7:30 PM (5-Minutes, Comedy)
Director: Kenny Colt, Phoenix
Independent Short Films
Saturday March 8nd 2014
7:00 PM (20-Minutes, Web Series Pilot)
Creators: Eric Schumacher & Robert Linden
6:30 PM (5-Minutes, Experimental)
Telemental Pictures - Phoenix
Filmstock Film Festival held a competition in
December 2013 in which participants had
48 hours to write, film, edit and submit a
5-min movie shot entirely on cell phone
cameras. Several members of Synthetic Human
accepted the challenge under the moniker
"Telemental Pictures." Our film entitled There
You Are, a music video/short film hybrid, won
two Filmstock awards, including "Best use of a
phone as a camera" and "Best Film of iFest."
A man claiming to be an ancient
extraterrestrial turns himself in
to the US secret service for interrogation.
Insisting that he will only be interviewed
by Amanda Bella, a beautiful tv talk show
host, he tells his version of Earth's history.
He seems to have amazing powers and
clearly knows more than he's letting on,
but is he truly an extra-terrestrial and if
so why turn himself in to the federal
government and why this particular
branch? What does he want with
Amanda Bella? Who or what is Zhon?
Kevin is about to get married in four hours and
But finds his best man (his future brother-
In-law) outside the house of a one-night-stand.
The plot thickens when you learn the girl’s
boyfriend had returned home and the ring for the
wedding is in the pants inside the house.
How will they now get the ring in time
for the wedding?
7:45 PM (7-Minutes, Comedy)
Director: Bobby Shook, Phoenix
Written by: James A Lee
Dan Triumphant is the story of Dan, an insecure 11-year-old,
who must face his greatest fears when the bullied children of
a playground turn to him as their last hope for liberty and
monkey bars for all.
8:15 PM (25-Minutes, Comedy)
Director: Ivan Malekin, Australia
“El Western was a film Karl (co-writer and co-producer)
talked about for a long time, a script we had on the go
for two years, sitting not forgotten but brewing in the
background while we worked on other projects. Finally
the time came to bring the story to life so we gathered
the most amazing cast and crew and drove up to
Kattemingga, an old television set in western Victoria,
for a wonderful few days of filming this Wild West
adventure. And if that sounds simpler than it actually
is, well, it's because I truly believe that all you need is
imagination and determination and you can do anything.”
Produced & Directed & Written by Ivan Malekin
Produced & Written by Karl Beck
Produced by Ante Malekin
Cinematography by Eddie Beyrouthy
Edited by Scott Edwards
Colour Grade by Vincent Taylor
Sound Design by Mark Edwards
Music by Anastasia Devana
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El Bandito is the meanest Mexican in the Wild West, and he has the town of Rosebud in a right
fright. Only the mysterious Sheriff Dan dares stand against the outlaw. But something is amiss.
Dan smells ... nice. Bandito is kind of ... handsome. Could this be love?
Gabriel - the reserved, loving, single father of seven-year-old Katie
- is trapped by strained finances and his own stringent need for
control, allowing his rigid budgeting to consume his life. Repeatedly
frustrated by an old wooden fence that seems determined to do him
harm, he destroys it in an uncharacteristic fit of rage. By destroying
the fence, he has allowed the outside world in and the first intruder
begins to menace his home and family. Without the fence, Gabriel’s
illusions of control and being able to protect his family are quickly
shattered. Gabriel’s deeply internalized primal instincts take over,
rushing him toward confrontation.
Synthetic Human Pictures™: A collective of creative professionals
who are passionate about telling stories on film. While every
story is different, our films are united by our goals. Consistent
high production values, imaginative camera work and editing,
and strong creative ideas have become hallmarks of our films.
Our creative approach involves collaboration, respect, tenacity,
and commitment. While we believe that all films must hold the
viewer’s interest, we want everything we make to contribute to
a greater understanding of what it is to be human.
8:45 PM (35-Minutes, Psychological Thriller)
Director: Hayden Blades, Phoenix
8:00 PM (7-Minutes, Comedy)
Melvin gives dating advice to his three-
year-old son. He teaches him to dress well,
act with confidence and spend time with
the right crowd. The results are disastrous.
And then Melvin meets Mary, an attractive
single mother, and his womanising skills
are put to the test.
BURLEIGH SMITH is a Western Australia screenwriter, director and
actor. His films centre on relationships between men and women and
often emphasise dry wit and desperate characters. His strongest
influence is Woody Allen.
Smith's short films have been accepted into over one hundred and fifty
festivals around the world. He is a two-time Finalist at Tropfest, the
world's largest short film festival, and won Best Director of Western Australia in 2011.
He has a Masters in Film and has also studied under leading Australian film critic,
David Stratton. In 2011, Stratton wrote that Smith's enthusiasm for film matched his
own. Smith lectures in filmmaking at SAE Institute, Perth.
Writer / Director: Burleigh Smith
Producers: Burleigh Smith (uncredited)
Jennah Bannear, Peter McIntosh
Director of Photography: Jason Thomas
Film Editor: Ross Farnsworth
Co-Producer: Laetitia Belen
Melvin: Burleigh Smith
Mike: Aiden Papamihail
Mary: Bridie Carter