Aurora Brachman’s short film Joychild focuses on an 8 year old who comes out as transgender to their mother

Aurora Brachman’s documentary short Joychild shares a story of an 8 year old who comes out as transgender. In this honest portrait of growing up gender expansive, filmmaker Aurora Brachman beautifully captures the hesitancy, fear and relief at revealing one’s innermost thoughts, as well as the unconditional love of a mother. This LGBTQI+ film has screened at a variety…

Interview with Inbar Horesh, Female Director of Birth Right

Inbar Horesh’s short film Birth Right is an important film that focuses on Jewish Identity. A film which won the Oscar-qualifying award at the 2020 Palm Springs ShortFest along with the 2020 Moulin d’Ande Award at Cinemed: Montpellier International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema, we spoke to Inbar on the importance of her film, her success,…

Andrew Montague’s short film My Other Suit Is Human – Review

My Other Suit Is Human follows the lives of a young couple coping with the death of their child. Written and directed by Award-winning Ireland native Andrew Paul Montague, and with former films, Offaly and Isle of Man earning him shortlisted nominations for the bursary awards and a pitch offer for the BFI at Aesthetica…

Exclusive Interview with Farbod Khoshtinat

Farbod Khoshtinat’s live-action short Two Little Boys which shares the story of a bullied boy who professes his love for a closeted bully. A film packed with high emotions and brilliant acting by a young cast, we are not surprised that this film is a finalist at Manhattan Shorts Film Festival and has screened at…

Lost Kings: A wonderful one-person performance by Dash Melrose

Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Many snacks in between. Yep, many of us are lucky enough to have plenty of food on the table. Sadly, not everyone is in that position. We’re remarkably reminded of that thanks to writer/director Brian Lawes (“Tempo”, “Home Again”) and his latest “Lost Kings”. This short movie is about Zuri (Dash Melrose),…

A Storybook Ending: When real-life takes over from fiction

It wasn’t only the news of COVID-19 that ruled our news bulletins during the last few months. It was also the Black Lives Matters movement. Whether or not it was the inspiration for A Storybook Ending by writer/director Lanre Olabisi, his latest short film couldn’t be more relevant. One house. Two couples of which one doesn’t…