The Houston Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for international independent filmmakers to showcase their Comedy Films & Screenplays for the Houston, Texas Audience. The 11th HCFF will take place April 14th, 2018 featuring films from multiple countries around the world.
"Focus Group" Official Selection of the Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016
Depressed, unemployed Sara, 34, gets a very mysterious invitation that leads to a life-changing offer.
Dutch-American filmmaker Heather Fink came to filmmaking from comedy. She has been making funny videos since she was a kid, growing up in a small town in New Jersey. She started performing standup comedy in NYC in 2005, and continued making funny videos, doing improv, and sketch comedy. In 2009 she began NYU's Grad Film program as Writer/Director. As a filmmaker she's directed top comedy talents, including Hannibal Buress, Zach Cregger, Angela Trimbur, Will Hines, Kevin Allison, Sara Benincasa, Curtis Gwinn, Bobby Tisdale, Slovin and Allen, and Ann Carr. Before entering NYU's Graduate Film Program as writer/director, she was educated at GWU in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, as well as training in theatre and the arts. Her upcoming MFA thesis film, "Inside You," is her feature debut. Heather and "The Focus Group" writer/star Sara Benincasa have collaborated on various projects for eight years.
Tensions rise when a flirtatious game of one-upmanship turns an office into a battleground.
Office mates Mike and Sara get so caught up in their war of pranks, they don’t notice that their actions have a decidedly darker effect on their coworker Larry. Burdened by looming deadlines and family drama, Larry snaps, getting revenge in his own unique way. Directors: Chris Beauchamp Chris Beauchamp is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Since 2013, he has written, directed, and produced several short films, including the PRIMAA Frantic48 award-winning films DATING BITES and THE SOUVENIR (both with Gordie Haakstad). He was the cinematographer on SOPHIA, written and directed by Rory Mells in 2013, and COLD DECISION, written and directed by Gordie Haakstad, which screened at the 2015 Reel Shorts Film Festival. He was a producer and the cinematographer on Susie Winters’ upcoming short film CURRY FAVOUR, which filmed in Wembley, Alberta, in 2015.
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Summary: "After picking up a dippy blonde on the side of the road, Frank; a lonely yet affable livestock inseminator, throws caution to the wind by using his professional skills for a more pleasurable pursuit."
Merve Tekin, the director, is born and
raised in Istanbul/Turkey. She is working in film/TV industry for 14
years. She has shot TV shows in New York and mostly in her original
country Turkey. She directed 600 episodes of TV show which is sold to
22 countries all over the world. She has shot a feature documentary
about the big riot in Turkey in 2013 which is in post production
process. After shooting this documentary, she moved to Los Angeles to
Two guys discuss their love of movies. And then it gets deep. And deeper. Amazing acting in a rapid-fire conversation discussing their love for the seventh art. This 46th episode of their web series will definitely have you coming back for more! Website (in Spanish)