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  • SOO FILM FESTIVAL
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-16, 2018

Block 13 - Mixed Shorts 4

Shorts program, 95 min, Not rated

Into the Town, Out of the Town by sondermueller
Into the Town, Out of the Town by sondermueller
Count Your Curses
Count Your Curses
Come Up to the Dark by FacexHugger
Come Up to the Dark by FacexHugger
Step by Step by Le Corps du Délit
Step by Step by Le Corps du Délits
Party People
Party People
Stockholm Sweet Home
Stockholm Sweet Home
To the Moon & Back
To the Moon & Back
#Meatfactory by Betty Bauer
#Meatfactory by Betty Bauer
Song for the Moon by Alex Mendenall
Song for the Moon by Alex Mendenall
Fall Apart by Nervus
Fall Apart by Nervus
Ratsiti by Eden Ben Zaken
Ratsiti by Eden Ben Zaken
Tea Party
Tea Party
Lemon Eyes
Lemon Eyes
GoodNight
GoodNight

About This Program

This program presents a mixed group of narrative shorts, animations, and music videos. We end with an animation that celebrates the theme we started with, diversity.

Into the Town, Out of the Town by sondermueller

Director: Stefan Müller

Music Video, Germany, 2018, 5 min, Color

A bird flies through a growing town made entirely of packaging material. On his way he gets to know a sparkle and they start a little love story.

Count Your Curses

Director: Lorène Yavo

Animation, Belgium, 2017, 9 min, Color, Student Project (ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium)

In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: an unknown creature devours their house spirit overnight. They search for a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.

Come Up to the Dark by FacexHugger

Director: Arvin Bautista

Music Video, United States, 2018, 4 min, Color

A sci-fi horror music video for Synthwave act Facexhugger, featuring Glitbiter and The Encounter.

Arvin Bautista returns to the Soo Film Festival this year. We previously screened two of his music videos, Sight of the Sound and I Will Steal Your Heart (Lila Cheney) in 2016's Tunes and 'Toons shorts program.

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Step by Step by Le Corps du Délit

Director: Simon Lehembre

Music Video, France, 2018, 4 min, Color

You've always wanted to reach the moon. Step by step, you climb mountains, always higher. An eternal leap towards the moon, an eternal downfall into darkness. You fail, you fail, always to start over!

Party People

Director: Cristina García Zarzosa

Narrative Short, Spain, 2017, 11 min, Color, Student Project (University Camilo José Cela, Madrid, Spain)

A young woman about to start her first year of college hopes to be part of the 'Party People' generation.

Stockholm Sweet Home

Director: Tyler Holme

Narrative Short, United States, 2017, 15 min, Black & White

After being kidnapped and locked away with a bickering couple, a young woman quickly realizes her captor may be the least of her worries.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot in Illinois with a cast and crew made up entirely of Illinois and Michigan natives.

To the Moon & Back

Director: Corey Kelly

Narrative Short, United States, 2017, 11 min, Color

When a woman gets a comforting call from an old friend, she finds out that not everything is as she remembers it.

#Meatfactory by Betty Bauer

Director: Jesse Scott Bryan

Music Video, United States, 2017, 3 min, Color

An actress lives a life dictated by the pressure of the entertainment industry. But on the day of the premiere of her newest film she experiences a breakdown that eventually leads her to a path of liberation and freedom.

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Song for the Moon by Alex Mendenall

Director: Michael McCallum

Music Video, United States, 2018, 4 min, Color

A music video for singer/songwriter Alex Mendenall about a journey between a young wife and husband trying to reconnect.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot entirely in Michigan. All of the cast and crew are Michigan natives and most, if not all, are still residents of the Mitten.

Michael McCallum returns to the Soo Film Festival for the third year.  We previously screened his short narrative Sure Thing and music video We Are All Alone in This Together (Graham Lindsey) in 2014.  In 2015 we screened his narrative feature Buffalo and music video One Thing.

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Fall Apart by Nervus

Director: Mark Crane

Music Video, United Kingdom, 2018, 3 min, Color

A music video for the band Nervus.

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Ratsiti by Eden Ben Zaken

Director: Sahar Golovaty

Music Video, Israel, 2017, 3 min, Color

Eden Ben Zaken (Israel's top singer) is a romantic bar singer. As the cowboy of her dreams walks into the bar, she's falling in love. Will the cowboy notice what happens on stage when a villain decides to show up?

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Tea Party

Director: Kevin Isaacson

Narrative Short, United States, 2018, 8 min, Color

A Southern belle hosts a twisted tea party for the classmates who tortured her in high school.

Lemon Eyes

Director: Chelsey Raegen Knapp

Narrative Short, United States, 2017, 10 min, Color

Detroit, 1928: When disputes in a loveless marriage escalate, a young medical student prescribes a solution with questionable side effects.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was created, filmed, produced, and edited in Michigan.

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GoodNight

Director: Caterina De Mata

Animation, Italy, 2018, 4 min, Color

An apartment house in Italy is crowded with people of different ethnic groups. One night, a war of traditional ethnic music takes place. Eventually, the people realize that they can turn noise into music by playing together.

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Screening

Sunday, September 16, 6:30pm
Soo Theatre

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