Official Selection – Stationary

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After a traumatic event, Rose (25), an enigmatic young woman, decides to flee her hometown and to start over in a new city. She is convinced that this is the only way to escape her traumatic past. In London, she tries to rebuild her life while denying her own unhappiness. However, an encounter with her mysterious neighbor, Ryan (26) will turn her world upside down.

Rose is coming back from work when she runs into Ryan. He invites her to spend the evening together. There is something familiar about him. After some hesitation she accepts, not knowing what this night will do to her.

Despite his many attempts to get to know her, Rose appears very secretive when it comes to herself. Without giving up, Ryan takes her to a secret place.

Ryan gets more and more intrusive. Rose starts to get scared when Ryan succeeds to read her mind. His questions make her doubt her own decisions. He tries to make her realize how unhappy she is with her life and how important it is for her to go back home. This is the only way she can face her demons once and for all.

Will it be enough to make her reconsider her choices? And why Ryan, a perfect stranger, is trying so hard to save her?

Key Crew: Jeanne Boyé, Kikki Strupat, Shaun Rhodes

Key Cast: Sonya Cullingford, Joshua Hayes

You can view Stationary at our 4th annual Women in Cinema in San Francisco August 26th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
About the Director

Jeanne is a French filmmaker. Since a young age she is fascinated by the cinema and passionate about the film industry. By practicing theatre for several years and getting a lot of directions when it came to acting, she developed a natural sense of how to work with actors.

After she was accepted by the University of Westminster in 2014, she moved to London and attended the Film and Television Production course. During the course she directed a second end of year short film, which confirmed her desire of becoming a director. She also showed great interest in screenwriting during her studies and explored this field further in depth with different courses. In 2017, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Meanwhile she completed two internships in French award-wining production companies: Sombrero Films and Delante Productions. These companies enhanced her knowledge of the film industry and she gained a better comprehension of the making of a film.

Furthermore, she created her own projects outside of university and participated in film festivals such as the 99 Fire Films Award Competition. This competition requires a creation of a 99 second film, written, directed and produced in 99 hours. Experiences such as the 99 Fire Films Award taught her rigorousness with in her work and how to work under stress.

In her films Jeanne wants to convey strong emotions by depicting « the humans » and the world they are surrounded by.

Stationary is a project she holds close to her heart. The story resumes around human psychology and emotions, which she cares about deeply.

Official Selection – DARE

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In 2038, where driving becomes banned, two siblings rebel against the government to save their family’s most precious thing: their car.

Key Crew: Manuela Vasquez, Laura Fernanda, Julian Bueno

Key Cast: Laura Fernanda,  Jhonny Rey Diaz, Ania Catherine, Isabelle Ruthstrom, Gretar Gardarsson

You can view DARE at our 4th annual Women in Cinema in San Francisco August 26th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
About the Director

 Born in the city of the eternal Colombian spring (Medellin, Antioquia) in 1984, Manuela Vasquez is a professional Race Driver who today dedicates to tell stories about her greatest passion: cars.
Manuela graduated from the Design of Sceney Spaces career, when not long after she devoted herself full-time to explore external spaces: the Italian, Spanish, Austrian, among other European racing tracks.
She managed to be the only Latina and Woman of her category in the Clio Cup Italia championship.
Her interest in audiovisual media was manifested when she was invited to host the TV show “Motor Sport Colombia”, which broadcasted in more than 40 countries.
Her vibrant personality as a leader and charismatic persona, caught the attention of many, including the producers of the renowned Colombian reality show “El Desafío”, achieving to win the great survival challenge finale.
In 2016, decided to move to the city of Los Angeles and learn from the best in the craft of telling stories.
Now she is a Racedriver / Filmmaker focused on story-telling.

Official Selection – After

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After a tragic global event, two sisters return to their childhood home to get supplies for the new world. One is searching for more.
The other finds more.

Key Crew: Emily Scott

Key Cast: Emily Scott, Kim Hollkamp

You can view After at our 4th annual Women in Cinema in San Francisco August 26th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Director

 Emily Scott is an actress, writer, director, and filmmaker currently in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has written several short films, one of which she co-directed as a student, but After is her post-college directorial debut. She is currently in pre-production for her latest project, REPRESENT: A Webseries.

Official Selection – Hoods

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Upon finding her beloved Grams dead, Scarlet must unravel truths about Grams torrid past in order to carry on her legacy.

Key Crew: Maja Aro, Louisa Phung, Jeffery Aro

Key Cast: Eva Bourne, Aleks Paunovic, Gabrielle Rose, Ty Olsson

You can view Hoods at our 4th annual Women in Cinema in San Francisco August 26th. For the complete lineup and tickets click here.
 
