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'Cinema Speakeasy' Short Film Showcase

Hello all,

It is with great pleasure I invite this group to a screening of independent short films, presented as part of Cinema Speakeasy, a program of Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association ( Films of two Indian filmmakers are to be screened at this event. My short film 'Dear Dad' is one of them. I need all your support to make this event successful.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will be split equally among the participating filmmakers, motivating them and providing much needed financial support to these independent filmmakers.

Ticket price: $8.00 ($4.00 for PIFVA members)
Tickets at:

Please RSVP at Facebook event page or at this meetup group to reserve your seat:

Parking is limited to street parking
Dinner and bar is available, and pay as you go. It's a full restaurant and bar.

The event is co-hosted by

Philadelphia Scriptwriters Network )
Philadelphia Indie Film Showcase

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WORDS OF ATONEMENT – PGC Studios – 10 mins
Italy, winter 1944 - A small American convoy makes its way through an old village. Warner, an Allied medic, is writing to his girl back home. As the company drives through the town, a small group of Germans prepares to ambush them.

Winner of "Best Undergraduate Picture" in the Temple Diamond Screen Film Festival 2011
Best Film - Roslyn Film Festival 2012

Written, Directed and Edited By: Phillip G. Carroll Jr.
Produced By: Kurt Eberling Jr.
Starring: Steven Costa, Gary Oswald, Mike Kettyle, Gerhard Laemmele, Friedrich Haas


DEAR DAD – Filter Productions – 15 mins
Sarah has her own way of making people realize their mistakes. Rick, a 30-something, single dad, discovers that his teenage daughter, Sarah, commits a prank on his boss. It launches a series of events that involve her and two others that throws their world upside-down changing their lives forever.

Starring: Leandro Hernandez, Charlie Cook, Vic Mancini, Shirin Caiola, Joe Pittro, and Vinoth Perk
Directed By: Abad Leyva
Written and Produced by: Bharathwaj Vijayakumar
Trailer :
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The Last Hug – Chicago Talkies – 19 mins
Mini is a young girl who has everything that she could dream of: a big house, a car, a secure future…but what she doesn't have is a father. There are no pictures in the house, no one ever talks about him and mother always kept lying. Where else could she turn to for help? She gives up and decides to leave forever when a total stranger walks in and, within moments, changes her hatred towards her mother into love.

Starring: Jay Disney, Quincey Krull, Walt Sloan, Jennifer Sall, Hilary Staton
Written & Directed By: Raza Siddiqui


FATE ACCOMPLI – SIGSALY Entertainment– 25 mins
Spending a lonely night in his luxury hotel room, Gabriel, a merciless contract killer, hires Faye, a beautiful, sultry call girl, to pass the time. But Gabriel gets more than he bargained for when Faye reveals another agenda and may not be what she appears to be.

Starring: Walt Sloan, Erin Breen, Carlo Aparo, Jill Schultz
Written and Directed By: Eric Neal


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