After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.
East of the River
d. Hannah Peterson
Teonna is unexpectedly suspended from school and is faced with figuring out what to do with a day on the streets of Washington, DC.
d. Celine Held & Logan George
Struggling with feelings for her best friend, 14 year-old Marie stages an almost perfect plan.
Skin the Wire
d. Erin Greenwell
A seismic shift for four small town teens when the freak show comes to town.
d. Will Kindrick
A water logged love story.
This Being Human | إنسانية |
d. Guido Ronge & Aimie Vallat
A portrait of a young Iraqi who left everything behind at 15, in a solo quest for a more peaceable future; Hameed’s salvation is education in the US bound by a big altruistic dream.
d. Nate Milton
This is a true story based on the filmmaker’s experiences within the realms of High Strangeness, Magical Thinking and Manic Delusion.
d. Carlos Garcia de Dios
Subway is a short film about a very long instant: falling in love.
George & Brenda
d. Kai Burley
A portrait of dementia and its effects on a relationship.
how to make a ghost
d. Gabriela Escovar
How to Make a Ghost is an animated film about remembering the things that shape you, especially painful memories we’re told we should forget.
d. Alexa Lim Haas
A Chinese manicurist in Miami attempts to describe feelings she doesn't have the words for.
d. Alexandra Barreto
When she’s tricked into attending an all-female goddess retreat, a self-proclaimed “guy’s girl” has to come to terms with her misguided ideas on womanhood.
LAS DEL DIENTE
d. Ana Pérez López
Three women discuss the social pressure of having kids while celebrating the uniqueness of their bodies.
d. Iyabo Boyd
Me Time is a short feminist sex comedy about a black woman named Deborah, who is wound up after a hectic work day and is thinking about how to decompress, when three parts of her inner psyche appear and encourage her to get it on solo. The Debs fondly rehash their more promiscuous years and work through past trauma, ultimately coming together to break through their personal limitations around self-care and sex.
d. Foster Wilson
The night before he says 'I do,' Dave commits a cardinal sin: His doubts about tying the knot go viral. Alone at the altar, Dave must confront his own cold feet, a Greek chorus of bridesmaids, and the bride herself - all to save his marriage before it's even begun.
d. Jon Bloch
When Kenny puts his life on hold to care for his terminally-ill father, he soon realizes he may be the only one putting up the fight.
"Sorry, Not Sorry"
d. Monique Sorgen
A couple's oneupmanship escalates to ridiculous heights after a man eats his wife's plums. Inspired by the William Carlos Williams poem "This is Just to Say."
16-year-old @rican.amor made her film debut in @hannahloganpeterson’s lyrical life-slice, @eastoftheriverfilm. So convincing and engaging is her school-skipping turn that she won @themoviecrush’s 2019 Best Performance Award as determined by the jury comprised of #DaleDickey @piperperabo @camilliamonet @sirtumez and @shawncaulinyoung
#crushingit #astarisborn #femalefilmmakerfriday #shortfilm #filmfestival
Beloved singer/songwriter @mariancallmusic has written many wonderful originals. One of our favorites is a Bowie reimagining and shot-for-shot remake of Space Oddity, rewriting the lyrics using only the 1,000 most common word in the English language. Today’s Vintage Crush takes us back to 2017. Watch here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ygrdAvmr-MA
#vintagecrush #davidbowie #crushingit #musicvideo #shortoddity
We pride ourselves on everything you see at @themoviecrush inside the @powerhousetheatre. The views outside ain’t bad either.
#crushingit #onthegrid #offthehook #shortfilms #filmfestival
This year’s Curator’s Choice Award went to Jon Bloch for his heart-wrenching @waitinggamefilm. Boasting terrific performances from #BruceMcGill and @john_patrickamedori , the third star of the film is Bloch’s honest, unvarnished storytelling.
Thanks to @steve__korn who captured Jon for @themoviecrush portrait gallery.
