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Film Block F: Short films with family themes

  • Wealthy Street Theatre 1130 Wealthy Street Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 United States (map)

Hold On: A couple works through a trying time in their relationship. Student Short.

Director's Biography: Andrew Behm is a student filmmaker based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His work has been nominated for several festivals, and screened in many different venues.






Wintery Spring: Nour, is a schoolgirl that lives alone with her father, goes through a crisis when the unexpected arrival of puberty happened to her for the first time and cannot tell her dad and the dad didn't understand these changes that occurred in her life, which results in tension between them.

Director's Biography: Mohamed Kamel is an Award Winning Egyptian filmmaker, born in Egypt, studied film directing at the Academy of Arts-higher cinema institute in Cairo and graduated in 2006, wrote and directed several narrative short films that participated in numerous of national & international film festivals around the world and won many international Awards, working now on making his own personal independent cinematic experiment.

Shipping Home: Shipping Home follows the year-long construction of Asheville, North Carolina’s first shipping container residence. But this is no HGTV fairytale - Ryan and Brook must balance life and parenthood with their aspirations of a sustainable dream house.

Director's Biography: Chris Zaluski and Sam Smartt (Honest Eye Productions) are documentary filmmakers based out of Asheville, NC and Grand Rapids MI, respectively. Their first film, Wagonmasters, was broadcast internationally, won numerous awards, and was eventually acquired by PBS.


Watch This: A retired bus driver, unable to mourn the loss of his wife, turns to his television for comfort. When the TV breaks, he is forced to look outside his closed world.

Director's Biography: Richard Turke has used many different Medias to express his creativity and natural story telling ability. He graduated from The California Institute of the Arts. Richard started in Fine Arts where his art work displayed a talent for telling a story and humor. Transitioning to "film" he created several original short subjects, which continued to reflect his depth of story and humor. Richard's work has been featured in several prestigious film festivals, such as AFI, Sitges and Slamdance. Richard Turke wrote and directed his first feature "Visible Scars",which won the Best Picture Award at the Shockfest Film Festival.