Wild Project Presents

EVQ Film Festival: Night 3

Featuring TASTE, BREAKFAST, RIBBONS, BETTAS

August 23 @ 7PM

Tickets available at Ovationtix or call 866.811.4111.

TASTE
Direction by Jay Palmieri Jr.
37 mins (NYC)
Thriller. Winner of 18 Awards.
trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=0Ci59FVUsLw
When Roe (Christina Toth), a bulimic fashion model, moved to New York she thought her dark family secrets were finally behind her, but after a chance encounter with Evan (Danielle Kronenberg), a young fashion photographer with a history of sexually manipulating her models, Roe finds that her animalistic ways can't be tamed after all.

BREAKFAST
direction by Tyler Byrnes
9 mins (NYC)
trailer: ‚Äčvimeo.com/172329434
When a young man suffering from an eating disorder is pressured to stay for breakfast by his boyfriend, the couple are thrust into an otherworld where their anxieties and frustrations are made horrifyingly real. BREAKFAST, produced by Polygraphic Productions, is a queer psychological horror short film written and directed by Tyler Byrnes, featuring Alton Alburo and Tommy Bernardi. Uncanny stop-motion animation and industrial aesthetics disturb images of the body.

RIBBONS
direction by Brandon Cordeiro
9 mins (NYC)
trailer: vimeo.com/179660266
In the directorial debut of local filmmaker, Brandon Cordeiro In 1997 a mother brings her eight-year-old son to a public AIDS memorial on a beach in Provincetown, Ma. Provincetown, a small harbor village at the very tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was already a home to the LGBT community for a few decades when AIDS devastated its population in the mid- 1980s. ribbons is a short film that explores an episode in the life of a second generation Portuguese boy when his mother brings him to a community memorial service by the sea. The boy experiences firsthand the loss incurred by the epidemic, but also his community’s inspirational response to it; an event that as an adult helps him understand the power of forming a bond with a kindred tribe.

BETTAS
direction by Benjamin Shalom-Rodriguez
8 mins (NYC)
On vacation for a friend's wedding, boyfriends Francisco and David get into a trivial argument that quickly escalates. BETTAS stars Jose Diaz-Oldenburg and Nick Ley.

LATE NIGHT @ 9PM

Featuring Short Dramas, Comedies and… A DAVID LYNCH MOVIE

A DAVID LYNCH MOVIE
directed by Francine Daveta
20 mins (US NYC)
trailer: vimeo.com/182472541
"A David Lynch Movie" is a short film inspired by the works of David Lynch featuring a music video by Schäffer the Darklord & the cast of The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque.

CHOKE ARTIST
directed by Melanie Notinger
12 mins (US NYC)
trailer: vimeo.com/174681265
A millennial comedian with severe social anxiety gets emboldened by dark fantasies starring a bartender at her work. CHOKE ARTIST stars Melanie Notinger and Sierra Tothero.

MONSURA IS WAITING
directed by Kevin Newbury, written by David Johnston
15 mins (US NYC)
trailer: vimeo.com/124048953
After an eye-opening night out with a friend, a sister must decide whether to save her sister, or save herself. Everyone needs a Savior. Award-winning playwright David Johnston and acclaimed stage director Kevin Newbury bring you a short film comedy of sequins and redemption. Two aging showgirls, one giant moth, one helluva night in Bridgeport.

PRIA
directed by Yudho Aditya
21 mins (US/Indonesia)
trailer: priashortfilm.com
In a time of great expectation and pressure stemming from the traditions of his upbringing, Aris-a gay Muslim teenager living in rural Indonesia-finds himself increasingly drawn to his well-traveled English teacher despite his upcoming marital preparations to a woman he harbors no romantic feelings for. With his whole life planned out for him by his overprotective mother, Aris struggles with the conflicting notions of tradition, duty and his own personal idea of happiness.