2018 Oscar Nominated Live Action at Real Art Ways

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2018 Oscar Nominated Live Action

Ever watch the Oscars and wonder where you can see some of those under-the-radar films?

Every year Real Art Ways brings the Oscar Nominated Short Films to its cinema so you can catch some of the finest, but least talked about film making of the year. It’s a perennial hit with audiences!

Live Action Shorts:

Dekalb Elementary USA/20 minutes
Director: Reed Van Dyk
Writer: Reed Van Dyk
Producers: Reed Van Dyk, Cory Desrosiers, Christopher Leavins, Enrique Diaz, Morgan Peterson and Ricardo Ramirez
Synopsis: Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

My Nephew Emmett USA/20 minutes
Director: Kevin Wilson, JR.
Producer: Kevin Wilson, JR.
Synopsis: In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood.
Based on true events.

The Eleven O’Clock – Australia/13 minutes
Director: Derin Seale
Producers: Josh Lawson and Karen Bryson
Synopsis: The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

The Silent Child – UK/20 minutes
Director: Chris Overton
Writer: Rachel Shenton
Producers: Rebecca Harris, Danny Ormerod and Julie Foy
Synopsis: THE SILENT CHILD centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

Watu Wote/All Of Us – Germany & Kenya/23 minutes
Director: Katja Benrath
Producers: Tobias Rosen, Bramwel Iro and Matrid Nyagah
Synopsis: For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust
between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

"Arresting, often impassioned and technically deft proof that a film doesn't have to drone on for an hour and a half to qualify as art."

Tom Long, Detroit News

"Of the five live-action shorts nominated this year, three focus on personal fulfillment... The other two shorts are overtly political, and they throb with... urgency."

Leah Pickett, Chicago Reader

"This is the rare year when the live-action collection is strongest."

Robert Abele Los Angeles Times