Director Biography – Adam Foss (WILL TO LIVE: THE GARY EDINGER STORY)

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Adam Foss grew up in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies where from age 14, he became deeply rooted in mountain bowhunting. His passion for wild places has led him to travel around the globe, pursuing outdoor adventures on six different continents. In addition to being an accomplished bowhunter and ambassador for outdoor brands like Sitka, YETI and Gerber, Foss has developed a career as a professional photographer and filmmaker. For almost a decade he has worked with his wife and producer Frankie Foss making films and content from their Kelowna-based company, Foss Media. The focus of Adam’s work over the years has been to redefine the way we tell stories around hunting, to push the boundaries of the typical hunting narrative into uncharted territory. Trophies are not a gauge of success for Foss. Instead, Adam is focused on the process of the hunt — spending challenging days in the mountains, forming long-lasting friendships, stewarding public lands, and conserving legendary big game species. Serving on multiple conservation boards — including a past position with WSF membership committees — he is currently a founding director of the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance. Foss aims to protect and promote the hunting heritage, wild animals and wild places and to continue to tell the hunting stories that resonate at the human level for both hunters and non-hunters alike.

Short Film: WILL TO LIVE: THE GARY EDINGER STORY, 17min., Canada, Documentary/Thriller

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In 2007, on a fateful February day, in the remote Northern Wisconsin woods, a solo independent logger named Gary Edinger severed his left leg off while felling a tree. Twenty miles from help, alone, and in forty below temperatures, Gary summoned a remarkable willpower and crawled to his pickup, then drove to safety. Gary’s struggle for survival, however, didn’t begin on that frigid winter day in the hardwoods. His whole life had been forged from adversity, rising above a meager upbringing and brushes with death as he learned to hunt, trap and fish alone, on his own terms.

Will to Live: the Gary Edinger Story provides a glimpse of a unique perspective gained by cheating death and chasing the call of life-long adventure as only Gary can. The tough-as-nails logger, champion dog sled racer and hunting guide also has a creative side writing poetry, singing cowboy songs and calling square dances. Now, 15 years after the accident and approaching the age of 70, Gary discovers his quest to live a full life and looks back at the impact of his decisions and how they weigh on the loved ones around him.

 

Short Film: SERIAL DATER, 6min., USA, Thriller

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A man has big plans for date night but things don’t go as planned.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Dark Comedy, thriller
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White

Short Film: Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters, 20min., USA, Thriller

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Set in 1949, a Hollywood star mourns the loss of her beloved sister on the one year anniversary of her death. When the truth of her murder is revealed, a surprise visitor returns. Time is running out. Will justice be served? Tick tock tick tock…

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Short Film: EL VIAJE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama

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Paul must decide if he’s going to shelter a pre-teen illegal immigrant girl, Yolanda, or turn a blind eye and let his best friend sheriff Nash Roeper apprehend her.

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HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: November 2019 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST THRILLER FILM: A NIGHT WITHOUT
BEST SCI-FI FILM: DIVE ODYSSEY
BEST PERFORMANCES: HIDEOUS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DIVE ODYSSEY
BEST MUSIC: SOLITAIRE

Theme of night: Claustrophobia (Or enclosed with no where to go.)

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE DISCOVERY, 16min., USA, Sci-Fi

festival posterTHE SLEEP OF THE RIGHTEOUS, 16min., Mexico, Thiller/Action

festival posterSOLITAIRE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterSIEGE, 15min., Canada, Sci-Fi

festival posterA NIGHT WITHOUT, 6min., Isreal, Thriller

festival posterHIDEOUS, 16min., UK, Thriller

festival posterDIVE ODYSSEY, 11min., Finland, Sci-Fi

The 27th event in Toronto in 2019.
4 more festival events in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

The Sleep Of The Righteous Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER Festival Nov. 2019

THE SLEEP OF THE RIGHTEOUS, 16min., Mexico, Thiller/Action

Directed by Alejandro Cabrera

In Mexico, where only one in every 100 crimes ends in a conviction, a group of men decide to wait no more and take justice on their own hands. Soon they discover that they’ve killed the wrong man, that two police detectives seem to be on their track and that a gang of real criminals want to make them pay for their mistake.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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Winning THRILLER Short Screenplay Reading of JIMMY by Michael Aliotti

Log Line: The story of Al Capone being haunted by a victim from the Saint Valentines Day Massacre, Jimmy, the ghost who torments the infamous gangster into insanity.

Writer: Michael Aliotti

Genres: BIOGRAPHICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL-THRILLER

Type: Short Screenplay

CAST LIST:

Prisoner #3: Rhys Harrison
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alphonse: Jarrod Terrill
Jimmy: Kirk Gordon

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Winning THRILLER Short Screenplay: STATESIDE by Matthew Bernal

All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun…

CAST LIST:

Driver: Harry Judge
Prop Guy: Brandon Knox
Narrator: Val Cole
Paco: Randy Baumer
Passenger: Brian Carlton

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch