Closer From Home
J. L. Anderson
Closer From Home
Josep Casamada Award
Closer From Home (16mm, B & W, 39 mins)
A retired widower becomes homeless and fights to survive life on the streets.
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Short Film Award ~Nomination
Certamen Int'l De Cine, Igualada, Spain ~ First Prize + Josep Casamada I Biosca Trophy
Awarded to the film that best enhances anthropological values, ethical sentiments and
morals of human behaviour.
Recontres Internationales Henri Langlois Film Festival. Poitiers, France ~ Finalist
Mill Valley Film Festival. Mill Valley, CA ~ Brave New Talent Award
Melbourne International Film Festival ~ Melbourne, Australia
A series of seemingly minor events leads William more deeply into a life on the streets.
Shuler's observational style is remarkably restrained, free from moralizing or false
sentiment. This one creeps up on you.
Additional Screenings In . . . Rome, Italy ~ Athens, OH ~ Minneapolis, MN ~ Seattle, WA
Distributor ~ Terra Nova Films, Chicago, IL
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Makoti Film LLC
Writer ~ Producer ~ Director
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