A Message for James

PROJECT TYPE TITLE

  • Directed By

    Ariella Mastroianni, Ryan Sloan

    A Message for James

    Two estranged friends, Alice and Dani, meet in Ireland to deliver an unopened letter to a distant relative on the anniversary of the event that tore their friendship apart.

    Desert Dunes

    18m

  • Directed By

    Maddy Freeman

    Appetite

    When Jack misreads Stephanie's flirting, he prepares for a romantic date.

    Desert Dunes

    5m

  • Directed By

    Vincent D'Alessandro

    Baby

    Baby (Alexa Swinton), a distracted, seven-year-old girl in a cheaply stitched princess dress, spends her days in and around the food court where her mother works. Baby and Ma, now quite used to this routine, are visited by an unwanted guest who changes the course of their tranquility.

    Desert Dunes

    8m

  • Directed By

    Adam Worth

    Bruce Springsteen: Hometown

    This officially sanctioned mini-doc explores Bruce's early years and his roots in Freehold, New Jersey, and how the community shaped his work and life. This film was produced as part of the Springsteen 'His Hometown' exhibit at the Monmouth County Historical Association in Freehold.

    Desert Dunes

    6m

  • Directed By

    Kathryn Gueli

    Cooties

    This off-beat melodrama centers around a teenage boy, whose helicopter parents do not know his best friend is a sex toy.

    Desert Dunes

    14m

  • Directed By

    Karl Ryan Erikson

    Disarray Days

    A dejected man battles with a cruel universe while he inadvertently robs a store with an enigmatic hitchhiker.

    Desert Dunes

    15m

  • Directed By

    Keir Politz

    Entropia

    When a valuable Steinway grand piano is stolen from under his care, an antique piano restorer and his partner are determined to save the piano and complete the job.

    Desert Dunes

    26m

  • Directed By

    Daniel Ferrer

    Ex Disposer

    Nostalgic for his days behind the kit, Andy attempts to reunite with his bandmates, but first, he must confront the bad blood that was shed during his split from the group.

    Desert Dunes

    18m

  • Directed By

    Geeta Gandbhir

    Hungry To Learn

    This documentary introduces the faces behind an American crisis -- college students so strapped to pay tuition that they don’t have enough money to eat or a place to live.

    Desert Dunes

    90m

  • Directed By

    Adam Worth

    Insulin For All

    For this video filmmaker Adam Worth joined Quinn Nystrom, who organized a charter bus to take type 1 diabetics from Minnesota to Canada, where they can purchase insulin at an affordable price - it’s 10 times cheaper there than it is in America. As a type 1 diabetic himself, who was also in need of affordable insulin, Worth decided to bring his camera on the trip. This is his story and the stories of those he travelled with.

    Desert Dunes

    7m

  • Directed By

    Derek Pastuszek

    Islander

    the storm took everything...but, now, pieces have begun to wash ashore.

    Desert Dunes

    12m

  • Directed By

    Terry Stavoe

    Making Michael Chang

    Innovative New Jersey artist Ricardo Roig races against time to create a four-story mural honoring the 20th-anniversary of Hoboken tennis star Michael Chang's unexpected 1989 French Open victory.

    Desert Dunes

    15m

  • Directed By

    Gerard Zarra

    My New Pants

    A dark comedy about a man who becomes obsessed with his newly purchased pair of pants.

    Desert Dunes

    20m

  • Directed By

    Josh Wolff

    Not Today

    Wendy Martinez went for a run and never came home, while Kelly Herron fought off her attacker who had attempted to rape and murder her.

    Desert Dunes

    30m

  • Directed By

    Luca Padrini

    Paese Che Vai - When In Rome

    Set in a small town in the Italian countryside, a young and handsome Alfredo returns home after a long time along with his partner Mattia, an African American man. After meeting Alfredo's grandmother, the sweet and crazy Donna Maria, the pair go to see Alfredo's father, Sor Pucci. Alfredo must break the news to his old-fashioned father about his secret. Little did he know his secret will churn into a series of unexpected comic events. This tongue-in-cheek comedy runs parallels alongside on the choices we make.

    Desert Dunes

    11m

  • Directed By

    Nora Jaenicke

    Proof

    PROOF is a film about a young couple that celebrates their love and their individual and shared struggles, in a world where immigration becomes an increasingly polarized and polarizing societal issue.

    Desert Dunes

    11m

  • Directed By

    Kevin Nulty, Nick Binder

    Ride the Wave

    When Scott Chesney was 15 years old he woke up paralyzed. Over the last 33 years since he has been on a journey to inspire others and this latest journey takes place in the Atlantic ocean at the Jersey Shore.

    Desert Dunes

    55m

  • Directed By

    Brian Velsor

    Stay Don't Go

    As the search for a missing teenage girl goes cold - Martha, a devoted volunteer, stumbles across a possible lead. When her warnings are met with indifference and exhaustion, Martha is forced to take matters into her own hands.

    Desert Dunes

    20m

  • Directed By

    Ralph Toporoff

    The Blue Marble

    At the Universal Soul Assignment office a soul, Charlie has been stuck on the Blue Marble line for eternity. A victim of red tape, he struggles to unravel the incomprehensible rules and regulations which have prevented him from fulfilling his destiny since the Big Bang.

    Desert Dunes

    19m

  • Directed By

    Ernie O'Donnell

    The Seventh Day

    On the Seventh Day God rested and his evil henchmen were tested. On the final day three men of the cloth, a bartender and a lone patron will debate the current status of child abuse in the church. Their will be answers or their will be judgement.

    Desert Dunes

    16m

  • Directed By

    Ivan Kander

    Truth or Scare

    On Halloween night, a friendship is tested when an innocent game turns sinister.

    Desert Dunes

    9m

  • Directed By

    Jen Hurler

    Warmth

    Whether to fight for survival or to take a chance on an enemy is the tough decision at the core of the CG animated short, Warmth. When a boy alone in the woods faces a tiger, the two realize that they’re not so different. This film, with its minimal setting evokes the cold isolation at the beginning but through its watercolor art direction and small message of empathy will leave audiences a little warmer.

    Desert Dunes

    3m

  • Directed By

    Tim Disbrow

    Yet Another

    Cooped up inside and overcome with boredom, a young boy ventures out of the house to find a little excitement--but it's not the first time.

    Desert Dunes

    3m

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