Short Film

World Builder

World Builder – a strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves

The film starts with hologram images up in the air, with a man lying down, flipping over these images with his finger. On his right arm is a digitized timer, projecting 59:59 – a second less than an hour for him to do what he’s got to do. “World Builder” is an award-winning romantic science fiction that was written, directed, and produced by Bruce Branit, a visual effects connoisseur well-known for co-creating “405” with Jeremy Hunt. For about nine minutes, “World Builder” will take you on a journey into a virtual world where all emotions are profound and for real. One man builds a world, one woman takes a little stroll, and the rest is for the creative imagination of the audience. The film was created with Newtek LightWave3D, EyeOn Digital Fusion, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, and Dell Computers. Kudos to Randy Skach and Jason Sartain for a neat work on the musical score and music production, respectively.

No Way Through – award winning short film by Alexandra Monro & Sheila Menon

No Way Through is strong and powerful visualization of a "shocking reality of Palestinian life in the West Bank uncomfortably close to home". The very simple storyline highlights how one of the basic human rights is being continuously broken in the region. The short, written and directed by Alexandra Monro & Sheila Menon was a 2009 Ctrl Alt Shift Film Competition Winner and created quite a bit of conversation both online and off.

Maud & Leo: A Road Movie to Think About

Maud & Leo is written, directed and produced by Jonny von Wallstr�m, Akram Janzi, and Tobias Rydin. The movie is about the bond that�s formed between an elderly woman in her 50s who sets out on a reluctant goal and by chance encounters a 22 year old, uber talkative musician, who was thrown out of his band. They find themselves unlikely partners out on a road trip and end up bickering and arguing with each other. However, in the end they find the respect and meaning they have sought for most of their lives.


Jack and Jill are always hurting each other’s feelings. But like Mum said, “It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.”