Short Film: REDEMPTION, 7min., USA, Experimental

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Redemption is my third and final non-narrative experimental film that deals with the death and resurrection of the human essence. This is not about a physical death but a spiritual one. The themes are my abstract interpretations of actual events that I have experienced. Those experiences dealt with the death of hope and spirit and their restorations.

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Short Film: GEOMETRY, 2min., USA, Experimental

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Geometry is a visual music animated piece. Inspired by Oskar Fischinger and John Whitney, Geometry combines graphic shapes with music to show a ball’s journey.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

June 2019 Winning Films

Submit via FilmFreeway:

 

festival posterSHINRIN-YOKU, 6min., USA, Experimental

festival posterTOM, 8min., USA, Experimental/Horror

festival posterNOBODY’S HOME, 4min, Canada, Music Video

festival posterGET BACK, 3min., USA, Experimental

festival posterDO NOT SING TO ME, MY BEAUTY, 6min., Netherlands, Music

festival posterPASSAGE, 6min., France, Experimental

festival posterFLORETS, 4min., USA, Dance/Music Video

festival posterWATERMORPHOSIS, 4min., Germany, Dance

festival posterUHAMBO, 5min., Australia, Dance

festival posterWEIGHTLESS, 5min., Canada, Dance

festival posterHAPPY ENDING, 4min., Australia, Dance

festival posterMINE, 8min., USA, Dance

 

 

 

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Director Biography – David Javier (FLORETS)

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Ambitious and creative, Kristin McQuaid is one of today’s hottest choreographers. For more than 15 years, she has wowed audiences as an actor, dancer and choreographer and has just added designer to that list.

Kristin was born in Marlton, New Jersey and moved 9 times, including a stop in Denver where she discovered her love for dance at 11 years old. The daughter of a salesman, they eventually settled in Southern California where her dance career blossomed. Choreographing dances in her driveway at a young age, she always knew she wanted to create and choreograph. She was full of dreams and life and did everything in her power to make them come true.

This dynamo made her acting debut in the feature film Beautiful staring Minnie Driver and was also featured in Zombie Prom produced by Wes Craven, Grayscale, and Boy Chick. She also graced the small screen with recurring appearances in Days of our Lives and American Dreams.

She’s appeared in music videos and live performances with top artists such as Prince, Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Mark McGrath, and 80’s pop star Cyndi Lauper. She kept busy starring in several national commercials for U.S. Cellular, Dr. Pepper, Jack In The Box, Outback Steak House, and Pepsi while she continued to study the arts.

Kristin’s dazzling and versatile choreography has made her a sought after talent. With her fun loving and high-energy personality on set, she promises to leave audiences entertained and wanting more. She began her choreography career with a full-length professional show, “Choosing Sin” to a sold out audience in Los Angeles. In 2015, Kristin was honored to win the choreographer’s TV show Make A Move. Her work has been featured in the Capezio A.C.E. awards, Choreographer’s Carnival stages, and TV commercials for brands including Vlado Footwear and Old Spice.

She loves being able to communicate emotions through movement and calls her choreography captivating and mindful with drastic dynamics and a spunky twist. Most recently her work can be seen on So You Think You Can Dance and fan favorite, Dance Moms. Kristin also just choreographed and produced three videos for “American’s Got Talent” winner Grace VanderWaal. The most recent Grace Vanderwaal video, “Florets”, was a short film and has hooked audiences and fans all over the world.

With Kristin experiencing stardom at a young age she can well relate to the up and coming youth. Having worked with so many young influencers to date Kristin is sought out as a great leader and mentor for the next generation.

Currently, Kristin splits her time between Oklahoma and California. She resides with her husband and two Scottie dogs, Dexter and Deuce. Kristin loves online shopping and spend time with her family at the movies. She’s a huge animal lover and actively a part of the ASPCA.

APPREHENSION Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Experimental Festival March 2019

Directed by Ian McGillivray

A visual representation of a women’s anxiety in it’s day to day form.

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Dream by Randall Talton

FEEDBACK Female Film Festival

In this scene Elliott, overcome with guilt, has a dream about the child he abandoned. Anais, the child’s Mother offers no sympathy

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – KAT SMILEY
Elliot – STEPHEN SANDQUIST
Anais – JESSICA BOWMER

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Experimental Festival – February 7, 2019

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AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: OF SILENCE

BEST DANCE FILM: CAUGHT IN THE CHAMBER

BEST PERFORMANCES: FRANCISZKA

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: PERSONA

BEST MUSIC: LOVE IS WILD

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterOF SILENCE, 6min., Belgium, Dance

festival poster“ROPPONGI BOYS” JET LAGZ, 2min., Poland, Music

festival posterPOSITIVE, 2min., France, Experimental

festival posterADORINE, 4min., Cyprus, Music

festival posterFRANCISZKA, 8min., Canada, Dance

festival posterSOMEWHERE IN THEIR HEADS, 13min., UK, Musical/Documentary

festival posterSTAR IN THE EAST, 2min., USA, Musical

festival posterDANCERS, 2min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE DUCHESS, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterPERSON(A), 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterCAUGHT IN THE CHAMBER, 7min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterLOVE IS WILD, 2min, USA, Music

The theme of the February 2019 EXPERIMENTAL/MUSIC/DANCE Feedback Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Exploring Self Identity”.

Each film was about one exploring who they really are using many artistic elements and storytelling techniques.

The 2nd event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

10 more festivals to go…

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