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Saturday, August 24 • 10:00am - 11:53am
Shorts: Alabama Drama

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Intermedium
Directed by Erik Bloomquist
20 minutes • USA
An obsessive-compulsive teenager struggles to learn the value of compromise while adjusting to her new home (and butting heads with the ghost of the boy who haunts it).

Hidden Gem (LIFE AND LIBERTY)
Directed by Abigail Louise Jones
13 minutes • USA
A couple encounters a woman in mysterious circumstances and tries to help.

First Position (SHOUT)
Directed by Michael Elias Thomas
20 minutes • USA
In the early 1980s, Zachary Campbell, a young, aspiring dancer moves to San Francisco.

Mothers
Directed by Ben Rand
7 minutes • USA
In the late 90's, an alienated young boy named 'Bug' drifts through his memories while his grandmother Evelyn tries to help him come to terms with their shared trauma.

Unborn Rivers of Sky
Directed by Brian Ratigan
3 minutes • USA
Images randomly selected. Poem written without images. Music written without images or words.

Danse Macabre
Directed by Jeb Brackner
8 minutes • USA
Strange visions of death plague a young dancer’s mind just before her big performance.

Snakes In The Water
Directed by Henry Busby
13 minutes • USA
At dawn, a young man and a young woman debate the merits of skinny-dipping in potentially snake-infested waters of a secluded lake.

Up River
Directed by Jack Serra
17 minutes • USA
A young woman's killing spree is suddenly interrupted.

Washed Away
Directed by Ben Kallam
12 minutes • USA
A teenage girl in an evangelical church youth group must deal with the fallout when her trust is publicly betrayed.

Screenings in the Alabama School of Fine Arts multiplex are proudly sponsored by Birmingham Business Journal and ASFA.

Filmmakers
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Ben Rand

I'm a writer directer and I grew up in the south (born in Birmingham woohoo!) I currently live in Denver CO where I just graduated from Colorado Film School and gearing up for a move to LA! I love ping pong and movies!
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Brian Ratigan

Non Films
Brian Ratigan is an award-winning animator and director of stop motion films and experimental work. He is the founder of Non Films and is based in New York City. Ratigan serves as Director of Animation for Kumar Pictures, co-founded Atlanta production company Sugartooth Group, is... Read More →
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Erik Bloomquist

Mainframe Pictures
Erik is a two-time New England Emmy® Award winner, eight-time nominee, and former Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. His tongue-in-cheek, film noir-infused television series, The Cobblestone Corridor (for which Erik serves as showrunner and lead actor) is the winner of... Read More →
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Michael Elias Thomas

Cinematographer/Director

Sponsors
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Alabama School of Fine Arts

Alabama School of Fine Arts
The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a partially residential public school authorized and funded by the Alabama Legislature to provide tuition-free instruction for impassioned students, grades 7-12. The school provides focused specialty instruction in Creative Writing, Dance, Mathematics... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:53am
ASFA Dorothy Jemison Day Theater 800 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Attendees (87)