The first music video ever produced entirely in isolation; “Diamonds” is a spirited account of life brought to a stand-still across the globe, at the very beginning of the 2020 Pandemic.
ONWARD, arise with love is a message of hurt, grit, and hope. The music video depicts the struggle in the life of a young black woman and captures racially-fueled harm inflicted on her brother, with whom she shares a close relationship. The video highlights moments in her life that cause her undue pain and are the product of the color of her skin versus her talent, intelligence, grace, and strength. It is a story of resilience and overcoming. It is a story of forward movement against all odds and inspires continued work for racial equality, equity, and justice.
A young emcee discovers his passion for music in the 1990's, and he remains dedicated to his craft even though some of his friends take separate paths.
[Creepy Reality X Dark Fairy Tale] This world is way more unbelievable than you think. When the director read a story about the sexual and romantic relationship between a human and a dolphin, and learned that it was not the only case, he was inspired. Based on a real story, the MV attempts to uncover the origin of a legend by proposing a hypothesis from a scientific point of view: the possibility of mutation. Could it be the origin of the mermaid legend?
A girl fell in love with a dolphin. The forbidden love was discovered by the villagers and aroused their anger. They brought a nautical chart and set out to hunt the dolphin (just like the witch and vampire hunt in the medieval period). In the end, the dolphin was killed; the girl went crazy. Ten months later, the girl gave birth to a half- man half-fish creature. This might be the origin of the mermaid legend.
FLESH & BONE is a narrative short set to music about a man with many hobbies who lives contentedly alone until one day he looks out the window and longs for more. The story is set to "The Robot Song" by Tony-nominated composer, Joe Iconis.
Maeve, an unknown female music producer in Boston, struggles to earn the respect of a famous client with a big secret.
Infamous New York City talent agent, Yvette Slosch (LINDA LAVIN), is determined to make a star out of her newest client, jazz violinist, Aaron Weinstein (HIMSELF). She refuses to let Aaron's lack of name recognition, jazz's dwindling fan base, or the 2020 global pandemic get in her way. As the pandemic rages, Yvette's schemes to keep Aaron's career afloat become increasingly convoluted, testing her abilities as an agent and her friendship with Aaron.
An Afro-Surrealist story about a giant woman and a tiny man who through the power of touch, experience an unexpected transformation.
A student recounts his time in a school club involving a group of social awkward kids who take interest in martial arts and ninjas. As two members of the club conflict over trivial manners, the entire club falls into disarray. With the help of raw eggs, the club completely falls apart and the members of the club go their separate ways.
Margie is excited to lay down her new area rug when she realizes they sent her the wrong one. Her frustration turns to confusion though when a piece of trash that touches the rug turns into a potted plant. Margie experiments and soon realizes that the rug can turn more than garbage into something beautiful.
A distant desert planet. Amy wakes up in a shabby old storage room. Her only goal is to leave this planet behind, unfortunately, changes of plans are needed when a security guard catches sight of her.
A Group of Friends decide to go on a ghost tour around Halloween. But then the tour guide takes them somewhere truly scary.
A marriage desperately chasing the resolution of a never-ending argument receive a spark of hope from an unconventional counselor.
Two sisters pontificate on the lives they could have led while observing the current guest staying in their family's vacation home in upstate New York.
An eccentric photographer, an incompetent florist, a tactless and unreliable groom — as Ramsey’s perfect plans begin to go awry on the day of her wedding, her world seems to be coming apart... literally.
Helen and René, former lovers, have not seen each other in a year. Their past, present and future collide when they meet again on a balmy day in Brooklyn. Will their memories and expectations reignite their love?
Gamal is a new immigrant who washes dishes at a diner in suburban New Jersey. Fritzie is a retired teacher and a new widow grieving the sudden loss of her husband. Both are lonely people experiencing uncharted emotional territory. Despite differences in age, race, religion and class, Gamal and Frieda forge an unlikely relationship that explores our universal need for connection and laughter.
A man recounts a trip to his late wife's childhood home as they prepare for the future.
How Much We Feel takes an intimate look at an interracial relationship over the course of its first year, as told through slices of their life. This short examines how the couple grows together and struggles with subtle, modern racial issues they encounter along the way.
A woman craving connection during Covid, reaches out to her ex-girlfriend. When she's invited over, they awkwardly navigate whether or not they’re willing to drop their masks to reignite their romance.
A lonely Prince, drowning in melancholy, invites a Sculptor to his court to create a piece of art just for him. As the Sculptor spends his days chiselling away on a block of marble, the Prince too discovers a new side of himself, for a brief moment forgetting the world of solitude that surrounds him.
A newly divorced attorney on the verge of coming out meets a flirtatious rocker in a record store, and together, they try for a second chance at love.
Jane lands a date with a boy-- a typical high school romance. But come date night, Jane receives a mysterious handwritten note in a fortune cookie...
