SHORTS 1 - Thursday, September 28: 5pm
Casual Vignettes of Gilded Vulgarity
Comedy / USA / 12 min.
Casual Vignettes of Gilded Vulgarity is an allegorical account told through a series of vignettes that connect the origin of American systemic and structural racism to its contemporary manifestations.
Director: Paul Kaiser
Producers: Joanna Fang, John Charter
Writer: Paul Kaiser
Cast: Carrie Bernans, Granville Ames, Dominic Hoffman, Dashiell Connery, Jenya Chaplin, Tony Braunagel, Charan Andreas, Gerard Marzilli, Avery Norris, Hollis Sherman-Pepe, Christopher Callen, Jeff Payton, Logan Sparks, Drew Hinckley
Just Ghost Me
Based on a true story, Just Ghost Me is a metafiction recreation of a humorously failed relationship performed by the original writer of the article.
Director: Jeff Mizushima
Producers: Danielle Radin, Jeff Mizushima
Writer: Jeff Mizushima, Danielle Radin
Cast: Danielle Radin, Jessica Barker, Reid Schmidt
A Mind Cannot Touch
Sci-fi Drama / USA / 15 min.
A grieving mother brings her daughter back from the dead as a hologram.
Director: Geoffrey Prather
Producers: Geoffrey Prather, Clare O’Connor, Michael Carrier, Eric Toms
Writer: Geoffrey Prather
Cast: Paget Kagy, Love Carrier, David Stanbra
Lucy's Last Song
Drama / USA / 21 min.
Lucy’s Last Song is the story of a woman reconnecting with her estranged father after many years apart. As the night unfolds their wounds are exposed and dirty laundry aired.
However, family bonds are strong, perhaps strong enough to weather the storm of life.
A mix of drama and the supernatural set to an original music soundtrack, Lucy’s Last Song.
Director: Raul Rosco Guerrero
Producers: Robert Craighead
Writer: Raul Rosco Guerrero
Cast: Brea Bee, Robert Craighead
Experimental / USA / 11 min.
A woman with a traumatic past supported by her husband's deep love, discovers the depth of her resilience and finds her inner strength during a difficult moment. Inspired by real life events, Resilient is a transformational piece of art told through narrative and dance.
Director: Claire Chubbuck
Producers: Simin Vaswani, Harish Vaswani
Writer: Simin Vaswani
Cast: Simin Vaswani, Harish Vaswani
Veil of Darkness
Horror / USA / 18 min.
New York - the aftermath of a nuclear accident. Kate and her friends struggle to fulfill their American Dream. Working so many hours has its downside, particularly the side effects of a certain OTC drug. Is the American Dream worth it?
Director: Mark Mandia
Producer: Steve Whelan
Writers: Mark Mandia; Joy Bowman
Cast: Miya Horcher, Kate Blaze, Mark Mandia, Miles Cooper, Angela Lieb, Sean Alexander James, Dev Terry
SHORTS 2 - Thursday, September 28: 5:15pm
Fantasy/Sci-fi / USA / 5 min.
7-year old, Aura, uses her vivid imagination and dream of becoming an astronaut to transcend
the polluted city she lives in.
Director: Damian Apunte
Producers: Taius Greenidge, Erika Martinez
Writer: Damian Apunte
Cast: Nora Harriet, Ofelia Rivera
Escape the Room
Drama / USA / 4 min.
It’s the end of a relationship inside of an Escape Room.
Director: Jenny Panush
Producers: Nichole Luna
Writer: Jenny Panush
Cast: Amber Riat, Amanda Charney
Comedy / USA / 18 min.
A woman goes on an absinthe-induced dream lead by the ghost of Charlie Chaplin to find her future love in 1920.
Director: Gustavo Sampaio
Producers: Marisa Hood, Gustavo Sampaio
Writer: Gustavo Sampaio
Cast: Marisa Hood, Julie Schmid, Paris Dylan
After the unexpected death of their father, two estranged brothers must decide who bears the responsibility of caring for their sick mother.
Director: Bailey Castle
Producers: David Cameli, Bailey Castle, Jules Quaas
Writers: David Cameli, Jeremy Schaye
Cast: David Cameli, Jeremy Schaye
Comedy / USA / 9 min.
When a closeted 30-year-old gets dumped by his first “boyfriend” for not being gay enough, he journeys to master his gayness with the help of an outdated self-help book, until confronted by the straight life he left behind.
Director: Megan Chumbley
Producers: PJ Brescia, Vanessa Leigh, Fabrizio Alliata , Megan Chumbley, Tom Gault
Writers: PJ Brescia, Vanessa Leigh
Cast: PJ Brescia, Quincy Cho, Casey James
Comedy / USA / 30 min.
An unhinged vocal coach and his dysfunctional staff struggle to keep the dying art of canned laughter alive.
Director: Steve Melone
Producers: Justin Guerrieri, Steve Melone, Michael DiGioia, Anthony Echo
Writers: Steve Melone & Anthony Echo
Cast: Phil Casale, Sophia Lucia Parola, Brandon Patterson, Joe Harkins
FEATURE - Thursday, September 28: 7pm
An Egypt Affair
Thriller-Romance / USA / 83 min.
