Eager to celebrate the Fourth of July, a group of young black and Latino friends experience a police encounter that shatters the meaning of the holiday. Director's Bio:Johnny Kirk is a California State University, Los Angeles graduate originally born in Chattanooga, TN. He has directed several short films. He is now the creative director and founder of Dark Blu Productions, a digital film production company that has produced several local projects. Passionate about helping youth, Kirk created a community group that works with local teens to help them find their voice through acting. Kirk is currently writing several scripts revolving around social issues.
During her annual review, an employee understands that, once again, she will not receive a raise.Director's Bio:Former journalist, Régis Granet found his professional balance by alternating fiction works and filming close to people and their universes.
Nelly, who lives alone with her elderly father and makes ends meet by working as a street vendor, is forced to take a leap of faith or be resigned in her position forever.Director's Bio:Zahida Pirani is a writer/director based in LA and NYC. She is the recipient of the 2021 Princess Grace Award in Film. Zahida previously directed and produced the award-winning documentary "Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor.” Before becoming a filmmaker, she was a community organizer for many years in NYC.
An act of violence forces a young mother and her three-year-old son to flee across wintry Austria, a journey that forces her to realize that we all leave traces in the lives of others, whether we want to or not. Director's Bio:Klara von Veegh, born in 1984 in Vienna is a writer, director, producer, and painter. She earned a degree in English Literature. Her work as a producer includes films such as My Blind Heart (2014), Those Who Fall Have Wings (2015) and To the Night (2018), who were invited to and awarded at festivals such as Karlovy Vary, Rotterdam, Montreal World Film Festival, Slamdance, Camerimage, etc. Wishaway is her debut short film as a writer and director.
Working from home as a creative can be difficult especially when you're babysitting three kids. Director's Bio:Patrick Noth is an Emmy nominated comedian based in NYC. He began his comedy career studying at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. His television and writing credits include appearances on Comedy Central, MTV, IFC, TV Land, NBC, Nickelodeon, and countless digital platforms. Patrick has directed for Comedy Central and on many self-produced projects. Patrick graduated from the City College of New York with a B.F.A in Music.
Progressive muscle relaxation, Lycra, spoken word. As Michael (Himesh Patel) seeks novel ways to halt his spiraling depression, a moment of hope arrives via an unexpected source.Director's Bio:Born and raised in London, Saul is a half Finnish, half British director/producer working acrossdrama, documentary and commercials. His films have been screened at festivals around the world and he was recently included in the BBC New Talent Hotlist. Saul co runs Saul & Josh Studio in London: www.saulandjosh.com
Sandra is a struggling single mom and she’s losing the plot—until she sees an opportunity to get even with the world.Director's Bio:David Hourrègue began his movie career as a 1st assistant director at 74 Films. He is the director of the series Skam France which started running in 2018 with 6 seasons and around ten weekly episodes, a show that garnered over 70 millions views by June 2019. He then went on to direct the acclaimed mini-series Germinal for French television.