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SCI FI FILMS

Project Title Duration Synopsis
Phoenix 0:12:10 In the tradition of science fiction like “Fahrenheit 451″ or “Brave New World“, “Phoenix“ tells the story of a man coming to his senses after a young woman makes him realize the true nature of the world they are living in.
A Shadow of Dara 0:14:15 A leader of a rebellion risks everything to find a powerful commander of an alien world who’s been captured by enemies and put into a fabricated reality for the extraction of valuable information.
Silent Phantom 0:04:51 The near future and drones patrol the sky, recording EVERYTHING! People have become complacent, but there are rumours of a resistance movement. Ill-fated Jennifer is pursued by a suspicious man.
Fight/Flight 0:03:34 After her ship crashes on a jungle world, she is in a desperate race to get contact to the escape ship, but she isn’t alone, she is being tracked by whoever or what ever shot her down. Will she escape this hostile world or is she doomed?
The Surface 0:19:59 In a post apocalyptic world where mankind lives underground, Liz’s son is dying from lung failure. After all other options fail, her only hope is to venture to the desolate surface and face the monsters that drove mankind below.
State of the Union 0:04:55 The last President of the United States attempts to give a fateful warning to the people while there is still time.
Clarke’s Third Law_ 0:04:58 After Third World War, Vishu, a child from a new human tribe will find the answer to Arthur C. Clarke’s most important question: Does extraterrestrial life exist in the universe?
Nomad 0:04:08 A traveller wakes up in a desolate landscape after being left for dead.
Sidereal Hearts 0:03:59 Two wandering souls explore a beautiful landscape of ruin and find clues of a civilization long forgotten. This is the official video for Myriad Black’s “Sidereal Hearts”. The small production tapped into the hauntingly beautiful locales of Rochester, NY in order to support Myriad Black’s powerful and poignant musical score.
They Will All Die in Space 0:14:47 The starship Tantalus drifts through space.
Wander 0:05:41 Is the unknown worth finding out?
M is for Mommy Requiem 0:01:00 As the top secret project code named M is For Mommy, enters it’s final stage, the last test subject is brought into bring an extraordinary being into this world.
Point Zero 0:17:55 In a wasted future, the world has sinked into chaos after an epidemic of an unprecedented scale, and the rare human survivors have regressed to a quasi-primitive level. To provide for his beloved one, a man is forced at the risk of his life to venture in hostile territory.
Populace 0:14:00 Populace is a dystopian SCI FI thriller from Aaron Bevan Bailey, written by Dan Horrigan. It follows a day in the life of John, a clone, who works for the sinister Orwellian Populace corporation. His world is turned upside down when he is forced to choose between the reason he was created and the woman he loves.
Lifeboats 0:05:35 Faced with extinction after their world was taken from them, one race will do everything it can to survive. Taking the point of view of one person, Lifeboats is a skewed look at the lengths that some will go to in order to survive the world they live in and look for a better future. What would you do if your world was taken from you, and your only choice was to live in fear, or the slim chance to escape to a place that could offer you a new life?
Beacon 0:12:50 A diseased clone pays a visit to his reclusive creator.

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COMEDY FILMS

Project Title Duration Synopsis
DraculAIDS 0:06:30 Spoiler Alert: Dracula gets AIDS… Dracula, an undead bachelor, must reconsider his never-ending life when creeping death finally bites back.
Brainless Killers 0:17:55 SYNOPSIS: Two journalists venture into the zombie inhabited town of Zombridge, a functioning town within the wider community of Australia, to interview the mayor. They find a story more worthy of telling but have to get out alive first.
The Appointment 0:08:22 Paul, a seasoned hitman, receives an invitation to meet his boss in person, a very rare opportunity. His excitement is diminished when he meets Alex, an ambitious hitwoman, who has been called in for an appointment at the same time. Will there be a promotion, or a firing?
My Life Is A Dream 0:07:44 Perky Cousin Wonderlette never imagined she’d meet the man of her dreams so when her dreams turn into nightmares she’s not so surprised. In this dark comedy, we follow sweet Wonderlette on a disturbing journey to creepy places where she encounters demented housewives, greedy swine, sexual deviants, and worse, her drunk mother.
Doomsday Ready 0:15:20 Homemade movie from a Doomsday survivalist and prepper, as he prepares for the impending collapse of civilisation, which maybe sooner then he thinks.
Think Twice 0:06:57 Will Tess’ “double vision” be the end of Tony or will he save the day by proving his identity?
KAIJUTSU 0:10:58 CAPTAIN STOEGER, leader of the Z-SQUAD SUPER SCIENTISTS must defend his city from a giant monster attack while also struggling with the more daunting task of living up to the legacy of his predecessor.
Apocalypse Rock 0:24:20 Tom Harper is the last man alive. Surviving alone in an emergency broadcast radio station, he broadcasts a rock and roll fueled radio show each and every day in hopes that someone out there might hear him.

