The Royal Starr Film Festival, an international four day movie gala celebrated in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan, kicks off its sophomore season this October featuring more than 100 screenings of shorts, features, & documentaries. [F-b02-s09]
The Wind (Jim Henry / Canada) After seven years of a raging wind, you never know who might blow into town.
A brother and sister, Roy and Honey, are living their daily routines in a old farm house over looking the city. After the beginning of the end of civilization, a great wind has been blowing for the last seven years. People, water, and food are scarce until a stranger appears one day.
Tuesday 10:08AM (Jane Tattersall / Canada) Tuesday 10:08AM
A homeless man is shot dead by police and a junior inspector with the Special Investigation Unit is caught up in the incident. Unsure of the validity of the official police report, the junior inspector decides to do her own analysis of the many different video recording of the shooting. She pieces the story together but it’s not until she deciphers the audio that the full depth of the tragedy comes clear.
Corn (Devan Young / United States) Ryan must survive a situation he's put in by someone he may or may not know.
Ryan is a college senior with enough on his plate as he’s getting ready to graduate. One day, two meth heads threaten Ryan outside of his house and demand he takes him to their dealer, Jason Corn. Ryan must convince them he doesn’t know Corn or graduation will be the least of his worries.
Follow Me (Bailey Durham / United States) "What if we are the ones in danger... and someone else is?"
Follow Me is an award-winning short film. It is a Central Premiere Production and made from Central Michigan University by recent graduates. Follow Me is a suspenseful short film that follows three college girls on their way to a party. Things begin to get strange, however, after they arrive at their destination.
This Modern Man is Beat (David Schroeder / United States) In a world of cultural confusion, this modern man is beat.
THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT: In a world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his last possession and reconciles with his wife.
This is the first production of award winning screenwriter/producer/quadriplegic, David J Schroeder.
Alex Merkin (ACROSS THE HALL) directs this suspenseful story of self-deception and redemption.
Walters Will (M / United States) Walter is a man who doesn't value or enjoy his life, consumed by the mundane and trivial. Every morning he wakes, goes to work, and returns to his empty apartment without making any effort to connect with people or enjoy himself. One morning he wakes up to find someone is trying to kill him, the first attempt a razor blade hidden in his morning cereal. As panic and fear sets in, Walter begins to notice strange happenings all around him. He feels as if people are watching him, following him, he begins receiving strange phone calls at work, and coworkers and neighbors recount meetings and conversations with him that he doesn't remember having. Is someone trying to Walter? Is he losing his mind? Only when his life becomes threatened does Walter stop to think how much he values it, and whether he has the will to protect it.
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