Director Biography – Peter Nogueira (MILK)

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Peter Nogueira is a Massachusetts filmmaker, completing his first feature film “You Still Have Time” at the age of 19, and his latest short film “Milk” in 2020 at the age of 21.

Director Statement

Every filmmaker should watch and learn from John Cassavetes. He’ll teach you how to stop worrying about what camera you shoot on, and how to start caring about story and people.

Director Biography – Daniel AM Rosenberg (MIRROR FINISH)

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Daniel AM Rosenberg
Daniel is writer & director from Toronto, Canada. He got his start directing music videos, where he won an iHeartRadio MMVA for Rock Video of The Year, as well as a JUNO nomination for Video of The Year, and multiple MMVA nominations. With a focus on narrative storytelling, Daniel has directed both scripted & non-scripted programming airing on A+E Networks (UK), FYI, HGTV, MTV, Much Music, BET, and CBC Gem. Daniel is the co-creator, and director of the short-form series “The Ninth” airing on CBC GEM. He also developed and directed the short-form comedy series “Cam_Girlfriend” being released summer 2020. Daniel is currently in development of his first feature film “31 of ‘Em”.

Ratings

MIRROR FINISH, 10min., Canada, Thriller/Crime

 

3cbfa646ce posterThree novice bank robbers must deal with the lone witness from their latest heist – a rent-a-cop guard with a sick wife, money problems, and a concealed handgun. With the clock ticking, and their options running out, they must decide not just his fate but also their own. It’s twist after twist in this genre flick short film, that challenges everyone’s idea of right & wrong and rich & poor.

HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: AUGUST 2020 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: JUICY GIRL
BEST ACTION/CRIME FILM: THE EMPIRE’S SURGEON
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DOWN DELORO RIVER
BEST PERFORMANCES: AQUARIUM
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: THE BODY

Theme of night: Unique surroundings

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterJANUARY 14TH, 15min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BODY, 12min., Australia, Crime/Comedy

festival posterTHE EMPIRE’S SURGEON, 9min., Switzerland, Action/War

festival posterJUICY GIRL, 15min., USA, Crime/Drama

festival posterAGHATIT/ UNBECOMING, 19min., India, Crime/Drama

festival posterDOWN DELORO RIVER, 13min., Canada, Action/Crime

festival posterAQUARIUM, 15min., Italy, Crime/Thriller

festival posterLIVING IN CRIME ALLEY, 8min., USA, Fan Fiction

festival posterTHE CONFESSIONS OF THE BAT, 10min., UK, Fan Fiction

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Aquarium Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from the Crime/Thriller Festival Aug. 2020

AQUARIUM, 15min., Italy, Crime/Thriller

Directed by Juri Fantigrossi

Two human beings, far one from the other, meet: the first and carefree day at the swimming pool, the last and dramatic step of a massacre’s plan.

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Down Deloro River Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Crime/Thriller Festival Aug. 2020

DOWN DELORO RIVER, 13min., Canada, Action/Crime

Directed by Josh Wood

On the run after looting a prospector, William makes his way down a river to Deloro Ontario where a man will trade gold for cash. After taking cover in this mysterious man’s cabin, William soon realizes he isn’t so much interested in his gold, but something much more valuable.

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Unbecoming Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Crime/Thriller Festival Aug. 2020

AGHATIT/UNBECOMING, 19min., India, Crime/Drama

Directed by AMRITANSHU

After the death of her mother, Aashi falls victim to her megalomaniac father. She suffers intense abuse and violence at his hands in silence. But, Aashi has a little secret. Late in the night she talks to her dead mother, Bahni. While Shashi’s business is slipping through his hands, the situation in the house is more volatile for Aashi as the beatings get more rampant and extreme.

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