June 1944. The allied troops have landed in Normandy and are fighting in France. A group of seven Dutch resistance fighters receive an important mission to help the allied advance into occupied Europe. However, the mission goes horribly wrong and while the resistance fighters regroup at their safe-house, they are starting to suspect that there is a traitor in their midst.
We know what you are thinking: “Another World-War II, a film in regards to how bad the Germans were during this time and a small group of resistance fighters. Wrong! ” it is not the case.
There is a storyline within this twenty-plus-minute short film that is relevant post-war. There are not many films that would tell a story of the various resistance parties that were working with the “Allies” during this time as well as some who would give away the position of their own.
Remarkably the set of the film captured the closed confinement of pressures that existed during a time when everyone was tested by loyalty in order to survive.
They were fighting for their country as well as maintaining hope that they would be supported.
The filmography is superb in this film and the soundtrack will keep you in suspense. The action throughout the film does not overlap the script objectives.
“An uplifting documentary celebrating the lives of love ones who has perished by a group of friends. Never mind the technical part of the film– This is a must see and would be considered an example set for us all. “
– Philip A. Mc Carthy
Independent films are created to cater to a small number of people that had intentions to entertain their audience. “The Road To Reminiscence” presented by Redonkulous Entertainment are transparent with their objectives.
This film is about the bond, tenure and unity of family amongst a group of friends that celebrate the loss of loved ones within a community. The documentary is their continued eulogy from each family member complimented by musical compositions by which each nine-member team member of Redonkulous felt towards their family member.
The idea of turning their united grief into a one hour and forty-four-minute documentary is not only remarkable but also an eternal display of the inspirations left behind from the perished souls.
Kevin The Co-Founder Martin, Tanya “The First Lady” Fields, and Efrain “The Lead Artist” Arana III. Also featured in the cast are Atlantic County Residents, Rapper, Shawn Rock; Kyle “40” Lee, Lakeith “Ace King, Walter “Wise” Charleston, Josh “The Assistant Queen, Shavonna Moe Morris, Virginia “Aunt Gin” Queen, and Victor “Da Villain” Jones.
Not just your average travelling run and shoot documentary!
It took Director Marco Huertas, three years to picture puzzle through film the life and death variations in six countries. (Cambodia, Germany, India, Macao, Nepal, Thailand). Why? We encourage you to ask him.
From our standpoint we were wondering exactly that? Throughout the near 15 minute documentary we waited patiently but what kept our interest was the remarkable cinematography and sound that complimented his objective. Its good!
“At first we thought this was a joke of some kind. Then we realised Director Keith Saltojanes was doing exactly that. Taking the mickey of out the industry of copying and free use footage.. Something we are all guilty of.”
A perfect example of an overly saturated industry!
“Visual artist and director, George Wada, somehow manages to set examples of what an illustrated musical composition should look like in digital storytelling.“
The 1945 film noir “Detour” is the backdrop for Texas blues rocker Steve Hill song “Talkin’ that Mumbo Jumbo” as we take a journey through America’s media culture.
Mr Wada, of Dog Paw Productions, has taken a simple concept of editing with unlimited resources from a collection of films and applied it to a song that wouldn’t normally see the light of day. We do hope Steve Hill appreciates the concept of Wada’s vision that has complimented his music.
One question for Director George Wada… where did this idea come from? The video is witty, entertaining and most definitely support traditional methods of creativity. The componing parts may come across as a form of “let us put something together to keep the stick in the fire of the industry“, but the quality overlaps that theory. It is a musical adventure.
Director Bill Slovick, film Below A Darkwood, displays the mirrored experiences we all faces when someone leaves within an uncertainty of no return. The memories that are left behind are just as painful as saying goodbye, but eventually we all have to. The cinematography in the film shows a return of what the industry use to consider as “Fantastic B Rated/ Independent Film” .
Synopsis: A missing woman. A troubled man. A dark wood full of mystery. What moves among the trees? What secrets lie buried? And what comes creeping in the dead of night?
