The Magic Bracelet

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Short film from United States, 19 minutes

Screens Thursday, February 26, 2015
Screening Block 2: 4pm-7:15pm

Directed by Jon Poll
Produced by Tamika Lamison, Carol Shine, Debi Hughes
Website http:/

The Magic Bracelet mysteriously links best friends Angela, Ashley and a cheese obsessed dog. When Ashley inherits a totem bracelet from a friend who died of Mitochondrial Disease – the same illness she herself battles – it leads the girls on a mystical journey of discovery in which a new level of friendship, family and healing is revealed. This project was created by Make A Film Foundation to fulfill the wish of 15 year old Rina Goldberg whose final words to her mom before she died of Mitochondrial disease were “Promise to take care of my film.” Academy Award winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno), adapted Rina’s story into a short film script.

About the Director

Jon Poll’s directorial debut was the comedic drama Charlie Bartlett, about a high school drug dealer, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Kat Dennings. Jon has been an Executive Producer on The 40 Year Old Virgin for director Judd Apatow, and Dinner for Schmucks and The Campaign for director Jay Roach. He also Co-Produced Meet the Fockers and Bruno. Poll has also edited many films including Meet the Parents and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember.


2013 Big Apple Film Festival – Best Short Film
2014 Northeast Film Festival – Best Short Film
2014 Northeast Film Festival – Best Story Concept, Rina Goldberg
2014 Richmond International Film Festival – Outstanding Merit Award “Excellence in Creative Xchange
2013 Catalina Film Festival – Young Filmmaker Award (presented posthumously to Rina Goldberg)
2014 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival – Spirit of Giving Award
2013 MY HERO International Film Festival – 4th Place “Professional Portraits of Organizations”


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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