Interview: Writer and Director Travis Andrade for his Short Film, “Wesley” (written)

Interview: Writer and Director Travis Andrade for his Short Film, “Wesley” (written)

Premiering today as part of the New Haven International Film Festival, Travis Andrade’s short film Wesley is a film about a young kid, the titular Wesley (played by Jacob Sandler), who encounters one of his brother’s friends who has a 3D printed gun, which Wesley would love to have as he worships his own toy gun. The film explores the impact of American gun culture on the developing psychology of an 12-year-old boy. Before the festival – which runs from today, May 12 through Saturday, May 15 – I was able to have a back-and-forth conversation with Travis Andrade, the film’s writer and director, over e-mail. Find those questions and answers below, which has been edited for clarity:

Interview: Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea on their award-winning short film “Stuffed” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea on their award-winning short film “Stuffed” (The Filmcraziest Show)

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to talk with the filmmakers – director and co-writer Theo Rhys and co-writer and composer Joss Holden-Rea – behind the short film Stuffed, a musical about a taxidermist who dreams of stuffing a human, and she thinks she may have finally found her muse. The U.K. film premiered last month at the SXSW film festival and won the Special Jury Recognition award for Bold Vision at the festival. I was able to chat with them after the festival about their film.

Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

I Am is a new short film from director Jerry Hoffman and writer Florens Huhn, the film follows the withdrawn Noé (Sheri Hagan), a woman who suffers from constant night terrors. On one of her morning walks, she finds a woman in the forest and takes her home. This woman, Ela (Melodie Wakivuamina), also happens to be an android. Noé takes her home and reactivates her, beginning a strange relationship which eventually gets a bit stranger as Ela starts to copy Noé, as the short film becomes an a unique tale about a robot and a woman.

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – A Strange Calm, Break Us, Dead Birds and Regret

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – A Strange Calm, Break Us, Dead Birds and Regret

My last batch of short film reviews out of Fantasia Film Festival, including Austin Rourke's "A Strange Calm," Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair's "Break Us," Santiago Menghini's "Regret" and Johnny Kenton's "Dead Birds."

Filmcraziest Interviews – Andrew Rutter and Chris Butler on Peter the Penguin

Filmcraziest Interviews – Andrew Rutter and Chris Butler on Peter the Penguin

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I am joined by writer/director Andrew Rutter, as well as lead actor and executive producer Chris Butler (pictured in the photo above) about their new short film, Peter the Penguin, which just premiered at Fantasia Film Festival, paired with 12 Hour Shift. The short itself is about Nigel (Chris [...]

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Central Dental, Darling Pet Monkey, Eyes of Eidolon, Night Shifts and Smiley Death Face

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Central Dental, Darling Pet Monkey, Eyes of Eidolon, Night Shifts and Smiley Death Face

Reviews of different short films that premiered alongside features at Fantasia Film Festival, including Lindsay Thomas Robinson's "Central Dental" (pictured), Jim McDonough's "Darling Pet Monkey," David Pena's "Eyes of Eidolon," Finn Wolfhard's "Night Shifts" and Andrew Torrez' "Smiley Death Face."

Reboot (2012)

Reboot Release Date: July 23, 2012 Director: Joe Kawasaki Stars: Emily Somers, Travis Aaron Wade, Martin Copping Runtime: 40 min Tagline: Your world is about to be reset. This my first taste of a cyberpunk dystopian film, and this turns out to be really enjoyable. Set within a dystopian world that is a collision between [...]