Nicolas Saenz for
Darkness in the Shadows
Rating: PG Running time: 10 min.
About the Film: When a kid detective is trapped inside a film noir, he must solve one last case to break his curse!
About the Filmmaker: Nicholas is a student finishing his last semester at the University of Texas Austin as a radio-television film major and is now trying out the whole Los Angeles thing. He would like audiences to know he like comedies, being goofy, pretending to take himself seriously, and world peace.
Joseph Tesfaye for
What Do You See
Rating: PG-13 Running time: 14 min.
About the Film: Saleem Aboubaker finds himself in a tough spot when robbing a couple, but the audience gets a inside look on how this young man is not only affected by his surroundings, but molded by it. He is just desperate, but he still has hope for his future.
About the Filmmaker: Joseph is an undergrad majoring in Film/Video in the University of Texas Arlington. His story comes from receiving a letter from friend in jail. His father was irate that he received a letter from an inmate from jail and refused to listen. Joseph made this film, so others would understand that not all inmates are “thugs” or “horrible people.”
Joshua Gallas for
Rating: PG-13 Running time: 13 min.
About the Film: Attempting to bury his past, an Ottoman soldier flees his home country during The Great War and struggles to find his place in America.
About the Filmmaker: Joshua got his start in the film/video world as a teenager making videos with his brothers. This led him to earn his BFA in Film/Video and continuing towards a MFA at The University of Texas at Arlington. Josh strives to inspire, educate, comfort, provoke, and encounter audiences with stories by shinning light on areas of life and culture that many people look past.