PICTOCLIK’S 4TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “JEWISH BLIND DATE”
THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: “JEWISH BLIND DATE”
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.
OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “THE SLUM DWELLERS”
Key Crew: Gabriel Diamond, Matthew Beighley
Jockin is from the Indian slums. He came up with an idea to organize those marginalized communities to improve conditions for themselves. It’s like a Slum Dwellers union. Now they are in over 30 countries. Here’s how it looks in Kenya.
“Balloon” Vis Vitalis | Thriller Suspense
“Milkmaid” Agnes Baginska | Horror Suspense
“First Love” Danish Renzu | Drama Romance
“No.16, Da An Road” Joanne Lin | Animation
“The Slum Dwellers” Gabriel Diamond | Documentary
“I am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project” Betsy Usher | Drama
“Right Here or Over There” Pauline Mabille | Drama
“Jewish Blind Date” Anaelle Morf | Romance Comedy
“The Man from Death” Eric Lim | Action Adventure
“I’m Another One” Tony Paulley | Documentary
PICTOCLIK’S 3RD ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: “MWANGA”
Key Cast: Dr. Laura Stachel, Meredith Paulley
In 2008 Dr. Laura Stachel, a retired obstetrician, traveled to Nigeria to visit a local hospital. She was there to look for answers concerning the exceptionally high rate of maternal mortality at the hospital, and how it could be lowered.
OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “REBEL CHILD”
Key Crew: Juan Davis Jayson Johnson, Stefano Gonzalez
Key Cast: Thaddeus Dickens Jr.
When a young boy witnesses a tragedy at the hands of U.S. soldiers, he’s influenced by the Taliban to commit an act of retaliation.
Key Crew: Tomasz Wysocki, Michael Kosciesza
Key Cast: William Kalin, Dennis Florine, Katy Foley, Aubrey Fossen, Dom Coviello, Kyle Waddel
Dennis, an aging contract killer, contemplates whether or not he can do a job for a power hungry client.
2015 SHORT FILM LINEUP
“Mwanga” Tony Paulley | documentary
“The Appointment” Pia Thrasher | dark comedy
“Revolving Child” Francisco Cabrera | drama
“The Blue & the Beyond” Youri Dekker | animation
“What a Pool Believes” Meighann Helene | comedy
“Fame or Shame” Anice Jee | documentary
“Rebel Child” Juan Davis | drama
“Dennis is Dead” Tomasz Wysocki | drama
“The Grid” Andi Osho | sci-fi
“Introducing Parker Dowd” Rebecca Blaine Carton | dark comedy
“Opal” Aaron Alexander | drama
“The River Bride” Caitlyn Larimore | drama
PICTOCLIK’S 2ND ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “SILENT RIVER”
THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: “SILENT RIVER”
Key Crew: Jason Jaacks, Steve Fisher
Synopsis: Silent River is a documentary film that follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.
The Santiago River, known locally as “the River of Death,” flows along the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. For forty years, waste from one of Mexico’s largest manufacturing corridors has been dumped into the Santiago.
Key Crew & Cast: Tomasz Wysocki, Michael Kosciesza, Mac Quayle, Arthur Swidzinski, Fllad Shehu, Glenn Gonzalez, Persephanie Engel, Fernando Arce, Josh Romero, Chris A. McDonald.
Synopsis: Manipulated beyond control with no way out. Trapped in the silence of a white prison, a man identified only as Test Subject, is being manipulated by his captors. Losing himself to the white, he paints the room red with his blood to try and take back control.
2014 SHORT FILM LINEUP
“Silent River” Jason Jaacks | documentary
“Bright Ideas” Tony Alfaro | comedy
“Col di Rocca” Allen Myers | experimental
“Strange Thing” Alrik Bursell | suspense
“Lily in the Grinder” Michael Morgenstern | drama
“White Walls” Michel Kociesza | drama
2014 MUSIC VIDEOS
“Hipster Girl” Foolproof Four
“Shoulda Known Better” Django Mack
“Coo Girl” Peachalope
“Not My City Anymore” Candace Roberts
“Norcal Love Song” Emily Yates
PICTOCLIK’S 1ST ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION EMERGING ARTIST: “TAKE FIVE”
Key Crew: Veronica Salas, Sandra Lopez, Adrian Nava, Richard Woodruff, Matthew Emmanuel, Renno Wicaksono, Andrew Ganzon, Kevin MacLeod
Cast: Erick Montaño, Patrick Kaufmann, Andrew Ganzon, Adrian Nava, Laura McCormick, Calvin Burrage
Synopsis: Never count on the innocence of strangers.On a quiet night, a stranger enters a restroom to find a violent situation unfolding. Daniel is being beaten and interrogated by Frankie. A big, hooded thug stands nearby keeping watch. The stranger ignores Daniel’s plight and chooses to mind his own business
OFFICIAL JUDGES SELECTION ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “THE GIRL IN THE GRASS”
Key Crew: Dave Moutray, Scott Bell, Javier Baltazar, Daniel Tong, Jessica Sharp, Angelic Sosa, Ray Raffa, Chris Nealy
Cast: Kristal Celik, Logan Svenson, Maya Mahrer, Miguel Toro
Synopsis: Some stories can’t be told until there are no more to tell.As she prepares to die, Miss Lammon (60’s) packs up her life into boxes and discovers a photo that jogs her memory of a fateful summer day fifty years before. Through flashbacks, she relives the day with Lucy (15), where they both romped through an idyllic field, nature all around them.Miss Lammon, pulled in by the memories, starts in motion a series of revelations with a mysterious visitor.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD- EMERGING ARTIST: “DAS LURKER”
Cast: Cheryl Jackson Saunders, Aaron Saunders
Synopsis: A young boy is visited in the night by a very unwelcome visitor.
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD- ESTABLISHED ARTIST: “ANTI-HERO”
Key Crew: Bo! Campbell, Adrian Nava, Ray Hom, Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel, Veronica Salas, Greg Ligman
Cast: Alexius Franklin, Joe Canose, Astrea Wong, Tracey Shugs-Moszynski Blackwood, Angelo Blackwood, Kristen Matia , Erick Montaño
Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck dad resorts to extreme measures to get his kid some milk.
2013 SHORT FILM LINEUP
“Molly” Heather Morrison | comedy
“Weimar Deutschland “ Allen Myers | experimental documentary
“The Girl in the Grass” Dave Moutray| drama/ suspense
“Til The End “ Richard Valencia | drama
“Put Away” Scott Hammel | music video
“A Midsummer Nightmare The Betrayal” Jeffrey Moore | drama/ suspense
Locksmith – “F*** Love” Pete Paduano | music video
“Anti Hero” Bo Campbell | comedy
“Candy Corpse” Marcus Bruno | comedy
“Cain’s Fortune” Myles Chapman | drama
“Tillandsias” John Lai | drama/ suspense
“Das Lurker” Sarah Yambao | suspense
“Sleep Paralysis” Enrique Flores Roldán | drama
“Comfort Zone” Jackie Grieff | drama
“Take Five” Adrian Nava | comedy
“Waste Land” Elysa Sardinha | experimental
“Girls In Town” Mark” Malek” Adam | documentary
“Part of Died When You Left” Susan Whigham | drama