Viewpoints: A Collection of Experimental Short Films in Barco Escape
Viewpoints: A Collection of Experimental Short Films in Barco Escape features an assortment of material created by independent filmmakers for the unique 3-screen cinema format, Barco Escape. The eclectic works explore the creative possibilities of Barco Escape as a tool to deliver a new cinema experience. The compilation of animated and live action films includes some scary, serious and fun titles.
All titles presented as part of Viewpoints: A Collection of Experimental Short Films in Barco Escape were premiered at the Cinequest Film Fest Festival 2016 in San Jose, CA. This presentation is exclusively available at participating Barco Escape theatres.
The collection may contain elements that are not suitable for some audiences; accordingly, viewer discretion is advised.
Viewpoints Week 1 Program 5/12 to 5/18
Viewpoints Week 2 Program 5/19 to 5/25
Paranoid Cat from Producer / Director Wahid Ibn Reza
Meet a paranoid cat named Woojo, who believes all the inanimate objects in his owner's apartment are trying to get him! He scratches, fights, and bites his way through the place only to find himself in a tangle.
Canteen - Director, Stephen Nguyen; Producer, Kourosh Ahari
In a post-apocalyptic world, where water is scarce, a woman goes on a rigorous journey to deliver what's left of her water supply to the one she loves the most, while having to overcome many obstacles along the way.
Touching Heaven Screenwriter/Director Simon Lee Producer Carolyn Starkey
Touching Heaven portrays the incredible activity of Wingsuit Flying through a new lens, with a focus on the inner voice of the protagonist and the timeless mythical significance of man defying his place in the natural order and taking to the air.
Secret of 40 from Director Kourosh Ahari
Devastated by the tragic loss of his mother, Josh discovers an obscure ritual and tries to contact her, unknowingly opening the doorway to the unseen.
Two-Legged Rat Bastards from Director, Scott Weintrob
Cantankerous alcoholic Eddie wants to reconnect with his son -- so he tells him the story of how he lost his leg...in a high stakes poker match...at a table full of miscreants...where money changes hands, and hands change hands, along with eyes, ears, feet, and more. Will his son believe him?
Voodo Ap Producer/Director, Anthony Feijoo Amado
An angry ex-girlfriend uses a voodoo doll witchcraft app to curse the image of her lost love on her mobile phone. Each swipe of the photo leads to terrifying results, until a deadly climax.
Guarding Grace from Director, Sean Kirkpatrick
When her father dies, a young girl with cerebral palsy finds herself alone on the dangerous West Philly streets. She earns an unlikely guardian when a gruff drug dealer, decides to keep a watchful eye on the vulnerable Grace. But, who is the one that needs saving most?
In Another Room from Directors Austin & Aaron Keeling
Austin and Aaron Keeling (the minds behind The House on Pine Street, which had its World Premiere at Cinequest in 2015), takes us inside an aging and eerie mansion and into the world of its tour guide. But, that world is about to be shaken to its foundation when she is stalked by a malevolent presence.
Withdrawal writer Vijay Rajan and producer Oscar Arguello Jr
a redemption story of a father helping his daughter detox from heroin in an ordinary suburban home, making amends for his own prior drug use and neglectful behavior.
Goldilocks from Director / Screenwriter Blake Simon
Ray Ashford, an astronaut on the Goldilocks Missions, searches the stars for a new home, when a circuit failure in his ship threatens to jeopardize the mission and put in danger the lives of those he loves.