About the Director

Maja Aro is an emerging filmmaker from Vancouver, BC. She began her career in film as a professional stuntwoman. Maja’s over decade long career has taken her around the world working on well-known Hollywood blockbusters (Red, Twilight Saga, The Cabin In The Woods, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) and hit TV shows (Once Upon A Time, Supernatural, Smallville) alike.

Maja grew up in Williams Lake BC, and as a child and young adult was an internationally competitive downhill ski racer, national level downhill mountain bike racer and provincial level equestrian. Such skills gave her a good base when she began pursuing a career as a stuntwoman. She originally was pursuing a career as a fashion designer as making a career as an athlete didn’t seem like a viable option until she discovered stunts, and then promptly changed the direction of her training and career path. She still sews for passion, and usually designs and creates her own outfits for events and her films.

Maja has been nominated for three UBCP awards for “best stunt”, in 2012 for her work on True Justice, and in 2014 for her work on The Tomorrow People, and in 2015 for her work on Supernatural. Maja was also nominated for a 2014 Taurus World Stunt Award for “best stunt by a stuntwoman” for her work on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. In 2015 Maja was honored with the Stunt Warrior Award from the Artemis film festival celebrating her work as a stuntwoman.

In 2015 Maja made the jump behind the camera co-directing/producing two short films. The first, FIZZ, was created as part of the Run ‘N’ Gun 48 hour film competition, and won best sound design and best cinematography. The second, Blood, premiered at the 2016 Vancouver International Women In Film Festival. Maja has just completed her first solo film Hoods the 2015 MPPIA short film funding award winner, which she wrote and directed. As a part of being the winning film, Hoods will premier at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival.

Maja is currently stunt coordinating season 6 of ABC’s Once Upon A Time. She is completing a graphic novel “Amazone”, developing a feature film, and just returned from Kathmandu,Nepal with WaterAid Canada.

For additional filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2857057

Women in Cinema

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We are very honored to be celebrating our 4th annual Women in Cinema showcase. These films from around the world feature leading ladies on and off the screen in key positions. In the past, we’ve screened 6-8 short films at this event. This year, we are excited to announce we’ll be showcasing 13 films from around the world. We’ve broken up the showcase into two programs to accommodate the increase in films. There will be a 5:30p program and a 7:30p program on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. At the end of each program, we will conclude with a Q&A with the Filmmakers in attendance. Those with stamina can join us at the after-party at a nearby location for libations and networking.

Warning: content may contain violent scenes, nudity, and profanity. Must be 18+ to attend.

Date: Sunday, August 26th 2018

The Venue: Studio 18 inside Music City 1353 Bush, cross street is Bush and Polk, San Francisco, CA

5:30p Program Lineup

“Stationary” Jeanne Boyé | Drama
“Princess Pussy” Renee Sevier | Comedy
“Control” Kimmy Gatewood | Dramedy
“I’m Not Sure Today” Siraya Saicheua | Drama
After” Emily Ann Scott | Horror
“CUBE” Zhana Gali | Drama
“Trail Past Prejudice” Shruti Tewari  | Drama

7:30p Program Lineup

Hoods” Maja Aro | Sci-Fi, Drama
“The Ties That Bind” Eon Song | Drama
“Maggie” Lindsay Kampenhout | Dramedy
“Abide” Molly Vernon | Drama
“DARE” Manuela Vasquez   | Sci-Fi, Action
“Annabelle Crane” Wyatt Lake | Drama

All Access Pass $125 Buy Now SOLD OUT
Includes: VIP access to both programs, snack pack, swag bag, keepsake program, access to after party and 2 drink tickets to after party.

VIP 5:30p Program $50 Buy Now SOLD OUT
Includes: VIP access to 5:30p program, snack pack, swag bag, keepsake program and access to after party.

VIP 7:30p Program $50 Buy Now SOLD OUT
Includes: VIP access to 7:30p program, snack pack, swag bag, keepsake program and access to after party.

General Admission 5:30p Program $20 Buy Now SOLD OUT
Includes: access to 5:30p program, mini snack pack, keepsake program and access to after party.

General Admission 7:30p Program $20 Buy Now SOLD OUT
Includes: access to 7:30p program, mini snack pack, keepsake program and access to after party.

*While supplies last

5:30 Program Doors open at 5:15pm and program starts promptly at 5:30pm.

7:30 Program Doors open at 7:30pm and program starts promptly at 7:45pm.

**Terms and Conditions: All ticket holders are responsible for their own well being. Pictoclik reserves the right to refuse service and entry at any time. No refunds will be issued at any time, but tickets are transferable.