Lexus Short Films is a Short Film platform that discovers up
and coming filmmakers from across the globe whose fresh voices lend new
perspectives to the format. After
last year's successful launch, The Weinstein Company and Lexus have continued
their partnership for year two of the series.
rising filmmakers (Jon Goldman, Satsuki Okawa with script writer Ken
Ochiai) are being mentored by acclaimed members of the film community
including actress Katie Holmes (The Giver, Wonder Boys) and directors
Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, upcoming Tulip Fever),
Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, upcoming Woman in Gold), Antoine
Fuqua (Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day, upcoming Southpaw), and Phillip
Noyce (The Giver, The Quiet American)."
The films highlight the theme "Life is Amazing" and
will be screened at film festivals across the globe followed by a release in
October 2014. The films' progress
and film festival schedule can be followed at www.lexusshortfilms.com
The 2014 Short Films are:
Written/Directed by Jon Goldman
Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of
various vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works; none more so
than Angela, an angel with her own pastry shop. But Randall's inattention to
his work has lead to a string of thefts and soon threatens to cost him his job.
A chance encounter with a beautiful starlet and her lapdog provides Randall not
only an opportunity to break the ice with Angela, but a chance to prove his
worth to everyone at the market - including himself.
Directed by Satsuki Okawa
Written by Satsuki Okawa and Ken Ochiai
Ellen's best friend Jonah wants to create a unique and
picturesque proposal to his girlfriend. Banding together with a group of
friends, Ellen works diligently to ensure that the meticulously planned show of
affection goes off without a hitch, but issues arise along the way. Ellen must
overcome her feelings for Jonah and any past promises they made to each other
for the proposal to go as planned.
total time for the event 60-90 minutes depending on if a Q&A gets added.SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
NY, NY 10011
Reception Immediately following the Screening:
Penthouse at Dream Downtown
PH-D Rooftop Lounge
355 West 16th Street