An aging and fading kid actor takes a meeting with his agent about his desperation over an upcoming audition. “The
ISA award-winning screenwriter Kathryn L. Scurry statement on her Platinum Award for Best Short Script with “The House That Mary Built” in July season.
Gary is struggling with his wife’s affair, but today his demeanor is different when he visits the psychiatrist, Dr. Aron Sharma.
Directed by Shayla Ash (UK)
One of the most visually challenging films of July season of ISA awarded an honorable mention for Best Editing, “Indelible Winter” brings us a romantic fantasy with a nightmarish ending. The director Ann Huang reveals the intended meaning behind some powerful visual shots.
Craig Bettendorf, the creator and director of ISA Gold award-winning “Treading Yesterday”, talks on the challenges involved in the development of the series and gives some tips for the newcomer’s independent filmmakers.
When 6-year-old Jeffrey dies a mysterious death, his parents move out to never to be seen or heard from again. When the Goldsteins purchase the house looking for a new start, Shortly after strange things begin to happen when 12-year-old Rebecca finds an old radio in her bedroom that’s gonna leash a reign of terror so sinister. It sends them packing and running for the hills. In this thriller/horror, they will learn the true meaning of “listen at your own risk”.
Directed by Kathryn L. Scurry (USA)
Two young hitmen try to get made by taking out a rival mob boss. The storyline of “Rookies”, awarded Bronze Best Crime Short in ISA’s July season. A short film by experienced writer, director, and actor John Anthony.
The youngest son of a Mafia Don is finally about to become a made man, much to the dismay of several family members. When push comes to loyalty, he must prove to himself and his family he is worthy of their trust.
Directed by Nick Vallelonga (USA)
After the romantic drama “Gift Giver”, Canadian film director Trent Newton brought us a challenging, dark narrative in the impressive thriller short “Contrition”, double awarded in ISA’s July season.
“Aje Ijo” short dance film series centers the humanity, resiliency, vulnerability of black & African diasporic people (of all genders), interrogating the western gender binary and interrupting accompanying notions of masculinity and femininity. Our individual and collective complexity, survival, thriving, and ultimately our healing as a people are at stake, and compel the elaboration of this narrative. To this end, the ﬁlm elicits elements of spiritual cosmologies of the African diaspora, particularly those that emerge from the Yoruba divine consciousness, Ifa, and the Orisa (deities) that comprise it.
Directed by Kiana Harris (USA)
Awarded Silver Best Animation Short in ISA’s July season, “Shipwrecked” brings attention to a newcomer British female filmmaker. In a four-minute film, Sabrina Marengo managed to create a brilliant and funny portrait of one of the most disturbing phenomena of the so-called modernity.