INCORRECTIONAL

by Christopher Jason Bell
INCORRECTIONAL

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2018

Length: 86'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Teenage Saeed and his father Ali live together in New York City but run separate lives. The dysfunctional relationship between the two push them further towards surrogate families – Saeed with his schoolmates and Ali with his girlfriend. As both father and son find themselves in conflict due to petty squabbles and love triangles, the tensions between them finally become inescapable. And the unavoidable eruption occurs. Saeed and Ali (not quite themselves…), and the film director too, are heading for a breakdown, and they are lead on their own paths to repair what has been ruined.

Director

Christopher Jason Bell

Christopher Jason Bell

Christopher Jason Bell is a former critic and active filmmaker. His first feature The Winds That Scatter premiered at Northside Festival and went on to play in Madrid, South Korea (winning Best International No Budget Feature Film at the KIXFF), Cambodia, Chile, Argentina, and numerous places in the USA. His latest short film, The City Is Like a Character in the Film, premiered in 2018 and was selected to play in the Eastern Oregon Film Festival and Film Fort, Portland. Also in 2018, Spectacle Theater put together a retrospective of his work in Brooklyn, New York.

Filmography:
On-Board!: Citizens of Velocity (tv, 2005), Bus Stop (cm, 2008), Mural (cm, 2008), Behavior (cm, 2009), Pilgrimage (cm, 2011), Bridges (cm, 2012), The Winds That Scatter (2015), One Times One (cm, 2015), Mohammad So-and-So (cm, 2017), Left (cm, 2017), The City Is Like a Character in the Film (cm, 2017), Incorrectional (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Christopher Jason Bell
fotografia/cinematography
Paul Taylor
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rayvin Disla (Saeed), Ali Alwan (Ali), Cormac Cullinane (Josh), Mohammad Dagman (Mohammad), Sayra Player (Elaine), Nasri Zacharia (musicista/musician), Anna Grace Rosenthal (Amanda)
suono/sound
Matthew Scott Baker
produttori/producers
Alex Megaro, Marla Christiansen

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contatti/contacts
Christopher Jason Bell
[email protected]

Director statement

“For this film I wanted to explore a rather simple tale – one inspired by my own life mixed with other stories from friends and some good old fashioned make believe – and push the storytelling in a more radical way. I wanted the meltdown of a heated family argument to feel different than what is normally portrayed; to give it that disorienting, confusing quality that has been absent in depictions of it in narrative films.”

Synopsis Learn more

Teenage Saeed and his father Ali live together in New York City but run separate lives. The dysfunctional relationship between the two push them further towards surrogate families – Saeed with his schoolmates and Ali with his girlfriend. As both father and son find themselves in conflict due to petty squabbles and love triangles, the tensions between them finally become inescapable. And the unavoidable eruption occurs. Saeed and Ali (not quite themselves…), and the film director too, are heading for a breakdown, and they are lead on their own paths to repair what has been ruined.

Director All about direction

Christopher Jason Bell

Christopher Jason Bell

Christopher Jason Bell is a former critic and active filmmaker. His first feature The Winds That Scatter premiered at Northside Festival and went on to play in Madrid, South Korea (winning Best International No Budget Feature Film at the KIXFF), Cambodia, Chile, Argentina, and numerous places in the USA. His latest short film, The City Is Like a Character in the Film, premiered in 2018 and was selected to play in the Eastern Oregon Film Festival and Film Fort, Portland. Also in 2018, Spectacle Theater put together a retrospective of his work in Brooklyn, New York.

Filmography:
On-Board!: Citizens of Velocity (tv, 2005), Bus Stop (cm, 2008), Mural (cm, 2008), Behavior (cm, 2009), Pilgrimage (cm, 2011), Bridges (cm, 2012), The Winds That Scatter (2015), One Times One (cm, 2015), Mohammad So-and-So (cm, 2017), Left (cm, 2017), The City Is Like a Character in the Film (cm, 2017), Incorrectional (doc., 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Christopher Jason Bell
fotografia/cinematography
Paul Taylor
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rayvin Disla (Saeed), Ali Alwan (Ali), Cormac Cullinane (Josh), Mohammad Dagman (Mohammad), Sayra Player (Elaine), Nasri Zacharia (musicista/musician), Anna Grace Rosenthal (Amanda)
suono/sound
Matthew Scott Baker
produttori/producers
Alex Megaro, Marla Christiansen

**
contatti/contacts
Christopher Jason Bell
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“For this film I wanted to explore a rather simple tale – one inspired by my own life mixed with other stories from friends and some good old fashioned make believe – and push the storytelling in a more radical way. I wanted the meltdown of a heated family argument to feel different than what is normally portrayed; to give it that disorienting, confusing quality that has been absent in depictions of it in narrative films.”