SCREENING TIME & DATE: Monday, September 9th @ 6:00 PM
SYNOPSIS: When you know your world is predetermined, it’s hard to care about your choices. This is true for James Odin. On a rain-soaked night in 1991, two cars collide, leaving all drivers dead on the scene, including the mother of the lone survivor — a child — James Odin. It’s a tragedy. But what’s more tragic is that seven-year-old James foresaw the accident happening two months prior. He tried to prevent it, but who’s going to believe a kid who claims to see the future? Twenty-plus years later, James is a product of the failed foster care system. Knowing that the events of his future are predestined, he’s getting by, using his ability for petty crime and cheap thrills. But when a pre-sentient vision reveals to him his own imminent murder, James must go on the run. Together with a new friend, Angela, he must change the fate he knows is fixed.
AWARDS NOMINATIONS (7): Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score
DIRECTOR: Tony Dean Smith
CAST: Adrian Glynn McMorran, Magda Apanowicz, Aleks Paunovic, John Cassini, Frank Cassini, Bill Marchant
RATINGS GUIDE: Violence, Language
Canada / 2019 / 1 hour, 32 minutes
DIRECTOR’S / FILMMAKER’S BIO: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tony Dean Smith is a Director, Screenwriter and Editor, living in Vancouver. His first 35mm short film, “Reflection” — a paranormal thriller — was granted the Directors’ Guild of Canada “Kickstarter Award.” It went on to earn five Leo Award nominations and First Prize at the Spiritual Cinema Festival, run by Producer Stephen Simon (“What Dreams May Come”). Tony’s feature film directoral debut is “Volition” — a science fiction psychological thriller, which he co-wrote with his brother, Ryan W. Smith. The film is the culmination of Tony’s years of experience with directing short films and television and working in post-production. As a seasoned editor, Tony’s strong story sense has shaped over 100 hours of features, indie-films and TV movies for companies such as NBC, Universal, Syfy and, most recently, for Neill Blomkamp’s company, Oats. Tony and his brother are also winners of the Superchannel Super Catalyst Award for their screenplay, “The Sensational,” a project they are currently developing.
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SYNOPSIS: When the first and only mating-season of a mythical being begins, his romantic character clashes with the current always-online society.
DIRECTOR: Guust Mulder
RATINGS GUIDE: Language
AWARDS NOMINATIONS (3): Best Fantastic Short, Best Cinematography – Short, Best Editing – Short
DIRECTOR’S / FILMMAKER’S BIO: Guust Mulder is a filmmaker from Tilburg. After high school, he took the preliminary program of Open Studio, after which he started studying Audio-visual Design at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. This study gave him the opportunity to produce and experiment a lot in collaboration with his classmates. In 2012 he graduated with his graduation film “Chained”. Today, he is working as a director / writer / editor at Full Frame in Tilburg. There, he learned a lot concerning the technical field of film making, learned what it is like working on large film sets and improved his ability to convey a message more effectively. Lately Full Frame has managed to realise projects Mulder is really proud of, for example “The Philips Estate (winner of two Bonk Awards), “The Walk-in Shack” and “Niet alles kan op routine” a viral video for the “Bouwpensioenfonds”. Next to his everyday work he wants to keep making films of his own. In Asia he shot a short film called “Untie” and in June 2018 he released his new short film “Alaraph”, financed through crowdfunding.
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