One rainy day, Akane crosses path with a kind young man who tacitly offers to her his coat. On their second encounter, he confesses that he has no recollection of who he is, his name or his past, but feels contented by just being with her. Besotted, Akane sets out to find his name, and to unravel his enigmatic connection with a famous cursed dance rumoured to kill anyone who attempts to perform it.
Dawn (A.J. Cook), the new girl in school, discovers that her classmate Mercedes (Lexa Doig) is actually a witch and must do everything she can to stop her from using her powers for evil. She is soon plunged into a life and death battle against an evil spirit, a sleeping spell and an angry dragon..
Lately, Hamtaro has been having a strange dream. In the dream, a beautiful princess hamster tearfully asks for help. When Hamtaro tells his friends about it, Maxwell pulls out a Ham-Ham source book.. According to the book, there is a homeland for hamsters called Hamja Kingdom. When the Ham-Hams build a sand castle and recite a spell exactly the way it is written in the book, they are whooshed to the Kingdom. When at last the hamsters reach the bustling Hamja Kingdom of hamsters, the bad magic cat Sabakunya appears suddenly, riding the giant sheep monster Mee Mee, and starts to trample the town. The Ham-Hams are told of the state of the Kingdom and find that Sabakunya has snatched the King's daughter, Princess Shera, and is pressing her into marriage on the Kingdoms Founding Day. Sabakunya is trying to take over the country. Something clicks in Hamtaros mind. Princess Shera is without a doubt the princess who appeared in his dreams!
Symptoms of influenza mean the last days in the life of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918) seem to be played out beyond the confines of a set time and space. His stylised portraits come to live and edge him further towards death. Choreographer Stuart has transformed his images into a transparent movement language that by turns follows and ignores the music by Alexander von Zemlinsky. The rawly expressive and confrontational imagery reflects the powerful effect of Schiele’s drawings and paintings.
Queen Chantawee is banished from the Kingdom when she gives birth to what appears to be a conch and goes to live in the forest as this a sign of past misdeeds in her previous lives. However there is a child inside the conch shell who comes out occasionally to do chores like housecleaning. When his mother realizes there is a child in the shell she breaks it and he comes out to live in their house. He has many mysterious powers and can change the way he looks anytime he wants. Returning as paupers to the Kingdom years later they are eventually recognized and propelled into high society. He is chosen to be the main player in a game against an opposing Kingdom that wishes to go to war. The outcome of the game will decide if there is war or not.
The surreal film Newscaster/Dragon/Maggots is a transmission of what lurks in between the channels. This is a rotoscoped piece of animation created from three randomly selected pieces of found footage. The foundation of this piece is based in mathematics, chance and montage editing measured in increments of triangular numbers. After the Formalist groundwork was laid, elements of Surrealism were employed to take the film beyond the initial framework of the metric and rhythmic editing process. The pixels were playfully manipulated and melded together into an entirely new form, backed by a noise composition set into place without regard for pacing, only duration. Music by legendary noise musician Merzbow. Read more at http://gatewaycinephile.com/blog/2013/7/10/interview-with-chris-sagovac.
Shots are fired at a woman as she runs through the forest. At the same time, two brothers turn on to a forest road. Their paths will soon cross in a suspenseful film with supernatural elements - where nobody is what they seem to be.
A short story about a young witch, Alyssa, so envious of the genuine beauty and sweetness of her twin Alexya, that she seeks to destroy her. Awards: BEST DIRECTOR and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IndieWise audience awards.
Screened at : 2014 Thurrock International Film Festival ; 2014 Sedona International Film Festival ; 2013 Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
Anthology Film Archive (NYC) as part of "Sick to my Bones: An Afternoon of Short Films".
Sometimes, when the moon is favourable and a mother is driven by a deep desire, she can pronounce the words given to enable the soul of her daughter out of limbo and ronde on Earth, as when she was alive. The spell is immediate and, in seconds, there is magic. The girl who has revived can fulfill her greatest wish and then return pleased the world of the dead and finish with the pain of thebroken dreams that left her death.