Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.
A prospector sells his wife and daughter to another gold miner for the rights to a gold mine. Twenty years later, the prospector is a wealthy man who owns much of the old west town named Kingdom Come. But changes are brewing and his past is coming back to haunt him. A surveyor and his crew scouts the town as a location for a new railroad line and a young woman suddenly appears in the town and is evidently the man's daughter.
Directors: Matchstick Productions Actors: Mark Abma, Ingrid Backstrom, Rory Bushfield, Chris Davenport, Simon Dumont, Stian Hagen, Hugo Harrisson, James Heim, Eric Hjorleifson, PK Hunder, CR Johnson, Shane McConkey, Jon Olsson, Sean Pettit, Chris Rubens, TJ Schiller, Colby West, Kaj Zackrisson, Jacob Wester, and speed rider Antoine Montant. Somewhere along the line in all action sports it became uncool to show how stoked you were when you did something sick. What's that all about? Skiing is about that surge of adrenaline and stoke, not about feeling the hate of the image police. At Matchstick, we are stoked and we have to let it out. We have thrown caution to the wind and dared to put the stoke back in skiing. The result is CLAIM, The Greatest Ski Movie... EVER! A truly epic film shot in the most amazing locations, featuring the best and boldest skiers in the world today.
A young ambitious claims assesor investigates a multi million dollar marine insurance fraud.
Terminal Baggage Collection of an airport. Two travelers waiting for their bags, which are slow to exit. They don't know each other, but a bet arises: What will the first case?
A documentation of one of Acconci's most notorious performances, Claim Excerpts is a highly confrontational work, an exercise in self-induced, heightened behavioral states, and an aggressive psychological exploration of the artist/viewer relationship. During the three-hour performance, Acconci sat in the basement of 93 Grand Street in New York, blindfolded, armed with metal pipes and a crowbar. His image was seen on a video monitor in the upstairs gallery space. Staking claim to his territory, he tries to hypnotize himself through language into an obsessive state of possessiveness.
Centers on a single father with a criminal background who must uncover the whereabouts of his kidnapped daughter while fighting the mysterious claims of another couple who insist that the child is theirs.
A Persian novelist living in New York throws aside the woman who loves him, and she gets an American woman to help get him back. Meanwhile, the novelist's current novel is in progress, and it's dramatized for us as he writes.
Texts from the 1969 American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz and letters from supporters propel an exploration of political yearning, emancipatory architecture and failed utopias. What does it mean to claim land that has more value as a symbol than as a potential home? And how does that symbol function beyond the boundaries of its geographic limits?
Mike and Dave, two Northern British idiots sponging off the state, find themselves pissed up with a case load of cash and the vague memory of a dodgy job offer. But when the sinister Mr. Martin comes to check his 'task' has been completed, Mike and Dave must learn to tell the truth or be lost in a lie forever.
Inspired by the story of Mary Magdalene - In this generation Mary in a new location, with her new found aunt and falls into a lifestyle that is looked down upon. Her decision to change becomes her greatest challenge, even against her biggest supporters. The only one who stands with her risks losing everything.
Claiming Territory refers to the landscape of the male body - claimed by the woman's hand - and the landscape of war - claimed by soldiers victorious in their actions. In contrasting the sensuality of the male body and its ephemeral presence with the escalating chaos of war, it was as if I was constructing a memory out of something I had no experience of.
Based on a true story, set in the late 19th century: Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappears after a South American shipwreck. Some years later his erudite Afro-English valet, Bogle, is sent to investigate rumors that Tichborne survived and settled in Australia. An alcoholic ruffian answer's Bogle's inquiries claiming to be the lost heir. Bogle suspects fraud, but conspires with the claimant to split the inheritance should the latter succesfully pass himself off to friends, family and the courts. As the claimant returns to England to continue his charade, enough people confirm his identity to make both the claimant and Bogle believe that he just might be the rightful heir after all.
Naoto Tsugimura, head of customer service at a major food and beverage company, receives a strange complaint from an angry caller who claims to have found insects in his mineral water. Tsugimura is unable to appease him, and soon finds that this mysterious claimer is beginning to infiltrate his life, harassing and stalking him, but always out of Tsugimura's sight. Nothing Tsugimura does - apologizing, fighting back - seems to make any difference. Meanwhile the claimer's rage continues to escalate, until finally reaching a shocking conclusion.
A 1917 film directed by Paul Powell.
From climbing to kayaking to cave diving, four adventurers are given the opportunity to take on once-in-a-lifetime challenges.
With compensation culture on the rise, this series reveals the stories behind the pay-outs for freak accidents and preventable calamities, and also lifts the lid on dodgy claimed getting in on the act.
Small Claims is a series of Australian television movies starring Rebecca Gibney and Claudia Karvan, which first aired on Network Ten in 2004. The series was co-production with subscription television and was also broadcast on the Foxtel, Austar, and Optus Television Subscription Television services. The series was written by husband and wife team Keith Thompson and Kaye Bendle. A mystery series about two young mums, a police officer and a lawyer, who become a formidable pair of sleuths. Their cases reveal a world of murder, greed and passion that lurks in the suburbs.
Documentary series that casts a covert eye over the ever-growing problem of insurance fraud, and sees outlandish claimers as they're caught out on camera.