Teardrop

SHORT FICTION

2011 | 35mm | color | Dolby SR*D EX | 15 min 


One afternoon Dan is brutally jumped and accosted by a gang in his neighborhood. The leader of Dans crew demands that he murder his punisher and earn his official "membership" into the crew: a teardrop tattoo under his eye.

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER Damian John Harper
CINEMATOGRAPHER Friede Clausz
SOUND DESIGNER Gregor Bonse
COMPOSER Tina Rupp
EDITOR Lena Hatebur

CAST

Neal Kodinsky | Damion Omar Lee | Connor J Smith | Julio Cesar Pérez | Neev Bar-DavidRon Braunstein | Glenn Fleary | Justin Harris | De-Anne Dawkins | Vito Baltrusaitis

AWARDS
Audience Award- Best Short Film, 14th Brooklyn Film Festival
John Muir Award, Yosemite International Film Awards
Honorable Mention, Festival Int. de Cine, Puebla Mexico
Short Film Gold Award, Oregon Film Awards
Premio Cecilio Paniagua a la mejor Fotografía, 10th Int. Short Film Festival "Almería en Corto"
Best Cinematography, 41. International Student Film Festival "Sehsüchte"
Gold - Best of Fest, Wendland Shorts
Audience Award - Best Film, Und Bitte! Film Prize, Hannover
Best Fiction, Film Leben Film Festival, Germany
Best Student Film, UK Film Festival, London
Honorable Mention, Interfilm, Berlin
Best Cinematography, International Festival of Film Schools, Munich

FESTIVALS

14th Brooklyn Film Festival, 35th Montreal One World Festival, Harlem International Film Festival, 10th Open St. Petersburg "BEGINNING", Yosemeti Film Awards, 21st Message 2 Man St. Petersburg, 4th Annual American Artist Film Festival, Festival International de Cine - Puebla, 19th Raindance Independent Film Festival London, 16th Festival de Cine International Ourense
45th Int. Hofer Filmtage Germany, 24th Int. Exground Film Festival Germany, Filmets Badalona/Spain, Oregon Film Awards 2011, 22nd Stockholm Int. Film Festival/Sweden, Around The World in 14 Films/Berlin Germany, 19th Plus Camerimage/Bydgoszcz Poland, 34th Rencontres Henri Langlois/Poitiers France, 10th Int. Short Film Festival "Almería en Corto", Tirana Int. Film Festival/Tirana Albania, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis/Saarbrücken Germany, 22nd Annual Cinequest Film Festival/San Jose, Festival International du Film d'Aubagne/France, Landshuter Int. Short Film Festival/Germany, 6th NexT International Short and Medium Length Film Festival/Bucharest, European Film Festival of Lille/France, Tiburon International Film Festival/USA, 41st International Student Film Festival "Sehsüchte" Babelsberg-Potsdam/Germany, 29th Busan International Short Film Festival, 21. International Film Festival Emden Norderny, Los Angeles Cine Gear Expo, Wendland Shorts/Germany, The Five Lakes Film Festival/Germany, The Golden Lion Film Festival/Swaziland, Film Leben Film Festival/Germany, DC Short Film Festival/USA, Marabella International Film Festival/UK, Shnit Int. Short Film Festival/Germany, Und Bitte! Filmpreis, Hannover Germany, Red Rock Film Festival/USA, 12. Int. Student Film Festival Písek/Czech Republic, 28th Int. Short Film Festival Berlin/Germany, 32nd Munich Int. Festival of Film Schools/Germany, UK Film Festival, London