The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes

If you have ever had to work on the holidays you might remember feeling bored or even wishing that you could be anywhere than where you are in the moment. Holiday Help Desk focuses on two women who are both stuck working on Christmas Eve, but in this short film they will find that maybe being stuck at the office isn’t so bad after all. Written by Hillary Esquina, who you might remember from our Passage coverage, this is a fun short that will fill you with holiday cheer. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Holiday Help Desk from @kleffnotes”

Thursday Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Thursday is a dramatic Russian film is based on a true story, which just wrapped a United States run in Hollywood. With hopes for a nod in the 92nd Academy Awards this story is powerfully crafted. The run in the US gave this film a chance to be considered for an award and as it is a beautiful story this is a blessing. Continue reading “Thursday Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

Hacked Movie Review from @kleffnotes

What would you do if intimate images from your life were shared with the world and you could do nothing to stop it? Based on real events that took place in 2014, Hacked focuses on how the women whose images and videos were shared without their permission from iCloud. The hack was investigated and a man was arrested, but this did not mean that the trauma was over for his victims. Continue reading “Hacked Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

40 Minutes Over Maui Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Inspired by the strange true events that occurred in January 2018 in Hawaii, 40 Minute Over Maui, is a comedic examination of what happens when you are unexpectedly confronted with you own mortality. Josh Covitt and Michael Feld adapted the false missile alert that did actually occur in Hawaii and crafted it into a short that is funny and touching. When a vacationing couple receive the alert they have to cope with the fact that their lives, as well as all of humanity,  could be ending in minutes. Continue reading “40 Minutes Over Maui Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

Low Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Daniel Bogran’s short film, Low, recently screened at LA Shorts and tells the story of what happens when someone commits an act that they aren’t sure how to get back from. Jef, played by Vincent Cusimano, tries to keep his composure after suffering the consequences of a decision he can’t seem to outrun. As things unfold he finds himself being forced to confront his regret through a series of thrilling and strange coincidences. Continue reading “Low Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

CODA Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

One of the recent short films to appear in the LA Shorts Film Festival, CODA, focuses on a young dancer who is born to deaf parents. The writer/director of the film, Erika Davis-Marsh, film and television director who recently graduated with her MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California. She was a finalist for the competitive 2016 Television Academy Foundation’s Episodic Directing Internship. I had the opportunity to check out this film and wanted to share my thoughts on this inclusive work. Continue reading “CODA Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

Bridget and Iain Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Bridget and Iain is a short film that is led by a diverse and international female filmmaking team and screened earlier this week in Cannes as part of the Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase and at the Cannes Global Women of Color in Film Day. It also was part of The Cannes Court Mètrage Short Film Corner. Produced by Diana C. Zollicoffer, who was nominated for an NAACP Theater Award for her play “innocentFLESH” and was one of the first women of color to direct the Australian Theater Company, this film focuses on Bridget and her adult son Iain on the shifts in their relationship in connection to his drug addiction. Continue reading “Bridget and Iain Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”