Celluloid Social Club August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Screening Great Short Films
in Celebration of THE VANCOUVER CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL August 11-16

With Special Guest Los Angles-based EMMY-nominated Canadian Director SHELDON LARRY (Remington Steele, Twilight Zone, Doogie Howser, M.D., Long Shadows)

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Doors – 7:00pm Show – 8:00pm No Minors.
The ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Ave. at Ontario St., Vancouver, BC
Free Parking/close to Broadway/Main St bus routes/Skytrain
pay what you can sliding scale $5-$10 cash at door.

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HOSTED by David C. Jones
Produced by Paul Armstrong
Technical Direction by Nathanael Vass
Volunteer Coordination by Emily Weldon
Webmaster & Hot Shot Shorts Producer Robin Chan

Vancouver, B.C…The CELLULOID SOCIAL CLUB, monthly screenings featuring the best in independent provocative short films since November 13, 1997 followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker with networking & socializing. No Minors. Prizes galore.

THE RIDE by Dihan Xu, Executive Produced by Sheldon Larry, filmed in Shanghai, China, 2017, 18 min – A married businessman takes an Uber to the airport on his way home. His driver is a beautiful, mysterious woman and the two do seem to have sparks. Or is something else going on?

UNRAVEL written and directed by Evan Luchkow, produced by Scott Franchuk, DOP Austin Kvaale, music by Royce Costa, starring Alicia Rusu, and David Vatousios. 11 min., science fiction/drama, 2017 – Mary lives a lonely and isolated existence, meticulously documenting suspicious activity in the skies. When she connects with a fellow conspiracy theorist, she struggles to open up and reveal her secret: painful and mysterious fibres growing out of her skin. , Nominee – Best Script, Best of BC – Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Official Selection – 2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest; Winner Best 3rd Year Film at UBC’s POV Film Festival.

SEARCH FOR THE MANCHUS by Evan Luchkow, filmed in Northeast China as part of Looking China 2016 – Vancouver director Evan Luchkow seeks where the culture of the Manchu people of Northeast China is today, searching for it both in the big city as well as the country side and uncovers it in the unlikeliest places.

MATTRESS directed by Michelle Kee, written by Michelle Kee & Quinn Spicker, produced by Emma Peterson, DOP Graham and Nelson Talbot, music by Robin Andrew Hughes, executive produced by Paul Armstrong & Ines Eisses, associate produced by Jackie Nguyen, starring Sean Quan, Valerie Sing-Turner, Doralynn Mui, Kenneth Chan, Fiona Vroom, Ava Dewhurst, Aaron Hutchinson, Celeste Insell, Kalvin Olafson, Craig Meester, Alvin To, Julia Hartnett, Blaine Toderian, Nathan Thomas. 9:52 min., Comedy, Crazy8s 2014 – Under cover of darkness, the Lees discard an old mattress in a Strathcona alley, right next to a “No Dumping” sign. The next day, a near-riot breaks out in the neighbourhood when no one takes responsibility for it. Dodging rotten eggs and Molotov cocktails, it’s up to the youngest member of the Lee family to do the right thing. – Crazy8s 2014, ICCG Think Forward Film Festival 2014 *Special Mention (Venice, Italy), Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2015 (Vancouver, BC, Canada) *Honorable Mention.

SWEETNESS IN THE SHADOWS directed by Nathanael Vass, written by Natalie Moon, produced by Pangman Moving Pictures, Nathanael Vass & Natalie Moon, DOP James River Brooks, music by Natalie Moon, featuring Shayda Yazdanmehr, Masa Kateb, Benji Baker, Claire Baker, Béatrice Lou Strong, Alex Strong, Siona Gareau-Brennan, Natalie Moon, Alyssa Serpa, Jayden Doan, Hannah Gilgoff, Christopher Ho, Jesse Gary Harder, Nathanael Vass, James River Brooks, Marley the Cat, & Fabian Frangipane. 4 min., Music Video, 2019 – “Sweetness in the Shadows”, the new music video for Daughter of the Moon directed by Nathanael Vass (who also directed her previous music video “Wind & Fire”) is an exploration of love in all its many forms and featuring an ensemble cast of Vancouver artists and performers.  It is also a distillation of what it means to live as a millenial in urban Vancouver. One of the often-overlooked positive outcomes of the economic instability that plagues so many urban millenials is the return to a community-based living model–in order to survive, so many of them (us) have eschewed the single-family home life in favour of a constantly-shifting communal model in which a community of people (including partners and children) work together to create a full, meaningful, cooperative life. La vita è bella!

PsychoUber directed by Jacob Weldon, written by Jacob Weldon & Nigel Vendrasco, produced by Jacob Weldon, Nigel Vendrasco & Dylan Wilson, DOP: Jacob Weldon, starring Rohan Mathew as The Driver, Mat Prince as The Passenger, Garrick Geraghty as The Gangster, Nigel Vendrasco as Death, Dylan Wilson as Father John and Chad Gautreau as the Pizza Guy. 2 min., Comedy, 2019, Strap in for the craziest rideshare of your life – Tied for Second Place in Audience Choice at the 4th Vancouver Shi*ty Film Festival

THE BAR by Peter New, directed by Mike Jackson, starring Peter DeLuise & Simone Bailly – Whiskey music plays in a seedy bar, where pool sharks roam and the liquor flows like forgotten tears. A film noir comedy about love, life, tulips and xylophones. 2006 Winner of the 1st Annual Hot Shot Shorts Contest.

TOO LATE directed by Simon Chin & Christopher Cho. Made for the VAFF MAMM13 2018. MAMM14 2019 screening coming up August 31. http://vaff.org/mamm14

TRAILER for COOL DADDY directed by Roger Larry, produced by Paul Armstrong & Roger Larry, executive produced by Earl Hong Tai & Chris Phillips, featuring Kenny Colman and Chase Colman. https://kennysjazzpad.com/


Screening on the documentary Channel August 23.



The ANZA Club – www.anzaclub.org
Vancouver Chinese Film Festival – http://www.vcff.org

Vancouver International Youth Film Festival – http://www.viyff.org

Like Minded Media – www.likemindedmedia.com
GearBase Camera Rentals – http://camerarentalsvancouver.com

Fusion Cine – www.fusioncine.com
Ameland Films Inc.

Crazy8s – www.crazy8s.film

GearBase Camera Rentals – http://camerarentalsvancouver.com

Vancouver Chinese Film Festival – http://www.vcff.org