DOLL IT UP Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Female Festival August 2019

DOLL IT UP, 6min., USA, Comedy/Satire

Directed by Yalan Hu
Feeling his marriage with Natalie – a sex doll he has been with for 3 years – has grown stale, Gunther decides to purchases a new doll, Dorri, that he adores and esteems as “true love.” However, true love never lasts. When he finds out his new wife isn’t as innocent as she looks, Gunther is faced with the fact that he has lost both of his wives.

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Director Biography – Annabelle Frost (GROWING UP)

Annabelle Frost started her theatre career as an acting student at Boston University, Northwestern University and the Practical Aesthetics program through NYU. Always interested in directing, she channeled her education into directing plays like “No Exit”, “Moonchildren” and “Beirut”.

She moved into film halfway through Northwestern and directed the short “Morocco” and the music video “Momma” (winner of The Bronze Award at Worldfest Flagstaff). A few years later, she attended the American Film Institute where she directed another award-winning short, “Side Show” (winner of The Platinum Award at Worldfest Houston, nominated for Best Student Film at Vail Film Festival and Ashland Independent Film Festival, Official Selection at Mill Valley and Silverlake film festivals).

After AFI, she joined the hit television show “CSI” working for Producer/Director Richard J. Lewis. She shadowed him for seven episodes from prep through post, and directed many of the insert shots with C camera.

After her time on “CSI”, she transitioned to Post Production. She produced 6 pilots, and then made the leap to series on Fox’s primetime hit “Gotham”. As of Season 3, she is a Co-Producer.

She very much enjoys all the creative work that comes with producing “Gotham”, including her time shadowing Executive Producer Danny Cannon on his episodes, and her continued contribution as an Insert Director. Her recent mini-scene for Episode 221 aired in front of the main title card on May 16th, 2016.

Between Season 2 and Season 3, she directed a new short film entitled “G[r]o[w]ing Up” – a feel good piece depicting an elevator service operator’s struggle to fall in love – that will be heading out to film festivals upon completion.

Annabelle is pleased to report she has been accepted into the Warner Bros. Directing Workshop for 2017, and is on the roster to direct an episode of “Gotham” this season.

Short Film: MAXWELL’S DEMON, 21min., Brazil, Drama/Family

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A Father tries to fix the relationship with his wheelchair bounded daughter after she has been expelled from the school for sexually assaulting another student.

  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O demonio de Maxwell
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Film Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Shetu Modi (THE PITS)

Director Biography – Shetu Modi

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Shetu Modi is a writer, director and editor based in Toronto. Her recent film Hot Air screened at Filmi, Toronto’s South Asian film festival, and the Cinematic Arts Festival in Los Angeles. She currently works at the Canadian Press as a video producer and editor.

 

Director Statement

 

Growing up, I participated in Indian folk and classical dance groups, ate Indian food almost every day, visited India with my parents and brother and spoke Gujarati to my grandmother, who often lived with us. I was so involved in cultural activities that it never occurred to me that I would ever be ashamed of the less showy and obvious aspects of my culture and the way I was raised. In university, things changed. When roommates learned how much my mom called, I was embarrassed and apologized even though I liked talking to her every day. I rudely asked my cousin why she still lived her parents at age 25, even though lots of South Asians live in multigenerational houses. I had an aversion to dating Indian guys – especially Indian guys who still had accents. I thought I was “allowed” to say things like “brown guys are creepy” because I’m brown.

The protagonist of the “The Pits,” Dhruvi, is an exaggerated version of my younger self. She’s more actively ashamed of being South Asian than I ever was, especially of the more overt aspects, but her character arc represents my progression from a little shame to total acceptance – and love – for my cultural background. It took me longer to come to this realization; I’m glad I (and Abhay) can help Dhruvi come to it very quickly – even in little ways, like through the acceptance of Indian food and the fact that her perspiration sometimes smells like curry, and in more significant ways, like overcoming xenophobia and internalized racism.

FEEDBACK FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL -Thursday August 24, 2017

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:


OR, if you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us atfestivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 58 out of its last 60 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


MAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy 
Directed by Meng Yu
A magic radio gives a high school student ability to experience the future within 10 seconds, however nothing can change his life but himself.

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GRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Olivia Applegate
A twisted celebration of me, myself and I.

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LES FEMME, 3min, Brazil, Experimental
Directed by We are Magnolias
Women are as wild as young volcanoes. With wild hearts, they are the beginning of the end.

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THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
Directed by Jana Stackhouse
A young filmmaker finds herself in a new apartment where her neighbour is literally up all night. Her anger turns to curiosity as she sets out to make a documentary about ‘The Man Who Doesn’t Sleep.’

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


WE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal
Directed by Jesse May Fisher
We Were Swimming explores intimacies and tensions between two teenage girls. As the protagonist’s dreams and memories interweave with one another certain intricacies of girlhood and female friendship come to light.

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THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Molly Maguire
Amanda arrives early for her first therapy session a bit eager, nervous, and open to her Dr.’s professional words of wisdom. Dr. Franklin uses all of this to her advantage. Turning those fateful minutes in which Amanda arrived early into ones Amanda will never forget.

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
Directed by Lindsay Penn
Fans or dollars? A surreal exploration of the inner conflict of the independent artist.

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KOHL, 20min, India, Drama
Directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala
Like all elements, humans have a saturation point. What happens when a woman — constantly bullied by a boss, harassed by strangers and abused by husband — finds an abandoned package one night?

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday August 24 2017

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:


OR, if you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.