Short Film: NEVERLAND, by Sara Eustaquio

Short script written by Portuguese multi-award winning young filmmaker Sara Eustaquio, 17, director of “4242” and “Mirror”. Project in pre-production. Filming starts late 2017.

Synopsis
Do you like yourself? Can you feel something?
A group of teenagers spend a night out together challenging emotions and feelings in a place called Neverland. A place they gonna find it’s not only physical.

Awards:
• Best Screenplay (The Buddha International Film Festival), June 2017, India
• Award of Recognition (Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger) (Best Shorts Competition), September 2017, USA
• Best Screenplay Writing (2nd Place) (Philadelphia Youth Film Festival), November 2017, USA

Nominations:
• Nomination for Best Screenplay (IndustryBOOST Competition), November 2016, USA
• Nomination for Best Screenplay (Youth 18) (Newark International Film Festival), September 2017, USA

Other Official Selections:
• Mediterranean Film Festival, December 2016, Italy
• Lake Charles Film & Music Festival, October 2017, USA
• Independent Film Collaborative, December 2017, Bangladesh
• Steps International Short Films Festival, March 2018, Syria

Writer Biography

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Sara Eustáquio, born in September 1999, is a Portuguese young filmmaker who currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a BFA student majoring Film and Video at CalArts (California Institute of The Arts).

Passionate about photography and movies since the childhood, she shot at 14, in Portugal, her first short film, “Elizabeth” (about teenage bullying), with a small digital camera. The project began as a simple artistic presentation for an English class in high school. The enthusiasm with which it was received led her to upload it on YouTube. Surprisingly, the homemade video reached over 10,000 views in the first days (http://youtu.be/qjYyB8MQZQU).

After that, she started becoming involved in some local school and youth associations’ video productions.

In May 2016, at 16, Sara released “4242”, her first short fiction narrative film, also produced in Portugal (www.imdb.com/title/tt5680176). “4242” got 54 awards, 34 nominations and was officially selected for 176 international film festivals in 40 countries (http://youtu.be/oemLpOFHnnE).

In August 2016, she successfully completed an intensive summer program in filmmaking at New York Film Academy, in New York City, where she made her second narrative fiction, the micro-short mystery film “Mirror” (www.imdb.com/title/tt5958158). “Mirror” got 82 awards, 31 nominations and was officially selected for 194 international film festivals in 32 countries (http://youtu.be/BV8VQ94ecsg).

In October 2016, Sara wrote a short script entitled “Neverland”. The screenplay got 3 awards, 2 nominations and was officially selected for 9 international film festivals in 5 countries.

In November 2016, Sara was awarded a medal of merit by the mayor of her hometown, Torres Vedras, for her remarkable personal achievements in filmmaking. In January 2017, Sara was awarded another prize of merit by the board of her high school, Escola Secundaria Henriques Nogueira, for her remarkable personal achievements in filmmaking and inspirational path for Portuguese students.

In April 2017, she was awarded a scholarship by the Walt and Lilly Disney Foundation for her college studies.

In November 2017, Sara was awarded a diploma of recognition by the City of Los Angeles for her “dedication to improving the local and global community through youth media arts”.

In December 2017, Sara completed a new microfilm, “Creation”, her first experimental work directed in California as a student project in CalArts (www.imdb.com/title/tt7757030). “Creation” got 4 awards, 2 nominations and was officially selected for 13 international film festivals in 5 countries.

Writer Statement

“This is my third short script to support the cinematic experience I have in mind for my next film project. This is a brief glimpse of the anguish and doubts of teenagers when they start to realize it’s time to be an adult. There’s no place for this story, despite the visual concept having Western elements.”

Sara Eustáquio, 17 (through her legal tutor and representative) declares that holds all copyrights of ‘Neverlad’ short script (fiction narrative).

Feature Film: 1000 – The Sword in the Stone series (Episode #1: The Druid, the Sword and the Raven), by Guido Maria Giordano

1098764622 posterJack, a teen visiting Tuscany to see the genuine sword in the stone, sucked into a wormhole tackles a journey in the Middle Ages. The narrative begins with elderly Alferius, sent to Bavaria by Guaimario Prince of Salerno. During a violent storm Alferius meets an old Norwegian druid in exile, who tells how miraculously he escaped the sinking of a Viking fleet. The druid gives him a magic sword, a coin and a raven. Despite his best efforts, Alferius never reaches Bavaria because in Pavia he is arrested as a traitor and jailed in a castle. After nearly ten years, when he finally manages to find the Old Codex Amiatinus, he decides to start back. The second half of the film is set at the Amalfi Coast. In a tavern, four drunks gamble and tell what happened during last 150 years, from the secret journey of Eleanor of Aquitaine, to birth of Templars. Jack, now living Galgano’s life, is able to swing again his legendary sword, until one day he becomes saint, as he puts the sword in the stone.

Writer Biography

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Medieval Traveller and Award Winning Screenwriter.
Born in Rome (ITALY).
Secondary school/high school (specializing in classical studies). The first two years of engineering degree course. Bachelor of Organizational Management degree. First-level Master in Communications for International Organizations. Master degree in Economics and Communication for Management. English language proficiency level (Standard Language Profile – SLP) L=3, S=3, R=3, W=3

Feature Film: Hostil, by Alex Hernández

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A pandemic, spread worldwide.
A group of people try to cross the borders, which have been closed to contain it and in their flight, they encounter the infected who, as a result of disease, have become real human aberrations, who need blood to survive, having to fight life or death for their survival.
They will discover that the army was not controlling the extent of the disease, but stopping the healthy population, to confine it to blood farms. The protagonists will fall into the hands of this new order, but they will discover, as a revolution has unleashed, to try to avoid that humanity, as it is known, disappears …

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Feature Film: FORBIDDEN SECRETS, by Caretta O’Neal & Salena O’Neal

A charismatic Supermodel tries to retain her life after a familiar face storms into town, and suddenly her troubled past starts to crumble back.

