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Crime/Mystery Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Horizon Calling, by Russell Knight

Following the death of his older brother, a dismayed young man travels through the outback to go on an ill-advised sailing trip with his estranged father and finds himself caught up in the violent world of international smuggling. CAST LIST: … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Jason Sanchez (IMAGINARY FRIEND)

I am a Mexican-American filmmaker from Houston, Texas, who moved out to LA with the goal of building a platform and comfortable environment for aspiring filmmakers of color. With my father working endless hours in construction and my mother practically … Continue reading

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Short Film: IMAGINARY FRIEND, 16min., USA, Crime/Thriller

IMAGINARY FRIEND is a short film following a detective who reluctantly agrees to help her niece, a young girl experiencing vivid nightmares. While the ‘help’ begins as a lighthearted joke, strange details and events suggest something more ominous is at … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Gert Kombate (THE LAST PIZZA)

Gert has been crafting content since he was a teenager. Straight out of film schoolin Hangzhou (China) Gert has been directing narratives, documentaries, and commercials around the world and is now based in Shanghai where he mainly directs Shorts and … Continue reading

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Short Film: THE LAST PIZZA, 7min., China, Action/Comedy

Two filmmakers brainstorm a fictional screenplay in which the protagonists fight each other to obtain a one-of-a-kind pizza. Project Links  Website  Instagram

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Director Biography – Eduardo Letamendi (EMBLEM)

Eduardo Letamendi (Writer/Director) – was born and raised in Chicago with his two older sisters by his Ecuadorian parents. After he received a BFA in Photo/Film/and Electronic media from UIC he went to graduate school and earned his masters in … Continue reading

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Short Film: EMBLEM, 25min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi

When a genetically enhanced Latina soldier separated from her mother at birth and raised by a Scientist, is dispatched on a mission to retrieve a package she discovers that she’s been misled by her boss, feeling betrayed she must decide … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Brandy Seymour (FUJIYAMA)

Brandy Seymour started as an actress starring in Horrors of War in 2006, The Rapture in 2007, and many other independent short films. She moved into the production side in 2011 and has produced over 5 short films, and directed … Continue reading

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Short Film: FUJIYAMA, 9min., USA, Action/Crime

Two futuristic lady cops bust a forbidden speakeasy. Project Links  Facebook

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The Empire’s Surgeon Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Action/Crime Festival Aug. 2020

THE EMPIRE’S SURGEON, 9min., Switzerland, Action/War Directed by Guillaume Main 1815 Waterloo, whilst the soldiers of the Emperor Napoleon fight with desperation, a man braves all danger to come to their aid with an ambulance. On this very day, too close … Continue reading

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