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Grafters

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Short film from United States, 23 minutes
English, American Sign Language with English subtitles

Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 1: 10am-1pm

Directed by Nicholas J. DeMicco
Produced by Omar Portilla, Nicholas J. DeMicco
Contact njdemicco@gmail.com
Website http:/www.facebook.com/graftersfilm

A carjacker at a crossroads, whose personal and professional life are speeding towards a dangerous intersection. Kurt (Philip Lakin) is an expert car-thief, in it for the thrill, who uses disguises in his heists, not only to blend in with the crowd, but to heighten the excitement of the job. He struggles to connect with others, but oddly enough, has an affinity for languages. Kurt works for Larry (Mark DeMicco), a father figure who runs a chop shop disguised as a mechanic’s garage. However, Kurt’s career is soon threatened by Joe (Austin Meehan), a lowly mechanic and aspiring car thief, who will try to beat Kurt at his own game, blind to the consequences. Meanwhile, romance buds for Kurt with Emilie (Kara Rosella), a young mother with complications of her own.

About the Director

Nicholas J. DeMicco (Director, Co-Writer, Producer) is a director with a passion for the dramatic and stylistic, specifically films that dive deep into the characters and their environments. A Montclair State alumni, Nicholas has worked in almost every department on countless films. His previous films include Facsimile, which screened internationally in 2012, and Home, A Film which was released in 2013.

Awards

AC Cinefest – Best Director of a Short Drama
AC Cinefest – Best Child Actress AC Cinefest – Best Actor in a Short Drama
Orlando UFF – Grand Jury Prize, Best Short Film

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About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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