Authentically Us is Official Selection at Nantucket Film Festival

Authentically Us We’re Still Here named in Nantucket Film Festival Official Selection 2018. Authentically Us joins a program of 12 virtual reality films touching on a wide range of subjects including aliens, dreams, refugees, sexual harrassment, the environment, and LGBTQ+ stories.

Nantucket Film Festival 2018 Program

Full festival program available here.

DINNER PARTY

Project Creators: Angel Manuel Soto, Charlotte Stoudt, 
Laura Wexler | Key Collaborators: Rachel Skidmore, Bryn Mooser, Erik Donley | USA / 2018 / 13 min / Narrative

A thriller adaptation of a UFO abduction story recounted by husband and wife Barney and Betty Hill to friends and authorities.

THE DREAM COLLECTOR

Project Creator: Li Mi | China / 2017 / 11 min / Animated

An old man and an optimistic dog live in a garbage dump, picking up abandoned garbage day after day, year after year.

FIRE ESCAPE

Project Creators: Vassiliki Khonsari, Navid Khonsari, 
Andres Perez-Duarte, Sam Butin | Key Collaborators: Lulu LaMer, Maria Essig | USA / 2018 / 20 min / Narrative

When the clock strikes eight, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real time. Peer into the private lives of eight disenfranchised tenants entangled in a murder.

GREENLAND MELTING

Writers/Directors: Catherine Upin, Nonny de la Peña 
Writers: Julia Cort, Caitlin Saks, Carla Borras | USA / 2017 / 13 min / Documentary

Experience being in Greenland — standing in the water in front of a glacier, flying at low altitudes over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and diving beneath the ocean’s surface.

INTO THE NOW

Project Creator: Michael Muller | Key Collaborators: Michael Smith, Morne Hardenberg | USA / 2018 / 10 min / Documentary

A unique look at our oceans and the creatures that reside in them.

THE JOURNEY

Writer/Director: Charlotte Mikkelborg | USA-Germany / 2018 / 10 min / Documentary

In Ethiopia, 3-year-old Aminai is trying to find enough food and water to survive the worst drought in 30 years; 10-year-old Changkouth in South Sudan is trying to get an education and avoid being recruited as a child soldier; and 18-year-old Mani in Chad is ostracized by her community because she is living with HIV, but determined to change minds.

KINOSCOPE

Project Creators: Clement Léotard, Philippe Collin | France / 2017 / 10 min / Narrative

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the cinema? Immerse 
yourself in the masterpieces of the seventh art.

MY AFRICA

Project Creators: Conservation International, Passion Planet, Vision3 | Key Collaborator: The Tiffany & Co. Foundation | USA-UK / 2018 / 9 min / Documentary

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, 
My Africa transports viewers to an elephant sanctuary in Kenya.

REVOKED

Project Creator: Stevo Chang | Cast: Kally Khourshid, Holly Rone, Natalie Erickson, Steve Froehlich, Jon Maxwell | USA / 2018 / 
15–30 min / Narrative

In a not-too-distant American dystopian future, the president revokes the green cards of all Iranian-born U.S. permanent residents. Jane Manesh must flee or face deportation.

TAKE EVERY WAVE: LAIRD IN VR

Writer: Tarik Benbrahim | Director: Elijah Allan-Blitz | USA / 2018 / 
4 min / Documentary

Join Laird Hamilton and friends as they chase perfection in the form of eight- to ten-foot waves stretching over a mile long, where rides up to six minutes become normal atop an innovatively designed hydrofoil surfboard.

UTURN

Writer/Director: Ryan Lynch | Project Creator/Director: Nathalie Mathe | Project Creator: Justin Chin | USA / 2017 / 10 min / Narrative

What happens when a young female coder joins a male-dominated floundering startup that’s deep in an identity crisis?

WE’RE STILL HERE

Writer/Director: Jesse Ayala | Writer: Connor Lonning | USA / 2018 / 5 min / Documentary

Aiden ShortCloud, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve and revive his heritage in a race against time.

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