Session 6               
Friday June 9, 2006    12:30PM TO 2:30PM
AMC/LOEWS Boston Common: 175 Tremont St. Boston
Unicorn Pride              (13 min)

Unicorn Pride is a short documentary about a small Texas town’s
community who claims to be the only high school in the nation with a
Unicorn mascot. Kooky faculty, fanatical parents and students take
their dedication of the Unicorn to another level. Mystical Creature or
not: Unicorn Pride is justified..

PRODUCER: Linnea Toney, Jesse Trussel


And Now a Word from our Sponsors   
(9 min)

A young man's quest for a condom turns strangely surreal as he is
bothered by an army of supermarket sellers soliciting their products. If
he doesn’t outsmart them on time he will lose his chance with a
beautiful girl waiting in his apartment. Will he make it on time? And
what surprise will he find once he arrives? This short is a commentary
on today’s world dominated by advertising. To best express its theme,
the film consists of fake commercials put together in a way that tells a
story of the main character’s mission. Each part was made in a
different style to present various approaches that advertisers use to
lure in and manipulate the potential consumer.

Scott Antonucci  (Windy Field, Crusty),
Laura Orrico

DIRECTOR: Wojciech Lorenc
WRITER: Wojciech Lorenc, Shane English, Jennifer Niemeyer
PRODUCER: Jennifer Niemeyer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jennifer Niemeyer, Shane English


Cold Kenya                   (30 min)

A young Warsaw business tries to reconcile his newfound wealth and
success with the pain of Poland’s past. With an upcoming marriage
looming, he examined his life to see if he can share his doubts and
get his life back on track.

DIRECTOR: Laurence Walsh
PRODUCER: Michal Wulzynski



Breaking News                      (60 min)

'Breaking News' is not a film about Kobe Bryant or Michael Jackson. It
is not even a film about celebrity trials per se. 'Breaking News' is a film
about the decline of television news in a desperate race for ratings
and dollars. It's a demonstration of how news has been transformed
from a public service for all Americans, to a glitzy, Hollywood business
that thrives on cheap thrills to score viewership. The casualties of this
race are ethical journalism and the public service of our airwaves.
“We are being told to write for an eighth-grade education… in fact
someone told me now it’s down to seventh grade.” Tamara Banks,
Reporter, KWGN-TV, Denver. When the big business of news media
comes to town on the trail of a sensational celebrity trial, lives are
changed. Stars are created. Ethical barriers shattered. The trials
develop into defining cultural events, dividing communities and
dominating lunchroom banter with tales of murder, sex and scandal.
But why is it news? The trials of NBA star Kobe Bryant and pop
superstar Michael Jackson hit the sweet spot of media trials. 'Breaking
News' chronicles the extraordinary activities of these celebrity trials;
turning the camera on the cameras. Granted access to the inner
workings of the news teams, we follow the journalists as they scramble
to put together stories about nothing. “Breaking News” confronts one
of the most pressing issues facing modern media—the constant
pressure on television news organizations for ratings and money.

WRITER: Brian Malone, Kevin Brass
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Brian Malone, Steven Kaplan, Scott
(USA) Digital Video

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