AGAINST THE ODDS (Live Action Shorts)
Four brand new short films for teens and young adults.
1) A MILLION EYES Dir: Richard Raymond; USA & UK.
A gifted young photographer, grappling with his mother’s alcoholism, sets out to capture something he loves with the help of a mentor.
2) MORTENOL Dir: Julien Silloray; France.
Eleven-year old Dwayne’s older brother has been murdered in a gang war. Now he is desperately looking for a way to get his revenge. Blinded by anger, he moves into dangerous and uncharted territory.
3) IN THIS LAND WE’RE BRIEFLY GHOSTS Dir: Chen-Wen Lo; Taiwan, Myanmar, USA.
Myanmar, 2013. A 12-year-old Burmese child soldier, imprisoned for deserting battle, is forced to either kill her older brother, a fellow deserter, or die alongside him. Based on actual events.
4) NINA Dir: Hristo Simeonov; Bulgaria.
Nina, a 13-year-old girl, is a rookie pickpocket under Vassil, a 50-year-old man who steals everything he can. They live under the same roof, but sometimes Nina dreams of escaping.
Age Recommendation: 15+ (Strong Violence, Threat and Language).