Get to know the short film: POND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

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In this martial arts drama set in 1800 Upper Canada, two slaves jeopardize their escape to baptize themselves.

Project Links
  • Tochi Osuji
    Director
  • Tochi Osuji
    Writer
  • Tochi Osuji
    Producer
  • Craig Henry
    Key Cast
  • Dale Samms
    Key Cast
  • Jeffrey Aarles
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    action, period, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI Amira
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

2017 QUEST Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January to June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.

ACTORFAN FICTION TV SPEC Screenplay – DOCTOR WHO
June 2017 Reading
by Paul Hewitt

festival posterEYE OF INDIA, 3min, India, Experimental/Adventure
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORNOVEL Transcript: DIGBY’S DIARY
May 2017 Reading
by E.D. Bird

ACTORTV BEST Scene – INFINITY’S EDGE
May 2017 Reading
by Anthony M. Dionisio

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – TRISKEL
May 2017 Reading
by Brian K. Palmer

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SANDSTORM
April 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase
ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Byron Anderson


festival posterMARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORBEST Scene – THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Sean Francis Ellis

ACTORBEST Scene – NO MORE GOODYBES
January 2017 Reading
Written by Rebekah R. Ganiere
ACTORNOVEL Reading – THE FOOTSTOOL INCIDENT
January 2017 Reading
Written by Stephen Karnaghan

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

2017 GUN Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January to June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – POPEYE “SPINACH RUN”
February 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase


festival posterAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterRUN FREE, 8min, Romance/War
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterREVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterQUESTIONS, 6min, USA, Fan Fiction/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORBEST Scene – THE ROSY HUE OF THE DYING DAY
January 2017 Reading
Written by Lauren Hoekstra
ACTOR1st SCENE Script – INT. CAR – NIGHT
January 2017 Reading
Written by Martin Keady

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

2017 FIGHT Stories, Novels, Films, Screenplays (January to June)

Watch the best of creative works showcased in this genre at the festival in the first half of 2017.

festival posterTHE EARTH SURVIVAL CODE, 10min, China, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival poster1950 DA, 7min, France, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher Michaels

ACTORTV SPEC of SUPERNATURAL
May 2017 Reading
by Bonnie Bonaduce
STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – THE ASSIGNMENT
March 2017 Reading
Written by George Ivanov Nenchev

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar

festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – OBEDIENCE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Potts

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – POPEYE “SPINACH RUN”
February 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – THE FLASH TV series
February 2017 Reading
Written by Nader Hobballah


festival posterREVENGANT, 7min. Germany, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterQUESTIONS, 6min, USA, Fan Fiction/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTOR1st SCENE Script – OCD
January 2017 Reading
Written by Quyen Tran

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Festival Moderators: Amanda Lomonaco, Kierston Drier, Matthew Toffolo

Camera Operators: Mary Cox, Marko Cvijetinovic

May 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

 

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: BE SILENT
May 2017 Reading
by Danie Botha

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: OUTBREAK MUTINY
May 2017 Reading
by Jay Sandlin
ACTORACTION BEST Scene – A SECRET JOURNEY
May 2017 Reading
by Gary A. Piazza

ACTORACTION BEST Scene – FIEND
May 2017 Reading
by Andrew Samuelsen

ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORTHRILLER BEST Scene – FOUR IN THE DOOR
May 2017 Reading
by Alan & Linda Barkley
ACTORTV BEST Scene – INFINITY’S EDGE
May 2017 Reading
by Anthony M. Dionisio

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: DIGBY’S DIARY
May 2017 Reading
by E.D. Bird
ACTORSCI-FI BEST Scene – AMERICAN INDIAN UPRISING
May 2017 Reading
by Allen Cody

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – TRISKEL
May 2017 Reading
by Brian K. Palmer
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – ROUND TRIP
May 2017 Reading
by Sherwin Allen

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – THE VOLUNTEER
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher Michaels
ACTORTV SPEC of SUPERNATURAL
May 2017 Reading
by Bonnie Bonaduce

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley
ACTORFAN FICTION FEATURE Screenplay – MARVEL ZOMBIES
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher J. Valin

festival posterWALKING SUPPLY, 25min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFANTOME, 13min, Canada, Horror/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

 

April 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – ON THE RUN
April 2017 Reading
Written by Wanda Weaver Kight
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – PAST PRESENCE
April 2017 Reading
Written by Kevin Mongelli
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SANDSTORM
April 2017 Reading
Written by Neil Chase
ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Byron Anderson

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Highlights and Winners: February 2017 Action FEEDBACK Film Festival

festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterMARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTRUE COPY, 11min, Russia, Thriller/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The ACTION/THRILLER FEBRUARY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was truly a great success.

The theme of the festival was “OPEN ENDED ENDINGS”.

Every film showcased had an ending for sure – but it also left a continuining story for the characters presented. So if any of these filmmakers want to make a sequel – they can!

NOTE: This was the 3rd festival showcasing the best of Action Short Films at the festival. And the 4th festival that was moderated by Amanda Lomonaco. She was terrific and will be moderating 6 more festivals in 2017.

This was one of those rare festival nights where every single film presented received multiple votes for “Best Film” of the night.

The Action / Crime / Thriller Festival nights are now becoming my favourites. Many of these terrific films don’t get a fair shake from other festival programmers because they appear to be too “mainstream” for the short film market.

Before I started the FEEDBACK Festival, I worked at more than a few film festivals, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) being one of them. It was there where I truly understood what programmers are looking for – and the films presented at this festival are NOT what they are looking for.

When I decided to dedicate an entire festival for these genres, I have to say that I was a bit worried. I didn’t know if we were going to receive a fair share of quality films from around the world in the Action/Crime genres in particular. And boy was I wrong. Hence the reason why there are 4 more festivals in these genres scheduled in Los Angeles & Toronto in 2017.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: TRUE COPY

Best Performances: APPRAISAL

Best Cinematography: THE LAST BASE

Best Music: The music from MARAUDER