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      September 29, 2019

      Sunday   5:30 PM

      305 Harrison Street
      Seattle, Washington 98109

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      TSAFF2019: Cul De Sac | The Seal | Soch | Shit One Carries | Coral Woman

      Short Film: Cul De SacCara Lawson | 13min | 2019 | United States On the morning of her annual Memorial Day barbecue, a young mother, Jiya, is threatened by tormenting symptoms of postpartum psychosis. Overwhelmed, she tries to suppress the sense of dread as her mental state worsens, but her sense of reality begins to deteriorate when the final guest arrives — her mother. Filmmaker: Cara Lawson With a background in behavioural psychology, Cara Lawson moved to study directing at Columbia College Chicago in 2011. Beginning in fall 2015, Lawson attended the AFI Conservatory to study directing. After the first year’s portfolio review, she was awarded a full-tuition scholarship. Lawson’s passion is to delve into other worlds. Whether it’s another planet or time period, her goal is to engage audiences in new experiences with emotionally rich and vibrant characters. Her work is heavily researched and she works to use her multi-ethnic background to fuse different cultures together and showcase diversity. Short Film: The SealRicha Rudola | 16min | 2019 | United States The Seal is a psychological thriller about a woman’s journey of healing from trauma. It’s about the battle between the mind that wants to forget, and the body that remembers. Filmmaker: Richa Rudola Richa is an award-winning NYC-based filmmaker.  Her first short film, TAAZA KHOON (FRESH BLOOD), won 7 awards across 27 film festivals eventually picking up distribution by Shorts TV India. Richa’s scripts have been shortlisted for Oscar-qualifying festivals such as HollyShorts Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival and received accolades from ScreenCraft Film Fund, Shore Scripts Film Fund, and Ocktober Film Festival. She was selected as 1 of 50 film directors from across the world for the Shore Scripts’ Directors Roster. Her film writings have appeared on Static Mass Emporium, a UK-based independent film publication. Richa is a strong proponent for increasing diversity in storytelling and serves as the Vice President of Development for NYC Women Filmmakers, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women in film. Film: Coral Woman Priya Thuvassery | 52min | 2019 | India This will be a filmmaker's journey with Uma, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater world & the threat to coral reefs of the Gulf of Mannar, India. Born in a traditional family in Tamil Nadu 53 years old Uma, a homemaker, has been trying to bring attention to this alarming environmental issue through her paintings. It is, in fact, these corals that inspired Uma to learn how to swim, dive & paint in her 50s. Filmmaker: Priya Thuvassery Priya Thuvassery is an independent filmmaker based in New Delhi, India and has had the experience of directing, producing and editing documentary films & television programs for New Delhi Television, Fox Traveler, National Human Rights Commission of India, Films Division of India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust & Khabar Lahariya. She has fundraised, directed and edited several documentaries - Khanabadosh, My Sacred Glass Bowl and Survey Number zero. Coral Woman is her first feature-length documentary film. Short Film: Shit One Carries Shuchi Kothari | 14min | 2019 | India Avi, 45, returns home to India from California to care for his father. Unlike the warmth his father shares with his caregivers, the father and son’s relationship is prickly. One afternoon when the attendant is unavailable, Avi must deal with his father’s diarrhoea. A desperate Avi realises that he must let go of his own crap before he can deal with his father’s shit. Filmmakers: Shuchi Kothari Shuchi Kothari is a Kiwi-Indian filmmaker based in New Zealand. She has written and produced award-winning films (Firaaq, Apron Strings, Coffee & Allah, Fleeting Beauty) that have screened at over 100 international festivals including Venice, Toronto, BFI, Telluride, Cannes and Busan. She teaches Screen Production at the University of Auckland. Among other projects, she’s currently writing an animated feature screenplay set in USA and Japan.  Shit One Carries is Shuchi’s fictional directorial debut. Short Film: Soch Varundeep Singh Chawla | 3min | 2019 | Canada The Public Service Announcement is a narrative short about a single Indian mother who does the best she can to take care of her daughter despite her anxiety attacks. One day after school, at the daughter’s request they go to an upscale ice-cream store where the mother has a panic attack while ordering. The daughter picks up on her mother not feeling well. Later at home, she approaches her mother and asks her if she’s feeling okay. The film ends with: “Take care of your mental health like you take care of your children.” Filmmaker: Varundeep Singh Chawla          

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