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Ben Jacobson
Independent Filmmaker, FS700 owner, Home Educator
Independent Filmmaker, FS700 owner, Home Educator

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2015 Showreel

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Please take a look and help if you can!

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Proud to share this little steampunk adventure film that was willed into existence in 3 weeks flat.

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Very proud of this short film, written and directed by my 10 year daughter.

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Candy Crime (written by +Leilani Holmes) makes another international film festival shortlist. Please vote for us for the audience prize! Thank you!

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Looking forward to staying up until 4am for this!
Details about The Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

When: Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 8 p.m. E.S.T. (GMT -5)
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Please share this post to help spread the word

Also, use this Facebook invite to get those people who aren't on G+ to the festival. This will really give a boost to the festival and you might finally be able to get your friends to understand why you have been loving Google+ so much. They might actually join us here.

Congratulations to the 18 short films that have been selected. The schedule of films are listed below. Most if not all the filmmakers will be in attendance!

How it all works:
Each block of 6 films will be streamed live at, and then a Google+ Hangout will be streamed with the filmmakers in attendance for a question and answer session immediately following the films.

A moderator will field questions for the filmmakers via chat from the audience on VidCastNetwork. You will also be able to post your questions for the filmmakers on a comment thread located at the +Unofficial Google+ Film Festival page.
In order to participate in the chat on VidCastNetwork, you will need to create a free account at (through

At the end of each hour, 6 new films will be shown with the new filmmakers in attendance.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. E.S.T., the Google+ Hangout will be opened to additional people and then the public.

Unofficial Google+ Film Festival Programming

Short Film Block 1: Saturday December 3, 2011 at 8 p.m. E.S.T. (GMT -5)
“Nuit Blanche” by Arev Manoukian from +Spy Films
“Sebastian's Voodoo” by +Joaquin Baldwin
“Frankie and Toby - Snack Attack” by +Dennis Barahona
“Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan” by +Brad Kremer
“UNIPSYCHO: A Documentary” by +David Howe
“La Cosecha (The harvest)” by +Daniel Garco

Short Film Block 2: Saturday December. 3, 2011 at 9 p.m. E.S.T. (GMT -5)
“Kingyo” by +Edmund Yeo
"Leave Me” by +Ryan Dunlap
“Out of Order” by +Paddy O'Sullivan
“The Bad Smell” by +James Gass
“The Suspect” by +Vinod Bharathan
“The Inner Workings of Outer Space” by +Paul Cain

Short Film Block 3: Saturday December 3, 2011 at 10 p.m. E.S.T. (GMT -5)
“The Board Room” by +Mike Wollaeger
“The Pet Shop” by +Matthew Gilmore
“Candy Crime” by +Ben Jacobson
“Change for a Dollar” by +Sharon Wright
“M v. W” by +Alex Gianopoulos
“Charlie On Parole” by +Darren Miller

Public Hangout with the Filmmakers and audience: Saturday December 3, 2011 at approximately 11:30 p.m. - ? E.S.T. (GMT -5).

Project Contributors
+Keith Barrett - Live Streaming
+Jaime Byrd - Creative Collaboration/Hosting
+Johnathan Chung - Creative Collaboration
+Ryan Crowe - Creative Collaboration
+Christina Trapolino - Creative Collaboration
+Aaron Wood - Artwork
+Daria Musk - Special thanks for the inspiration and early contribution.

Brought to you by:
+Blind Lyle Films -
+SocioloG+ -
+Vidcast Network -
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