The 15th annual “Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival announced its 10 winning script writers Wednesday during its annual Cast-and-Crew-Call event at Sacramento Coloma Community Center.

The 10 filmmakers were introduced to nearly 200 volunteers who showed up to celebrate with the winners, but also to sign up as volunteers to help make the films during a summer of production.

The 10 films will make their world premier at Access Sacramento’s  15th Place Called Sacramento Film Festival, Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1pm at the Crest Theatre.

The names of the filmmakers and thier contact infomration is provided for volunteers who would like to participate in this annual celebration of Sacramento area filmmaking.

The winners are:

“Bereaved” by Illana Hack – hack.ilana@gmail.comIn an endless parade of funerals, one limo driver’s life take an unanticipated turn the day Gloria Steinberg speaks to him from the back seat.

“The Charismatic Man” by Tony Carillo Rodriguez – 4real114@gmail.comHard work brings a Sacramento piano virtuoso the job of his dreams. But can the man making the offer be trusted?

“The Find” by Adam Chollet – – Crying “Eureka!” may bring sudden joy—or disaster. One father and son must decide after “The Find” brings an bewildering choice.

“Hope and Prey” by Karen Orcutt – kaorcutt@yahoo.comWhen the stress of returning home from war begins to destroy his family, one man’s search for hope follows a path he never expected.

“Labyrinth” by Lonon Smith – – A rediscovered memory of a life in the Gold Rush brings a man face-to-face with a contemporary future, when he sets out to walk “The Labyrinth.”

“Near Life” by Melody Furry – melodyfurry@gmail.comWhen Randy gets fired from another dead end job, he thinks his life is over—until he lands a new a job at a place he’d least expect it to flourish.

“The Shadow Over Sacramento” by Daniel Paschal – danielleepaschal@gmail.comOne by one the homeless along the river are disappearing. A sharp-witted detective spots a light of truth, but can he penetrate “The Shadow Over Sacramento”?

“The Story” by Danna Wilberg – – One mother’s Christmas holiday takes a surprising turn when an unexpected visitor suddenly steers “The Story” in a whole new direction.

“Time Waits for No One” by Tom Pettit – – The source of a young man’s super power to affect the speed of time is revealed as he encounters the identities of those closest to him.

“Two Pods and a Pea” by Thuy Pham – Modern medicine or time honored customs? Expectant Sacramento parents try for balance as their magic day approaches.


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