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FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: left

On the surface, writer/director Christopher Jason Bell’s short film, left, appears to be a rudimentary walkthrough of a very basic premise - a young woman roaming an airport; and to a certain extent, this is true. It is, in its entirety, nothing more than a young woman wandering through the confines of an airport while attempting to arrange a place for herself to stay. However, it is within this elementary narrative framework that Bell experiments with the role of the camera as well as a minimum allowance in terms of narrative.

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Kickstart Sunday: BLACK COP

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from Cory Bowles and his film Black Cop. As the title suggests, the film centers around a black police officer who, after being persecuted by those around him decides to use his badge to exact

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UNSUNG INDIES: Ahmed Khawaja and Andre Puca’s AP & AK

This edition of Unsung Indies marks the first time a director has been featured for a second time for their work. In this particular case it is directors, plural; as in, Ahmed Khawaja and Andre Puca, whose first film together, KWAK or Kassandra with a K, was not only a film I featured here but also one that I consider to be one of the best films of the current decade. Their second feature-length collaboration, AP & AK, is a natural extension of KWAK, another chapter entry in the diary film saga of their friendship.

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Short Film: BIG DOG

This week’s short film pick comes to us from directors Jamie Gyngell & Jamie Whitby and their film Big Dog. This stark, beautifully shot film involves a young man getting a job at a meat processing facility after re-entering society from what

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Short Film: STEAK KNIFE

I always love a good awkward comedy and when you mix in a heaping pile of suspense I’m all in and such is the case with Ben Gutteridge‘s short film Steak Knife. A man arrives at his date’s home only to find an

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Kickstart Sunday: NIGHT RUN

The film market is currently awash with ’80s throw backs, some good, some horrifically bad, but thankfully The Playback Collective‘s Night Run looks like it’s going to be former. The problem with too many of these movies is that they often rely

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Short Film: HOMEBODY

This week’s short film pick is Jacob Fallon‘s Homebody, a story about a young woman who loses her job and is forced to move back home- the only hitch is she doesn’t tell her mom she’s there.

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Kickstart Sunday: BIG BAD WOLVES

This week’s featured crowdfunding project comes to us from director Rachel James and her short film Big Bad Wolves. This thriller involves four best friends who become a vigilante group after one of them falls victim to abuse by a boyfriend.

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Short Film: DOG*WALK

This week’s short film pick is a sweet and sour little treat from director Kristin Peterson titled Dog*Walk. This 3-minute comedy is about two girls who decide to make some money by walking neighborhood dogs, but all is not as it seems with

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Kickstart Sunday: WELCOME TO BUSHWICK

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from writer-director Henry Jinings and his upcoming short film Welcome to Bushwick. The film revolves around a young man who locks himself in his date’s bathroom after he begins to fear there may be something

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Short Film: JAKKALS13

This week’s short film pick comes to us from director Ari Kruger and his film Jakkals13, an action comedy about a hitman whose roommate won’t stop bothering him while he’s on the job. An interesting premise and a load of dry humor

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Short Film: JEF NEEDS ICE CREAM

This week’s Fandependent Friday pick is Dave Conte‘s comedy Jef Needs Ice Cream, in which Jef heads out in the cold on an arduous journey to acquire a delicious frozen treat. My main reason for this pick is because I know