This weekend we premiered the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program in Los Angeles at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival. In one word, it was inspiring. We had the pleasure of showcasing a program of 7 films representing 4 different countries - all with varying creativity. The audience included Stage 32 members and executives from Lionsgate, Samaco Films, Whitewater Films, Kodak, Legion M, CAA and more who all told us how blown away they were with the talent here in the Stage 32 community.

After the screening we brought the filmmakers up on stage to discuss their projects lead by our very own CEO Richard "RB" Botto. We wanted to share the Q&A which included (L-R):

  • “Six Letter Word” directed by Lisanne Sartor (US) 
  • “Monsters” directed by Steve Desmond (US)
  • “Must Escape” directed by Vadyam Shapran (Ukraine) 
  • "The Light in the Afternoon" directed by David Steiner (France), represented by Mathilde Chartier (France) 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

QA with 4 Filmmakers from 3 Countries  Stage 32 Short Film Program LA Premiere

 

 

 

QA with 4 Filmmakers from 3 Countries  Stage 32 Short Film Program LA Premiere

 

 

QA with 4 Filmmakers from 3 Countries  Stage 32 Short Film Program LA Premiere

  

Congratulations again To The 2017 Stage 32 Short Film Program Filmmakers:

  • “Must Escape” directed by Vadyam Shapran (Ukraine) – A man discovers he’s the protagonist in a cliché, short student film and struggles to get out of it.
  • “Sisters” directed by Taylor Shortall (US) – Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, "Sisters" is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera.
  • “Monsters” directed by Steve Desmond (US) – Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…
  • “Eliza” directed by Mikko Lopponen (Finland) – When a vicious drug gang discovers they’ve been infiltrated by an undercover cop, they move in killing him and leaving his wife stranded – little did they know that they just signed their own death warrants.
  • “Dryad” directed by Thomas Vernay Cumulus (France) – The wind blows and lightning approaches ominously, while a knight escorts a damsel through the woods. He can sense the end is near.
  • "The Light in the Afternoon" directed by David Steiner (France) - He had no family, no father, no model. No one had told him life was just... that. When he ran into her after 7 years, she suggested it.

  • “Six Letter Word” directed by Lisanne Sartor (US) – An unlikely mother is forced to come to terms her young son’s autism after an unexpected encounter with one her johns.

 

 

 


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