Designated as “Funny in a sophisticated way” by its recently concluded Badami.TV syndicated distribution on 42 USA network local TV stations in 20 United States, the “Chaplinesque” silent film “WineGame” was called “Meaningful” by from Romania at the beginning of the Short’s current 52 Countries on 6 Continents tour. Having just won nine 24 Hours Film Challenge Awards including BEST SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR, “WineGame’s” first 2021 Award was for OVERALL CRAFTSMANSHIP plus ACTING & DIRECTING from The Netherlands’ Golden Smile IFF and since World Premiering August 1, 2020 in a 300+ screenings, 6 month KINNO [Moscow] run (during the Pandemic outbreak), to date “WineGame” has been adorned with 54 film festival Awards (including China’s 2020 Helan Hong Golden Tree Red Wine International Film Festival BEST MICRO FILM NEWCOMER €2500 Euro cash prize) from 73+ Nominations out of 122+ Selections producing 528+ scheduled Screenings including in nearly ½ of the 50 United States and counting. India’s 2020 Panjim IFF BEST DIRECTOR Vahan Bedelian’s Oasis BEST FILM-MICRO, Rancho Cucamonga-California two time GRAND PRIZE winning, as well as Worldwide four time BEST STUDENT FILM, absurdly retells the Sisyphus / Naranath punishment myth with the stone rolling up the hill being a worker’s wagon fueled by the Nectar of the Gods. Africa’s ROFFEKE calls this Short “a laugh-out-loud . . . perfect metaphor for the year 2020!”. Hollywood talent, Brooklyn International Cinefest, La Dolce Vita Cine Roma, Jerusalem’s Holy Grail, Sydney’s Wonderland plus India’s 24 Hours, Festival De Indie, King Review, Monthly Online, Sand Dance & Travancore International Film Festivals’ BEST ACTOR Awardee plus additional New York City & London Best Actor Nominee Phillip E. Walker-MFA is this One-Man-Movie’s sole performer.

  • Sophia Zhu
  • Walker Entertainer Academy
  • Vahan Bedelian
  • Vahan Bedelian
  • Phillip E. Walker
    Key Cast
  • Zi Xiang Lin - Cinematographer
    Camera Dept.
  • Yiran Chen ~ 1st AC
    Camera Dept.
  • Sophia Zhu ~ 1st AC
    Camera Dept.
  • Donald Nam ~ Previz DP
    Camera Dept.
  • Xin Tian ~ Designer
  • Alexa Feeney ~ Wardrobe Asst.
  • Myuu ~ Composer
  • Jeff Cardoni, ASCAP
  • Kevin David Kiner, BMI
  • Lawrence Howard Brown, BMI
  • Alexa Feeney ~ Designer
  • Alexandra Damiani ~ Art Department
  • Alexa Feeney ~ Grip
  • Phillip E. Walker ~ Development Executive
  • Project Type:
    Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 28, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    4K digital, 23.98 frame rate
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television
  • First Friday Films
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    May 1, 2020
    World Preview - Release
    Film of the Year May nominee
  • Holy Grail International Film Festival
    June 1, 2020
    BEST ACTOR, BEST STUDENT FILM plus Cinematography & Short Film Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • Panjim International Film Festival
    June 5, 2020
    BEST DIRECTOR & Short Film Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • Short to the Point
    Județul Brașov
    Best Student Film Award May nomination
  • Monthly Online International Film Festival
    June 24, 2020
    Best Solo Performer - June 2020
  • KINNO Moscow
    Brosko Hotel TVs
    Russian Federation
    August 1, 2020
    300+ Screenings
  • Food Film Fest
    August 25, 2020
    EUROPEAN Premiere
    Award Finalist
  • Rolling Ideas
  • International Film Festival & Awards
    October 1, 2020
    Award Nomination
  • BlackMovieFest
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    October 10, 2020
    Top Movie-Comedy nominee
  • Ten Top PhilE Awards
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    October 12, 2020
    Most Important Production nominee
  • Shot Film Factory
    World Tour
Director Biography - Vahan Bedelian

Currently in Post-Production for his next Short - “Fitz”, for “WineGame” this Golden Smile & Panjim International Film Festivals’ BEST DIRECTOR is the Indus River Cinefest and 24 Hours Film Challenge BEST EDITOR, Global Monthly Film Competition BEST TRAILER plus 24 Hours BEST POSTER & BEST STORY WRITER Awards Winner. Mr. Bedelian was born in America on May 6, 1991 of Armenian heritage. Now a top of his class Loyola Marymont University School of Film and Television 2nd year graduate student out of Los Angeles, California - USA, he first got into filmmaking by shooting and editing documentaries on martial artists. From this background, Vahan brings a strong understanding of rhythm and action in visual storytelling. He combines these elements with a love of setting, production design, and generally strange imagery for a style that he hopes can feel unique and fresh to audiences.

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Director Statement

I feel like we can all relate to trying to carry too many things at the same time, both literally and metaphorically. I wanted to make a movie about that.