2015 ONLINE SELECTIONS

INTERNET // Friday MAY 8 & Saturday MAY 9 // 48HR. RELEASE

Online Selections will stream exclusively at Filmmaker Magazine

// Friday, May 8 — Sam Kuhn’s IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS + Nathaniel Bennet’s FRIENDSHIP
// Saturday, May 9 — Evamaria Schaller’s DIE WILDERIN VOM MONTAFON + Brandon Colvin’s SABBATICAL

*Watch Here*

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Friday MAY 8 (24-HOUR WINDOW — Begins at 9:00AM EST)

IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS

IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS
(dir. Sam Kuhn)

Technical Info
2014 / USA / 15min / Experimental Short

Synopsis
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated ____.

Director Bio
Sam Kuhn is the creator of Lion Attack—a Canadian/American filmmaking alliance. Kuhn’s first feature documentary FINDING TRUELOVE premiered at Hot Docs. Kuhn’s raising one million dollars to make a metaphysical mountain climbing epic—his paypal account is: sam@lionattack.us

// Artist Website

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Friday MAY 8 (24-HOUR WINDOW — Begins at 9:00AM EST)

friendship

FRIENDSHIP
(dir. Nathaniel Bennett)

Technical Info
2014 / USA / 63min / Narrative Feature

Synopsis
An escalating rivalry between a strange family and a close group of friends is getting out of control in this independent supernatural drama from director, Nathaniel Bennett. Alex, Todd and Stephen are three hardworking friends, who are content with spending their paychecks on hunting, beer and women. Their simple lives are soon disrupted when an odd band of brothers begin inexplicably antagonizing them. The brothers’ enigmatic leader Garrett seems to have become obsessed with ruining the happiness that these friends have found in each other. At first the taunting is bearable, but soon the friends realize that darker forces are at work, and they must find a way to escape the wrath of this sinister family.

Director Bio
Nathaniel Bennett is a filmmaker who was born and raised in Southern Oregon. FRIENDSHIP is his first feature.

// Artist Website

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Saturday MAY 9 (24-HOUR WINDOW — Begins at 9:00AM EST)

DIE WILDERIN VOM MONTAFON

DIE WILDERIN VOM MONTAFON
(dir. Evamaria Schaller)

Technical Info
2014 / Austria / 21min / Experimental Short

Synopsis
The Austrian mountains. Legend of itself. Powerful and wild. Dangerous and beautiful. She, the poacher woman, is part of this rich nature. She is the nature. And she has the power to kill. Myself. A free interpretation of the real story of the poacher woman of the Montafon.

Director Bio
Evamaria Shaller was educated in painting, photography, video, audio and film in Graz, Salzburg, Prague and Cologne. She co-founded the artist-run collective Raumfaltung. Her body of work consists of performances, films and installations. Schaller’s work has been exhibited and screened worlwide.

// Artist Website

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Saturday MAY 9 (24-HOUR WINDOW — Begins at 9:00AM EST)

Sabbatical

SABBATICAL
(dir. Brandon Colvin)

Technical Info
2014 / USA / 71min / Narrative Feature

Synopsis
Ben Hardin (Robert Longstreet), a middle-aged Kierkegaard scholar, returns home to care for his ill mother during his scheduled writing sabbatical. While home, faced with the remnants of a life he left behind, Ben’s relationships with estranged friends and family — his mother, his brother, his ex-lover, and his childhood friend — are tested, and he grows increasingly alienated. After opening old wounds and receiving new ones, Ben must confront his looming responsibilities and choose whether to engage or detach.

Director Bio
Originally from Kentucky, Brandon began plying his skills at filmmaking in high school by writing scripts and making shorts. At Western Kentucky University, he met Tony Oswald. When he moved to Madison, WI for graduate school, he met Aaron Granat. The three of them made FRAMES (2012), the first film from Moss Garden Productions. SABBATICAL is the group’s second collaboration. In addition to being a filmmaker, Brandon is a PhD student in film studies and a film production instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

// Artist Website

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