Set in New York City in the near future, an NYPD officer arrives at an apartment where a woman has suddenly dropped off the health grid network. What she soon discovers forms a familiar picture of prescription drug abuse in a world where many people must take powerful drugs known as “empathics” in order to experience basic human empathy. But is this officer ready for the dangers that still lurk about?
He opened a window into another universe and found love that crossed metaphysical barriers.
“Parallel” is a beautiful cinematic tone poem that fiercely champions the idea of everlasting love. It’s a stunning achievement in romantic sci-fi. – Philip Smolen (Rogue Cinema)
WINNER of Best Short Film at the 2016 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards
Official Selection of the 2017 Cineplay Film Awards.
Official Selection of the 2016 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
Official Selection of #TOFF (The Online Film Festival).
Nominated for Best VFX at the 2015 Maverick Movie Awards.
“[Playing with Ice] is a wonderful and satisfying short that speaks volumes about what we hold inside and the damage it causes. Wisler has made a life-affirming and nifty pseudo sci-fi movie all at the same time. Bravo!” – from Philip Smolen’s review of “Playing with Ice” (Rogue Cinema)
Tired of her life of solitude, Jocelyn applies for a mysterious program at Heri-Tech Corp. But the interview proves to be far more difficult than she ever anticipated. In the process, Emma, who works for Heri-Tech, learns of Jocelyn’s painful past of being rejected by her family when she came out. Unprepared for such a vulnerable interview, Jocelyn lashes out at Emma. And yet, could this interview be the very thing Jocelyn needs to help her embrace life here and now?
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End Credits Music: “Fallen” by Jennifer Knapp (used with permission) http://www.jenniferknapp.com
Official Selection of the 2014 Homochrom Filmfest
When a caring mom uses an innocent look to help her stuttering son, she finds herself facing unexpected and awkward consequences.
Jill and Ivan fight a lot. But today they are about to get more out of their loud fighting than they ever expected when, Kate, a quirky and nosy neighbor, dares to intrude. Armed with what she sees a valuable information on conflict resolution, Kate is ready to help. But is this a case of the blind leading the blind?
Serendipity intervenes when Jonah, a struggling father, encounters a beautiful starlet who attempts to help him and his family. But her benevolence is quickly countered with his pride. Jonah reluctantly accepts her gift. Years later, well and happy, he happens upon a person who requires the favor returned. Will pride once again starve this person of some desperately needed charity and friendship?
Rachel, while battling cancer, returns to work as a student evaluator.
She runs into Tom, a kind teacher who has always shown interest in her. She pushes him away, however.
She remains unable to free herself from depression and the certainty that her life is at it’s end until an encounter with a young girl that gives her new perspective.
Inspired by a true story.
Winner of Best Short Film at the 2011 Vegas Media Xpo Film Festival.
Official Selection of the 2011 Dam Short Film Festival.
Official Selection fo the 2012 Lifetree Film Festival.