The Debt (2014 film)

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The Debt
The Debt (2014 film) poster.jpg
Directed by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
Produced by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
Written by
  • Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
  • Richard Levine
Starring
  • Courtney Gardner
  • Chris Morrissey
  • Kela Holmes
  • Nicole Gafford Murphy
Cinematography Mathew Miller
Edited by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh
Release date
  • September 2014 (2014-09) (Moondance)
Running time
32 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Debt is a short film produced and directed by Mahmoud Shoolizadeh, that has participated in several international film festivals[1][2][3][4][5][6] and has won two awards.[7] Although the film is based in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, it was filmed in St. Mary's, Georgia as well as in Jacksonville. Several local newspapers have published articles and discussed this film in detail.[8][9][10][11]

Plot[edit]

The short fiction film The Debt,[12] as seen by the official trailer available on YouTube,[13] is about a Combat Veteran whose life is falling apart unexpectedly faces her past, and it's not what she thought. "Lisa's family appears normal and happy. Her loving husband dotes on her and their beautiful daughter. But in her heart lies a secret that eats at her soul like a malignant cancer, causing irritability and unpredictable outbursts that make her a stranger in her own home. Shame and guilt from wartime experiences fill every waking and sleeping moment. Desperate, she decides to take an extreme action to escape her past. Instead, she comes face-to-face with a surprising truth." [14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Mahmoud Shoolizadeh winning an award for best feature narrative film at Moondance International Film Festival.
Award for the Best Feature Narrative Film at the 15th Moondance International Film Festival 2014.
Award for the Best Female Actor at the 15th Moondance International Film Festival 2014.
  • Award for Best Film at the 15th "Moondance International Film Festival, Sep 2014", Boulder, Colorado, USA [7]
  • Award for Best Female Actor at the 15th "Moondance International Film Festival Sep 2014", Boulder, Colorado, USA [7]
  • Award for Best 10th Voyage Studios at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015[15]
  • Award for Best Supporting Actress at the North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festival, January 2015, North Carolina, USA[16]
  • Award for Best Child Actor at the North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festiva, January 2015, North Carolina, USA[16]
  • Nominated for Best Drama at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015[17]
  • Nominated for Best Film in Florida at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015[17]
  • Nominated for Best Ensemble Cast at the "Flagler International Film Festival", Palm Coast, Florida, USA, January 2015[17]

Festival participation[edit]

  • WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival, for the Trailer of the film, Florida, Miami, USA, March 2016
  • Gwinnett Center International Film Festival, July–August 2015, Duluth, Georgia, USA[18]
  • Rendezvous Film Festival, June 2015, Amelia Island, Florida, USA
  • The People's Film Festival, May 2015, New York, USA
  • WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival, February 2015, Miami, Florida, USA
  • North Carolina "First in Aviation" State's Global Film Festival[19]
  • Jumpthecut International Film Festival, Jan 2015, Singapore
  • Flagler International Film Festival, Jan 2015, Palm Coast, Florida, USA[20][21][22]
  • Borrego Springs International Film Festival, Jan 2015, Borrego Springs, California, USA[23]
  • Atlas & Aeris International Magazine of Independent Film, Jan 2015, New York City, USA [24][25][26]
  • Oregon Underground International Film Festival, Nov 2014, Oregon, USA
  • CineFest Global International Film Festival, Oct 2014, USA, shown in 10 Cities in USA and 10 Countries [3]
  • Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival, Oct 2014, Houston, TX, USA [4][27]
  • 15th Moondance International Film Festival, Sep 2014, Boulder, Colorado, USA [1]
  • Mount Vernon International Film Festival, Sep 2014, New York, USA.[28]
  • Golden Orchid International Film Festival, Sep 2014, State University, Pennsylvania, USA [6][29]
  • UnderFunded International Film Festival, Sep 2014, Provo, Utah, USA [5]
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Aug 2014, Vancouver, WA, USA [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://moondancefilmfestival.com/festival-info/2014-moondance-finalists/
  2. ^ a b http://www.angaelica.com/festivals/history/2014cgiff/
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2014-12-27.
  4. ^ a b http://www.bciff.com/images/BCIFF_2014_Screening_Schedule_10.3.14.pdf
  5. ^ a b http://www.uffest.com/schedule
  6. ^ a b http://www.goiaf.com/uploads/1/0/1/9/10198752/golden_orchid_international_animation_festival_2014_official_selection.pdf
  7. ^ a b c http://moondancefilmfestival.com/festival-info/2014-moondance-award-winners/
  8. ^ http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2014-04-20/story/movie-producers-are-rolling-camera-ready-camden-county-thanks-coastal
  9. ^ http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20141126/NEWS0402/141129616/0/
  10. ^ http://issuu.com/rachelgalvin/docs/independent_streak_magazine_--_feb_/7?e=2289886/11242953
  11. ^ http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/director-returning-to-camden-to-shoot-second-short-movie/article_a47b3174-e890-54d0-8832-b81dc1bbeae9.html
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2014-12-27.
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyhJ9f1mxEE
  14. ^ http://www.simplysonicstudios.com/#!the-debt/c23qo
  15. ^ http://flaglerfilmfestival.com/2015-winners/
  16. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-02-15.
  17. ^ a b c http://flaglerfilmfestival.com/2015-nominations/
  18. ^ http://www.gcifilmfest.com/short-films.html
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  20. ^ http://flaglerfilmfestival.com/2015-official-selections/
  21. ^ http://www.palmcoastobserver.com/news/palm-coast/Neighborhood/0108201510138/Flagler-Film-Festival-bigger-better
  22. ^ http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20141126/NEWS0402/141129616/0/search
  23. ^ http://www.borregospringsfilmfestival.org/2015-films/
  24. ^ http://atlasaeris.com/2014/12/01/the-debt/
  25. ^ http://atlasaeris.com/2015/01/15/2015-digital-awards-in-cinematography-2/
  26. ^ http://atlasaeris.com
  27. ^ http://www.bciff.com/images/BCIFF_2014_Categories_Awards.pdf
  28. ^ http://mountvernonfilmfestival.com/saturday-september-27-2014/
  29. ^ http://www.goiaf.com/news.html

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