Big Dreams (Gr 6-9)

2016 Festival

Mon, May 9 @ 12:30 pm - GPLT; Wed, May 11 @ 9:45 am - GPLT; Wed, May 11 @ 8:45 pm - GPLT

This engaging package contains 7 films about ambitious goals, personal milestones, and sacrifices made on the road to success. It includes THE OCEANMAKER and will be followed by a Q&A with Writer/Producer/Director Lucas Martell and Producer Christina Martell.

James

In 1796, a poor day labourer is offered work in Gloucestershire, England, but only if he agrees to let his son be used in a medical experiment. Won Best Composer at the 2014 Underwire Film Festival.

Foos Your Daddy

On the day he’s leaving for college, Billy’s relationship with his overbearing father is tested when they play a heated game of foosball.

Diembe

A Kenyan teenager moves to the UK with his mother with high hopes, but soon becomes homesick as he struggles to fit in at his new school. An unlikely friendship with a classmate could be the first sign that his new life will be better than his previous one.

Dreaming of Peggy Lee

Belinda is heartbroken when an unsympathetic care worker confiscates her treasured picture of Peggy Lee. Determined to cheer her up, Alexander smuggles them both out of the home to visit a 1940s jazz club. Won the Children’s Jury Prize for Live Action Short at the 2015 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival among other awards. Screened…

The OceanMaker

After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds. Won Best Animated Short at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival among other awards. Lucas Martell and Producer Christina Martell will participate in a Q&A. Winner of the 2016 Best…

Restoration

A struggling painter takes a commission to restore a painting for a wealthy dealer. When strange things begin to happen, he tries to back out of the deal, but if fame is the reward, can he turn down this opportunity?

None of That

A Night Museum Guard has his work cut out for him when an elusive intruder starts covering up all the nude artwork. There’s only one thing he can do to protect the art from censorship, but will it work?