06-24 November 2019



Connecting The Dots Shorts
Kristen Gerweck

United States

2019 / 16’ / Hawaii Premiere / Japanese

Short film

Inspired by true events, THE WIND PHONE follows the emotional journeys of seven strangers. Each is drawn to the same remote, eerie phone booth on a Japanese cliffside, although their conversations couldn’t seem more different. Whereas one caller seeks forgiveness for a fatal transgression and another grapples with a twisted betrayal, others’ motivations are not clear at first. It is not until one of the callers extends a consoling hand to another, that we begin to understand that they are all connected by one harrowing reality.

Friday 8 17:30 - 19:25Regal Dole Cannery 16
DirectorKristen Gerweck.
CastMegumi Kabe, Hitoshi Masaki, Yukina Takase, Hiroshi Watanabe and Miho Ando.
ScreenplayKristen Gerweck.
CinematographerJon Keng.
Production designerScott Nystrom.
EditorMinh Hieu Bui.
Sound This Is Sound Design.
PrizeWinner, Most Memorable Film - Japan Film Festival Los Angeles; Winner, Best Narrative Short Film - Venice Film Week; Winner - Best Short Film Drama, Best Performance by a Full Cast, Best Screenplay, Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Director, and Outstanding Acting by an Individual (Megumi Kabe) at Film Invasion Los Angeles; Winner, Best Experimental Film - Athens Short Film Festival; Winner - Best Short Film, Family / Faith (April) - Queen Palm IFF; Winner, Most Original Concept and Best Director - Malta International Short Film Festival; Special Jury Prize - Worldfest Houston
+ several nominations / finalist in various categories

Producer...Linda C. Riedmann

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