Soo Film Festival 2022

Block 3-Welcome HOMES

Shorts program, 97 min, Not rated

Wicked Plans
Wicked Plans
Snow Problem for a Yooper
Snow Problem for a Yooper
The Estate (2022)
The Estate (2022)
Permission
Permission
...what it feels like
...what it feels like
Haven't a Clue
Haven't a Clue
Old Friend
Old Friend
A Parcel for Del...
A Parcel for Del...
Firstborn
Firstborn

About This Program

This program presents short films from around the Great Lakes region.

Snow Problem for a Yooper

Director: Dan J Korhonen

Narrative Short, USA, 2022, 14 min, Color

A man decides to try snow biking for the first time. Featuring the music of Marquette County, Michigan musicians, the film provides a humorous look at U.P. wintertime outdoor activities and the man's bond with his pet bulldog.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot in Marquette County, Michigan, highlighting wintertime outdoor activities. The film's soundtrack includes the works of local Upper Peninsula musicians.

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The Estate (2022)

Director: Josh Thurm

Narrative Short, USA, 2022, 15 min, Color

Looking to start a life with his fiancée and unborn child, a man tries to sell his deceased father's estate. In the process he finds his estranged father's diary and learns a secret.

Great Lakes Connection: The director was born in Naperville, Illinois and grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

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Permission

Director: Abhishek Satham

Narrative Short, USA, 2022, 14 min, Color

In order to save their marriage after a heavy loss, a couple work with a therapist to rediscover meaning and passion and give each other permission to heal.

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...what it feels like

Director: Kelly Hargraves

Narrative Short, Canada, 2017, 4 min, Color

Invoking generations of embodied experiences, …what it feels like gives texture to the trappings of female gender--its material expressions, as well as its silences and solitudes. Without words, the film builds layers of sensory data and visual histories to explore the tensions and legacies we hold within.

Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Haven't a Clue

Director: Billy Kubacki

Narrative Short, USA, 2022, 13 min, Color

While a group of high school students work on a project, one of them gets knocked unconscious in an attempted murder. It is up to the rest of them to figure out who did it.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot in Pennsylvania, a Great Lakes state.

Old Friend

Director: Joseph Schlapsi

Narrative Short, Canada, 2021, 3 min, Color

A call from an ex-flame in the wake of a friend's death disrupts Ellie and Thomas' relationship. But something isn't right. What is Rachel hiding?

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot by student filmmakers at Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

A Parcel for Del and the Singing Man in the Stairwell

Director: Michael Zamanis

Narrative Short, Canada, 2021, 18 min, Color

In a building that has seen better days a man will stop at nothing to see that a parcel mistakenly placed in his mailbox gets to its rightful owners in the apartment below his.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot just outside of Toronto in Thornhill, Ontario. All cast and crew reside in the Greater Toronto area.

Firstborn

Director: Thomas Butcher (Alumnus of Soo Film Festival)

Narrative Short, USA, 2022, 10 min, Black & White

A decision made in a moment of despair leads to further agony down the wooded path. In this dark twist of an old fairy tale, love is only a reason for the darkness to prevail.

Great Lakes Connection: This film used a Michigan-based cast & crew and was shot entirely in the Mitten!

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Wicked Plans

Director: Lee Chambers (Alumnus of Soo Film Festival)  

Narrative Short, Canada, 2022, 6 min, Color

When a foreign extremist chooses Halloween to enact a moment of terror, he is surprised to find that North American life and culture is truly special and sweet.

Great Lakes Connection: The filmmaker was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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Screening

Friday, Sept. 16, 3pm

Soo Theatre

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