and co-creator of Metal Dog, who create original music and dance for film and stage.

Paul Howell
Director, “Husk”
Paul Howell is the writer/director of the film "Husk". Paul is the co-founder of Stop Motion Pro, who have been making animation software for stop motion film makers since 1999. Leading clients of Paul's have been Oscar winning Aardman Animation Studios and Adam Elliot (Harvey Krumpet). This is Paul's first animated film to be released on the festival circuit.

Carl Bird McLaughlin
Director, “Subsurface Flow”
Carl Bird McLaughlin grew up in the northern stretches of Los Angeles county. He began to study filmmaking at College of the Canyons where he received the Filmmaker of the Year award two years in a row. He later attended California Institute for the Arts for his undergrad. While at CalArts, he completed numerous short films as well as collaborating with fellow filmmaker Mike Ott as co-writer and cinematographer of the film LiTTLEROCK (2011). Also in collaboration with fellow CalArts alumni David Nordstrom (Trona, Pincus), he starred in Nordstrom's directorial debut Sawdust City.

Jeff Winograd
Director, "The Kid'
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College of Chicago in 1993 where he studied film and video production with a specialization in creative writing.  He spent ten years working for the Sundance Film Festival where he was Director of the Technical Operations Department.  He has done extensive work in a variety of capacities within film and video production and post-production.  For the last ten years, Jeff has been the principal and lead director for Hawk Productions Inc., a full service film and video production company located in Portland, Oregon.  During this time, he has produced and directed projects for companies such as adidas, Intel, Integra Telecom, the International School, and Tri-Met’s Ridewise program.  He has managed successful crews ranging from small nimble crews working documentary style to large scale film crews of more than 30 people.  He has worked with athletes from all the major sports, a variety of professional musicians, and has continued to produce independent art films.  Jeff is currently creating Hullabaloo Film Works to represent world class directors in Portland, Oregon.  

Don Andrews
Director, “The Ballad of Peter & Emily”; Director of Programming, Portland Film Festival
Don Andrews has written and directed several short films, but has worked mainly as an editor, and camera operator. He started doing freelance commercial work, and has edited media for Addidas, Nike, Auto-Desk, New Seasons and has since gone on to work for LAIKA, as an assistant editor on the 3D, stop motion, animated film, "The Boxtrolls". Don is currently working on starting up a Portland based production house. SQUEE entertainment.

Ariel Nasser
Director, “How to Avoid Annoying People”
Brazilian illustrator and graphic designer living in New York submitting his first short film, "How to Avoid Annoying People" which was created as a thesis project at the School of Visual Arts in New York City under the MFA Computer Art department.

Todd Slawsby

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Todd attended Occidental College, sight-unseen, simply because it was in Los Angeles. A veteran screenwriter, he has written projects for New Line Cinema, 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures, among others. Todd lives in Boston with his wife, Amelia, and their children, Liam and Lyla. Having retired from playing rugby, he now spends his time encouraging his children to pursue safer hobbies, like skateboarding and filmmaking. THE HEEBIE-JEEBIES is his first directorial effort.
Dustin Morrow
Director, "Ground London"
Dustin Morrow is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, author, programmer and educator. He is a professor and the Interim Head of Film at Portland State University, where he teaches courses in digital cinema production and film studies. Professor Morrow’s short and feature films have won numerous awards and been shown in major film festivals and other venues around the world. He has written extensively about film and pop culture for a host of online and print publications, and he speaks about issues related to film and new media at conferences and festivals worldwide. Before re-entering academia, Morrow was an editor and director of short-form projects and series television in Los Angeles, for such clients as MTV and the Discovery Channel, and such filmmakers as Spike Jonze, Michael Apted, and Steven Soderbergh. He continues to operate his own independent production company, Little Swan Pictures, for which recent projects have taken him as far away as the Aleutian Sea. His current projects include a feature film musical called "Everything Went Down", just finishing a successful year-long run on the festival circuit; the new textbook "Producing for TV and New Media", published by Focal Press; and a book about the actor-director relationship that he is co-authoring with stage and screen legend Kathleen Turner.

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All tickets and passes will start to be distributed during the week of August 20th, 2014. You may also redeem your paid ticket form at the box office of the venue the day of the event. Passes should be picked up at a designated location. Designated locations include the Festival Headquarters or Filmmakers Lounge (addresses will be publicized the week of August 20th)

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When & Where

Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202

Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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