Keylight 2016

Saturday, August 6th

AFTERNOON SCREENING – 2:30PM, RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL

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Caretaker

A homebound mother relies on her loving son for healthcare. When tests reveal an alarming secret, she must find the true cause of her affliction.


Writer/Director: Christopher Nold
Producer: Jeremiah Bodner
Cinematographer: Sara Corkern
Editor: Mary Jeanes
Production Designer: Allison Izzo
Starring: Debi Kalman and Casey Leach

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Each Coming Day

A young woman visiting her older sister cares for a beloved, aging horse as her sisters pushes her to work through their mother’s recent death.


Director: Jennifer Silver
Writers: Sara Corkern & Jennifer Silver
Producer: Phillip Thomas
Cinematographer: Sara Corkern
Editor: Sara Corkern
Production Designer: Allison Izzo
Composer: Brianna Rhodes
Starring Cast: Rebeca Robles and Kim Beuché

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8 Bit Hero

After their father passes away, brothers Sam and Ollie clash over the future of their family arcade as they play the game their dad designed.


Director: JohnRoss Hawkins
Writers:  JohnRoss Hawkins & Joe Morgan
Producer: Persephonie Rose
Cinematographer: Jeremy Bolden
Editor: Yiding Ma
Production Designer: Carl T. Rogers
Starring Cast: Charlie Prince as Sam & Ethan Crosbie as Ollie

 

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Scenes from a Funeral Reception

Through a neurotic tangle of grumpy and self-absorbed attendees, a disenchanted grandson searches for insight at his grandfather’s funeral reception.


Writer/Director: Jeremiah Bodner
Producer: Alex White
Director of Photography: Santiago Oviedo
Editor: YueCheng Liu, Persephone Rose
Sound: Mingjian Cui
Production Designer: Mary Jeanes
Starring Cast: Bryan Schany, Janet Findling, Dorothea Syleos, Leanne Hanson, Dennis Howard

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Switch

Dominatrix Aria must confront her feelings for her boss Sade when a dangerous politician threatens their fetish club.


Writer/Director: Persephonie Rose
Producer: Chris Nold
Cinematographer: Beth Bissonette
Editor: JohnRoss Hawkins
Production Designer: JohnRoss Hawkins
Composer: Brianna Rhodes / William Turner
Starring Cast: Tara Dane as Aria, Ben Paden as Sade, Ryan Barber as Senator Prescott

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Battle of the Brides

After a Bridezilla steals his wedding venue, a meek groom must win a one-of-a-kind wedding gown to appease his overbearing fiancée.


Writer/Director: Phillip Thomas
Producer: JohnRoss Hawkins
Cinematographer: Beth Bissonnette
Editor: Carl T. Rogers
Production Designer: Persephonie Rose

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Murky Water

In the backwater swamps of the South, a rebellious preacher’s daughter has hell to pay when she conjures her dead mother’s ghost.


Director: Carl T. Rogers
Producer: Alex White
Cinematographer: Santiago Oviedo
Editor: Yiding Ma
Production Designer: Alexandrina André
Composer: Justin Michael Brittain
Starring Cast: Heather O'Leary, David Lee Hess and Shannon Scott

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Sure-Fire

When her crush shows up at a party, Natalie attempts to play it cool to keep her night from going up in flames.


Writer/Director: Allison Izzo
Producer: Alex White
Cinematographer: Sara Corkern
Editor: Christopher Nold
Production Designer: Jeremiah Bodner
Composer: Brianna Rhodes
Cast: Shea Madison, Teddy Williams and Chas Harvey

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The Koi

This software allows for analysis of step-by-step movements, different movement angles, speed, and trajectory. It is also useful as a tool for demonstrating key movement techniques for athletics.


Director: Qiyu Zhou
Writer(s): Qiyu Zhou & Jonathan Hughes
Producer: Luis Mendez Jr.
Cinematographer: Jeremy Bolden
Editor: Santiago Oviedo
Production Designer: Mingjian Cui
Composer (if applicable): Brianna Rhodes
Starring Cast: Allen Rowe, Julia Banfill

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Stutter

A strong-willed widower with a heavy stutter is determined to win the respect of his son by speaking to the boy’s class on Career Day.


Director: Ivo Huahua
Writer: Ivo Huahua
Producer: Yuecheng Liu
Cinematographer: Santiago Oviedo
Editor: Jeremiah Bodner
Production Designer: Andrea Branch
Starring: Rodney J. MacKinnon and Brian Knoebel

EVENING SCREENING – 8:00PM, RUBY DIAMOND CONCERT HALL

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Exposure

With her reckless boyfriend trapped high on a cliff, inexperienced climber Erin risks her life in an attempt to rescue him before it's too late.


Writer/Director: Mary Jeanes
Producer: IvOrlando Huahua
Cinematographer: Jeremy Bolden
Editor: Jeremy Bolden
Production Designer: Qiyu Zhou
Sound Designer: Mingjian Cui
Composer: Scott W. Hallgren
Starring Cast: Antonina Vargas and Michael D. Finley

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Flora

Flora, a transgender woman, is exposed to prejudice when she uses the women’s bathroom for the first time during a visit to a small cafe.


Writer/Director: Alexandrina Andre
Producer: Yiding Ma
Cinematographer: Beth Bissonette
Editor: Yiding Ma
Production Designer: Margery Weisz
Composer: Zac Stryker and Brianna Rhodes
Starring: Graham Mortier

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Pandemonium

As a catastrophic epidemic devastates the world, John Sage fights to save his daughter from the mysterious virus that has recently consumed his wife.


Director: Luis Mendez Jr
Writer(s): Luis Mendez Jr & Jonathan Hughes
Producer: Andrea Branch
Cinematographer: Elizabeth Bissonnette
Editor: Alex White
Production Designer : YueCheng Liu
Composer: Zac Stryker
Starring Cast: Chris Cleveland, Brynn Elders, Mike Nunez, Inge Uys, Ken Luzadder and Summer Hill Seven

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Heavy Weight

Driven by his obsessive coach, a powerlifter struggles to face his fear of bench pressing 515 pounds again, the weight that nearly killed him in his last competition.


Director: Jennifer Silver
Writers: Annushka Almendros & Alex White
Producer: Alex White
Cinematographer: Sara Corkern
Editor: Minjian Cui
Production Designer: Allison Izzo
Starring Cast: Nick McNeil, Ken Wester and Shannon Kay

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The Voice from the Page

Abandoned by her mother and now struggling with her alcoholic father, Nikki prepares her most precious poem for her first open mic night.


Writer/Director: Andrea Branch
Producer: Phillip Thomas
Cinematographer: Santiago Oviedo
Editor: Ivorlando Huahua
Production Designer: Carl T. Rogers
Starring Cast: Ashley Ramos, Jarrett Michael Collins

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Interrogation

When Frankie's husband is detained at the airport for being a spy, she must decide whether to expose her deepest secret to save him.


Director: YueCheng Liu
Writer: YueCheng Liu and Jake Morgan
Producer: Luis Mendez
Cinematographer: Jeremy Bolden
Editor: Yiding Ma
Production Designer: Mary Jeanes
Composer: will have one soon!
Starring Cast: Stefanie Butler, Daniel Harray and Gys De Villier