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Country:
US
Category:
Narrative Short, Recovery, Romance
Release date:
May 23, 2015
Duration:
0 hours 11 minutes
Director:
Chris King
Box Office:
$12
Language:
English

Synopsis

When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.

PLAYING SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

Angelika at Mosaic

2911 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031 | Directions

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About the Filmmaker

Chris King

Chris King is a multiple award winning filmmaker and three-time NorCal Emmy nominated television writer/producer. His feature-length and short screenplays have garnered national attention in The Nicholl Fellowship, the Chesterfield Film Project, Fade In Magazine and HBO’s Project Greenlight.

Chris has made one feature length film and nine short films since graduating from film school at Cal State Long Beach.”Touching Down”, his debut (feature) film, received numerous film festival awards and nominations. His subsequent short films have played at over 80 film festivals, have been seen in over 125 cities in 90 countries, and have played internationally on the ShortsHD Channel. “Rachel” and “The Killing of Mary Surratt” are his most successful short films to date. Combined, they have played in over 130 cities in 40 countries. “Rachel” was only one of two US short films chosen for the prestigious Manhattan Short Film Festival, and lead actress Kelly Nixon won Best Actress at VisionFest New York the following week…the first time in the festival’s history that award went to an actor in a short instead of a feature. “The Killing of Mary Surratt”, about the first woman executed by the federal government for her role in the Lincoln assassination, was later picked up for distribution by the Surratt House Museum in Maryland, Ford’s Theatre National Museum in Washington DC, and law libraries around the country.

His more recent dramatic short films, “Proposal” and “Happiness”, ended their film festival runs garnering numerous awards and nominations. “Birthday” and “Pipe Dream: the Unlikely Success of Carol Burnett” are his latest short films.

Chris and his co-producer/co-writer wife Heather live in Roseville, California with their two daughters.

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Narrative Short Films at GIFF15

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