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#SOHO8 SHORTS: "Mercer Street Series"

SOHO International Film Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:20 PM (EDT)

#SOHO8 SHORTS: "Mercer Street Series"

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#SOHO8 General Admission Jun 17, 2017 $16.00 $1.39

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SHORT  "DANNI" (US) 25mins l Drama  l  New York Premiere

Director: Peter Jensen

Written by: Diane Reilly

Stars: Jeana Reilly 'aka' Diane Reilly, John Moran, Don Draxler

Synopsis: DANNI goes on a journey to explore relationship addiction and seeks to find out at what cost does one become "clean" - or not.






SHORT  "SOLO" (US) 5mins l Drama l Animated

Director: Brendan Kirschbaum

Synopsis: Backstage, a nervous elephant prepares for his trumpet solo.










SHORT  "UNCLE SILAS" (US) 15mins l Drama  l Northeast Premiere

Written & Directed by: Sayra Player

Stars: Kevin Kane, Sayra Player, Khalil Muhamman, Nick Basta

Synopsis: Maureen, exhausted from child birth, must summon a mother's strength to fight for redemption or choose to let go from a dangerous, self-destructive force: her family. A brother and sister stripped to their most bare and piercing, the two confront choices as only siblings can. 


SHORT  "WARM SPRINGS" (US) 15mins l Drama  l New York Premiere

Director: Sean Wang

Written by: Jon Caren

Stars: Bradley Bundlie, John E. Cusack, Daniel Donovan, Carl Ryan Wendling

Synopsis: It's summer in the suburban jungle of Warm Springs, CA. Naive and impressionable, six year old Ryan wants nothing more than to be accepted by his older brother, Van, and his two friends Kevin and Richie; to Ryan, Van and his friends are gods. In reality, the three boys aren’t much brighter than Ryan, searching for trouble just to pass the time in the blistering summer. When Van, Kevin, and Richie steal some fireworks and sneak off one day to go set them off, Ryan forces them to bring him along — and their recklessness combined with Ryan’s overeagerness to grow up places Ryan in harm’s way.

(US) 4mins l Drama  l World Premiere

Director: Christian LaMorte

Written by: Dylan Gantz

Stars: Mollie Downes, Joseph Mazzei, April AndreSynopsis: Mantis explores the interaction between a testosterone-fueled young man and an independent, experienced young woman during a friendly night of 'Netflix and chill'. The film presents this through that of a dark, thriller-esque aesthetic in order to shed light on the human predator-to-prey sexual pursuit.




SHORT  "DEADBEAT" (US) 14mins l Drama  

Director: Jesse R. Tendler

Written by:  Robert Mosca, Eric Grsanti

Stars: Mike Starr, William Jousset

Synopsis: After more than 20 years with no contact, Ryan visits his dying, absentee father, Mickey, in the hospital. Though at first it seems that a poignant reconciliation may be possible between the young man and the former junkie who abandoned him, it turns out Ryan has other intentions for the encounter.


SHORT  "CUPIDS" (United Kingdom) 13mins l Comedy l  US Premiere

Director: Angelo Calarco

Written by: Nick Grills

Stars: Jenny Delisle, Michelle Fahrenheim

Synopsis: Two cupids need to team up in one of the greatest challenges of modern times: getting two strangers to talk to each other!





SHORT  "UNEXPECTED COMPANY" (US) 16mins l Comedy  l World Premiere

Director: Kerry Vaughn Miller

Written by: Wendy Mae Shelton

Stars: Wendy Mae Shelton, Belle Caplis, Jamie Neuman, Carolyn Seiff, Jeremy Folmer, Peter Jensen

Synopsis: Dysfunctional sisters Angela and Ellen are forced to endure a dreary reclusive existence, due to the dark secret they share. An unexpected visit from Ellen's handsome co-worker may prove to be their salvation or their undoing. Delicious and haunting, this fractured fairytale serves up dark comedy with a real bite.


SHORT  "OTHER PEOPLE'S HEADS" (US) 13mins l Dark Comedy l New York Premiere

Written & Directed by: Stephen Winterhalter

Stars: Mark Ulrich

Synopsis: Set in a grotesquely decadent world, 12 legal officials are presiding over guillotine executions that go bizarrely wrong when the prisoners have an unexpected reaction to death. The officials have to then come to terms with the unbelievable horror they witness.



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Village East Cinema
189 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:20 PM (EDT)

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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.

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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.

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