RSVP – ACTION/ADVENTURE Film Festival – Thur. Jan. 11th (Los Angeles)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shesput Wilson.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us atlatickets@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

1st ACT PROGRAM – Best CRIME/MYSTERY


STORY TO TELL, 15min., Japan, Crime/Drama 
Directed by Sayaka NakaneA crime Japanese yakuza story.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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MONDAY, 18min., USA, Crime/Comedy
Directed by Dinh Thai“What can I get to you?” That’s the question driving a conflicted young hustler who sells everything and anything to make money. As he code-switches through various cliques, he’s forced to confront racism as well as the immorality of his occupation.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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CONVERSATIONS, 8min., Ireland, Crime/Mystery
Directed by Emma Jackson & Igor OsipovDetective thriller set in Dublin.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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2nd ACT PROGRAM – Best of ACTION/ADVENTURE


MIND GAME, 2min., China, Action/Experimental 
Directed by Weisi DaiA dance? A game? Or a fight?CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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FREEDOM OF THE WHEELS, 17min., USA, Adventure/Comedy
Directed by Jon GlassbergAn unmotivated and languishing Matt Segal gets inspiration from an unlikely place and recruits Will Stanhope, his life-partner-in-crime to accompany him on a winter adventure that will test their strength, stamina, and friendship. On Matt’s 50cc scooter, the boys set out with an iron resolve to ride from Boulder to Aspen, Colorado to do a little ice climbing. What happens in between is nothing short of extraordinary.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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VIKING TOOTHACHE, 4min, USA, Action/Fantasy
Directed by Philip BaumhardtA young warrior must confront the consequences of his violent past.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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LILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
Directed by Hank IsaacWhat if Robin Hood was a homeless ten-year-old girl living in a modern city.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

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2016 ACTION/ADVENTURE Short Films

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

Best of Action/Adventure SHORT FILMS showcased at the festival in  2016:


festival posterMARTY: A WILD WEST NEVERLAND, 16min., USA, Fantasy/Adventure
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festival posterHELIO, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi/Action
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festival posterO, 29min, Norway, Horror/Mystery
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festival posterGILT, 22min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterTHE TRAP, 16min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterBLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY, 12min., USA, Action/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMOTEL MOTEL, 20min., Belgium, Crime/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
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festival posterRED ROVER, 15min, Australia/USA, Fantasy/Action
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

September 2016 Film Festival


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THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL WR, 17min, France, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterUNCANNY VALLEY, 9min, Argentina, Sci-Fi/Experimental
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September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada
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festival posterTIME SMASH, 2min., USA, Animation/Sci-Fi
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JAILBREAK, 1min., USA, Animation/Crime

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festival posterFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE
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2min, USA, Action/Comedy


festival posterQUPID
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10min, Australia, Action/Romance


festival posterACROPHOBIA
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3min, Switzerland, Action/Documentary


festival posterKARATE GIRL BRAWL
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


10min, Canada, Action/Thriller


festival posterTHE MEGA PLUSH
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4min, USA, Animation/Action


festival posterBURGLAR
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5min, South Korea, Crime/Action

 

 

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

Get to know the ACTION Short Film: BLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY

Playing at the October 20th ACTION FEEDBACK Film Festival

  MOVIE POSTERBLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY, 12min., USA, Action/Crime
Directed by Emily Dell

Revolves around the detective agency of Grace Blackwell and Raven Summers. A feisty duo fighting injustice and giving a voice to the defenseless using brute force, killer brains and unconventional beauty.

Director Statement: I was first introduced to Rebecca Nyahay and Raushanah Simmons through friends in New York. They were looking for a female action director to lead the predominantly female crew they had assembled and I was honored to be on their short list. When they started to discuss Blackwell Summers Mysteries with me and introduced me to the characters of Grace Blackwell and Raven Summers there was no choice in my mind… I would fly to New York and sleep on friend’s couches to direct this movie.

I loved having the opportunity to play in a legendary time period and create such a thrilling, bad-ass and fun story. Strong lights in bright colors, vibrant wardrobe, dramatic action scenes paired with subtle, funny character moments – these were my vision for the story. It was also a unique chance to work with a team of women as creative, driven, and tirelessly passionate as I am. Blackwell Summers Mysteries would never have been possible without the unparalleled team effort guiding it forward. I’m honored to have been a part of this project and proud from the first moment that deep bass starts to strum.

