Narrative short film
Written, produced, and directed by Kevin Murray,
Synopsis: Guns. Knives Clarinets. Former special operative-turned music teacher Winifred Aldridge shan't let armed mercenaries out for revenge interrupt a perfectly good music lesson.
Background: A dark-comedic, action-thriller short film, "Practice" was made for the Carolina Film Community's 2020 Made in Carolinas Film Project, an annual film festival designed to encourage and promote Carolina-made filmmaking.
The short features an original score by award-winning composer Cristina "Trinity" Vélez-Justo, which drives the narrative and action.
IMDB: Check out "Practice" on IMDB.
Accolades: Director Kevin Murray won Best Director at the 2020 Made in Carolinas Film Project competition. "Practice" won Best Action Short at the 2021 Foothills Film Festival, the Platinum Award for Best Action Short in the September 2020 Independent Shorts Awards, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Action Short in the November 2020 Indie Shorts Fest, Best Action/Adventure Short at the 2020 Stranger Days International Film Festival, and an Award of Merit in the international 2020 Best Shorts Competition.
"Practice" was a Special Merit Award finalist in the 2021 Rotterdam Independent Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Action and Best Music in the 2020 Top Indie Film Awards, Best Micro-Short in the 2020 Stranger Days International Film Festival, and Best Short Film in the Cult Movies International Film Festival.
"Practice" also is an Official Selection of the 2021 Longleaf Film Festival, 2021 Phoenix Short Film Festival, the 2021 London Short Festival of 24Frames, the 2021 Reedy Reels Film Festival, the 2021 Raleigh Film and Art Festival, and the 2021 Joedance Film Festival Highlight Series.