Category Archives: Short Film

“Phil’s Camino” Builds Dream One Step At A Time

Diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, Phil wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to fulfill his dream of walking El Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage across Spain to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in Galicia. For a man living as far away as Vashon, Washington, the trip seemed difficult enough; bi-weekly chemotherapy treatments made it nearly impossible. In the short documentary film, Phil’s Camino, co-directors Annie O’Neil and Jessica Lewis chronicle one man’s journey to live life against the odds. Continue reading “Phil’s Camino” Builds Dream One Step At A Time

No Toy Left Behind: Benny Davis and “G.I. Jack”

When a bully steals his favorite action figure, a daring middle schooler resorts to breaking and entering in an attempt to get it back, discovering a mortifying secret in the process. A short film from writer/director Benny Davis, G.I. Jack resurrects the classic over-the-top charm of a child’s adventure while infusing wry heart. Continue reading No Toy Left Behind: Benny Davis and “G.I. Jack”

All’s Well That Ends Well In Honig’s “Black Swell”

Director Jake Honig makes his Sarasota Film Festival debut with the short film Black Swell, starring Richard Kind (A Serious Man, Inside Out) as a depressed man who checks into a motel with no intention of checking out, only to have his morbid plans disrupted by a noisy neighbor. A “funny drama,” says Honig, Black Swell explores the people and moments missed when we get lost in our heads. Continue reading All’s Well That Ends Well In Honig’s “Black Swell”

Putting Strong Women In Film With Allie Sultan

Making its regional premiere on the festival circuit, director Allie Sultan presents a story of empowerment to challenge conventional notions of value and beauty in her latest documentary short, Lift Like A Girl. Continue reading Putting Strong Women In Film With Allie Sultan

Short Film ‘Oleander’ Revisits Headline Infanticide

With a world premiere tomorrow at the Sarasota Film Festival, the short film Oleander explores the hardships of parenting and the dark side of human nature with a fictional recreation of the events leading to the 2014 death of Cooper Harris, left to die in a hot car at 22 months of age. Cooper’s father would later be charged with murder in a case going to trial this month. Written and directed by Pete Capo, Oleander recreates the decisions leading up to the tragedy in an effort to understand how it could have happened. Continue reading Short Film ‘Oleander’ Revisits Headline Infanticide