SHORTS BLOCK: EARNEST

Inception of a Jihadi

“Genius is a terrible thing.” Caitlin Thomas was a dancer, writer and woman behind the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. She partied as hard as him, advised him, loved him, kept him sober enough to write and brought up their family on no money, finally surviving his early death. Very little is written about Caitlin, her role in their legend or her recovery, and most portrayals are laughably inaccurate. This is Caitlin’s lyrical version of her life with Dylan, adapted from a one woman play written by Welsh poet Phil Bowen. The film has won best director, best actress and best musical score and nominated for over 20 awards. It is shot in the beautiful town of Laugharne in Wales and breaks many traditional film conventions. The film stars Sally George (recently in the West End and National Theatre Show – People Places and Things) as Caitlin and Griff Rhys Jones (the renowned actor and comedian), as the voice of Dylan Thomas.

Impairable

“Impairable” is a short film created by a team of over 40 freshmen film students at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The film follows a handicapped adolescent as he tries to win the heart of a beautiful girl.

I Love New York

In a city where everyone’s got an angle, how does you survive? After an NYC first-timer befriends a savvy street girl on the train, she takes him on a fantastical ride through all the city’s pitfalls. But nothing’s free in this town, so tighten up your hustle or you might just get hustled yourself.

Love Somehow

“Genius is a terrible thing.” Caitlin Thomas was a dancer, writer and woman behind the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. She partied as hard as him, advised him, loved him, kept him sober enough to write and brought up their family on no money, finally surviving his early death. Very little is written about Caitlin, her role in their legend or her recovery, and most portrayals are laughably inaccurate. This is Caitlin’s lyrical version of her life with Dylan, adapted from a one woman play written by Welsh poet Phil Bowen. The film has won best director, best actress and best musical score and nominated for over 20 awards. It is shot in the beautiful town of Laugharne in Wales and breaks many traditional film conventions. The film stars Sally George (recently in the West End and National Theatre Show – People Places and Things) as Caitlin and Griff Rhys Jones (the renowned actor and comedian), as the voice of Dylan Thomas.

Pushing

A homeless man, living on the fringes of society, feels out of touch with the speed and exclusivity of his surroundings. He retreats into his imagination to a time where he was better capable of fitting in and was accepted by others. When he is disrupted by a police officer, he initially sees him as a grave threat. However, through an act of kindness, he learns that this particular officer may truly want to help him. In return, he offers forgiveness and shares a bit of himself and how he experiences the world in his own unique way.