|First Name||Last Name||Country||Project Title||Project Title (Original Language)||Synopsis|
|Michael||Gould||United Kingdom||SACRED SUN||‘Out of horror, belief.’|
A horrific animal experiment carried out by the military at a solar energy plant in the southern deserts of North America sets off a series of strange, ominous events.
A mysterious ‘other’ sun appears in rearview mirrors of plant employees’ cars as they drive away. A new star appears in the night sky, next to the Evening Star, and inexplicable data are recorded on energy plant monitors, alongside baffling seizures in machinery.
A Native American chief (and Catholic priest), César, sees visions of a malevolence that will walk the Earth, and is unable to prevent the ‘accidental’ death of his daughter, Solecita.
In the forest, Iris (wife of energy plant manager, Ramón) meets a ghostly Red Indian lover who appears to her through ethereal light.
At the family’s extensive, light filled, forest home, an enigmatic guest, Isaac (whose actions are closely watched by a haunted clock), attempts to seduce Ramón’s and Iris’ daughter, María, in whose innocence the clock and the Red Indian ghost also seem interested.
Those involved in the animal experiment are visited upon in horrific, sun-themed ways as vivid events unfold, both at the family home and at the solar energy plant.
The clock stops time, the mirrors in the house define their own world and the forest fills with silky light.
A spectacular act of self-sacrifice (or veiled Christian miracle) will result in the salvation of one, and precipitate the physical arrival, fleetingly, of a restored and unvanquished Native god.
Sacred Sun is a symbolic narrative on the subject of America and the rift that sits at the base of her psyche, impasse between Christian belief and Native vision-dream.
|Adam||Poulos||United States||SOUL SURVIVORS – AN OBSESSION OF THE HEART PART ONE||Is it coincidence or fate when the only woman he ever loved unexpectedly appears after he ran away fifteen years earlier. A man must confront regrets he has always carried of running away from the only true love of his life.|
|Shanna||Riker||United States||Blood Splattered Pearls||After leaving an abusive relationship, Darla discovers a few skeletons in her Grandma’s closet.|
|Rory||O’Connor||United States||Kate’s Ballad||This is a play within a play within a play where two actors grapple with their feelings for one another through the text’s ambiguity.|
|Robert||Lenney||United States||No Address||A group of homeless people bond together as a family, struggling to survive the streets while fending off a harassing gang, an unforgiving community and the local authorities in hopes of finding their humanity again.|
|Tyrel||Haight||Canada||Moral Trial||An old man is on trail for war crimes, when he shares the truth, it will shock everyone, mostly his accuser.|
|Kyle||Jordan||Hall Monitor||When a nerdy middle schooler assumes the role of hall monitor, he transcends into popularity; but being cool just might be too heavy a mass to balance.|
|Giacomo||Giammatteo||Friendship, Honor, and Murder||Three young boys swear to an oath of friendship and honor; years later, one of them breaks the oath — now someone must die.|
|Charles||Williams||United States||Elevator Pitch||A desperate writer must pitch his idea to a big time producer, before reaching the top floor.|
|Mariella||Spagnolo||United States||Desperately Seeking Sikh||A self-absorbed American woman, desperate to land the corporate job of her dreams tries to gain an advantage over her competition. She understands the hiring manager is Punjabi and decides to immerse herself in learning the language and culture over a 5-day period. She hires a traditional Punjabi Sikh to live with her and winds up receiving more than just an education.|
|Gvone Wharton||Wharton||I’m Coming|
|Indy||Davies||Daddy||A gruff, Australian beef farmer longs to see his children, after his wife leaves him and claims custody over them. He spirals into drunken oblivion, until he meets a young, indigenous bartender, who inspires him pull to his life together. When things in his new relationship go south, he takes his anger out on his ex-wife, attacking her and kidnapping his children. Later, she exacts her revenge, shooting him in the stomach with his 12-gauge shotgun.|
|Tom||Franey||United States||Faithful||A movie star takes refuge in a cave when the super volcano erupts. He emerges to a dark apocalypse and continues to seek fame.|
|Joseph Anthony||Francis||United States||Windy City||WINDY CITY tells the thrilling story of the rival Mancini and Caruso families and their friends living in Chicago.|
All for One and One for All, Slovenia
The Dealer on Campus, Australia
Who is waiting for GODOT, Kuwait
Utopia Of The Outraged, Chile
An Étude in Art,Ireland
Another conversation, Lebanon
Saucy Toinha, Brazil
Messages from Venice, Italy
Three Teaspoons Of Sugar, South Africa
Do Not Cross Me, Sweeden
Creatures of my nights, France
HALLUCINATED, Saudi Arabia
MYOPIA, el Salvador
LIFE THIEVES, Spain
I have nothing but you right now, Italy
An attempt, Lebanon
To kill a memory, Lebanon
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“The Sylph” Dir. James Alire and Joy Ludwig AZ.