INDIE SHORT FEST

The Magic Behind the Mojo

For the past 50 years, Mojo has been entertaining audiences around the world. He’s a musician, singer and songwriter and the leader of Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. About 6 years ago, I discovered his music searching for a soundtrack for 10 ‘Soldier Story’ mini-documentaries created to engage support of the creation of a National Museum of the US Army. These stories of Army combat veterans were impactful and emotional and Mojo’s composition ‘Lights on the Bayou’, a beautiful and haunting ballad in the cajun style, was the perfect fit. This introduced me to Mojo and the discovery that there is more to his music and more to the man than his cajun accordion. This documentary looks into the making of a man who gives something every day, lives life to the fullest, and all his friends are friends for life.
Directed by Joe Gallo (USA)

Bottle Boy

A lonely kid seeks friends by writing a message and putting it in a bottle, only to learn a valuable lesson in conservation from a council litter picker.
Directed by Tony Burke (UK)

Cached

Three coworkers in a semi-secret love triangle go on a camping trip and make a discovery that pushes them to drastic actions.
Directed by Daniel Lake (USA)

Ancladas (Anchored)

Celeste is a 33-year-old Panamanian woman, a nautical engineer specialized in nautical machinery. Sharon Lopez is a current cadet of 27 years, specialized in deck and is a lover of ships, her work is one of the things he enjoys the most in life. Fabiola Gómez, 27, is also a deck cadet and loves her job, she is continuously training to be better in her profession.
These three women constantly dream of embarking. The three connected with the sea since they were little, the ships were always within their dreams. They studied for many years and have given everything to get to work on a boat, but with each embarkation or attempt of one they have learned that their professional choice comes with great difficulty: in the merchant marine industry in Panama, women are not welcome.
Directed by Diana Camila Pérez Del Valle (Colombia)