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To Be Heard
Steven LunaUnited States | 2019 | 23min | Narrative | Rhode Island
A Latino poet stands at a crossroads between his artistic pursuits and duties to his family.
Steven Barthelemy-Luna is a filmmaker from Queens, New York. Steven spent his undergraduate years at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. While attending Rhode Island College, Steven won several film talent awards and was a recipient for the Tess Hoffman Scholarship, and the Mark W. Estrin Film Studies award, earning him a B.A. in Film Studies and Public Relations. Steven also worked with an Emmy® Award-winning multimedia production company, Devlo Media, for three years as an Assistant Editor and a Production Assistant, and continues to work with them as a freelance cinematographer. Steven’s latest experimental film, “Cut,” premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and screened most recently at the London Experimental Film Festival, and was just screening at a gallery called “The Opposite of Forgetting” at the Artists Exchange Gallery in Cranston, Rhode Island. “Cut” also won an Accolade Global Film Award for Student Recognition. Steven’s first narrative short film, “To Be Heard” screened as his MFA thesis film at Emerson College, and is a semi-finalist at the Indie Visions Film Festival. Steven also teaches as an adjunct film professor at Rhode Island College and is currently working freelance as an editor and cinematographer.
Rachel WortellUnited States | 2018 | 92min | Narrative
Felicia, a woman who is feeling uninspired by her filmmaking career and spiraling into a comedic depression, starts seeing a therapist, at her best friend Max’s recommendation. Soon, she becomes enamored with this new woman in her life, but when things eventually start to feel off, she wonders who this woman really is.
Rachel Wortell is a filmmaker based in New York. She is a member of Film Fatales, Alliance of Women Directors, New York Women in Film & Television, Women in Media, and Film Powered. Her first feature film “A Sibling Mystery” is a comedy about a brother and sister who become consumed with investigating a mysterious woman they suspect has stolen their winning lottery ticket, endangering their summer party plans. She is the co-writer, co-director, and co-producer of this film, which had it’s World Premiere at the 2017 Vail Film Festival. Her film has gone on to screen at numerous festivals including the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Portland Film Festival. “A Sibling Mystery” is available to watch on iTunes and Amazon. Her second feature “Romance Analyst” is currently in post-production. Rachel produced the feature “Treasure Trouble” which is also currently in post-production. Her production company is called Sibling Features.