A rejected husband. A beautiful stranger in peril. A dangerous liaison. For two couples enjoying a spectacular Egyptian adventure, treachery and deception cruise the Nile along with them.
Director: Marlin Darrah
Producers: Marlin Darrah, Lin Zuo, Nick Dreselly Thomas
Writer: Will Patching & Eric Weinstock
Cast: Yolanthe Cabau, Jarred Harper, Nick Dreselly Thomas, Massi Furlan, Stacy Marie Williams, Alfonso DiLuca, Lesley Grant
FEATURE - Thursday, September 28: 7:15pm
In My Skin
Cathartic Realism Drama / USA / 7 min.
When a girl with Body Dysmorphia meets her other half, she learns what it means to be a
Director: Claire Chubbuck
Producers: Marc MacNeal, Claire Chubbuck, Sofia D’Marco
Writer: Sofia D’Marco
Cast: Sofia D’Marco, Royah Beheshti, Ohad Bitton
Happy For You
Drama, Thriller / USA / 11 min.
After a friend cheats him out of a job promotion, Alan struggles with the urge for revenge.
Director: Scott Talbot
Producers: Scott Talbot, Tommy Koponen, Dominic Koponen
Writer: Scott Talbot
Cast: Sebastian Gregory, Samuel Dunning, and Nandi Sharma
A Summer Night
Drama / USA / 67 min.
An exotic dancer & recovering alcoholic races against time to raise money for her mother's experimental cancer treatment over the course of one night.
Director: Oscar Torre
Producers: Chuti Tiu, Oscar Torre
Writer: Oscar Torre
Cast: Chuti Tiu, Roberto Sanchez, Doug Tompos
FEATURE - Thursday, September 28: 9pm
Road to Terzetto
Drama/crime /USA/ 96 min.
Three brothers that never met are getting an inheritance from their estranged father. On the journey to the inheritance, things aren’t always what they seem.
SHORTS 3 - Thursday September 28: 9:15pm
Horror / USA / 5 min.
A young man discovers an alternate reality through the other side of a drain pipe. Through this he must confront himself before its too late.
Director: Mark Grabianowski
Producers: Mark Grabianowski
Writer: Mark Grabianowski
Cast: Reid Schmidt, Leanne Smith
Iris, a recently sober alcoholic, is due in court tomorrow: rested and prepared. Unable to fall asleep, she battles the voices in her head and her own desire for a drink as the night stretches on, seemingly without end.
Director: Micah Stathis
Producers: Micah Stathis, Clare Louise Frost
Writer: Micah Stathis
Cast: Clare Louise Frost, Alastair Boag, Amory Walsh
Two best friends head to an Airbnb on a remote ranch to take a break from their recent tensions. Their troubled relationship makes them ignore unusual occurrences in the house, leading them to fight for their lives against the charming ranch owner and his late wife who tries to save them from her own fate.
He Sleeps No More
Horror, Comedy / USA / 5 min.
When an infamous slasher from the 1980’s awakens from a coma, a new generation just ain’t ready…
Director: Jay DeLuna
Producers: Dave Behar, Jay DeLuna
Writer: Jay DeLuna
Cast: Dave Behar, Ethan Marten, Allison Joyce, Tony Grizzel
Suspense-Horror / USA / 9 min 5 seconds
A woman, worried about her missing boyfriend goes to his house and finds herself trapped by a mysterious entity.
Director: Jonathan Heap
Producers: Bill Weikart, David Benullo, Megan Henry, Jonathan Heap
Writer: Jonathan Heap
Cast: Megan Henry, Jonathan Heap
Horror/Comedy / USA / 3 min.
A woman is unknowingly forced to exercise her demons.
Director: Garrett Johnson
Writer: Garrett Johnson
Cast: Scarlett Redmond, Chester Cheeseman
The Woman in the Darkness
Drama / USA & China / 9 min.
Carmen, a charming dancer, comes into a mysterious dark space. There’s only a dancing floor, a candle, and a picture of her deceased husband. The candle lights up, the music starts to play... With her solo dancing, a secret which had been deeply buried in her heart begins to unfold. In the midst of the darkest night, how will she break free from the chains of darkness?
Director: Lan Chi Chien
General Executive Producer: Tanxuan Shi
Producers: Sherry Liu
Writer: Sherry Liu, Lan Chi Chien
Cast: Sherry Liu, Patrick Hambrick
Good Times / Bad Times
Thriller/ USA / 3 minutes
A sweet pixie dream girl decorates her living room wall with pictures of the best moments of her life…but what is that strange, muffled noise coming from the inside of her closet?
Director: Laura Medeiros
Writer: Laura Medeiros
Producer: Laura Medeiros
Cast: Ofir Sofer; Leandro Stephan
Horror Drama / USA / 30 min.
A young woman experiences dissociative “blank-out” moments. As they grow more frequent, they threaten her relationship and her life.
Director: Avishai Weinberger
Producer: Emmet Dotan
Writers: Avishai Weinberger & Tova Umetuka
Cast: Tova Umetuka, Nayib Felix, Quentin Thomson