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5IVE: THIRTY ONE (5:31)
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5IVE: THIRTY ONE (5:31)
 
US Premiere

Director: Donnell Riley

United States, 2011, 14min
Format: Digital (screening) - HDV (shooting)
Festival Year: 2012
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Jakob Hawkins, Carolina Ravassa, Michael Tierney, Russell Warren, John Basebow, Fred Buggs, Darryl Moore, Paula Pati±o
Crew:  Executive Producers: Donnell Riley - Producers: Jacki Zolezzi , Lan Li - Screenwriters: Donnell Riley - Cinematographer: Sam Kirkpatrick -
Email:  suite317gmail.com

synopsis
Serial killer Mateo, who strongly believes that people need to take responsibility for their actions and not put it off on 'GOD' or chalk it up to 'The Way Life Is'. Although self righteous, he is correct with his assumptions of man. Mateo has taken it upon himself to 'Save' man from themselves, he tries to do this by giving Ada B. Rudia, a young reporter, the interview of a lifetime with the hope that she will do the right thing to stop him and mankind from destroying their existence.

director
Born and raised in South Jamaica Queens, NY D.Jus managed to stay focused on wanting more out of life. Growing up around such individuals as Mr.Cheeks of the Rap Group Lost Boyz gave him the drive to want to be in entertainment, and Having Debra Wilson from Mad TV show interest in him helped him gravitate to filmmaking. In 2008, he was ordered to deploy to Afghanistan. He decided to buy a MiniDV camera to document his time in the country. About three weeks into his mobilization he realized that he liked to write and direct short films. When he returned home he found YouTube and started uploading short comedy episodes of a Husband and Wife team named Cletus and Jean. This caught the eye of his now mentor Al Thompson who invited him to work in a small capacity on the critically acclaimed Webseries "Odessa". Motivated by his experience on the set of "Odessa", D.Jus wrote, directed, and executive produced his first film called "5ive:Thirty One (5:31) in June 2011. Since its completion the 13-¬minute short has been accepted into The International Film Festival Manhattan, The Queens World Film Festival, The Short Film Channel Film Festival, and The 10th Annual San Diego Black Film Festival. He has also been nominated for a 2012 Shorty Award for Best Director. And is expected to be invited to many more festivals. A multitalented individual this young man is more than a director he surpasses most filmmakers today because of his ability to become a part of the characters that he creates. D.Jus cannot be compared to anyone, partially because of those that he has been inspired by from Eddie Murphy, and Melvin Van Peoples, to Edward Norton. Content creators such as Al Thompson have been an inspiration to him, but his style is his very own. He is self-¬taught and simply loves the art of filmmaking! Not only has D.Jus been gifted in filmmaking, but also his music production ability is impeccable! Composing the music for five of eight episodes of JohnOllie Nelson's Hood Tales, which was screened at Sundance in 2011, and was featured on Time Warner's On-Demand channel. He also scored the music for the short film "The Desolate" directed by Joe Warshaw. D.Jus is still a member of the United States Army Reserves and has been for over 8 years, he has every intention of serving a full twenty years and credits the Army with making him want to pursue a career in filmmaking and believes that the very least he can do is continue to serve as his way of saying thank you.
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