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MIRACLE MAKER
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MIRACLE MAKER
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Kate Marks

United States, 2014, 13min
Format: Digital (screening) - RED (shooting)
Festival Year: 2018
Category: Short Narrative
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Winner: BEST DIRECTOR - NARRATIVE SHORT & BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

Cast:  Jovan Armand, Del Zamora, Bonita Friedericy, Diana Elizabeth Jordan, Niko Posey
Crew:  Producers: Elizabeth Ai - Screenwriters: Kate Marks
Email:  kate.sugarcanegmail.com

synopsis
When a 12 year-old vacuum cleaner salesman's assistant hears about a miracle maker living on the edge of the desert, he puts a plan in place to turn his luck around.

director
Kate Marks is a 2016 HBO Access Directing and a 2013 Project Involve fellow at Film Independent where she received the Barbara Boyle Award. Her award winning short films (Pearl Was Here, Homebody, 7 Day Gig, and Miracle Maker) continue to screen all over the world. Highlights include Slamdance, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, and broadcasting on PBS. She is a graduate of CalArts (MFA) and Brown University (BA). Additionally Kate teaches filmmaking in public schools, prisons, senior centers, and parks. Her work with a wide range of students can be felt in her stories, which focus on the need to be witnessed.
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filmmaker's note
When my dad was diagnosed with cancer I began to light candles for Saint Jude even thought Im not Catholic. Raised in a household where we put our faith in effort, I always thought hard work could fix any problem. But when this philosophy failed, I began to search for a hero to rescue my family...enter Miss Kitty, the miracle maker of my film. I disguised myself as a 12-year-old boy named Francisco and went on a journey to find her. A hail-Mary in the 11th hour, with no more candles to light and no more pennies to wish onI thought maybe, just maybe we could fix the unfixable. But ultimately Francisco, myself, and anyone else who is standing on the edge of the unknown, must accept that all we can do is hold on.

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