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DRAMA FILMS

Project Title Duration Synopsis
At The End 0:04:07 At the End is set in a post-apocalyptic world where few people remain, and even fewer reasons to go on living. A man (played by Gyton Grantley of Underbelly fame) down to his last bullet, has reached the point of giving up when a scream interrupts him. He is given one more reason to go on. He makes a quick decision to be a hero once more. But does it change anything?
The Return 0:14:01 In a dystopian police state, a young man desperately fights to get to a place he hasn’t been in a long time…home.
The Town Where Nobody Lives 0:22:00 Richard and Elizabeth are a married couple on a road trip who find themselves lost in a mysterious ghost town.
The Existential Zombie 0:03:24 Existential horror from the zombie-centric perspective.
stay. 0:02:28 When an older brother must convince his little sister to put her own wishes aside for their mother’s well -being, the decision will be one of an ultimate sacrifice made on her behalf leaving their unbreakable bond to resonate beyond unimaginable obstacles they both must face.
The Port 0:04:40 A couple have a perfect view to watch the last 3 minutes before the end of the world, but one of them has something they need to get off their chest.

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HORROR FILMS

Project Title Duration Synopsis
The Watch 0:03:00 Two mysterious cloaked figures confront over the fate of a sleeping child.
AGRAVOY 0:10:10 In a dark, dilapidated apartment suppressed door latches and muffled conversations bring a figure scuffling out from the shadows. It leers through peepholes out onto a world of beauty and despair. Obsessive lust over a female neighbour boils up to jealousy and rage when the voyeuristic relationship becomes a ménage à trois.
In the Ruins 0:04:30 When Ayden (Bruno Eyron) arrives at a deserted church in the forest, he meets the strange Doctor Faber (David Gant) who offers him some food, if Ayden promises to provide the next meal. While both men are having a BBQ, a young girl (Xenia Assenza) enters the church, searching for her sister. Dr. Faber offers her some food, if she promises to provide the next meal…
Drawn to Fear 0:07:30 A single woman named Hope has procured a rare book under strange circumstances. Little does she know that the book has a life of it’s own – drawing out the fears of those who possess it. Hope struggles to figure out the meaning of the book before it’s too late.
PLAYBACK 0:03:41 PLAYBACK is a three-minute film shot in one take, which makes the suspense it conjures up all the more impressive. A man turns on his TV but can only find static, when suddenly the static cuts out to show security camera footage of a masked killer chasing a scantily-clad woman and brutally gutting her in an apartment hallway. The channel turns itself off, and then he hears a strange noise outside his front door and decides to investigate. As he leaves his apartment, we realize the hallway looks eerily familiar, and it’s soon made clear that he was watching footage from inside his own building. PLAYBACK combines a John Carpenter type of slasher film with a Twilight Zone-like twist.
Canvas 0:03:00 It’s the story of a young woman finding a mysterious painting. After bringing it home, she quickly realizes she’s made a terrible mistake.
Gabel 0:14:38 A recent widow falls victim to a possessed, psychotic fork. Her appetite soon turns to revenge… a dish best served bloody!

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FOREIGN FILMS

Project Title Duration Synopsis
Awakenings 0:13:19 The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities.
Mr.Dentonn 0:09:00 On a cold winter night, Laura reads his brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura’s body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.
reStart 0:14:58 A woman is trapped in a temporal loop that she may not be able to break. NOTE: English, French and Spanish subtitles available through CC button
Barrio Dos: Pintados 0:03:48 The film is called Barrio Dos: Pintados as the link between the two fighters are their tattoos, and their fighting styles. The film is set in a shantytown area controlled by a slumlord. Leo Ruiz, a police officer comes in to rescue a kidnapped little girl; This story is inspired by a real society in the Philippines called KUNTIL. Barrio Dos: Pintados aims to captivate the audience and plunge them in the headiness and grit of the Filipino culture and it’s martial arts.
We Got Your Back 0:03:20 There is so much to feel guilty about nowadays, when you think about it. Sure, we all care about the environment, but honestly, don’t you just want to toss all the junk in the same waste bin, sometimes? What if there was a simple service that got your back covered, on a monthly direct debit plan?
The Edge 0:16:34 In a near future, in the heart of a forest in the North where anarchy reigns, a young girl Hawa and her father live as refugees along with other survivors. Hawa’s life changes during a food pillage. She loses what she holds most dear to her and launches on a journey to the edge of the forest to find the thieves.
Replika 0:26:00 As she is forced to terminate her only daughter, a dysfunctional 13-year-old android, a loving mother tries to convince her husband to adopt a human kid. But in a materialistic and functional world, safety takes precedence over emotions.
Vardøger 0:14:22 While several murders bloodying the city, a German photographer is persecuted by an unseen presence that follows him relentlessly…
Darkness Falls 0:14:49 Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn’t what it supposed to be. Darkness Falls is the official selection of Phenix Comic Con Film Festival (2016), Hong Arthouse Film Festival (2016) and Pixel Skånes Film Festival (2016).

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