For teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter), home is the open road. Her self-reliant father (Steven Ogg) is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair criss-cross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, making ends meet through odd jobs while relishing their independence. A shocking rupture, though, casts Nola out on her own. She makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico in search of a mother she never knew, only for her motorhome to break down unexpectedly. But after forging a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo), Nola senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm.
Shot in Iceland, Days of Gray is a silent film with an original musical score by Hjaltalin a seven-piece orchestral Icelandic band. Days of Gray has been screened as a special ciné-concert with Hjaltalin performing the score live. The soundtrack was nominated for Best Score at the Icelandic Film Awards and won Best Album at the Icelandic Music Awards.
Called "an assured debut that should attract attention on the fest circuit and connect with musical tastemakers" by the Hollywood Reporter, Days of Gray has screened at film festivals worldwide, winning Best Emerging Narrative at the 2014 Oaxaca Film Festival.
The short features an original score by Greg Thomas, and stars Lilli Cooper — most famous for her roles as Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked and Martha in the Tony-award winning Spring Awakening — and twins Austin and Aiden Johnson. The short was shot on the Ursa Mini 4.6K with the generous and diligent support of Blackmagic Design, a featured BUREAU sponsor and champion of independent filmmaking.
Toby and Oskar are henchmen - glorified body movers who hold their client's kidnapping victims in their dark basement until the ransom arrives. When the ransom for their latest victim, Gretchen, never arrives, their lives slowly begin to turn upside down. As she drives a wedge between our two heroes, they must confront the banalities of their lives and the ways in which we all try to sometimes escape.
Funded and distributed as part of Fandor's FIXshorts program, HENCH is currently in post-production.
Nicodemus Bartolo Vasquez opened the doors to his store in 1961. Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueno is filled to the brim with treasures of Mexican traditional folk art. Now 83 years old, Nicodemus still sells an eclectic mix of wooden toys, woven baskets, and tin objects.