GRAND PRIZE FILM AWARD
Directed by Jeffrey Durkin
San Diego, CA
by Jeffrey Durkin & Steve Godwin
Produced by Steve Godwin
Synopsis: A man of the law is emerged for many years in the
vice world underbelly of Tijuana.
The film explores its eventual effect on him and the deterioration
of his state of mind as the years pass on.
Who is he hunting down...and who is hunting him?
ACTION/CUT 2007 BEST
FICTION FILM AWARD
Directed by John McGrath
by John McGrath
Produced by John McGrath and Ty Jones
Synopsis: A woman breaks up with her boyfriend...she just wants to
be friends. Unfortunately, he turns out to be an
obsessed cold-blooded killer who proceeds to terrorize her.
But what about her? Is she who he thought she was?
She refuses to be victimized as the tables are turned in this
suspense/thriller that proves looks can be deceiving.
ACTION/CUT 2007 BEST
ANIMATION FILM AWARD
Directed by Michael Attardi
Port Monmouth, NJ
and Produced by Michael Attardi
Musical Producer: Dani Donadi, Animation Producer: Jeff Scheetz
Executive Produced by Joseph Anselmo, Co-Executive Produced by Andy
Synopsis: A musical timeless tale of love, a leap of faith and
transformation, featuring village characters that embody
the archetypes of good and evil battling over what force will
control their village and save the magic of Christmas.
ACTION/CUT 2007 BEST
DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD
THE PEOPLE OF PAROWAN”
Directed by Jake White
Beverly Hills, CA
Jake White & Natalie M. Hill
Synopsis: An inside look at the effects of nuclear weapons
testing. The resulting damage and deaths
have become a legacy for many southern Utah towns - including
Parowan. The strength and will
of the people to restore their community is an inspiring testament
of the human spirit.
ACTION/CUT 2007 BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
Directed by Corey Mayne & Ryan Stone
Produced at Sheridan College
by Curt Davies
Produced by Karen Lacampuenga
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, a terrifying day in the lives of
Jake and Jessica who are dating and in love.
Driving home, Jake experiences signs that are a commonly
ignored precursor to tornadic activity and realizes he is now
in the path of two mammoth tornadoes. He must warn Jessica and
her family and take immediate cover. By showcasing the
true cloud formations and the random nature of tornadoes, hopefully
this movie can serve as a reminder of what to look out for.
ACTION/CUT 2007 BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
Directed by Carlos Florez
Los Angeles, CA
and Produced by Carlos Florez
Original Music by 3 Sons Productions - Performed by Dead Arm aka
Dan North, Cleopatra, Kb aka Kevin Burns
Synopsis: The concept is freedom...a surrealistic
representation of revolution to overcome political and social
A timeless epoch, a symbolic world controlled by the smoke and
pollution of the industries and factories of oppressive
monopoly of power. This hip hop music video - shot entirely in
green screen - tells a beautiful surrealist story
that resonates with the theme of freedom...the desire to rise!
ADDITIONAL JURY AWARDS -
ACTION/CUT 2007 FILM AWARDS
OF SPECIAL MERIT IN FILMMAKING
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS - FICTION
Directed by Stephanie Fischette - Brooklyn, NY
Two souls, with deeply resonant pains from the Iraqui war, attempt to
communicate, share, and connect...but can they?
NIGHT NEWTON SUNDAY MORNING ENMORE
Directed by Christopher Johnson - NSW, Australia
Synopsis: Claire wakes up next to Matthew: not her
type...her memories of the night before are hazy; his are
fanciful and romantic.
FOREIGN AWARDS - FICTION FILM
Directed by Mats Karsvall - Stockholm, Sweden
Synopsis: As the hunt for terrorists goes on, does the USA know its
international implications and what breeds in their own backyard?
Directed by Takeshi Maya - Tokyo, Japan
Synopsis: A love story expressing true passion for traditional
Japanese culture and theatrical martial arts.
PROMISING YOUNG FILMMAKER AWARD - FICTION FILM (18 & under)
Directed by Reece Baker (17)
- Auckland, New Zealand
Synopsis: A promising life can spiral out of control when peer
pressure leads to a world of drugs...a fatal pathway to meth
JURY AWARD - ANIMATION FILM
Directed by Anton Dawson - Novato, CA
Synopsis: What lurks at night at a college library? One
freshman is about to find out in the struggle between knowledge
FOREIGN AWARD - ANIMATION FILM
Directed by Hitoshi Takekiyo - Fukuoka, Japan
Synopsis: With a sound of a bell that notifies end of classes, a
school turns into a hilarious stage and full of surprises.
JURY AWARD - DOCUMENTARY FILM
Directed by Adam Blasucci - Cinnaminson, NJ
Synopsis: A satirical docudrama based on Adam's life experiences as a
person with the disability of muscular dystrophy.
SPECIAL JURY AWARDS - STUDENT FILM
Directed by Anthony Buncio - Carson, CA
Art Institute of California
Synopsis: An elderly man is admitted to a nursing care facility
which sparks a crisis of conscience in his teenage grandson.
Directed by Moon Molson - New York, NY
Columbia University, School of the Arts
Synopsis: A searing drama...lies and betrayals within a family sends
a young boy down his own path of destruction.
Directed by Elaine Liu - Kensington, MD
New York University
Synopsis: Set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966, a
projectionist's mistake results in dire consequences. Mandarin w/subtitles.
FOREIGN AWARD - STUDENT FILM
Directed by Andrew Lewis - Australia
Edith Cowan University
Synopsis: A wrenching drama about a peacekeeper's haunting lapse of behavior
during the war in the former Yugoslavia.
PROMISING STUDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS (18 & under)
BREAKFAST OF THE DEAD
Directed by Chris Sullivan (17) - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta High School
Synopsis: A satire of the 1960's Zombie films. A character is
hilariously unaffected when his town is overtaken by zombies.
Directed by Jamison Olivieri (17) - Concord, CA
Clayton Valley High School
Synopsis: A lonely painter paints a picture representing a man
undergoing a midlife crisis in which he is missing an invaluable
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"Finalist at the Action/Cut 2007 Short Film Competition"
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