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Sneak Peek at Short Film Submissions - Part 3

This is the third installment of our sneak peek at the short films submitted into the 4th Annual I See You Awards®. As mentioned in our first post, published on 6/15/2020, we are sharing trailers (when available) for the films that have been submitted into our 4th Annual Awards program.


Deadbolt is from Lansing, Michigan-based Michael McCallum, a director, writer, actor, producer and editor. Deadbolt focuses on two couples who "are desperate to get out of the financial hole they're in. When one suggests a burglary, it turns out to not be as easy as planned."


Harakiri is from Matt Szakal, a Metro-Detroit-based actor and filmmaker. It was originally his thesis short film at the Motion Picture Institute in suburban Detroit, which he attended from 2018 to 2019.

Official synopsis: "After arriving at a place called "The Entertainment Building", an aspiring writer finds himself in the most bizarre job interview of his life."

Letters from a Father

Letters from a Father is the directorial debut of indie filmmaker Andrea Fantauzzi, who is also an actress. She describes the movie as one that was "inspired by a period in my life; this film is not only a journey of pain and abuse, but of hope and forgiveness."

The Smile I Wear

Indie filmmaker Antonio Corsi wrote and directed this short which is about "an invisible man (who) confronts a world obsessed with happiness to find his true self and save those he loves."

What Happened to Henry?

"What Happened to Henry?" is a documentary that hopes to solve a mystery: "The first African American drum major of a major university marching band (Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band) disappeared in 1973 and hasn't been found since."

After hearing about the disappearance of Henry Baltimore, Director Andrew Acciaioli, a graduate of Michigan State University, said he wondered how could he not have heard about this story before?

Be sure to check back tomorrow as we will be shining the spotlight on more of the indie film projects that have been submitted into the 4th Annual I See You Awards®!

In the meantime, keep up the good work, indie filmmakers! We see you!

The 4th Annual I See You Awards® are sponsored by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, Final Draft, Paramount, and WWJ Newsradio 950, with additional partners Randazzo Formal Wear, The Lee Group, ES Communications Agency and Casey Sign Company.

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