SIFF Fly Films 2013

Sunday, September 1, 5:30pm | SIFF Film Center

Given five days to shoot, five days to edit, and a handful of creative limitations, four local directors crafted these shorts for SIFF 2013.

Breathing in Wartime
d: Curtis Taylor USA 2013, 10 min
Breathing in Wartime is a circular narrative that elides the transformation of an industrial district with the uncertain progress of its citizens.

Golden Silence
d: Ryan Abe USA 2013, 2 min
Inspired by a goldfish while attending a Humanities Conference, Derek Sheffield crafted a poem based on duality and symbolism which strongly inspired Curtis Taylor's Breathing in Wartime.

The Only Time We Have
d: Amy Enser USA 2013, 10 min
What does it mean to be the last in a lineage? The Only Time We Have explores the day in a life of an elderly man who reflects back on a sliver of time that changes the course of his life forever.

A Gift
d: Julia Hechler USA 2013, 2 min
A Gift introduces Samuel Green, Washington State's first poet laureate, whose poetry inspired The Only Time We Have. Samuel uses poetry to make sense of his life experiences as well as to better understand others.

The Three Stars
d: Ben Andrews USA 2013, 10 min
Amid an atmosphere of mounting cultural and economic tensions, an innocent stopover brings an elderly shop owner, a business man, and his wife together in an unexpected and powerful tale of prosperity, longevity and good fortune.

It's Music, People!
d: Sean Mars USA 2013, 2 min
A glimpse into the world of Samantha Boshnack, an eclectic musician and diverse composer whose work provides the foundation for Ben Andrews' The Three Stars.

Two Friends
d: Lulu Gargiulo USA 2013, 10 min
Two Friends is a day in the life of Bobby, a gregarious 80-year-old nursing home resident and his caregiver Solomon, a shy African immigrant. In this unlikely relationship, we see that there's more than one way to care for a friend.

The Rhythm of Inspiration
d: Duygu Erdo─čan Monson USA 2013, 2 min
Jovino Santos Neto, the artist who inspired Lulu Gargiulo's Two Friends, details his journey through the transformative power of music, its link to nature, and the sounds that surround our everyday lives.