Films Announced! The View From Here: A Festival of Short Films 201

Sketchy Future - Emily Fortunato

An aspiring artist comes to a crossroads.

Emily Fortunato (Producer/Actress):  Often described as spunky, passionate and fiery. This Manhattanville College grad is constantly developing her craft: weekly classes at Kimball Studio in New York, and  working privately with various acting coaches. Emily has performed in severa; New York staged productions and readings, as well as independent films. She considers herself very lucky to work with Joel Dunn founder of Theory Films.

Artist: Emily Fortunato              

Waitress: Hilary Greer                


Homesick - Rachel Marie Douglas

Family circles shrink, grow, deepen, and strain with the flow of time.

Rachel Marie Douglas (Director): is an emerging documentary filmmaker. She is a recent graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in Film Studies.

Gentle Cycle Only: Mrinalini Kamath

An elderly gentleman goes on a quest to learn how to use his washing machine in time for a special day.                                                                         


Mrinalini Kamath (Co-producer/Writer): Gentle Cycle Only is Mrinalini's second short film as a writer and producer.  Other written works include the plays CELESTIAL MOTIONS (inaugural winner of East/West Players "Got Laughs" Asian-American Comedy Festival), and BOOM (Eugene O'Neill and Seven Devils Playwrights Conferences semi-finalist). Mrinalini has also had several short plays published in various Smith and Kraus anthologies.


Director: Ela Thier Man:  Herb Rubens

Co-Producer: Holly Lynn Ellis Woman:  Lauren Kline

Shear Pratique - Elena Shpak

Desperate to look fabulous for an important event, Carol convinces Maddie to give her a last-minute haircut. However, Maddie has a secret that might persuade Carol to look elsewhere...


Elena Shpak (Director/Producer): Elena was born in Archangelsk, Russia.  After moving to New York City in 2005 she formed her own production company Fedotova Productions. Since its inception, she has directed and produced four films that were accepted into multiple film festivals. In 2010 she directed five "spec" commercials that won first prize at prestigious festivals around the world. 



Floanne Ankah Directed: Elena Shpak

Donna Ross Produced: Elena Shpak, Floanne Ankah


This Is It - Rosalyn Coleman Williams

Sometimes when you find it you just know...

Rosalyn Coleman Williams (Director)

Artist: Emily Fortunato                                          Waitress: Hilary Greer


The Truth About Beauty And Blogs - Kelechi Ezie

A social media diva is thrown off her game when her boyfriend’s web activities start to interfere with her picture perfect image.

Kelechi Ezie (Writer/Actress): Kelechi Ezie is an actress and singer from Buffalo, NY. The Truth About Beauty and Blogs is her first screenplay. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied History, Theatre & Dance. Thanks to Red Wall for this wonderful opportunity to ‘riff’ on film.


Co-Producers: Kelechi Ezie, Toni Robison-May, Craig William

Vanessa: Kelechi Ezie

Premo Cash Music Video - Joel Dunn

Joel Dunn (Director): Joel Dunn is a bi-coastal director whose work has screened around the world. An accomplished short form auteur and a growing force in the commercial industry, Dunn also has three feature films in development.


Rise, Sunshine - Inez Scott  (music by Gregory Vilfrank)

Intimate confessions of a sex worker.

Inez Scott (Actress/Co-writer): Inez is a former Air Force computer technician and physical trainer who went on to earn an acting scholarship at the New York Film Academy.

Sunshine: Inez Scott                                                Producer: Craig Williams                                               

Daddy For Lunch - Craig Williams

A daughter finally speaks her mind.

Craig Williams (Writer)

Artist: Emily Fortunato                                          Waitress: Hilary Greer           


Hurts Like Love - Toni  Robison-May

It’s not always a good thing to catch the Bouquet...

Toni Robison-May (Writer/Actress): Originally from Oklahoma and now loving life as an actress in NYC, Toni is proud to present her first film project. She received her Theatre Arts BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and recently graduated from the renowned William Esper Studio’s two year intensive acting program. Toni sincerely thanks the Red Wall for everything; especially for the sweet potatoes.


Dear Me -  Ka’aramuu Kush

Gifted writer, Axl Ellington, suffers through a debilitating bout of writers block for reasons that elude her in this stylistic melange of live and still photography that culminate in a colorfully climactic finish.


Ka'ramuu Kush (Director): Native Detroit actor/writer/director’s work has played at most major international festivals.  BFA in Literature, Writing and the Arts from the New School, MFA in theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and MFA AFI Conservatory.  Current work includes SOLOMON a cable series, WANTED THE SIS a feature length action drama, SUITE a feature length jazz film and MUSEBK an online cinema lounge. See more at


Axl Ellington: Kymberli Carter She: Nisa Ward

He: Russell Hornsby Narrator: Jessica Care Moore.

A**hole: Lanre Idewu