Archive for: 2011 Nominated Film

i had weekends in paris

Title: I HAD WEEKENDS IN PARIS, I WORE SPARKLY THINGS
Run Time: 3 min.
TAFF Rating: G
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Andrew House
Director: Andrew House
Synopsis: A mother looks back at sacrifices made for the newest addition to her family. Though her world is changing, the future is now more exciting than her worldly past.
Production Team: Andrew House
Performances By: Holden House, Kristen House
Contact Info: www.yesisaidyes.com

The Night We Died


(click here to watch the trailer)

Title: THE NIGHT WE DIED
Run Time: 22 min.
TAFF Rating: PG-15
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Kerri Navarro
Director: Ron Gonzalez
Synopsis: A day in the life of Jason and Camille Robinson is busy. They are a happily married couple climbing their respective corporate ladders and working hard to have a baby. But after arriving at his office, Jason meets a mysterious woman who delivers a message that rocks the very foundation of his life. Jason is left with answering the most import questions of his life.
WARNING: This film contains discussion and depiction of sexual intimacy within marriage and frank discussion about trying to become pregnant. It is not suitable for teens or children. Parental discretion is strongly advised.
Production Team: John Long, Martin Ezelle
Performances By: Martin Ezelle, Nikki Donley
Contact Info: www.thenightwediedthemovie.com

The Final Prophecies

Title: THE FINAL PROPHECIES
Run Time: 80 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Brent Miller Jr
Director: Brent Miller Jr
Synopsis: The validity of ancient prophecy has been debated for centuries and is one of the most controversial subjects in the world. Join host and historian Ronnie Cohen as you go an epic journey to uncover the secrets behind Middle Eastern prophecy and the shocking statistical evidence that proves that there is much more going on regarding past prophetic fulfillment than mere chance.
Production Team: Brent Miller Jr
Performances By: Ronnie Cohen, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Jay McCarl, Nick Traveri, Brian Mc Daniel, Mike Flanders
Contact Info: www.thefinalprophecies.com

Honoring a Father’s Dream: Sons of Lwala

Title: Honoring a Father’s Dream: Sons of Lwala
Run Time: 45 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Barry Simmons, Mitchell Galin, David Kiern
Director: Barry Simmons
Synopsis: At the funeral of their father, Milton and Fred Ochieng, make a decision that will change their lives forever. They announce to their small farming village in Lwala, Kenya, that they will finish work on their father`s dream. The dream was to complete construction of a medical clinic. As word of this enormous task spreads across the world, it is championed by thousands of strangers, which include children and the band, Jars of Clay. Sons of Lwala takes us on a journey of two brothers who lose their parents in Africa, but gain a family abroad.
Production Team: Barry Simmons, Mitchell Galin, David Kiern, Ian Montgomery
Contact Info: www.EpiphanyPictures.net

Journey to Everest

Title: JOURNEY TO EVEREST
Run Time: 56 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Mitchell Galin
Director: David Kiern
Synopsis: Journey to Everest follows the adventures of a team of six Americans who travel to the Himalayas to trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. T heir faith comes into focus as they experience the Hindu/Buddhist world of Nepal and the challenges of Everest. It is on the face of these breathtaking mountains that they discover the depths of who they truly are as Christians.
Production Team: Ed Smith, Mike Yarbrough, Doug Perry, Mark and Anne Bortz, Wayne Cole
Contact Info: www.journeytoeverest.com

Liv

Title: LIV
Run Time: 7 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Joshua Weigel
Director: Joshua Weigel
Synopsis: Thomas struggles in deep depression and believes he`s all alone, but after a tragic occurrence he realizes the one ray of light in his life was not merely an accident.
Production Team: Joshual Weigel, Rebekah Weigel
Performances By: Jared Day, Taylar Hender
Contact Info: www.joshuaweigel.com

The Jesus Accounts

Title: THE JESUS ACCOUNTS
Run Time: 30 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Roger Malstead
Director: Ronald D Clements PhD
Synopsis: Historical accuracy and reliability of the New Testament Gospels can be crucial in understanding who Jesus really was. This documentary demonstrates unequivocally that the oldest manuscripts of the Christian Gospels are completely consistent with the present day Bible. The film explains in detail how this consistency has resulted from the dedication of New Testament scribes and other guardians of Biblical integrity.
Production Team: Roger Malstetad, Nick Page, Ronald C Clements
Contact Info: www.thejesusaccounts.tv

JC – A Music Video

Title: JC – A MUSIC VIDEO
Run Time: 3 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Lee Rothenflue
Director: Lee Rothenflue
Synopsis: In the summer of 2010, a group of Reagan High students headed to the slums of Kibera, Kenya to minister to kids in this impoverished area. Reagan kids are not your ordinary kids. They live and go to school in one of the most economically depressed parts of Austin. Here there are broken homes, drugs, prostitution, vandalism, and the lowest per household income of the city. Against all odds, these faithful kids worked to raised over $300,00 for their trip. Some had never stepped foot on a plane. But they ventured across the world to meet their counterparts. The leader of this group, Nijalon or Ni-D, met an orphan named Daniel. The two connected in ways most unexpected. Both live without parents, and both love music. They understood each other`s stories. They wrote this song together and with God`s provision performed and recorded it in Swahili and English. This video is the result of God loving two orphans – one in Austin and the other in Kibera. Unexpectedly, a bond was created between these two strangers through life and music.
Production Team: eleven72, Lee Rothenflue
Performances By: Nijalon Dunn, Daniel
Contact Info: www.eleven72.com

Fountain of Youth

Title: FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Run Time: 12 min.
TAFF Rating: G
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Allen Carrescia, Reid Carrescia
Director: Allen Carrescia, Reid Carrescia
Synopsis: A young man in a repressive time hears a legend of a so-called `fountain of youth.` The legend is a spring of water having the power to give eternal life. Most laugh at this and pass it off as a bedtime story and continue to lead lives of pessimism and despair. However, the young man, inspired by the legend`s prospect of eternal life is moved to seek it.
Production Team: Chad Buzzard, Mike Echard, Dave Ziegenfuss, Allen Carrescia, Reid Carrescia
Performances By: Allen Carrescia, Annie Cullen, Jer Policelli, Robert Doney, Jordan Nittle
Contact Info: www.lightinthedark.com

The Ivey Family

Title: THE IVEY FAMILY
Run Time: 5 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Jeremy Rodgers, Deidox
Director: Jeremy Rodgers
Synopsis: A companion piece to AMOS STORY, THE IVEY FAMILY is the resolution of two and a half years of work to get young Amos Ivey out of Haiti and home to Austin Tx with his new family, the Iveys. After the devastating Earthquake of 2010, the Ivey`s questioned whether they`d ever bring Amos home. This film chronicles the story of the love and commitment the Ivey`s have for Amos. It also illustrates the faithfulness and power of God.
Contact: http://deidox.com/films/individuals/
(See the item – Ivey Family, by Jeremy Rodgers)

Butterfly Circus

Title: THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS
Run Time: 23 min.
TAFF Rating: PG
Category: COMPETITION FILM
Producer: Joshua Weigel
Director: Joshua Weigel
Synopsis: At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover Will, a man without limbs being exploited at a carnival sideshow. But after an intriguing encounter with the showman, Will becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.
Production Team: Joshual Weigel, Rebekah Weigel, Angela Alvarez
Performances By: Eduardo Verastegui, Nick Vujicic, Doug Jones
Contact Info: www.thebutterflycircus.com