Written and directed by David Leidy, Platonic is a four-time Top Shorts winner (May 2019): Best Crime Film (David Leidy), Best Supporting Actress (Rebecca Spiro), Best Editing (Dylan Riviera) and Honorable Mention: Original Story (David Leidy). Let's start with the synopsis: After dreaming about a murder scene, a professor discovers a pregnant woman in her house. When she enters, details about the crime resurface. Rebecca Spiro as Carol and Dasha Leidy as Aubrey The film open
1. My all-time favorite movie: If I were to choose only film, it would be: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Milos Forman for its timeless message, charm, humour, amazing directing and acting. 2. Films that inspired me to become a filmmaker: I was seven when I watched the original version of King Kong by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack from 1933. For many years this movie was my personal definition of cinema, as tale much bigger than life, where fantasy is superior
1. My all-time favorite movie: De Tweeling, directed by Ben Sombogaart. An absolute masterpiece. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film (The Netherlands, 2002). Outstanding orchestral score by Fons Merkies. His brilliant theme remains in my heart until this very moment. 2. Films that inspired me to become a filmmaker: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (dir. Peter Jackson, composer Howard Shore), Home Alone (dir. Chris Columbus, composer John Williams), The Chinese B
1. My all-time favorite movie: The Professional but I also love the VHS version of Alice in Wonderland. 2. A film that inspired me to become a filmmaker: I saw a suspense thriller called High Tension and loved it. 3. Best movie I've seen in 2019: John Wick 3. I mean Keanu… swoon. 4. One actor and one actress I would love to work with: Javier Bardem and Tilda Swinton. 5. A director I would love to work with: Quentin Tarantino. 6. My happy place is: Outside with Mother Nature.
1. My all-time favorite movie: Casablanca, followed by A Few Good Men - for different reasons. 2. A film that inspired me to become a filmmaker: Buckaroo Banzai, directed by W.D. Richter. A cult classic, it was made on a very low budget starring unknown actors who would later make it very big. I've watched it maybe 50 times. 3. Best movie I've seen in 2019: Haven't seen it yet. Currently too busy to go to the movies. But in 2018 I loved The Favourite, Beale Street, Black Pant
1. My all-time favorite movie: A Walk to Remember (dir. Adam Shankman). I watched it about 10 times, and it's still heartbreaking. I also loved 50 First Dates (writer: George Wing; director: Peter Segal). I think it's one of the best romantic comedies ever made. 2. A film that inspired me to become a filmmaker: There were so many. One of the films that made me passionate about writing comedy was The Heartbreak Kid (dir. Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly). I remember myself laugh
The 5th annual Top Shorts nominations have just been announced, and over 200 films and screenplays are in the run for an annual award, in 45 categories overall. Here are the 33 films that earned most nominations this year. 1. TONY Director: Hugo Diego Garcia 9 nominations In 80's France, Tony, a young third-generation Spaniard immigrant, a rebel with a heart of gold, fights for a life that he desires despite an abusive and violent father controlling his every move while bondi
Introducing Top Shorts Online Film Festival When I was younger, starting my career in the film industry, I found out that there were so many obstacles on the way. I sent my scripts to film funds everywhere, trying to tell that story that must me be told. I've been making documentaries with low budgets, just because I believed that the subjects are important.
Every filmmaker struggles every day to make his dream come true (well, except Scorsese and his friends in Hollywood)