Production

Atlanta Independent Film Festival

October 1-25, 2015 / Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday Workshops at 5:00p; Special events TBA

2015 Winners & Nominees:

FEATURE

OVERALLIT PLAYS LIKE LOVE (Winner), FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE, SECLUSION, HEAVY WATER

DIRECTIONHEAVY WATER (Winner), IT PLAYS LIKE LOVE, SECLUSION, FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE 

SCREENPLAYIT PLAYS LIKE LOVE (Winner), SECLUSION, FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE, BLUEBIRD 

LEAD ACTORIT PLAYS LIKE LOVE (Winner), FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE, SECLUSION, HEAVY WATER 

LEAD ACTRESS: IT PLAYS LIKE LOVE (Winner), SECLUSION, FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE, HEAVY WATER 

CINEMATOGRAPHYSECLUSION (Winner), HEAVY WATER, FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE, ALL THE COLORS OF THE NIGHT

EDITINGSECLUSION (Winner),  IT PLAYS LIKE LOVE, BLUEBIRD, THE ALLEYCAT 

SOUND MIXING: FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE (Winner), THE ALLEYCAT, SECLUSION, IT PLAYS LIKE LOVE

ORIGINAL MUSICTHE ALLEYCAT (Winner), IT PLAYS LIKE LOVE, FOR A FEW ZOMBIES MORE , HEAVY WATER

SHORT

OVERALL: BRIX AND THE BITCH (Winner), JINJU, HI GRANDMA, RE INC, THE GRAND PRINCE OF MOSCOW 

DIRECTION: FROM MY HEAD TO HERS (Winner), HI GRANDMA, TUTWILER, JINJU

SCREENPLAYTUTWILER (Winner), FROM MY HEAD TO HERS, RE INC, JINJU

LEAD ACTORROUBADO (Winner), FRIENDS LIKE MINE, THE GRAND PRINCE OF MOSCOW, HI GRANDMA

LEAD ACTRESS: TUTWILER (Winner), BRIX AND THE BITCH, ROUBADO, SEE SEVEN STATES FROM ROCK CITY

CINEMATOGRAPHYTOMORROW (Winner), FROM MY HEAD TO HERS, HI GRANDMA, Z.14.12

EDITINGHI GRANDMA (Winner), BRIX AND THE BITCH, FROM MY HEAD TO HERS, Z.14.12

SOUND MIXING: Z.14.12. (Winner), FROM MY HEAD TO HERS, SEE SEVEN STATES FROM ROCK CITY, HI GRANDMA

ORIGINAL MUSIC: SEE SEVEN STATES FROM ROCK CITY (Winner), FROM MY HEAD TO HERS, Z.14.12, THE INTRUDER

WEB/TV SERIES

OVERALL: MARGO & THE UNIVERSE (Winner), THE MOTHERLOAD, HORROR HOTEL, THE DRUNKS

DIRECTION: MARGO & THE UNIVERSE (Winner), BLESS YER HEART, THE MOTHERLOAD, THE DRUNKS

SCREENPLAY: THE MOTHERLOAD (Winner), MARGO & THE UNIVERSE, HORROR HOTEL, THE DRUNKS

LEAD ACTOR: THE DRUNKS (Winner), MARGO & THE UNIVERSE, THE MOTHERLOAD, THE RUB

LEAD ACTRESS: THE DRUNKS (Winner), MARGO & THE UNIVERSE, THE MOTHERLOAD, JOSH HAS A GENIE

CINEMATOGRAPHY: HORROR HOTEL (Winner), MARGO & THE UNIVERSE, THE MOTHERLOAD, DREAM WRITERS 

EDITING: MARGO & THE UNIVERSE (Winner), THE MOTHERLOAD, THE DRUNKS, HORROR HOTEL 

SOUND MIXING: MARGO & THE UNIVERSE (Winner), THE MOTHERLOAD, THE DRUNKS, HORROR HOTEL

ORIGINAL MUSIC: MARGO & THE UNIVERSE (Winner), THE MOTHERLOAD, HORROR HOTEL, THE DRUNKS, JOSH HAS A GENIE

2015 Schedule of events:

Thursday, 10/1/2015 at 7:30pm

The Motherload

Web Series/Comedy, "The Mother Load" is a comedy web series about Carrie, a by-the-book, first time parent, and Astrid, a parent of two kids with a more laid back approach.

Margo & the Universe

Web Series/Comedy, A comedic web series about an eccentric group of 20-somethings finding themselves, finding others, and their hilarious misadventures. 

Friday, 10/2/2015 at 7:30pm

Jinju

Short/Drama, A Korean American mother goes through a day of dealing with her daughter's sulking until it escalates to the breaking of something deeply precious.

The Alley Cat

Dramatic Feature, Jasper, a troubled bike messenger, competes in an night time alley cat race that starts giddily but ends in disaster. In its wake, we follow Jasper on a spontaneous journey through Chicago to a destination that holds an emotional secret. 

