Director Biography – Suzanne Phillips (MOTHERLOVE)

Suzanne makes films that explore the experience of being human and all that entails. Director Statement MotherLove came from making short films for the FFLAG website and hearing the mothers talking about their personal journey to get behind their children. The stories stayed with me until I made it into a film that expresses hope… Continue reading Director Biography – Suzanne Phillips (MOTHERLOVE)

Short Film: MOTHERLOVE, 3min., UK, Documentary

MotherLove Five mums, all active members of the human rights organisation Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG), explore their love for their LGBT children and their own journeys towards activism and support for equal rights. Thanks to the mothers who shared their stories: Janet, Hilary, Sarah, Jenny & Sorrell. Project Links  Website

Director Biography: Rob Cooper (SPACE TORAH)

Rob Cooper has been producing educational films and broadcast documentaries for over 30 years, including “Good Mornin’ Blues”, with B.B. King, which aired nationally on PBS and received a Cine International Golden Eagle. He was also a producer for WBZ-TV’s “You Gotta have Arts” which won a New England “Emmy” award.

Short Film: SPACE TORAH, 24min., USA, Documentary

In 1996, NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman brought a small Torah scroll on board Space Shuttle Columbia. On Shabbat, while orbiting Earth, he read from the book of Genesis, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is a story about inspiration, communities, and a man’s journey. A story of how family,… Continue reading Short Film: SPACE TORAH, 24min., USA, Documentary

Director Biography – Maria Vattimo (KIM)

Maria Vattimo is a director and cinematographer based in Philadelphia, Pa with a focus in commercial work and documentary filmmaking. She began her career working in camera and in recent years has transitioned to directing. Documentary work has taken her across the United States and Internationally. Recent projects have included a feature-length documentary about the… Continue reading Director Biography – Maria Vattimo (KIM)

Short Film: KIM, 8min., USA, Documentary

  Kimberly D. Landle is a professional ballerina based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After enduring an abusive relationship, Kimberly made it her mission to use her voice to raise awareness about domestic abuse. She launched a contemporary ballet company and uses her platform and performances to advocate for women and survivors of abuse. Project Links  Website… Continue reading Short Film: KIM, 8min., USA, Documentary