For those of you attending the Cannes Film Festival this year, we’re excited to share that a number of films shot on the D16 are official selections of the Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) this year. Digital Bolex loves the Short Film Corner; it’s where our proof-of-concept short ONE SMALL STEP premiered in 2012. You can see each of these films by visiting the Short Film Corner in the lower level of the Palais through the duration of the Festival.
AQUARIUM (Slamdance Fearless Filmmaker Selection, Diversity in Cannes Showcase Selection)
Directed by Benmio McCrea
Produced by Natasha McCrea / Crea8 Productions
Cinematography by Ari Davidson (on Kickstarter camera #14)
Written by J.D. Phillips
Starring J.D. Phillips & Vivian Ngo
It was supposed to be forever. Despite the promise of a new life together, Michael and Sarah drive to the beach to say their final goodbye. Michael can no longer bear his existence in their unfamiliar surroundings. He runs into the ocean – never to return.
CATATONICO (Slamdance Fearless Filmmaker Finalist)
Written and directed by Francis Ceschin
Produced by Patricia Corby and Joseph Healey
Cinematography by Lori Dinsmore
Starring Jessica Klantayque, Sarney Jamesoli, Vitor Apolinario Silva, Maristela Cardoso Freitas
Maria Zuba struggles to welcome her partner’s ex-husband into her household after he’s suffered a horse-riding accident.
COMING TO (Winner of the Slamdance Fearless Filmmaker Competition)
Directed by Lindsey Haun
Produced by Nick Roth and Joe Rubinstein
Cinematography by Spencer Rollins
Adapted by Nick Roth, Lindsey Haun, and Tony De Marco from the story by Tony De Marco
Starring Jacob Demonte-Finn
A man wakes up in a Koreatown hallway, naked except for a cock ring and a frilly scarf. Coming To tells the true story of a meth relapse, and all the terror and hilarity that comes of it. A story about loneliness, the search for identity, and the difficult choice between safety and happiness.
We’re very excited to share these films with the international audience at Cannes. Films created for the 2015 Slamdance Fearless Filmmaking Showcase have already been official selections of the 2015 Dances With Films Festival, The 2015 Omaha Film Festival, The 2015 Honolulu Film Awards, the 2015 Kansas City Film Festival, and the 2015 Festival du Film Merveilleux & Imaginaire.