A Town Called Theocracy

After the mayor of a theocratic regime imposes tough film restrictions, the sullen projectionist of a failing movie theater is inspired by a stranger passing through town to create a unique flick to skirt the oppressive system.

  • Jehad N. Al-Khateeb
    Director
    Cold Chalk
  • Mark Feigenbutz
    Writer
  • Xzavian CookBey
    Producer
  • Mark Feigenbutz
    Key Cast
    "Leo"
  • Lucy Madeline
    Key Cast
    "Mabel"
  • Jeff Poole
    Key Cast
  • Badr Z.Sfeeran
    cinematographer
    Cold Chalk
  • Shereen Al-Khateeb
    Production Designer
    Cold Chalk
  • Lucy Madeline
    Production Designer
  • Andrew Gott
    Editor
  • Monk Blaire
    Music
    Cold Chalk
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Snake Alley Festival Of Film
    Burlington
    United States
    June 22, 2017
    Best Comedy
  • Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME)
    Albuquerque
    United States
    June 8, 2017
    Best New Mexico Film
  • Mexico International Film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    May 17, 2017
    Official Finalist
  • Largo Film Awards

    Switzerland
    June 11, 2016
    Best Photography & Editing
  • Top Shorts Film Festival

    United States
    November 29, 2017
    Honorable Mention Director
  • Blackbird Film Festival
    Cortland
    United States
    April 21, 2017
    Most Original Story
  • Sose International Film Festival
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    September 23, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Highway 61 Film Festival
    Pine City
    United States
    October 6, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Santa Fe Film Festival
    Santa Fe
    United States
    December 10, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Dubai International Film Festival
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    December 9, 2016
    World Preimere
    Official Selection
  • Boston Underground Film Festival
    Boston
    United States
    March 22, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Kiwi International Film Festival
    Auckland
    New Zealand
    October 31, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 9th Underground Cinema Film Festival
    Dublin
    Ireland
    September 9, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
    York
    United Kingdom
    November 19, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Lilliputian Film Festival
    St.Louis
    United States
    August 25, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Rome International Cinefest
    Rome
    Italy
    November 20, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Palermo International Short Film Festival
    Palermo
    Italy
    August 15, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Neu World Studios International Film Festival
    Cedar City
    United States
    August 20, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Paris International Cinefest
    Paris
    France
    September 22, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Freedom Shorts XVIII
    Philadelphia
    United States
    January 27, 2017
    Official Selection
  • London Golden Scout IFF
    London
    United Kingdom
    June 30, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Canada's Yes! Let's Make a Movie Film Festival

    Canada
    September 24, 2016
    Official Selection
  • 6th PINK CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    JAIPUR
    India
    August 16, 2016
    Official Selection
  • New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase
    Albuquerque
    United States
    July 8, 2016
    Official Selection
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Marbella
    Spain
    December 4, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Las Cruces International Film Festival
    Las Cruces
    United States
    March 7, 2017
    Official Selection
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