San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
DAY 7: AUDITORIUM # 2
SHORT: "DRUG MULE" (US) 9mins l Drama
Writer & Director: David Spaltro
Stars: Sharon Maguire, Miguel Belmonte, Alberto Bonilla, Trevor Brooks, Diego Osorio
Synopsis: Mexican drug agents suspect an American mother of smuggling. They sequester her and her son in a secret location and interrogate the woman, using intimidation and threats. When she finally cracks, the details she provides about the drugs she’s carrying might be “too much information” for the agents to handle.
SHORT: "MIKELIS " (Germany) 15mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Director: Marc Bethke
Writers: Marc Bethke (screenplay), Royce Leville (short story)
Stars: James Cosmo, Oana Solomon, Samuel Weiss
Synopsis: In a hotel room in Brussels, Mikelis awaits his last visitor. But only by meeting a maid from housekeeping, he reveals his horrible legacy for Europe.
SHORT: "THE POETS" (US) 8mins l Drama
Director: Sean Gannet
Writer: Lori Fischer
Stars: Jeff Hiller, Susan Louise O'Connor
Synopsis: One is an overtly sexual poetess who lacks healthy boundaries. The other is an uptight, repressed poet obsessed with his grandmother. The Poets is a short comedy about two poetry students brought together by a homework assignment.
SHORT: "CALL COHO" (Korea) 16mins l Drama l Northeast Premiere
Writer & Director: Daeryun Chang
Stars: Seo Yeon Choe, Tae Sung Kim, Sung Jun Lee
Synopsis: Coho is a proxy driver who gets paid to drive other people's cars so that they can freely go drinking. His clients only think they see a man who is all out of luck but what mysterious past is he actually hiding?
SHORT: "HIM&HER&HIM" (US) 7mins l Drama l World Premiere
Director: Mélisa Breiner-Sanders, Jason Bruffy
Writer: Mélisa Breiner-Sanders
Stars: Clint Campbell, Greg Wenz, Nikhaar Kishnani
Synopsis: She loves Him. He loves Her. But She also loves Other-Him and Other-Him loves Her. Nobody said 21st century love and communication was simple, but maybe they can they make it work? Bouncing between video chat and in-person talks, Him&Her&Him is filmed on an iphone, webcam and RED Dragon.
SHORT: "GOOD BUSINESS" (US) 7mins l Drama l New York Premiere
Writer & Director: Frank Dale Arroyo
Stars: Christian Campbell, Mercedes Ruehl, America Olivo
Synopsis: A charming, arrogant businessman, Grayson, dines with his ex-wife, Lucy, celebrating the sale of their company. Lucy’s mother, Grayson’s nemesis, surprises them at dinner ready for a fight. Lorraine takes the first moment she has alone with Grayson to accuse him of cheating her daughter out of money in the sale. An accusation that Grayson doesn’t refute, but he has some accusations of his own.
SHORT: "THE GOOD BOY" (US) 14mins l Drama l New York City Premiere
Writer & Director: A.L. Lee
Stars: Deema Aitken, Alex Breaux, Robert Kabakoff, Christopher LaPanta
Synopsis: A young boxer Cal and his trainer Ray go to dive bars, where Ray bets on Cal to beat any challenger-man or woman, drunk or sober-foolish enough to take him on. There's no losing or forfeiting for Cal because Ray only goes home with winners. "the good boy" opens with Ray and Cal at the Trash Bar, where Cal accepts a bet to fight a big lug named Quinny, only to discover that Quinny has the mental capacity of a child. Will Cal forfeit the fight and his relationship with Ray? Or will Cal inflict on Quinny the punishment needed to win the fight?
SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q & A WITH THE CAST & CREW.
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.