Saturday, 10/3/2015 at 7:30pm

Before Christmas

Short/Drama, Before Christmas is a short ballad to an aging American generation that often struggles to maintain a sense of purpose and relevance in todays arguably "throw away" world.

What Brings Me More Violently to Life - Unfair To

Facts

Music Video

925

Drama/Short, A woman is laid off from her traditional 9-2-5 world and to pay bills she dives into an unorthodox profession: escorting.

Tomorrow

Short/Drama, This is a story about a lunch lady named 'Tommy'. Tommy has given up on her dreams, and lives an uninspiring mundane life. The rest is history.

Tutwiler

Short/Drama, Inspired by true events, Tutwiler brings light to horrible conditions at the only women's prison in the state of Alabama. 

Flush

Short/Comedy, An intimate look at the plumbing of twenty-somethings in love with each other and/or romantic security.

The Soft Shelled Crab and the Metal Claw

Short/Drama, The Soft Shell Crab and the Metal Claw follows Wei Tang, a Chinese woman in her mid twenties, who finds herself enslaved by the bonds of marriage to an abusive husband, the owner of a fish market in New York City's Chinatown. 

See Seven States From Rock City

Short/Drama, A cancer scare compels a frustrated musician, whose life is in a rut, to turn off her phone and take a spontaneous road trip.

Brix and the Bitch

Short/Drama, Trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, one woman's only chance for escape is a gruesome brawl against the one person she refuses to harm.

Roubado

Short/Drama, A teen photographer in the south of France develops a tense relationship with his mother's new boyfriend after his parents' breakup.

Sunday, 10/4/2015 at 5:00pm

Women in Film

Panel: Morgan McGowen, Nicole Kemper, Jenna Kanell, Marie Ullrich, Sarah Hodges, Hillary Heath.

Wednesday, 10/7/2015 at 7:30pm

A Polished Soul: The Mike Rae Anderson Story

Short/Documentary, Journey into the life of a former North Carolina Death Penalty offender who faced the death penalty, plus life, plus 60 years and served 17 years on a life sentence for which was taken as a plea bargain. 

Learning to Fly

Short/Drama, In the late Summer of 2014, actor Jayson Warner Smith decides his 50th birthday needs to be more than a party. He chooses the road. What starts as a two week jaunt on his Triumph Bonneville turns into a five week cross country solo odyssey.

All the Colors of the Night

Dramatic Feature, All the colors of the night deliberately builds an atmosphere where reality serves as a dimension with the same weight as the imagination, memory or madness. 

Thursday, 10/8/2015 at 7:30pm

Dream Writers

TV Series/Comedy, Three twentysomethings, who write dreams for a secret organization, battle conflicting personalities and office politics as they struggle to keep their jobs.

The Rub

Web Series/Comedy, The Rub is a workplace comedy set in the only legitimate massage parlor in Tampa.

The Drunks

Web Series/Comedy, Society Gadabouts and crime fighting duo Nick and Nora travel through time, cocktail in hand, pursuing villainous cads and a criminal mastermind... to make the world safe...for you!

Friday, 10/9/2015 at 7:30pm

Improv Death Ice Age

Short/Documentary, An exploration of 'group mind' in comedy improv goes personal and ancient. 

It Plays Like Love

Feature/Comedy, A theatre company unravels when its director casts his two lead actors, both working to save their broken marriage, in a self-indulgent play that makes them recreate the director's recently-failed relationship.

Saturday, 10/10/2015 at 2:30pm

Lily and Lucy

Short/Comedy/Drama, Grieving sisters escape into their mother's bedroom to catch their breath.

iGirl

Short/Thriller, A young girl discovers how the infiltration of technology in her home manifests into an invasion of unspeakable measures.

From My Head To Hers

Short/Documentary, A documentary about the modern hair donation process.

Alone

Short/Drama, Returning home from a vacation in Byron Bay, a young man reflects on a romantic encounter.

I Ha(s)ve Eyes

Short/Dance

Bumblebees

Short/Comedy, Despite being told as a child he would never speak or walk, Vance accomplished what doctors thought was impossible. But now he has a new challenge: dating.

Saturday 10/10/2015, 7:30pm

Heavy Water

Dramatic/Feature, The story of a recovering addict's return home, and his choice between mundane middle-class life and a curious new drug with no consequences.

Wednesday, 10/14/2015 at 7:30pm

Blue_Screen

Short/Drama, A man receives a dying gift from his lover in the form of a virtual reality headset. Each interaction within virtual reality illuminates a stage of grief, and as these interactions increase in intensity the world itself begins to deteriorate around him.

Mr. Lockjaw

Short/Thriller, Mr. Lockjaw is the story of Miles Brimley, a struggling children's entertainer who is dragged into the underworld of criminal interrogation and torture by his deranged dummy, Mr. Lockjaw.

Electric Blue

Short/Drama, In order to live a normal life, August will give up everything he's ever known, even his special abilities.

