To be completed early this summer, Facendon Avenue is the next short by Writer/Director David Toms.
When best selling author Warren Harley finishes a book singing for his latest work, Facendon Avenue, he expects a quiet night. That plan is thwarted though, by the appearance of one of his books down-trodden characters, who is looking for answers following the death of his lover.
Part of the Official Selection for the 2014 Pasadena International Film Festival and nominated for best short film at the festival, "The Objects" is a surrealist 2 minute short film about a group of wealthy men that have become infatuated with the acquisition of rare and impossible objects.
Filmed in Birmingham with a small crew and with returning co-producer Mike Peace, the film was shot in one day and utilised local talent for both artists and crew.
The film is part of the "Stephen King Dollar Baby Film" program, the very program that helped launch "Shawshank Redemption" Writer/Director, Frank Darabont.
When Richard Sifkitz receives a stark warning from his Doctor regarding his health, his obsessive behavior that helped fuel his career as an artist starts to become his downfall. After purchasing an exercise bike he begins a new healthy outlook and hopefully a chance at longer life.
The situation is turned sour by the doctors insistence that his body is helped along by metabolic workmen. The workmen manifest into Bronson, Wheeler, Ryan and Charlie, four men who have worked under Richard for all of his life. As Richard continues his healthy lifestyle, the men turn to mutiny and the manifestations become increasingly real.
The Gift of a Stranger
Back before Gwynplaine Films was, well Gwynplaine Films, David was at University and, with his cohorts flew to Los Angeles to film a short.
Surrounding the mysterious "Michelle" and her meeting with "Mark", just when he is about end his life.
The short was shot over four days in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA, and marked the crews first international project. It was self funded and organised, but also received a local grant from a Birmingham district youth fund.