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A collection of some award-winning short films directed by yours truly throughout the years!
Five Fingers of Fury - A Fist-Fight Film
A stubborn thumb fights to overcome his opposable opponent. Winner of Best Film and The Audience Choice Award at the Vancouver Quarantine Project 2020! 1st Place Winner at the Canada-wide Isolation Short Film Festival! Top 100 out of 2000 at the DaVinci International Film Festival! THANK YOU to my finger fighting sensei, Mr. Manos! Go check out his expansive library of finger fighting videos!! Mr. Manos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNN0eLEMRti1RAX83sKGEiQ Donate to FairPlay: https://fairplayforall.org/
How do you win back an ex-girlfriend that can throw down when it counts? By staging and thwarting a fake robbery, of course. Filmed with an ALL FILIPINO, 6 person on-set crew for Vancouver Asian Film Festival's illustrious film competition--The Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon! People's Choice for Best Overall Film People's Choice for Best Performance for Jordan Cameron Winner of Best Cinematography for Marc Yungco ------------ Come follow my filmmaking journey! https://www.instagram.com/josharies/ https://www.facebook.com/TheJoshAries https://twitter.com/thejosharies Written, Directed and Edited by Josh Aries (@josharies) Produced by Philip Planta (@philplanta) Starring Melvin Medici (@melvin.medici) as Joseph Jordan Cameron (@jordanmcameron) as Carlo Jessamine Salas (@jessaminegee) as Reyna Josh Aries (@josharies) as Robber Joere Estremadura (@joeaireee) as Bully Director of Photography Marc Yungco (@mjyungco) 1st AD/Sound Recordist Joere Estremadura Production Design Abigail Aries (@afleuries) Composers/Sound Design Ictus Audio
WATCH OUT - A Time Bending Action Comedy
A boy uses his time-bending watch to bumble his way through a brawl. #InspiredByTenet (especially that dope airport scene)! Made with the intent of making 1 minute feel like 30 seconds. Time flies when you're having fun, right? Edited, Directed, and Sound Design by Josh Aries Cinematography and Special Effects by Abigail Aries Starring Paul Aries as the Boy
Tsinelas - A Short Action-Comedy Film
"Tsinelas" is the Tagalog word for slippers or sandals--a deadly weapon if held by pissed off mother. So cook the rice, anak!! We're here to tell you a small tale that hits us close to home. Literally. ------------- Follow my filmmaking journey on... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josharies/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejosharies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJoshAries/ Written, Directed and Edited by Josh Aries Stunt Choreography and Concept by Derick Vizcarra Performed by Derick Vizcarra, Justin Lo Rimorin, Matthew Lo Rimorin, Rykel Cerezo, and Darlene Pineda. Royalty Free Music provided by BenSound Sound Design / Foley by Peter Nightingale and Josh Aries
The Intern - A Short Action Comedy Film
"The Intern" is an action-comedy film that follows Jin Takao, a lowly office intern with photographic memory who learns that the insurance company he works for is actually a front for deadly assassins. Vincent Nam Khai as Jin Takao Thomas Lorber as Mr. Carl (The Boss) Andrew Nadyani as Bison Marie Marolle as The Receptionist Chi Lam as Alex Written and Directed by Josh Aries Produced by David Glover Edited by Josh Aries and Matthias Cheung Cinematography by Sepehr Mahbob Fight Choreography by Derick Vizcarra, Vincent Nam Khai, and Thomas Lorber Music by Mario Vaira ----------------- The Intern is my graduating thesis film during my final year at University--my thesis being "showing character growth through movement". After a year of sitting in my hard drive, I think it's time this short film gets its time to shine publicly. Hope you all enjoy!
D.E.M -- A Sci-Fi Adventure Short Film
Leah, a ragtag adventurer, must take her macguffin to the D.E.M. What's a D.E.M? Let's figure it out together shall we? --- Inspired by previz work from Gareth Evans, samurai flicks, and Westerns, this is a passion project to experiment with a different shooting style and genre that I'm used to. Heres to growth!
Go Getter | Canada Shorts Film Festival 2017 Official Selection
In this stylish homage to Edgar Wright, a professional, but compulsive lawyer lands the job of a lifetime that'll skyrocket him into the stratosphere of the lawyering world. However, the universe appears to be holding him back as he fights to get to his first meeting on time. ------- Directed by Josh Aries Written by Adam Hunt Produced by Gabrielle Christie Director of Photography Praveen Sonichen Edited by Jakob Weber Production Designer Joshua Wylie Starring David Watkins as Alix Edwards Mirella Gibeau as Mrs. Deminshire Nicole West as Receptionist Jennifer Tong as Barista -------------------- Project completed on March 28, 2017 as my final project during Second Year. Yes, this was completed before Baby Driver was released in theatres. Also a proud recipient of The Award of Distinction at the Canada Shorts Film Festival 2017!
MUSIC AND DANCE
Music videos, dance video, and general art stuff. Oh my!