First Take Shorts Series: July 2020

Very excited for our short film Detective Dad to be part of this virtual film festival! Join us online 7/29 at 7:30.

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Join us for our July edition of the First Take Short Series, as we celebrate the work of area filmmakers, with a diverse lineup of short films. These films will also be paired with a unique local co-feature or co-featurette. Throughout the night you'll also have a chance to hear from the participating filmmakers themselves. Plus be sure to pick your favorite short as we award our Audience Choice winner for July.

Vote for the July 29th Audience Choice Award winner (https://forms.gle/ZjWSp4ztagRTnVcBA)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July Official Selections:

l u c i d i t y dir. Rachel Solomon I NJ I 13 min A young woman tries to navigate a new relationship while struggling with PTSD and hallucinations.

I Was A Teen-Aged Space Man From Space dir. Vincent DiCostanzo I PA I 3 min A loving homage to the b-movie genre.

Anything dir. Samantha Duncan I NY I 2 min "Anything" follows the creative process of an artist stuck at home during COVID-19.

The Flower People dir. Charles A. Christman III I PA I 14 min A mother and her son have a chance encounter with a mysterious woman selling flowers. Unaware of the impending danger, her son disappears the next day and becomes a victim of a cult kidnapping.

Are You Still Scared? dir. Grace Conley I PA I 6 min A mixed media portrayal of how fears change as you grow up.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July Co-Featurette:

Detective Dad dir. Michael Yazujian I PA I 20 min A comedic D.I.Y. featurette from the madcap brains of the Westfall Connection. Detecive Dad and his infant partner Brienne get trapped inside of a prison filled with the world's most dangerous wizards.

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