Attention.Bow.Begin. focuses on Grandmaster Dong Keun park, a living legend from South Korea who currently lives and trains out of New Jersey. Grandmaster Park is one of the founders of TaeKwonDo, a martial art practiced by over 50M people around the world. Today, it is one of only two martial arts contested in the Olympics (along with Judo).
In an effort to elude foreign government officials, Grandmaster Park's parents escaped to the northern hills, dropping their son off at a Buddhist Monastery along the way, knowing that they could not properly look after their 8 year old while on the run. For the next decade, he learned ancient hand to hand fighting techniques, the tenets of which he used to form his special brand of TaeKwonDo that he used to dominate national and international martial arts. To this day, he remains the only undefeated TaeKwonDo champion with over 200 wins to his credit.
With South Korea finally free from foreign rule in the 1950s, the government constructed a variety of strategies to introduce itself to the world. One the strategies was bringing its national martial art, TaeKwonDo, to the masses. Grandmaster Park was integral to that strategy. After leading South Korea to an epic win in an international competition against rival Japan in 1965, Grandmaster Park was asked to go to America to help the superpower learn both the physical and spiritual beauty of their martial art. In the 1970s and 1980s Grandmaster Park helped to open a series of Dojangs in the New York/New Jersey area and in Florida. Grandmaster Park was so successful that, in 1992, he was asked to coach the USA TaeKwonDo Olympic team that competed in Barcelona, Spain, and won the gold medal. Amazingly, at the age of 80, he continues to train "future champions" from his home Dojang in Jersey City, NJ, as well as self-defense programs he teaches at both West Point and the Naval Academy.
Besides chronicling this incredible immigrant success story, we also wanted to do our part in highlighting the beauty of an Asian story. With the rise in Asian Hate crime happening in 2021, we are hoping to humanize Asian culture with this inspiring piece. And ideally get enough exposure via this Film Festival run to convert this short film into a full documentary feature.
Three elderly New Jersey men search for the world's greatest Hot Texas Weiner, but along the way, discover what has happened to their hometown, Paterson, New Jersey.
It’s a short but poignant journey that any parent, child, hot dog aficionado or lover of humanity will never forget.
A new dress for a family wedding causes a crisis for teenage Lexi. The frilly outfit sends her into a panic and becomes the catalyst for confronting her true identity. A heartfelt story about courage, self awareness, and the power of family.
Due to being bullied at school, a 13-year-old boy skips the class and flees the city to find his single father, a baseball coach in a small country town.
Riley is a quiet 11 year old girl living with her mother and older sister. She has a hard time adjusting to middle school, and after school, she comes home where she and her older sister are neglected by their mother. Riley is trying to get by each day, but she constantly finds herself in situations that most children her age aren’t faced with. One day, when Riley is in school, she is confronted by the Division of Youth and Family Services. She learns that she, her sister, and her mother are required to undergo counseling in an attempt to repair their dysfunctional family dynamic. The storyline of My Castle follows Riley as she realizes the power of her voice.
After a single car accident claims life of her baby sister, Sophia yearns for a mother now broken by grief and trauma. Her father, too, absorbed in his wife’s pain and his own, cannot give Sophia the support she craves. As Sophia’s mother begins to recover, Sophia feels left behind, and soothes herself in a world of fantasy.
A day with my mother.
She lost her autonomy, her lucidity, her memories, comunication and the ability to love. Her will was not to live like this. Spanish politicians force her to endure an end of live without integrity or dignity. She made me promise to help her die before getting to this situation and i can not fulfill my promise
After deciding to drive home in a drunken stupor, a reeling alcoholic must navigate the tragic consequences of his actions under the scrutiny of his callous, careerist brother.
A little girl draws images of an idealized reality to escape her troubled childhood and broken family. As an adult, she must face her absentee father after her mother’s death in the hopes of resolving the psychological problems he’s caused; ones which threaten to hurt her new family.
A paranoid, stay-at-home husband grows suspicious of his next door neighbor
Living Proof Pictures is proud to present this Juvenalian satire centering on two Gingers-- one a recent widow and the other her mother-in-law as they struggle with recent loss. As we careen through this lucid nightmare with them, we are faced with the bizarre, darkly comedic and terrifying realization that sometimes our most true selves aren't always our best selves.
Set in the stunning and vast Finnish Lapland, the documentary follows the journey of five people making life changes. They uproot their lives and move up North.
Minna is finally making her dream come true by leaving city life in Helsinki to live in a tiny sauna cottage with her wife Pernilla and their baby.
Annamari is returning from Australia to her childhood home town to be closer to her ill mother. Her partner Grit is leaving his career and friends in Sydney behind.
Petro is fed up with busy life in Helsinki and is moving to the Northernmost Ski Resort in Europe to hopefully find a permanent job and home there.
In the end, tough decisions need to be made whether to stay or leave.
They all are moving to Lapland to search for happiness in a unique environment but along the way they discover what the most important things in life truly are.