#malemoviemakermondays #crushingit #shortfilm #awardwinner #moreplease
@manateerae is already a delightful, dynamic, charming, captivating star of the screen. To see her is to be wowed by her. @themoviecrush has been blessed by her performances in shorts the past two years — in @ohpetelee ‘s DON’T BE A HERO and @linzsnaps AUTHENTIC PERSONALITIES. We’re hoping she returns in 2020 with a short she has written and directed herself and not only because it’s #femalefilmmakerfriday but because she’s a natural, gifted storyteller.
Kudos to @steve__korn for capturing this moment with the future director at this year’s Movie Crush. Great photo of a terrific talent.
Vintage Crush: Avoid distractions, watch @kavutskiy ‘s SQUIRREL today. A hit at the most recent Movie Crush, this wrong-turn comedy stars the superb, dry @maxjenkinsyall and deadpan godsend @andreakrosen and is now available on Vimeo. (Link in comments.) Andrea was finalist for this year’s Best Performance Award. You. Should. Have. Seen. This. At. The. Crush.
#tbt #crushingit #crashingit #shortfilm #filmfestival #comedyhijinx
Someday, we’d love to pair #dapennebaker’s DAYBREAK EXPRESS with @lucywalkerfilm ‘s OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CITY.
#newyorkcity #lovemyhometown #crushingit #shortdoc #urbanart
Find out for yourself why our visiting moviemakers are dubbed #CrushFam. Submit your short via @filmfreeway. Our First Crush Deadline is September 6!
We take great pride in the juries we assemble for @themoviecrush.
Two years ago, @signebaumane served as a juror for the. Eat Animated Short category. Today, she celebrates her birthday. And, we hope she is as happy as this photo suggests.
#crushingit #soanimated #birthdaywishes #shortfilm #jurisprudence
@stephbarkley thinks it over during another probing and reverent Q&A at @themoviecrush
#femalefilmakerfriday #crushingit #mjimpersonator @chasejoliet #shortfilm #filmfestival
Warren puts on a happy face for @themoviecrush 2019
#smilestogobeforeisleep #grinandbear #grinandtonic #crushingit
The one and only moviemaker @suevonpiglet and some guy named Tom Skerritt dodge the paparazzi at @themoviecrush
Managing Director @ranielpants always keeps @themoviecrush on track and tends to our moviemakers in almost superheroic fashion. What should we name her alter ego?
#capedcrushader #crushingit #wallawalla #shortfilms #filmfestival #appleofoureyes #superhero
As Warren wonders what it’s like to be tall, producer @taylorfeltner explains the genesis of @mogorjestani’s EXIT 12 which earned Best Short Documentary honors at @themoviecrush.
@exit12danceco #veterans #ptsd #danceastherapy #contemporarydance #crushingit #shortdoc #shortdocumentary #shortfilm #wallawalla #filmfestival
Unforgettable highlight of @themoviecrush 2019: our screening of @thisbeinghumanfilm. DIrector @aimievallat profiled Hameed whose journey from Iraq to American citizen is both heartbreaking and inspiring. The two took the stage for a celebratory q&a and a standing ovation. Three cheers!
#crushingit #wallawalla #shortfilm #shortdoc #citizenship #filmfestival
@gmarslett takes the stage, the mike and the audience’s questions after screening THE PHANTOM 52 at @themoviecrush 2019.
#unafilmer #crushingit #shortfilm #filmfestival
Did @carlosgarsizzle create the year’s most flawless short? I’d argue SUBWAY is a moviemaker’s vision perfectly realized and a tribute to true New Yorkers’ inherent romanticism.
#nevermovetoconnecticut #crushing it #shortfilm #filmfestival #wallawalla
Nothing but smiles, laughs and @calamityforacause fans in The Electric Lounge at @themoviecrush. @manateerae and Managing Director @ranielpants share laughs and affection for our Director Of Goodwill.
We crush on all of our moviemakers at @themoviecrush. Here, Executive Director @dragun_lady shares the love with Best Animated Short finalist @artsy_chia, whose simple yet dazzling IN AN EMPTY WOOD was an audience favorite.
#femalefilmmakerfriday #shortfilm #filmfestival #wallawalla #crushingit #animation
Two convicted creatives, straight out of the Penn, chill in @themoviecrush green room aka The Electric Lounge. Our new best friends?
#kite! #crushingit #wallawalla #shortfilms #filmfestival