T.531

Short/Drama, A prisoner tries to sort out truth from illusion under duress.

The Push

Short/Sci-fi, Travelling through time will continue until the aggressive couple saves the life of a heart broken and his bride, as well as resolve private family issues and start believing into miracle.

Thursday, 10/15/2015 at 7:30pm

PYTs Web Show

Web Series/Comedy, "PYTs Web Show" is a comedy about Sydney, Hope, and Sean, three 20-somethings trying to figure out how to be grown ups.

Dominatrix Breakroom

Web Series/Comedy, Go behind the scenes of a Manhattan dungeon with three mistresses who work there.

Bless Yer Heart

Web Series/Comedy, A "Kentucky-fried" inspired sketch comedy that explores the sub-pockets of humanity in the south with a twist!

Friday, 10/16/2015 at 7:30pm

Friends Like Mine

Short/Drama, This is the story of Lewis, an endearing shut-in who finds friends in the most imaginative of places and discovers that not everyone has to fit the mold.

Teddy Boy

Dramatic Feature, In this award-winning thriller, a disarming stranger adopts the appearance of his hosts’ deceased son re-awakening long buried rivalries. 

Saturday, 10/17/2015 at 2:30pm 

A Man Wakes Up

Short/Comedy, The daily routine just got hacked! A wordless short comedy that explores an example of the only constant in our universe: change.

Spatial Relations 

Comedy/Short

The Grand Prince of Moscow

Short/Comedy, A story of redemption and recovery (if it fits). An LA gangster gets in trouble and goes on the run,ending up in Moscow, Idaho. He takes a job as a drug and alcohol counselor.

Re Inc.

Drama/Short, Re Inc. follows the post-death journey of two friends challenging the conventions of the afterlife.

Busk

Short/Drama, Busk tells the story of a street performing couple who finds their strained relationship exacerbated by their lack of success.

You, Me, & the N-word

Short/Comedy, After involuntarily using a racial slur during sex, Molly has a short amount of time to convince her African American boyfriend that she’s not racist. 

Josh Has A Genie

Web Series/Comedy, Kelsey, a spunky genie, gets stuck with her master, Josh, when he refuses to use his wishes in order to keep her around. Meanwhile, secrets from the past begin to unravel.

Saturday 10/17/15 at 7:30pm

Hi Grandma

Short/Comedy, When Brian brings his fiancée to meet his grandma, they discover something sweeter than sugar in her tea.

For a Few Zombies More

Feature/Horror, A woman with no name teams up with a resourceful militiaman and a video-store clerk turned wandering gunslinger to rescue a scientist who may hold the key to ridding the world of the undead.

Wednesday, 10/21/2015 at 7:30pm

The Intruder

Short/Thriller, A demented burglar is accidentally trapped when his victims return home early from a night out.

Bluebird

Feature/Psychological Thriller, A missing woman returns with no memory of her ordeal and little memory of her life before. She struggles for answers, and in reconstituting who she was, Kate reinvents herself in a most unexpected way.

 

Thursday, 10/22/2015 at 7:30pm

Horror Hotel

Web Series/Horror/Sci-fi, Horror Hotel is an anthology series featuring intriguing stories inspired by The Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock. 

Friday, 10/23/2015 at 7:30pm

Z.14.12

Short/Horror, Zack, a horror fanatic, amateur prepper and his partner Jess face the realization of the ultimate apocalyptic event, only to find that things are nothing like anyone had predicted.

Seclusion 

Horror/Feature, A group of friends travel to a remote location for an intimate wedding. Unfortunately for them, the romantic getaway turns into a nightmare, as one by one the wedding party is stalked and killed. Leaving those alive to wonder, who is after them, and who will be next.

Saturday, 10/24/2015 at 7:30pm

Hit & Run

Short/Horror, An accident. An amulet. A missing person or two. Maybe it's best to stop and call an ambulance after you've hit someone with your car late at night on a road in the middle of nowhere.

The Art of Human Salvage

Short/Sci-fi, A young boy must be saved from execution by his last hope.

Starry Night

Short/Drama, Two estranged brothers reunite under apocalyptic conditions.

Sid

Short/Horror, Sid is a sardonic psychological thriller about a victimized high school student who struggles to maintain his sanity when his childhood imaginary friend resurfaces after years of suppression and offers gruesome advice on how to deal with the school bully.

Contact

Short/Drama, In the aftermath of a global catastrophe, a lone survivor struggles to make contact with anyone from the outside world.

The Last Vanish

Short/Horror, Professional magician Tommy Fina agrees to help a rival with a problem illusion.

The Voyeur

Short/Thriller, A woman is kidnapped and her cheating husband gets taunted by a gruesome voyeur.

2015 Trailers:

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In the media:

Local film selected by Atlanta festival

Atlwood Among Atlanta Independent Film Festival Line-Up

The Atlanta Independent Film Festival Coming in October

Atlanta Independent Film Festival, Call for Submissions

Atlanta Independent Film Festival Seeking Web Series Submissions