“Vengeful 7”- Review

Synopsis:

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.

Review:

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 one-hour and twenty-minute feature 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.

Directed By: Tristan van Doorn

Cast:

Georffrey Alkemade, Rick Kuitems, Bauke van Boheemen, Jos Timmerman, Roy van Kleef, Peter Nillesen, Marcel Romeijn, Nils van Buren, Francis Cox

Written, Produced and Directed by: Tristan van Doorn

Soundtrack: René Gijzemijter Editing: Jeroen van Eden

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“Sons of Noone”- review

Contributed by @JeromeFitts

If you are sitting there in search of a film that will entertain the norm, then “Sons Of No One” suits. From the beginning, Director Hans Vannetelbosch and his production team did a remarkable job of collecting the reality onto film. Kudos to the cinematography and set designer on this short film. The only flaw in this film is it’s simply too short.

“You would want to see the ending of this film as well as put on a pot of coffee afterwards for an in-house discussion.”

The film itself puts the viewer into the setting of a conversation at a dinner table, a family gathering and a deep conversation at the pub. Vannetelbosch managed to captivate the unfairness of government social systems as well as highlight those who strive to uphold their morality cup within that system.

Does it work? Watch the film!

Directed by: Hans Vannetelbosch 

Credits: Yassine Agezal, Nora Alberdi Perez, Carlo Bosco, Louis de Villers

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Documentary Review: “Pacing the pool”

A personal “Good News Documentary” that we can all benefit from watching. We owe this director a massive thank you!WJ

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If director Radheya Jegatheva, was to inspire potential viewers within this short documentary, then its safe to say those vital points will exceed viewerships expectations. This is an excellent short.

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The cinematography, the sound, music composition and the main character (Richard Pace) story warrants a four out of five stars review. The filmmakers did a remarkable job in convincing Richard to share his story.

Imagine recanting a disability you have had for 60 years while showing the world how to continue to live otherwise. More so than not, people lives are celebrated during a eulogy or at a retirement ceremony. Watch the film, his colleagues and family would laugh at the premature notion.

Congrats Mr Pacing you have done that, we are smiling. In closing hats off to the director for capturing a remarkable those examples on film.

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Documentary: “Navras”

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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.

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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!

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Music video: “Talkin that Mumbo Jumbo 2018”

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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.

For more information contact George Wada at Dog Paw Production

Music video Review: “Ride A Wave”

A Music Video Review: “Ride A Wave”

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.

Short Film: “Below A Darkwood”

“A remarkable film, that verifies the truth eventually always surfaces!”- Samansta Leoncio Fitts III

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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?

Bill Slovick is an international award-winning director, producer, sound designer, and editor, and an award-nominated cinematographer and scorer. He lives in Ballston Lake, New York with his wife June, where he is a full-time daddy to their 3-year-old son. His most recent project was editing the comedy feature film “Melt On This” in 2020, accomplished during naptimes, evenings, and weekends, soon to be available on Amazon Prime.
Bill’s first film “Below A Dark Wood” has been recognized by 108 film festivals and competitions across all 6 continents and won 19 awards as a 62-time nominee/finalist. His film has screened to live audiences in over 10 different countries and across all regions of the USA.

Gato Encerrado (“Trapped Cat”)

This comedy is very funny. After watching this we can only assume this was unscripted. I wonder how many times this has happened to others. Karma!

Samansta Leoncio Fitts III

“Smart, clever, creative and funny!”

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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!”

“Gato Ence Rrado (Trapped Cat)”

Written, Produced, Directed by: Jaime Fidalgo Key Cast: Raul Insa , Poyete The Cat

The Director: Jaime Fidalgo

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.

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“Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other.. Part 1”

By Crystal Ellis

“Next year will be my year!” “Next year will be my year!” For years, I would tell myself over and over again, I was going to the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. The year 2019 was the year. September to be exact. The event was always on my bucket list, but somehow I never made it my priority. Finally, during this past summer after saying I would go so many times I decided to make it happen. I booked plane tickets for late September and started to plan my trip. Being a woman of colour it’s safe to say that I was more than a little hesitant to be going to Germany alone. After booking the trip anxiety kicked in and I really started to question if this was the right decision for me. All of a sudden every bad article or internet video flashed into my mind. After a slight breakdown, I had to remind myself that you can’t always believe what you read or view online.

Crystal Ellis enjoying the festivities of Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich, Germany. Photos Used By Kind Permission.2019

This gave me even more of a reason to go rather than my initial Ocktoberfest dream. I needed to put my fears aside and take a leap of faith that everything would turn out alright. I “put one foot in front of the other” and just did it. Upon arriving at the hostel, I immediately made friends with others staying at the hostel who were also attending the well-renowned gathering in Munich.  

Oktoberfest turned out to be one of the best experiences I have had. I met so many amazing people and the German people were not as cold as expected but rather the exact opposite. They were inviting, generous and probably the friendliest people I have met thus far in Europe. Oktoberfest was my original motive but the friendships I made and mutual understandings of our different cultures is what it was about- the positive energy was priceless.

Hmm.. next step forward?.

Crystal

Good News Documentary Review-“Shaholly”

Reviewed By:  Jerome Fitts

The spirit in which top fashion model Shaholly Ayers details 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 by Mary O’Connell, could lead us to taking another look at our ethics.

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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 a master piece of beauty in her own right and the word special has to be replaced by an adjective that hasn’t been written yet.

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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. 

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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.

Remarkable “Good News” documentary- WJ