• ShortList 2020: How a ‘Creepy' A Cappella Group Inspired the Dark Comedy ‘The Devil's Harmony'

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    A “creepy” a cappella group at Dylan Holmes Williams' university led the filmmaker to make a dark comedy short titled “The Devil's Harmony,” about a bullied teenage girl who uses her music group to get revenge on her fellow classmates.
    “I had the original idea because I was making a music video for an a cappella club and I realized how incredibly creepy they are, and I realized that that could be a starting point for a high school horror short,” Williams, one of the finalists in TheWrap's ShortList Film Festival, told TheWrap. “Some of them have seen it, one of them is now a director, and...
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  • ShortList 2020: ‘How to Make a Rainbow' Director Shows a Trans Mom Finding ‘Support System' in Her Daughter

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    How to Make a Rainbow from Maxey Fish on Vimeo. As a trans mother, Jade Phoenix Martinez deals with a lot of “bulls-” in her life. But you wouldn't know it from the documentary short film “How to Make a Rainbow,” which highlights the deep love and bond between a mother and daughter rather than the pain.
    Ryan Maxey's film follows Martinez and her daughter Alaizah for two years and examines the struggle of how Martinez works to raise and teach her child all while going through her transition. But Maxey really wanted to focus the 16-minute film on Alaizah's natural understanding, empathy and...
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