Drama Volume I

A tormented and neglected twelve-year-old finds solace watching her favourite, violent western movies. When she finds a Colt Revolver in her late father's loft she decides to stand up to her tormentors - just like her gunslinging heroes.

Director Biography


Paul Holbrook and Sam Dawe are writer/director cousins from Bristol, UK. The film-making duo started out in 2013 writing both features and TV serials for the spec market including several shortlisted and well-received scripts. In 2014 they decided to push on with producing their own short film and comedy sketches for the screen and 'Shunk Films' was born. 

Several award-winning short films and comedy sketches followed proving the directing duo are equally capable of bringing diverse, gritty and dramatic stories to life just as they are colourful, laugh-out-loud comedy. 

There latest narrative short film is the gritty 'A Girl and Her Gun' which stars Broadchurch's Joe Sims and Eastenders' Brian Croucher and introdues child actor Matilda Randall in her first lead role.

Will is struggling to move on after his beloved daughter suddenly dies. Stuck in a dark cloud of grief, he spends his time hiding in his house and drinking himself into a stupor. Will just wants to be left alone. Meanwhile, a young girl from the neighborhood, Gracie, is determined to sell the last of her Firefly Girl cookies. She knows Will is hiding and that he has a reputation. Gracie also knows he's the only person left in town who hasn't bought any cookies. So fearless Gracie breaks into his house. Will is caught off-guard and taken aback by this unexpected and unwanted visitor. No matter how hard he tries to get her to leave, Gracie isn't backing down. Unbeknownst to Will, Gracie is suffering through issues not that different from his own.

Director Biography

Katie Micay graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s film production program. Her first short film, For Love, created at New York Film Academy’s summer program at age 14, is nearing 4,000 hits on YouTube. Her short film Limited Engagement was an Official Selection for the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival and got an Award of Merit at Women’s Independent Film Festival. She also received a nomination for Film Outside The Frame, LMU’s annual student awards and film festival, for her writing. Her second film My So Called Family was an Official Selection for Bel Air Film Festival. Her most recent short film, Flirt, was an Official Selection for the Reality Bytes Film Festival, and she is currently developing it as a feature.

Two brothers reunite when one of them finds himself in deep with a powerful criminal.

Director Biography


Actor, writer, and director John Redlinger is an accomplished filmmaker from Dallas, Texas. As an actor he has appeared in shows such as Banshee, The Originals, Devious Maids, Switched At Birth and Nashville to name a few. His film Thirst is currently enjoying a run on the SyFy channel. As director and writer he has won awards in several film festival competitions in Los Angeles, San Diego and Dallas. Additionally, his film The Crossing secured a screening at Cannes International Film Festival in 2013.

A small town race car driver struggles with the proposition of a sponsor who takes an interest in the sport's potential for carnage.

Director Biography

Award winning Director and Cinematographer Alexander Hankoff began his career directing and shooting commercials for fashion and beauty brands such as Nike, Dior and Estée Laude. The filmmaker has earned a reputation for a stripped down cinematic aesthetic and honesty in the performances of his actors. Alexander’s new documentary series NYChapters recently received attention from The Atlantic Monthly’s editor picks, inspiring a feature length expansion concentrating on one of the series’ subjects Bryan “Monkey” Northam. Production of “The Long Ride” begins in the Spring of 2016. Most recently, the cinematographer was recognized for his unique approach for Yellow in the Short Takes section of American Cinematographer magazine’s March 2016 issue.

Alexander Maxwell is a Director at Mill+ a global, award winning Creative Studio and Post Production Company. A graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Maxwell cut his teeth in their color department. Maxwell balances 
professional pursuits directing ads while writing and directing his independent films, such as Yellow, which is featured in March 2016’s issue of “American Cinematographer” and Burr, which premiered at The San Francisco International Film Festival and was the recipient of the ‘New Filmmakers Grant’ from Panavision. Maxwell has also directed promos for musical acts like Savoir Adore, Cody ChesnuTT and Gareth Emery, the latter video garnering 5 million views on Youtube. As director, Maxwell has worked with AT&T, Sleep Number, Hot Pockets, OnStar, Progressive and Doctors of the World, amongst others.

A shooter goes on a rampage, but is it real?

Told by the director's own suicide note, used as the script for the film.

Director Biography


Tom Botchii is an award winning Director and Editor specializing in violent, personal stories. He believes in attaching heavy personal experience, into each story he tells. He has an extensive background in documentary film, as well as music videos. He believes film directors should focus on trying to make something aesthetically pleasing, that’s not meant to be.

Following her parent's separation, Becky's life changes for the worse when her mother, Amanda is blindsided by a charming stranger, who is not quite what he seems. One fateful night will forever change their destiny.

Director Biography


Dimi Nakov is an aspiring multi award winning Filmmaker with a diverse body of work. Since 2009 he has produced a number of award winning music videos with over 1.2million views on You Tube, short films, and corporate videos for Coca Cola Amatil NZ. 

In 2012 Dimi was the first New Zealand Director to have two short films in competition at Cyprus International Film Festival, where his short "Playmates" won Best Cinematography. The second short film "BlindSide" that he produced and directed was accepted in Cannes Short Film Corner the same year.

In 2015 Dimi's music Video "Start A Revolution" for the NZ Band "Devilskin" won him the Rising Star Award at Canada International Film Festival. During March-April 2016 Dimi was a member of an international screening committee for the "Diversity In Cannes Short Film Showcase". 

Just hours after Kari serves Thomas with divorce papers they find out their world is coming to an end. Armed missiles are in route to Los Angeles, their home, and there is no escape. In their final hours, with no way to undo the hurt and pain from just hours earlier, they have to decide if they will die alone.

Director Biography

Jason Mac comes more from an athletic background than he does from the arts. But he has brought that same intensity and preparation to telling stories as an actor, and now a writer, producer, and director. 

He can be seen in episodes of CASTLE, CRIMINAL MINDS, VAMPIRE DIARIES, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, and others on television. He has appeared in numerous independent films such as INFLICTION, THE GHOST CLUB, BEFORE THE FALL, and other projects in various levels of pre and post-production. Currently he is prepping his Feature Directorial Debut to shoot late 2018 to shoot in his home state of South Carolina. 

After taking her life on her birthday, a teenage girl travels through a purgatory - like dream world in pursuit of her innocence; all the while being stalked by a sinister force.

Director Biography

Mitch McLeod was born in Garland, TX before he moved with his mother to the country at a young age. From an early age, Mitch fell in love with films and took an interest in acting. From the age of five Mitch began acting in theatre productions both in school and in local theatres. Watching films religiously, Mitch began to take an interest in the storytelling aspects and wrote his first screenplay at the age of 12, going on to write countless others over the years. It wasn’t until Mitch began acting on local films after graduating high school that he grew more interested in directing. He watched a multitude of behind the scenes production videos and studied the sets he worked on intently until he finally decided he was ready to make his first film, Novella. After using Novella as his “film school”, Mitch re-teamed with many of his cast and crew and went on to make his second film “ARC”, co-writing with one of his previous Novella stars. ARC went on to be a success, playing at several festivals across the nation and, finally, landing distribution with Summer Hill Films despite its meager $2000.00 budget. His most recent short film “Birthday Girl” has also gone on to see success, playing at even more festivals and receiving several nominations and awards.

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