Film Type:Short, Web / New Media

Genres:Action, Film Noir, Blaxploitation, Murder Mystery

Runtime:12 minutes 14 seconds

Completion Date:February 19, 2016

Production Budget:25,000 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
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ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 26th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

Get to know the ACTION Short Film: TENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS

Playing at the October 20th ACTION FEEDBACK Film Festival

TENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
Directed by Samuel Smith

A father struggles to protect his family against the terror of the Tengu, bird-men of the mountains.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:8 minutes 23 seconds

Completion Date:April 1, 2016

Production Budget:2,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 25th event
ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 18th event
ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 28th event
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 26th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

KARATE GIRL BRAWL – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK Video from the April 2016 Film Festival

Watch Moderation Videos from the Best of Action/Crime Short Film Festival in 2016:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/april_2016_film_festival.html

Watch KARATE GIRL BRAWL Audience FEEDBACK Video. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERKARATE GIRL BRAWL, 10min, Canada, Action/Thriller
Directed by Andy Hourahine

The film follows Charli Hackmann, an 18-year-old girl with a talent for finding the fight. Her violent past has helped her realize that the only enemies of worth are her inner demons, personified in this short as the BOSS. Her outer toughness means nothing to Charli, her true character is who she is in the dark and that is yet to be galvanized.

Director’s Statement:

The real battle lies within.

As a writer/director, I am drawn to themes of self-awareness, mental illness, psychology, depression, addiction, self-medication, personal triumph and tragedy. This is why when I had the chance to expand on the first micro-film, Karate Girl STREETFIGHT, I was eager to add more story and depth to the characters.

The film follows Charli Hackmann, an 18-year-old girl with a talent for finding the fight. Her violent past has helped her realize that the only enemies of worth are her inner demons, personified in this short as the BOSS. Her outer toughness means nothing to Charli, her true character is who she is in the dark and that is yet to be galvanized.

Martial arts are a fascinating subject and I have been fortunate to study them in North America, Europe, Japan, and Okinawa. I truly feel they are misunderstood and often misrepresented in the mainstream media. Old masters will tell you that it has nothing to do with fighting and everything to do with living to your fullest. I hope our endeavors here can further that message.

Production brought together the resources of many talented local individuals and I was very pleased to see so many people committed to independent film. Thanks to diligent work in pre-production, principal photography was completed by a skeleton crew in various locations over multiple days. Depsite budget and time constraints, we were still able to make use of some innovative film tools and I was pleased with how everything came together in post-production.

I wish to thank everyone in the pre-screening process for their positive feedback which has shaped the final product for the better. As well, my sincere thanks to a great cast and crew for bringing this short story to life; especially the beautiful and talented Julia Hourahine who showed strength, maturity, and professionalism well beyond her years as she smiled through the punches, kicks, slams, yanks, and long night shoots.

Short Film: QUPID, 10min, Australia, Action/Romance. Playing at Best of Action/Crime Film Festival

Playing at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thur. April 28th. Get your FREE Tickets today

QUPID, 10min, Australia, Action/Romance
Directed by JE Flood

Kidnapped victim Roo must escape a wannabe Cupid before she is injected with an untested love syrum.

Director’s Statement:

Human beings are sexual beings and when we repress this side of ourselves there are destructive consequences. But QUPID isn’t a literal exploration of the issue. It functions as a fable, a warning against the detrimental impact of sexual repression.

Quentin (Paul Wilson) represents heteronormative society attempting to control and direct sexuality as a sy- ringe wielding Cupid. His antithesis is Roo (Sally Dulson), the story’s hero, a woman who does not allow society to deny her sexuality, nor her sexuality de ne her.

The backdrop for Quentin’s kidnappings is rural Australia, a setting heavy with ideas of tradition and somehow xed within our national psyche, despite the majority of Australians living in urban areas.

Although Australia is considered progressive on LGBTQI issues, correctional centres still operate in the country. these institutions provide “reparative therapy” for those who are supposedly suffering unwanted same-sex attraction. it is this delusion, equating homosexuality to a curable ailment, which first sparked the idea for a short film.

The consequences of Quentin’s attempt to control and direct sexuality is worn by Dominic. He is no longer a man, just an embodiment of his sex and sexuality. He exists solely to dominate Roo, without an identity. He is a warning against the detrimental impact of sexual repression.

Short Film: FANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE, 2min, USA, Action/Comedy. Playing at Best of Action/Crime Film Festival

Playing at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Thur. April 28th. Get your FREE Tickets today

  MOVIE POSTERFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE, 2min, USA, Action/Comedy
Directed by Joe Wesley

Two nerds have the time of their life fighting for gridiron glory against a horde of orcs, barbarians, and ogres.

Director’s Statement:

Fantasy Football, A Nerd’s Tale is what I wish Fantasy Football really was. Instead of crunching numbers and stuffing stat sheets, how much more fun would it be leading your team of Elven warriors to bloody victory on the battlefield, hacking and slashing through a horde of orc and troll linemen for a touchdown?

Film Type: Short

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Adventure

Runtime: 2 minutes 29 seconds

Completion Date: November 10, 2015

Production Budget: 5,000 USD

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital 2K

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color:Color