Escape & Connect
Take some time to get lost in a story. Gather together to make positive change. Indie Street is honored to present films from some courageously Independent human storytellers.
Directed by: Gregory Casares
Runtime: 8 min
The world of humans and the world of animals don't mix! Until that evening, at the masked ball organised by Eva's father in honour of his daughter.
Directed by: Evan DeRushie
Runtime: 11 min
Birdlime is the name for a sticky substance, usually made from holly bark or mistletoe, which is spread on branches to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. The film observes one bird who barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures.http://evanderushie.com/birdlime.php
Directed by: Bill Plympton
Runtime: 6 min
The sixth film in Bill Plympton's Oscar-nominated 'Guard Dog' series, in which our plucky hero – the dog – has a new occupation: patrolling our airports sniffing for illegal drugs. You know that's not going to end well.
Directed by: Robin Joseph
Runtime: 12 min
The tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. A journey of longing and discovery.https://www.facebook.com/foxandthewhale
Directed by: Nathan Campbell, Alec Cummings
Runtime: 2 min
A whaling run takes a turn for the worse when a fearless captain and her small crew of whale-hunters encounter a far more ancient and horrible evil.
Directed by: Renata Gąsiorowska
Runtime: 8 min
A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.
Directed by: Vincent Gallagher
Runtime: 7 min
Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman becomes the world’s oldest man with a mere minute gap between them, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place. ‘Second to None’ is a stop motion comedy about ambition, where second best is never enough.https://www.facebook.com/secondtononefilm/
Directed by: Ned Wenlock
Runtime: 5 min
Some stags get all the birds. But not Lone Stag. He lacks a certain something on the
antlers front: antlers. And without them he has little chance of getting any birds to help him make music for the spring jam. So far Lone Stag has recruited one bird; his friend the Sleepy Kiwi. But this hasn’t gone so well: Kiwi can’t sing. So Lone Stag ditches his friend and when a desperate bid for attention among his better endowed peers goes awry, Lone Stag is propelled in to the firing line; shaken and stirred; dropped from a height and then carried on a wave of discovery until he’s finally illuminated in the art of making beautiful music, his own way. There’s just one catch: In order to make his new ability work in the wild, he’s going to have to realize that the help of his friend is actually something he can’t do without.
Directed by: Lena von Döhren
Runtime: 4 min
It is summertime. High above in a maple tree the little Bird cherishes and nurtures the green leaves of his home. Suddenly a hungry caterpillar sets out to eat the appetizing leaves. The little Bird manages to lure away the glutton and an adventurous journey begins. In the forest, the fire-red fox is already awaiting the two. A lake with its perils must also be crossed. Eventually the caterpillar pupates. The little bird starts alone on the long way home. When the fox continues his chase the caterpillar appears to have been miraculously transformed to help the little Bird.http://www.lenalena.org/
Directed by: Urte Zintler
Runtime: 5 min
The non-narrative animated film is a poetic debate with the issue of "HOME" and the experience of the outland as a new home. A collage of fragments of Hilde Domin s poems and a concentration and overlay of sketchy drawings and sound elements - always incomplete, always close to disappearance. It describes the search for an inner place of calm - a timeless space of deceleration.
"One must be able to part and still be like a tree: the roots remaining in the ground, landscape passing and we are fixed." (Hilde Domin)https://urtezintler.wordpress.com/