The Box

The Box is a hybrid short film that combines documentary, stop-motion animation, and cinematic vignettes to immerse our audience in the world of solitary confinement. We interview three people who have spent a combined 9 years in solitary, one of whom is of the two directors of the film, James Burns. All three stories are told at the same time and progressively build onto one another, each subject telling a different chapter from the same book. This is a story about the value of human connection and a group of survivors who lost everything but found light in the darkness.

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Credits

Directors:

James Burns, Shal Ngo

Executive Producer:

Chris Wilson

Producer:

Jake Ewald, Gabriela Dematteis

Screenwriter:

James Burns, Shal Ngo

Cinematographer:

Scott B. Siracusano

Editor:

Stacy Kim

Production Designer:

Celina Arslanian

Music:

Jay Wadley

Principal Cast:

Jack DiFalco, Danny Danielson, Alana Barrett-Adkins, James Burns , Pamela Winn , Five Mualimm-ak

Additional Credits:

Production Designer : Celina Arslanian, Art Director: Camila Silva, 1st Assistant Director : James Quinn, 1st Assistant Camera : Josh Ruffner, Gaffer : Tony Sur, Stunt : Osondu Thambo, Hair & Make-up : Frances Bromley , Color Correction : Joseph Bicknell at Company 3, Still Photography: Jai Lennard, Visual Effects: Justin Sarceno

Contact

Public Film Contact:

James Burns
Contour Films
jbmarasco@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

James Burns
jbmarasco@gmail.com
6466592212

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Animated, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Thriller, Short Film

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

15 mins