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WineGame (2020)

Designated as “Funny in a sophisticated way” by its recently concluded Badami.TV syndicated distribution on 42 USA network local TV stations in 20 United States, the “Chaplinesque” silent film WineGame was called “Meaningful” by ShortCloseUp.com fr... read more

Completed On: 23 Mar, 2020

Duration: 4 min 0 sec

Genres: Fiction, Short, Student

Country: United States

Director: Vahan Bedelian

Submitted By: Phillip E. Walker

WineGame Poster
Designated as “Funny in a sophisticated way” by its recently concluded Badami.TV syndicated distribution on 42 USA network local TV stations in 20 United States, the “Chaplinesque” silent film WineGame was called “Meaningful” by ShortCloseUp.com from Romania at the beginning of WG’s current 50 Countries on 6 Continents tour. This year, WineGame’s first 2021 Award was for OVERALL CRAFTSMANSHIP plus ACTING & DIRECTING from The Netherlands’ Golden Smile IFF and since World Premiering in a 300+ screenings, 6 month KINNO [Moscow] run (during the Pandemic outbreak), WineGame has been adorned with 40 film festival Awards (including China’s 2020 Helan Hong Golden Tree Red Wine International Film Festival BEST MICRO FILM NEWCOMER €2500 Euro cash prize) from 60 Nominations out of 109+ Selections producing 503+ scheduled Screenings including in nearly ½ of the 50 United States and counting. India’s 2020 Panjim IFF BEST DIRECTOR Vahan Bedelian’s Oasis BEST FILM-MICRO, Rancho Cucamonga-California two time GRAND PRIZE winning and four time BEST STUDENT FILM absurdly retells the Sisyphus / Naranath punishment myth with the stone rolling up the hill being a worker’s wagon fueled by the Nectar of the Gods. Africa’s ROFFEKE calls this Short “a laugh-out-loud . . . perfect metaphor for the year 2020!”. Hollywood talent 2020 La Dolce Vita Cine Roma, Jerusalem’s Holy Grail, India’s King Review, Monthly Online, Sand Dance, and Travancore International Film Festivals’ BEST ACTOR Awardee plus NYC & London 2021 Best Actor Nominee Phillip E. Walker-MFA is this One-Man-Movie’s sole performer. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11351912
  • Directors
    Vahan Bedelian
  • Producers
    Sophia Zhu
    & 1st AC
  • Writers
    Vahan Bedelian
  • Lone CAST Member
    Phillip E. Walker as Ro
  • Cinematographer
    Zi Xiang Lin
  • Costume Designer
    Xin Tian
  • Set Designer
    Alexa Feeney
    & Wardrobe Asst.
  • Editor
    Vahan Bedelian
  • Film Type
    Fiction, Short, Student
  • Genres
  • Runtime
    4 minutes 0 seconds
  • Completion Date
    23 Mar, 2020
  • Production Budget
    650 USD
  • Country of Origin
    United States
  • Country of Filming
    United States
  • Film Language
  • Shooting Format
    4K digital, 23.98 frame rate
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
  • Student Project
  • First-time Filmmaker

Ten Top PhilE Awards
United States
Rancho Cucamonga
Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television 500 Class Presentation
Most Important Production noninee


Monthly Online International Film Festival
Best Sole Performer

International Film Festival
BEST DIRECTOR Award & Short Film Outstanding Achievement Award

Short Film Factory
World Tour

Rolling Ideas

Holy Grail International Film Festival
BEST ACTOR & BEST STUDENT FILM plus Cinematographer & Short Film Outstanding Achievement Awards

Director's Biography

Currently in Post-Production for his next Short Fitz and being the 2020 Indus River Cinefest BEST EDITOR & Global Monthly Film Competition BEST TRAILER Awards Winner, Mr. Bedelian was born in America on May 6, 1991 of Armenian heritage. Now a top of his class Loyola Marymont University School of Film and Television 2nd year graduate student out of Los Angeles, California - USA, he first got into filmmaking by shooting and editing documentaries on martial artists. From this background, Vahan brings a strong understanding of rhythm and action in visual storytelling. He combines these elements with a love of setting, production design, and generally strange imagery for a style that he hopes can feel unique and fresh to audiences. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5390674/

Director's Statement

I feel like we can all relate to trying to carry too many things at the same time, both literally and metaphorically. I wanted to make a movie about that.

3 Reviews
  • A simple way to get a very good film.

    16 Jun, 2020

    Bruno Resende
    Response from Project Creater:

    Sure you're right!

    16 Jun, 2020
  • Great Work. keep it up.

    27 Mar, 2020

    Tusu Kundu
    Response from Project Creater:

    Thank you for the encouragement. We're expecting a lot to happen for this little short film!

    28 Mar, 2020
  • Loyola Marymount University Film School grad student Vahan Bedelian's film WineGame is a good project. All best wishes.

    26 Mar, 2020

    Marcello Villiagram
    Response from Project Creater:

    Thanking you for the encouragement, we expect our new WFCN participation to be a important part of "WineGame's" upcoming large film festival tour during this COVID-19 year. This coming Sunday's planned submission might even present "WineGame's" WORLD PREMIERE!

    26 Mar, 2020
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  • Ro Climbing
  • Bedelian & Walker @ Class Preview Screening
  • Ro Runs
  • Production Team Pose
  • Ro Drunk
  • PhilE Auditions at LMU
Laurels and Certificates
  • Director's Student ID
  • Panjim IFF Awards
  • Holy Grail IFF Award Laurel
  • Short Film Factory World Tour
  • Rolling Ideas
  • MOIFF Best Sole Performer
News & Reviews
  • Phillip E. Walker - Short Film Man