Donate
ImageMakers

Rate the films in this program

So, You Want to Be a Filmmaker?

Scott Dwyer, who produces KQED's ImageMakers and Film School Shorts, discusses what it takes to be a filmmaker. Read his advice at KQED Arts.

ImageMakers Top Ten Films

    Vote for your favorite ImageMakers films. This helps us determine what kind of films resonate with you and the types of films we should look for in future episodes. Vote now.

    Like to watch more short films? Go to the ImageMakers online Screening Room to watch more 60 past and present films from the series.

    KQED Newsletters

    Newsletters

    Get regular updates on great programs and events

    More from KQED

    Boys and Their Pets

    This episode includes:

    Chicken Heads by Bassam Ali Jarbawi
    Bunny by Robert Snow


    Chicken Heads
    USA/Palestine
    A prized sheep goes missing from a poor farmer's land. His 11 year old son is the only one who knows what happened. Young Yousef learns a harsh lesson when he tries to cover up the truth. Written and directed by Bassam Ali Jarbawi. Principal cast: Qusai Abu-Eid, Mohammad Abu-Eid, Atef Al-Akhras and Hussein Nakhleh.
    - To learn more about the filmmaker, go to bassamjarbawi.com.
    - Watch an interview with the filmmaker, below.

    Bunny
    USA
    A naïve young boy ventures into a rough part of town to retrieve his stolen pet bunny. Understanding and forgiveness are big words when you're a little child. Writer/director Robert Snow offers a gritty, touching and uncompromising look at class differences in a tough Philadelphia suburb. Based on a true story. When the filmmaker was 8-years old, someone stole his rabbit. Principal cast: John Barbieri, Scott Clark, Griffin Hyde, Brooke Hoover and Natalie Toth.
    - Watch an interview with the filmmaker, below.

    Watch an interview with the filmmaker of Chicken Heads:

    Watch an interview with the filmmaker of Bunny:

    [Original air date: Sat, May 21, 2011]

    This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



    Also on KQED.org this week ...

    Lake Donner
    Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack

    The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).

    Yo Yo Ma
    "Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area

    KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.

    Sponsored by