If one cannot take two minutes of their busy lifestyle to laugh then they probably are wasting their time reading this. This short film consists of everything that should be added to a smartphone short film. We love it. This is what one would call: “Utilizing your skillset when you are stuck in confinement!”
Of creative mind and restless spirit, always in search of the next film challenge, Jaime Fidalgo is a writer-director born in Madrid, Spain, but raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he spent his childhood and discovered his passion for movie making. Trained at the New York Film Academy in filmmaking and specialized in screenwriting at the Vancouver Film School, he has written and directed eight music videos and fourteen short films that have been screened around the world, with a positive route in the most varied film festivals in which more than 400 official selections and 40 awards are added.
The thing of it is, we were either stranded or chose to remain where we were at the start of the Covid19- pandemic. Either way, we all had travel restrictions and this was quite unusual for those involved in this in-house panel discussion. Especially during the spring as we normally prepare for our summer travel jaunts.
Philip Ailon was in Athens, Greece complaining that there was thus far no tourist for the upcoming season. James E. Lane was in Fort Pierce, Florida, dealing with not only the preparation of the pandemic but the indescribable atmosphere in America. I (Jerome Fitts), was in between Santo Domingo and Boca Chica missing my love ones in Europa. There were no flights and I was basically stranded in paradise. We were all moaning about the pandemic and how it had altered our normal routine and plans.
I went to my hotel balcony speaking to James and noticed three kids the first hour or so, then maybe ten kids congregating in the rubbish below. My first thought was; “You have to be kidding me?” I proceeded to tell James this, as he barely made it out some 5 days prior and he laughed. Then I laughed. Philp in another message laughed. The mutual laughter came with a shared message of “maybe they are looking for a mask?”
Soon afterwards, I picked up both the companies cameras Sony Raw and Nikon 70D and started filming. After we reviewed the film, there certainly wasn’t any laughter, but a dead silence of embarrassment between all of us. All of a sudden our biggest problems didn’t exist. We knew that our worst days could quite possibly be these kids finer days.
“How Could You” was born. This isn’t a laughing matter. These kids live in this rubbish bin. This isn’t about race, religion and especially politics of who can tell their story first. This reality and is their reality.
The point of this film is: How could we complain when we know someone has it worse than we do? The characters of this film do not complain. They are making the best of what they have and are grateful for their existence on a daily bases. Are we? Maybe they are better humans than we are.
So before you go and post a complaint or ask for “prayers up” then stare into that mirror while taking a photo of yourself pleading for others to like and share- then complain when you recieve rude responses- think of these kids that are at our door steps.
The spirit in which top fashion model Shaholly Ayersdetails her path to stardom in the short documentary Shaholly, is exactly what The Cacique Film Festival Series definition of a “Good News Documentary” is. Award winning director Wojeciech Lorenc did a near perfect job of highlighting Ms. Ayers personality that compliments her stunning beauty. The story itself is something we encourage our readers to patiently watch. The thing of it is, you may find yourself watching it over and over. This is turning adversity into triumph.
As a society we all want to be in a place and time when we are not judged from the first sight of one another, but unfortunately the world has not developed into that place- just yet. Hopefully this documentary, produced byMary O’Connell, could lead us to taking another look at our ethics.
After watching the documentary for a second time, we (WJ) found ourselves searching for more information on Ms. Ayers and by no one surprise, her story is a continued journey. It is exciting and inspirational following her steps toward building onto her dreams. Shaholly Ayers is amaster piece of beauty in her own right and the word special has to be replaced by an adjective that hasn’t been written yet.
Our take on the film is that; opportunities taken for granted should be withdrawn from those who think they are entitled to it. Within the film Ms. Ayers mentions the doors that were closed by certain shallow thinkers and how her tenacity to fulfilling her childhood dream eventually became a reality. It should be noted that there was never a mention of self pity or acknowledgement of her disability that withheld her from overcoming those obstacles.
Watch the documentary! It takes less than 5 minutes to feel good about the rest of your day and on one those worse days when you are not counting your blessings, do yourself some justice by watching it again.