I had the pleasure of being invited back for a second year in a row to cover the 8th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia and it was incredible! Tune in to hear interviews with creators, and directors, as well as my picks for the best films of the festival!

ATR Episode #93!

This weekend was absolutely amazing and served as a reminder as to why I love coming up to Vancouver, B.C. and supporting independent film makers. The support and love that everyone showed for their fellow film makers is always truly inspiring to witness and I highly encourage people to check out this exceptional festival. For all of the links to the films mentioned on this episode you can head to the website for the Vancouver Short Film Festival and watch trailers for each of the films: www.vsff.com/films-2018

Thank you to everyone who gave me this opportunity : Kristyn, Marena, Zlatina, Kaila, Kyra, Patrick, Lawrence, Mayumi, David, Gigi, Raynor, Mathias. It was also great hanging out with Arun, Ana, Elad, Nicholas, and many more.

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Time code breakdown:

0m:00s – 3m:44s: Introduction live from the Vancouver Short Film Festival

3m:44s – 16m:02s: Interview with festival Co-Directors; Marena Dix and Zlatina Pacheva

16m:12s – 26m:15s: Interview with Kyra Zagorsky (director and writer) and Patrick Sabongui (producer) from the film “The Prince” (IMDB.com/ThePrince)

Poster for “The Prince”

26m:15s – 39m:35s: Interview with Lawrence Le Lam, director of the film “Cypher” (IMDB.com/Cypher)

Poster for “Cypher”

39m:35s – 57m:30s: Interview with Mayumi Yoshida, writer and director of the film “Akashi” (IMDB.com/Akashi)

Poster for “Akashi”

57m:30s – 1h:08m: Interview with David C. Jones, actor, director, and Master of Ceremonies extraordinaire (IMDB.com/DavidCJones)

David C. Jones

1h:08m – 1h:25m: Interview with Gigi Saul Guerrero (writer and director), Raynor Shima (writer), and Mathias Retamal (actor) from the film “Bestia” (IMDB.com/Bestia)

1h:25m – 1h:31m: Program #1: My choice for best of program #1 is “Akashi” by Mayumi Yoshida (IMDB.com/Akashi). My runner-up is “Hollywood’s Greatest Trick” by Sohail Al-Jamea (Youtube trailer)

1h:31m – 1h:34m: After Dark program: My choice for best of the After Dark program is “Echoes in the ice” by  BJ Verot (IMDB.com/EchoesInTheIce). My runner-up is “Bestia” by Gigi Saul Guerrero (IMDB.com/Bestia)

1h:34m – 1h:37m: Program #2: My choice for best of program #2 is “IMUR Swirl” by Nancy Lee (YouTube trailer). My runner-up is “The Prince” by Kyra Zagorsky (IMDB.com/ThePrince)

1h:37m – 1h:40m: Program #3: My choice for best of program #3 is “Woodman” by Mike Jackson (IMDB.com/Woodman). My runner-up is “La Mariposa/ The Butterfly” by Kyra Zagorsky (Vimeo.com/LaMariposa)

1h:40m – 1h:44m: Program #4: My choice for best of program #4 is “The Lion” by Jon Chiang (Vimeo.com/TheLion). My runner-up is “After We Left Our Homes” by Marc Adamson (IMDB.com/AfterWeLeftOurhomes)

1h:44m – 1h:46m: And finally, what you have all been waiting for, the grand reveal of my “Best in show” for the 2018 Vancouver Short Film Festival is ….. “Akashi” by Mayumi Yoshida! (IMDB.com/Akashi). The runner-up for this year’s festival is “IMUR Swirl” by Nancy Lee!

1h:46m – 1h:50m: Wrap up and social media handles

Thank you to all of the organizers, film makers, actors, and creators for making the time to be on the show. I am truly grateful for it! make sure to follow them and their projects on social media from the links below.

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