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A makeover from hell, and a Beverly Hills murder mystery going nowhere good. Except maybe the mall...
Sari Coogan is a lonely nerd from New Jersey. But when she moves into a Beverly Hills mansion haunted by teen heiress Missy Palmer, Sari must get in with the rich and famous to solve Missy's murder.
Award of Merit, Accolade Global Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, New Media Film Festival 2016 After facing the socialites and billionairesses of Beverly Hills Senior High, Sari quickly realizes that almost everyone had a motive to kill Missy. And if she can't figure out WHO killed Missy Palmer - and soon - she just might become the NEXT MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST...
Director's statement: Who is Prince Charming? As a kid, I always remembered him as the guy who swept in at the end of my sister's favorite movies to kiss the princess, save the day, and ride off into the sunset, leaving everyone to live happily ever after. But why was he kissing all these princesses? What happened after the prince and princess rode off into the sunset? Can everyone really live happily ever after?
Director's Bio: Yu Ting Cheng received an M.F.A. in Computer Art with a concentration in 2D animation from the School of Visual Art in New York (2016). Her creative and animation practice includes computer animation, concept design and storyboard design for visual concept development. She has worked as a 2D animation assistant at Bill Plympton Studios in New York (2015) and as an assistant instructor in stop motion, animation and watercolors at Taipei Contemporary Art Association, Taiwan (2013).
Director's Statement: I'm a dreamer. In my 2D animation Light Drifter, I invite the viewer into my dream world through a visual m�lange of watercolor and illustration. As a child in rural Taiwan, I played and drew in my grandfather's garden. Surrounded by farms and animals, I recorded what I saw. Light Drifter is a visual narrative of my dreams realized in a surreal world populated by monsters, birds, fish and magical creatures. For me, reality and dreams can merge. In the imagination of a child, the boundaries between the known and unknown are fluid. Ever since I was young, I have sought to share this mysterious reality with others. Light Drifter, a story of an impish creature who ventures into the seemingly friendly mouth of a monster, invites a suspension of logic as the viewer enjoys a tour of the unknown. As a child, I remember being startled and disoriented by the darkness as I awoke from my frequent nighttime sleepwalks. Light Drifter is a visual response to lessen the fears associated with these early nightmares. Through a strong use of light, I transform unpredictable and intriguing shapes into candy that lures the viewer. Ku Yan-Ren, a Taiwanese watercolorist has remarked, "Each stroke and color in Yu Ting's work reveals her powerful imagination. Visual discoveries await her viewers." Through my inventive use of color, I convey a positive energy to the world.
Director's statement: Filmed on location in the Moroccan Sahara and ancient Fez, a mystical dream sequence and search for the lost jewel of the sands.
Director Bio: Brianna Platt has been making movies since she was 9 years old. She's now 13 and lives in Bellevue, WA. Her collection of videos are featured on her YouTube channel, Brianna Caroline. Several of her videos have been featured as the 'Best of LittleBits Projects of 2013/14'. She was accepted to Prodigy Camp at the age of 13, where she had her first taste of making a full-fledged movie production.
Director's statement: Whether it be helping someone potentially drowning in a lake, or simply holding the door open, one of the best things you can do is to help other people, despite previous experience or consequences.
Director's bio: Brianna Platt has been making movies since she was 9 years old. She's now 13. Her collection of videos are featured on her YouTube channel, Brianna Caroline. Several of her videos have been featured as the 'Best of LittleBits Projects of 2013/14'. She was accepted to Prodigy Camp at the age of 13, where she had her first taste of making a full-fledged movie production.
Director's statement: This is a fun, rhyming, animated short that young parents and their children will relate to very well. Instead of plopping in the recliner to work his crossword puzzle, relax and visit with his wife, this young father ends up spending the entire evening putting his kids to bed... and he wouldn't change it for anything in the world!
Director's Statement: I direct and produce this film to try to make an impact in the audiences about renewable energy and the cost of having fossil fuels as one of the main energy sources and its cost. From Mexico. In English, also available in Spanish
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