|THE SMELL OF OAK|
|East Coast Premiere|
|Cast: ||Samantha Spatari|
|Crew: ||Producers: Mark Datuin - Screenwriters: Mark Datuin - Composer: Iain Gardner - Cinematographer: Dmitry Lopatin
A woman in denial has difficulty recalling the events of a violent assault.
Mark Datuin is an award-winning writer/director/producer. He is also the founder of MAD Resilience Films in where he has written, directed and produced 28 short films and theatre productions. In 2014, his film Basted won Best International Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival. That was the first of a slew of accolades he collected for his subsequent films White Lock and Still Closed. He has received over 70 official selections on the festival circuit in France, Germany, Canada, India, the US and the UK. He has also been a featured panelist in Atlanta and Toronto, where he discussed the art of Writing a Short Film, and Diversity in the Film Industry.
In 2016 Mark made his French-language directorial debut with the dysfunctional family drama "Pardonnez-moi Mon Père" (Forgive Me Father), and the dark psychological parody "Mismatch and Lighter". Future productions include "The Women of Alpine Road", an exploration of despondency and regret, and "Partition" an experimental short film touching on the subject of cross-generational purgatory.
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