Short• Drama • Romance •13 min
A postcard so I never forget you.
One summer they brokeourhearts, like it happens to everyone once in their life. That was when, without knowing, we arrived at what would be our next story. There it was, a summer love we wish could turn into an endless love. With postcards we could, we could change the end of this story.
That game between what we always wanted to happen and what actually happened made us build a story in two parts: the before and after, the moment you find yourself in love, and the consequences that moment brings upon you.
To bring together the present and the past and our characters we needed a medium: postcards. At the end of the day, postcards are just like summer loves that survive autumn, there are less of them every day.
The Ballad of the Dreadnought: USA, Pennsylvania
Documentary• 53 min
The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the rise of the Martin Dreadnought from selling only a few dozen guitars for its first 20 years to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world. For 100 years, the Martin Dreadnought has stood the test of time and survived endlessly evolving musical tastes becoming the musical companion for countless artists throughout music’s history. From Crosby, Stills and Nash on stage for the first time together at Woodstock with a D-45 to Seth Avett discovering countless songs waiting inside his Martin D-35, these artists will take you along as they lovingly recall moments where they stood proudly alongside their trusted Martin Dreadnoughts.
The story told in Ballad of the Dreadnought is the story of milestones in America’s music; how the Dreadnought helped create bluegrass, how it was an integral to folk and country, how it was played on one of the first rock and roll recordings, how it inspired generations of players and music. You’ll learn that the Dreadnought is a common link in a long chain going back to the twenties and the very birth of the music industry. The character of American music owes much to the Dreadnought.
Short• Drama•17 min•
"First Class - Not only in the truths around isolation, manipulation and violence but also that men can get out and escape"
Mark Brooks - The Mankind Initiative
"A truly powerful piece of film. Beautifully shot, perfectly timed, leaving me breathless. Ben Hyland's film Padlock has got to be seen because we have to learn to see male victims of domestic abuse"
Duncan Craig - Survivors Manchester
"Padlock touches on an issue that most people don't see, but it's an issue that needs to be addressed." 2Eyes1Screen
Never: Italy: Maryland Premiere
Claudia travels to a small town in Sicily to get back together with her ex-girlfriend, Anna. She is not interested anymore and abandons Claudia in a town she doesn't know. Wandering around town Claudia meets Sandro, who questions all her believes.Sandro brings Claudia into a personal journey towards the acceptance and respect of herself.
Triple Divide [REDACTED]: USA, Pennsylvania
Documentary• 60 min
A ‘bombshell’ documentary about the impact of fracking with exclusive interviews from oil and gas industry leaders, independent experts and impacted residents. TRIPLE DIVIDE [REDACTED] covers five years (2011 - 2016) of cradle-to-grave investigations by investigative news nonprofit Public Herald that featured how regulators and industry kept water contamination “off the books.”
25 Tracks: Australia: Maryland Premiere
Documentary• 53 min
It’s 2011 and twentyfive plan to write, record then release a fresh song every two weeks of the year.
twentyfive are two unknown, indie songwriters in a bare-bones studio in the industrial West of Melbourne - Australia’s music capital. They have a studio set-up which is a piece of Melbourne history - a 1957 train carriage, lovingly restored, fitted out with a Tiki Bar.
Cath loves pop, Nick loves garage rock. She wants jazz flute, he wants a dirty guitar. Is this ever going to work, are they totally deluded, is it an impossible goal? Will anyone even care or notice in the century of information and product overload? This is not reality TV, it’s not a competition, it’s real musicians doing their own thing. And we’ve had to wait five years to see the result!
Short• Drama• Horror • Mystery •14 min•
Sébastien, who cannot come to terms with his son being in a coma, begins to question his reality.