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PONY

PONY

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: DRAMA - COMEDY
Running Time: 31:10
Year of production: 2014

SYNOPSIS

CLAUDIA, a hardworking single mom, has to go out of town on an important last minute business trip, forcing her to leave her 5 year old daughter MIKO with uncle JEFF, a rock musician in his 50's who is still running on fumes of his glory days. Spending the weekend looking after a spirited 5 year old, Jeff must suspend his delusions of grandeur and face reality. Miko is the catalyst for him to re-evaluate his life and re-connect with the inspiration that originally led him to music and he is able to gently guide her to a nascent understanding of life's vicissitudes.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Xander Berkeley
Suzy Nakamura
Miko Nakano

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Candice Carella
Screenwriter: Candice Carella
Producer: MaryAnn Tanedo
Director of Photography: Brad Rushing CSC
Sound: Scott D. Stoltz, CAS
Editing: Brett Hedlund
Sound Editing: Gianluca Cerchiello
Music Composer: Joseph Conlan

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: drama
Sub-genre: comedy
Language: english
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2014
Total running time: 31:10
Shooting format: HD
Color type: color
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Sound format: D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

AWARDS

Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival 2015
Jury Prize Best Narrative Short Film at Rome International Film Festival, USA 2015
Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the 31st Boston Film Festival 2015
Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Hollywood Film Festival 2015
El Rey Award at the Barcelona International Film Festival 2015
Best International Short Film at the Roma Cinema Doc Film Festival 2016
Jury Prize for Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Hollywood Film Festival 2015
Best Artistic Director’s Choice at the Lady Filmmaker Film Festival 2015
Best Short Award at the Lady Filmmaker’s Film Festival 2015
Gold Lion Award: Best Screenplay at The London Film Awards 2015
Award of Excellence at the Canada International Film Festival 2015
Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2015
Audience Award at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Film Festival 2016
Audience Award at Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival 2015
Best Short Film Jury prize at the South Dakota Film Festival 2015
Best Story at the First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia 2015
Best Short Film at the First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia 2015
Award of Excellence/ Best Short Film at the Best Shorts Competition 2015
Award of Merit for Best Short at the IndieFEST Film Awards 2015
Award of Merit for Best Screenplay at the IndieFEST Film Awards 2015
Best Narrative Short at the International Independent Film Awards 2015
Jury Prize Best Short Film at the California International Shorts Festival 2015
Best Director at the Global Independent Film Awards 2015
Best Featurette at the Global Independent Film Awards 2015
Best Drama at the Global Independent Film Awards 2015
Best Action Sequence at the Global Independent Film Awards 2015
The Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Global Independent Film Awards 2015

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Hollywood Film Festival
Boston Film Festival
Beloit International Film Festival
Bahamas International Film Festival
Bali International Film Festival
Barcelona International Film Festival
NYC Independent Film Festival
Milan International Film Festival
Napa Valley Film Festival
Sarasota Film Festival
First Glance Film Festival
Malibu Film Festival
London Film Awards
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Rome International Film Festival, USA
Cape Cod International Film Festival
Salt Lake Film Festival
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Canada International Film Festival
California International Shorts Festival
Through Womens Eyes Film Festival
Long Beach Indie Film Festival
Middlebury Film Festival
Roma Cinemadoc Film Festival
South Dakota Film Festival
Worldfest Houston Film Festival