Growing up in Los Angeles California, BONNIE was a shy, quiet young girl. Until the unspeakable happened to her on her 18th birthday, after she was convinced to go to a frat party with her best friend SABRINA. Bonnie got drunk and left the party with one of the frat boys, not aware Sabrina was following her the frat boy tries to rape her. The girls stop him by killing him and cover’s up his body and promises not to tell anyone. Ten years later Bonnie is reminded of the secret after her friend Sabrina returns to town. Bonnie has to decide if she wants to keep her secret, are tell her boyfriend Wes of seven months and her future new love which is her boyfriend ‘s sister ROCHELLE the truth about her past that been hunting her for years.

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Feature Film: WELCOME TO CALDRON, by Abdul Malik & William Fuentes

E2b0d7c2a4 posterIn a small southern town, two warring groups of protestors square off over the perceived presence of an old confederate monument inside the town’s public park. During the ensuing melee the monument is destroyed – releasing a hellish demon upon everyone in the town. Now trapped, the two groups must form an alliance if they wish to stand a chance against the creature’s murderous rampage. But old hatreds die hard, as some would rather make a deal with the devil than honor a truce with a sworn enemy.

Writer Biography

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Art, Music, Mosley.

Writer Statement

You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it: the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to PULL THE TRIGGER!

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Short Film: The Girl and the Mask, by Maria Segura

Dd2a688628 poster“Many rebelled in the streets and against their government. And those who revolted, were tormented, tortured and killed.” (The Girl and the Mask), an Experimental Artistic Sci-Fi Short Film tells the story of our advancing technology, its negative psychological impact on humanity and the collapse of Mankind. To prevent the self-destruction of our human race, the Government creates a new law and a new form of technology that will keep humans under control.

Writer Biography

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First time Filmmaker. Combining my Art, Art Photography, Writing, Music and whatever resources I have to tell stories and create film of all genres.

Writer Statement

I have always had a vision of combining my work into film. While participating in the Assistant Directors Program at the Reno Little Theater, one of the opportunities given was to direct a play which would showcase at the end of the year.

I decided on Directing one of my own works, “The Girl and the Mask,” which had been sitting in the Document file of my Mac computer.

At first, my plan for this Short Film was to incorporate a half live stage and half film. I was on a deadline and realized this vision would be impossible.

In the end, I decided a Short Film was the way to go but I faced some obstacles. For one, I have never created a Short Film before. I didn’t know how to use Camera equipment, edit and let alone how to put it all together so the film would make sense.

I was faced with a dilemma.

Then one night, I looked at my smartphone. That’s when I decided I would shoot my Short Film using my smartphone.

I uploaded an application for Video and saved all my Photos and Video on Google photos to prevent my phone from crashing. But, I also needed other equipment so I made my own boom mic. I used one of my mops with a plastic handle, drilled some holes and ran the mic cable through the hollow handle. I tested it and it worked!

I was set. I had my Cast, my smartphone, my boom mic, costumes, locations for filming and my Mac Computer for editing.

For music, I incorporated two piano pieces I had composed 6 months before and three short songs I wrote while staying for a Teaching/Artist-in-Residence at Saint Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City, NV.

I scheduled an appointment at a local Recording Studio and recorded music for “The Girl and the Mask.”

My Short Film was coming to life and one night…I was done. ” The Girl and the Mask,” An Artistic Sci-Fi Short Film was complete.

Feature Film: A Million at Your Disposal, by Dana Neacsu

What happens when you are young, beautiful, and have everything, but nothing more? You’re going to reclaim life and define it in your own terms.

Writer Biography

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Dana’s “A Million at Your Disposal” was a Global Script Challenge finalist @ Oaxaca FilmFest, 2017, and a quarter -finalist @ Bucharest Film Awards, 2017. As Jordan Muncz, Dana self-published two novels: “Something Went Really Wrong,” and “Annie’s Enviable Position. The Dhampire. Vol. 1” (both with Amazon/Creative Space, 2016)
As Dana Neacsu, I co-manage a political satire site, thepotholeview.com.

Writer Statement

Comedy comes in many shades. I love them all.

Feature Film: EGO-LAND, by Angela Neag

The ring of stone island is located at 1 km away from the ruins of the fortress Capidava.It is a mystery island of the River Danube which sits on the surface of the water only a few months per year.Then disappears.So I created a story,i braided it with wires of reality and I converted it in the legend.A place in which the emotions and the statuses come alive.A thrilling tale,cheerful and full of color.

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Feature Film: STANTON & ANTHONY, by Helise Flickstein

Title: STANTON & ANTHONY

Written by Helise Flickstein

Genre: Biography

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found the Women’s Rights Movement, but they both keep a secret hidden which destroys their friendship.

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Short Film: To Learn the Piano with your Eyes Closed, by Zainab F. Raza

Title of Story: To Learn the Piano with your Eyes Closed

Written by: Zainab F. Raza

Logline: Clair Schumann, an autistic young girl, decides to join her school band as a pianist with the help of her talented father, but her plan fails when the virtuoso is caught cheating on his wife. Now Clair must fight for her father to stay or learn to achieve her goals independently, but either way the journey will be quite arduous.

Genre: Drama

Type: Short Screenplay

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