Short Narratives by Michael Weinstein | Runaway Train Films

If Trees Could Talk

A young Jewish girl and her family escape the ghetto and seek refuge in the forest. Struggling to survive, their horror is compounded by what may be the girl's ultimate demise. Can she be saved by a spiritual force more powerful than we can imagine?

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Best Narrative Short at the Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival

Best Director at the Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival

Best Long Short at the Short Film Awards

Best Narrative Short at American Movie Awards

Audience Award at the NYLA International Film Festival

Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Competition

Award of Excellence at the Accolade Film Awards

Jury Award at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Award of Excellence at the IndieFest

Platinum Award for Directing at the International Independent Film Awards

Platinum Award for Narrative Short at the International Independent Film Awards

Special Jury Award at the California Film Awards

Founders Award at the North Carolina Film Awards

Gold Remi Award at the WorldFest-Houston Film Festival

Jury Award for Best Short at Cinema at the Edge Film Festival

Best Film, Best Director, Best Acted at Average Superstar Short Film Film Festival

Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival

Special Jury Award at the Honolulu Film Awards

Best Short Film at the Festival of Cinematics

Best Short Film at Film Miami Fest

Best Short Film at the Indie Gathering

Best Dramatic Short at the Austin Revolution Film Festival

Best Narrative Short at the Yosemite International Film Festival

Special Jury Award at the Oregon Film Awards


White Knuckle

Nervous Nellie, Howard Chuckle has to decide what's most important to him-his dream girl or dream job? Only a kooky Chinese restaurant owner and sushi chef can be his guardian angels during his time of need. Multi-award winning filmmaker Michael Weinstein's slapstick take on life decisions how fate is based through behavior.

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Diamond Award at the California Film Awards

Award of Excellence at Indie Fest

Best Screenplay at the Mexico International Film Festival

Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival

Best Romantic Film Award at the Aphrodite Cinefest

Merit Award at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood

Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival