THE ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE 2: SILBADORES OF THE CANARY ISLANDS
THE ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE 2: SILBADORES OF THE CANARY ISLANDS
Short, Web / New Media, Other,
Kaylee, an apprentice assassin for TAA Corp., is taking a long-deserved vacation in the Canary Islands, when her Freerunner drone arrives to project a holographic image of Rick, her handler. Rick explains to Kaylee that her vacation has been cut short, and that she is being urgently summoned by Roy, the head of TAA Corp.’s Canary Island Bureau headquarters, for a new mission. Kaylee follows the Freerunner drone to the TAA Corp.’s Canary Island headquarters, where Roy explains that F.A.D., a rival group of counter-assassins, are on the island to eliminate TAA Corp.’s drone trainers, known as “Silbadores.” Kaylee drives her ninja motorcycle at breakneck speeds along beautiful coastal roads to TAA Corp.’s drone training grounds where she saves the Silbadores from deadly Swarmbots unleashed by the F.A.D. counter-assassins. A final showdown with the F.A.D. counter-assassins Sork and Karla ends with a surprising result.
Selections and Awards:
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Los Angeles, California February 25, 2023 World Premiere 'People’s Choice Award: Short Film (Genre)' Winner United States Indie Short Fest Los Angeles, California March 17, 2023 ‘Best Action Short (Honorable Mention), Best Sound Design, Best Original Song (“Catch Me Before Midnight” by Alice Underground), Best Visual FX (Honorable Mention)’ Winner, ‘Best Male Director, Best Actor (Armin Shimerman), Best Ensemble Cast’ Nominations United States Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi) Miami, Florida April 27, 2023 North America Premiere United States Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival Muskogee, Oklahoma April 28, 2023 Oklahoma Premiere 'Ford Austin/Bare Bones Indie Director Award' Winner, 2nd Place Best Dramatic Short' Winner United States WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Houston, Texas April 30, 2023 Texas Premiere 'Platinum: Shorts - Science Fiction' Winner United States 8 & Halfilm Awards Rome May 10, 2023 Italy Premiere 'Best Narrative Short, Best Sci-Fi, Best Action' Winner Italy 8 & Halfilm Awards - Special Event in Taormina, Sicily Taormina, Sicily May 10, 2023 ‘Best Director, Best Producer, Best Short Film’ Winner Italy IndieX Film Festival Los Angeles, California May 21, 2023 ‘Best Action Short, Best Actress (Tarah Paige), Best Supporting Actor (Gary Graham), Best Ensemble Cast, Best Visual FX, Best Sound Design’ Winner, ‘Best Male Director, Best Actor (Armin Shimerman)’ Nominations United States Stage 32 Short Film Contest Los Angeles, California June 2, 2023 'Quarterfinalist' United States Marina del Rey Film Festival Marina del Rey, California June 9, 2023 Marina del Rey Premiere 'Best Supporting Actor Short Film (Armin Shimerman)' Winner United States Sweet Democracy Film Awards Cannes June 12, 2023 France Premiere ‘Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Producer’ Winner France New York Neorealism Film Awards Rome June 16, 2023 ‘Best Narrative Short, Best Director, Best Cinematography’ Winner Italy X World Short Film Festival Rome June 17, 2023 Rome Premiere ‘Best Comedy-Surreal-Fantasy: Best Direction, Special Categories: Outstanding Production‘ Winner, 'Best Comedy-Surreal-Fantasy: More Than 10 Minutes, Best Performance (Tarah Paige), Best Cinematography, Best Trailer’ Nominations Italy Origins Film Festival Columbus, Ohio June 23, 2023 Ohio Premiere United States Fiction Film Festival Barcelona June 30, 2023 Spain Premiere 'Best Actress (Tarah Paige)' Winner, 'Best Picture, Best Director' Nominations Spain VIP Fest 2023 Barcelona July 2, 2023 Spain Imaginarium Convention Independent Film Festival Louisville, Kentucky July 14, 2023 Kentucky Premiere United States Star City Film Festival Waukon, Iowa July 15, 2023 Iowa Premiere 'Best Cinematography Short Film' Winner United States Austin Action Fest & Market Austin, Texas July 15, 2023 Austin Premiere ‘Best Short Film (21 - 59), Best VFX, Best Original Score, Best Stunt Award’ Nominations United States Comic-Con Independent Film Festival San Diego, California July 21, 2023 San Diego Premiere United States Gen Con Film Festival Indianapolis, Indiana August 3, 2023 Indiana Premiere United States Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards Kolkata August 21, 2023 India Premiere India Vancouver Independent - International Film Festival Vancouver September 12, 2023 Canada Premiere Canada Great Lakes International Film Festival Erie, Pennsylvania September 21, 2023 Pennsylvania Premiere United States Gangtok International Film Festival Gangtok September 22, 2023 Gangtok Premiere ‘Best Drone Film, Best Actor: Outstanding Achievement Award (Armin Shimerman), Best Actress: Outstanding Achievement Award (Tarah Paige), Best Supporting Actress (Katherine Munroe), Best Cinematography, Best Editing (Critic’s Choice Award), Best Film Score’ Winner India The Macoproject Film Festival Orlando, Florida September 22, 2023 Florida Premiere 'Best Special Effects' Winner United States AltFF Alternative Film Festival Toronto, Ontario September 22, 2023 Toronto Premiere 'Long Short Category: Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Supernatural' Winner Canada Glendale International Film Festival Glendale, California September 30, 2023 Glendale Premiere 'Best Action / Thriller' Nomination United States Screaming Ostrich International Film Festival Newton, Massachusetts October 12, 2023 Massachusetts Premiere United States Fargo Fantastic Film Festival North Fargo, North Dakota October 14, 2023 North Dakota Premiere United States Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival Toronto, Ontario October 24, 2023 Canada FANtastic Horror Film Festival San Diego, California October 28, 2023 'Best Supporting Actor – Short Film (Armin Shimerman), Best Director – Short Film, Best Special Effects/Practical Effects' Nominations United States Arpa International Film Festival (Arpa IFF) Los Angeles, California October 29, 2023 United States Barcelona Planet Film Festival Barcelona November 3, 2023 'Best Drone Film' Winner Spain Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film Festival Grand Rapids, Michigan November 3, 2023 Michigan Premiere United States Reale Film Festival Milano November 10, 2023 'Best Editing' Winner Italy Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival New York, New York November 11, 2023 United States Hollywood Florida Film Festival Hollywood, Florida November 11, 2023 Hollywood Florida Premiere United States