The House is Innocent
The Age of Love
DIRECTOR: Sharon Liese
PRODUCERS: Sharon Liese, Cynthia Wade
EDITOR: Jeremy Carr
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ty Jones
When fairy homes mysteriously appear in a suburban forest, four women find that believing in magic is the medicine they need to overcome their personal struggles and tragedies. Desperate to find connection and relief from loneliness, the secret gnomist installs miniature homes on a walking trail, transforming it into an enchanted forest. The gnomist becomes a catalyst for transformation: bringing hope to a grieving mother, inspiring a bullied 12-year-old girl and restoring strength to an injured woman.
Sharon Liese is the founder and Executive Producer of Herizon Productions. Her approach to storytelling is to capture real and untold stories that inspire and entertain viewers.
DIRECTOR: Gabe Spitzer
PRODUCERS: Drew Houpt, Dan Janvey
At 86, Joy Johnson was the oldest woman to run the 2013 New York City Marathon. This is the story of an inspiring athlete with an uncommon passion for her sport and her life.
Gabe Spitzer is a three-time Emmy award-winning director and producer who has worked on cutting-edge documentary programs in the sports television space. He spent seven years on staff at HBO, where he was a producer on the series 24/7. In 2013 he co-directed Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward, a feature-length documentary and in 2014 directed Rise as One, a six-part documentary series produced for Fox.
The House is Innocent
DIRECTOR: Nicholas Coles
PRODUCERS: Alexis Manya Spraic, Max Velez
EDITOR: Michael Madrid
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Ludwig Linnekogel
What sorts of people knowingly purchase the former residence of a notorious serial killer and the location of multiple murders? Meet Tom and Barbara, the proud new owners of the most infamous house in Sacramento, California. As the middle-age couple renovates the crumbling house, they realize it’s going to take a whole lot more than paint and landscaping to change the community's minds about their new home.
Nicholas Coles is a Los Angeles based filmmaker who has worked in a variety of roles on numerous independent films, including Room, The Lord of War, Town Planner and The Adventures of Barry Baz.
DIRECTORS: Mark Nickolas, Racha Najdi
PRODUCERS: Mark Nickolas, Ramy Francis, Jean Ferreri
EDITOR: Mark Nickolas
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Oscar Frasser
Q/A with Director/Producer, Mark Nickolas
Nefertiti’s Daughters shows the critical role revolutionary street art played during the Egyptian uprisings. Focused on the role of women artists in the struggle for social and political change, it spotlights how the iconic graffiti of Queen Nefertiti placed her on the front lines in the ongoing fight for women’s rights and freedoms in Egypt.
Mark Nickolas is a long-time veteran of U.S. Democratic politics, most notably as an aide to then Vice President Al Gore. His first film, My Life in the Canyon of Heroes, was screened at the 2013 HT2FF. He is in post-production on a third short documentary and in pre-production on his first feature length documentary.