San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SHORT: "TURTLEFACE" (US) 20mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Directors: Kevin Kane, Rodrigo Lopresti
Writer: David Thigpen
Stars: Daniel O'Shea, Swann Gruen, Patrick Bonck, Naomi Warner
Synopsis: 1988, Darlington, South Carolina: two misfits thrown together in a forced rite of passage find an unexpected connection.
SHORT: "CHOICE: MOTHER" (US) 8mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Writer & Director: Joseph Halsley
Stars: Kelly Driscoll, Darlene Violette
Synopsis: When Hannah Ryan is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she must make the hardest decision of her life -to die with dignity. Making national news, her story is reported on by Ally Madison, who wants the nation to know why Hannah made the decision to prematurely end her life instead of die naturally. With the support of her mother Roseanna, Hannah discusses the difficulty of her choice.
SHORT: "NEBENAN (Next Door)" (Austria) 23mins l Drama l Thriller l North American Premiere
Director: Barbara S. Mueller
Writers: Barbara S. Mueller, Dietmar Zahn
Stars: Simone Fuith, Martin Strele, Berta Kammer
Synopsis: Claudia, a neglected housewife, is baffled since her best friend Margit moved and disappeared without a trace. Eventually, when new neighbours move into Margit's old home, rumours begin to spread.
SHORT: "CONFESSION ON PLEASANT STREET" (US) 24mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Writer & Director: Samantha Brooks
Stars: Jenna San Antonio, Verity Azario, Christian Barber
Synopsis: A 1960's drama, exploring betrayal, isolation, and the pack mentality.
SHORT: "PHOTO OP" (US) 9mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Director: Dave Solomon
Stars: Randy Harrison, Aaron Lazar, Hannah Bos, Lucas Steele
Synopsis: A lonely Brooklyn photographer gets the courage to come out from behind his camera to capture his crush, but there is more to the picture than meets the eye.
SHORT: "COMPARTMENT 4" (Austria) 16mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Directors: Aaron Kilercioglu, Noah Luca
Writers: Noah Luca
Stars: Philipp Strobl, Patrik Deniz, Noah Luca
Synopsis: Three young men are sitting together in a compartment. Three characters couldn't be less alike. Two are telling their story; one has none. Two see blurry; one sees clearly. Two of them cannot remember; one still knows everything.
SHORT: "PLUS ONE CUT ONE" (US) 5mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Director: Kyle Trainor
Writers: Chris Demaras, Kyle Trainor
Stars: Chris Demaras, Kyle Trainor, Alexandra Elise Underwood
Synopsis: Two pals get Plus Ones to their friend's wedding. They both know who they want to ask and their timing couldn't be better.
SHORT: "CHECK PLEASE" (US) 15mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Writer & Director: Daniel Sorochkin
Stars: Bryan Manley Davis, Amelia Brain, Jacob Trussell, Emily Dennis and Matthew Porter.
Synopsis: In a fancy restaurant, Hannah, finds an engagement ring in her pie and agrees to marry her boyfriend, Mike, who didn’t propose. Yet Mike goes along with the mistake and celebrates with Hannah. In another table, Ben realizes what happened, and now needs to get his ring back.
SHORT: "OASIS" (Canada) 9mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Writer & Director: Aidan Kahn
Stars: Tiera Skovbye, Aidan Kahn, Gus Drake, Grayson Gabriel
Synopsis: While pretending to be a cowboy, Max sees a beautiful girl in the middle of nowhere and imagines saving her from an oppressive, backwater life.
SHORT: "THE LAST HUNT" (US) 15mins l Drama l World Premiere
Director: Matthew Daddario, Brock Harris
Writer: Brock Harris
Stars: Matthew Daddario, Brock Harris, Tanaya Beatty, Creed Garnick
Synopsis: This story is about moral code, integrity and the questionable ethics of a pact. Is it right that Daniel should honor his friend's wishes and aid his passing?
SHORT: "DRYLAND" (US) 22mins l Drama
Director: Liv Prior Colliander
Writers: Liv Prior Colliander, Anne Metcalf
Stars: Charlie Kanter and Jacqueline Wright
Synopsis: Reeling in the aftermath of her mother's suicide attempt, a young swimmer works through her trauma in the water while desperately trying to break the wall of silence at home.
SHORT: "IT HAS TO BE YOU" (US) 13mins l Drama l East Coast Premiere
Writer & Director: Conrad Rothbaum
Stars: Jonathan Walker, Harris Doran, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Rebecca Goldstein, Eve Del Prado, Justin Anselmi
Synopsis: At a clandestine diner in East New York, three conversations happen simultaneously: The cook and the waitress, by the counter, falling in love. The two newlyweds by the window, discussing their second thoughts about life together. And the two men in a booth, speaking about a killing. Shot on 35mm film, It Has To Be You is a romantic thriller in the vein of classic American crime films of the 70's.
SHORT: "MIRED" (US) 9mins l Drama l World Premiere
Writer & Director: Tony Glazer
Stars: Neil Holland, Reed Birney, Sutton Foster, Sondra James
Synopsis: A young man wakes to find his mud-covered relatives back from the grave.
SHORT: "BOY CODE" (US) 21mins l Drama l North American Premiere
Writer & Director: Christian Lamorte
Stars: Elijah Trichon, Nick Vennekotter, Sarah Keyes, H.K. McGuire
Synopsis: The last day/night of school for an insecure senior in an all-boy Catholic prep school, who is overwhelmed by the close-minded, overly-masculine world around him. Going against his own personality and morals, he attends an end-of-the-year party in an attempt to shallowly pursue a girl who has shown a genuine interest in him.
SHORT: "PALE BLUE" (us) 17mins l Drama l East Coast Premiere
Director: Alex Burunova
Writer: Abigail McFarlane
Stars: Abigail McFarlane, Ian Harding, Will Rothhaar, Jess Nurse
Synopsis: Ally finds herself in an unsettling psychological state as she tries to adjust to her difficult pregnancy. A routine trip to an ultrasound appointment reveals an even bigger discovery.
SHORT: "MUSCLE" (US) 14mins l Drama l World Premiere
Director: Heidi Miami Marshall
Writer: Tom Wilton
Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Fiona Graham, Marc Menchaca
SHORT: "VANDAL" (US)15mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Director: Felipe Vara de Rey
Writers: Katya Martín, Felipe Vara de Rey
Stars: Katya Martín, Kaye Tuckerman, Ramya Pratt
Synopsis: Shut out by the elitist system in the New York art world, one young painter cheats the system to become recognized once and for all.
SHORT: "NOT RIGHT NOW" (US) 8mins l Comedy l New York Premiere
Writer & Director: Brianne Moncrief
Stars: Brianne Moncrief, Katie Maguire, Michaela McManus, Heidi Niedermeyer, Josh Breslow
Synopsis: A young-ish woman struggles to keep up with her friends as every woman she knows becomes pregnant - literally.... like every single one.
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When & Where
SOHO International Film Festival
By enticing filmmakers, journalists and cineastes from The US and across the globe, SOHO Film Fest expects to draw audiences to New York City, known for its artistic community and cultural sophistication, helping boost the profile, the sense of pride, and the economy of the local community and the city itself.
Accepting full-length features, short films and documentaries from professionals and amateurs alike, SOHO Film Fest will hold screenings, panels and host social events and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. Leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media will be in attendance.