A BELLEVUE LOVE STORY
Drama / USA / 20 min.
When a manic and a depressive begin a hospital romance, it forces us to question everything we thought we knew about medicine and everything we want to believe about the healing power of love.
Director: Michael Wolfe
Producers: Michael Wolfe, Randa Karambelas
Writer: Michael Wolfe
Cast: Chelsea Yakura-Kurtz, Colin Bates
A BEST MAN
Romance / USA / 12 min.
On his best friend’s wedding day, Josh proves a best man can only do so much to make sure everything goes smoothly for the bride and groom.
Director: Dylan Tuccillo
Producers: Lisa Schiller, Stephen Tucker
Writer: Adam Elliott
Cast: Kelly McCready, Nathaniel Levin and Adam Elliott
A BITTER MURMUR
Horror / USA / 8 min.
When Samantha's struggle with loneliness and isolation brings the return of a haunting presence from her childhood, she is forced to question what is real and what isn't.
Director: Manuel Baeza
Producers: Anjini Taneja Azhar
Writer: Manuel Baeza
Cast: Cailyn Rice, Mary Carrig, Matanya Bar-Shalom
Surrealism / USA / 10 min.
Adam wakes up trapped in a strange desert, no escape in sight. To find his way home, he must search for answers deep within.
Written and Directed by: Natalia Montecinos
Produced by: Natalia Montecinos and Joey Long
Cast: Joey Long
After a devastating accident, a man decides that the only way forward is to take his own life. That attempt is undoubtedly thwarted by a gorgeous party goer who interrupts those plans. Her fortunate emergence allows time for a glimmer of hope but it’s her mysterious departure that ultimately leaves him speechless.
AFTER (A LOVE STORY)
Drama / USA / 14 min.
A surviving couple works to begin healing the emotional and psychological wounds of a shared trauma.
Director: Clare Cooney
Producers: Alyssa Thordarson, Clare Cooney
Writer: Alyssa Thordarson
Cast: Alyssa Thordarson, Glenn Stanton, Susaan Jamshidi
ALONG CAME A CALLBACK
Romantic Dramedy / USA / 28 min.
Audrey, a struggling Hollywood actress is having a tough go at things but perhaps her luck is about to change when she receives a mysterious last minute audition that forces her to face her past.
Director: Jason Ishmael Echols
Producers: Jason Ishmael Echols, Catherine Lidstone
Writer: Jason Ishmael Echols
Cast: Catherine Lidstone, Jason Ishmael Echols, Tiwana Floyd, Ajarae Coleman, Nicole Roberts, Julian Gant, Raquelle Wallace, James Simonton, Krizia Bajos
Horror / USA / 10 min
A young woman’s preparation for what appears to be a romantic interlude goes very wrong.
Director: Marcus Kiehl
Producer: Marcus Kiehl
Writer: Marcus Kiehl
Cast: Max Reeves
Comedy / USA / 7 min.
Neil and Gabriela decide to try out something new for their anniversary: BDSM. This is the tale of how it all went so terribly wrong...
Director: Casey de Fremery
Writer: Casey de Fremery
Cast: Steph Martinez, Jeremy Parr
Drama / USA / 12 min.
Like a slow motion train wreck, we watch Detective Becky Rawlings plunge into the depths of alcohol psychosis and its grim consequences. Only when her alter ego slams head first into Rawlings does she start to accept the depths of her insanity.
Director: Brette Taylor, Jack Roberts (Co-Director)
Producers: Brette Taylor, Daryl Pittman, Jack Roberts
Writer: Brette Taylor
Cast: Brette Taylor, Robert Bogue
BACK IN TEN
Drama / USA / 8 min.
During the intermission of a play, the lead actor receives devastating news that jeopardizes the production.
Director: Jack Swiker
Producers: Adam Bradshaw, Ed Bauman, Jake Chusid
Writer: Manny Valdivia, Leon Langford
Cast: Clay Cureton, Byron Brown Jr., Julia Haimowitz
Comedy / USA / 9:13 min.
After the sudden death of a tenant, an inept L.A. property manager accidentally creates a competition by scheduling two couples to view the newly-available apartment at the same time, while his cleaning lady frantically tries to wipe away evidence of the dead body.
Director: Andrea Lwin
Producers: Andrea Lwin, Jeff Marchelletta, Francesca O’Hern
Writer: Andrea Lwin
Cast: David S. Jung, Elaine Kao, Jeff Marchelletta, Jonathan Ohye, Charles Kim, Andrea Lwin, Rita Rani Ahuja
Drama/ Ukraine/ 6 min.
A young guy jumps into the past to mend his relationship with his love but fails. The professor tries to stop him and save his life.
Director: Eugene Fedorov
Producers: Eugene Fedorov
Writer: Eugene Fedorov
Cast: Roman Kryvdyk, Anastasiia Perets, Sergii Lytvynenko
Comedy / USA / 9.20
Jenn and Eddie are two unlikely friends trying to navigate dating, social media, and political correctness, in a pandemic. They are…”Bothered”.
Director: Steph Martinez
Producers: Julie Phillips, Emerson Niemchick
Writer: Julie Phillips
Cast: Julie Phillips, Emerson Niemchick, Steph Martinez
BREAKFAST AT THE BODEGA
Comedy / USA / 14 min.
A talented young Brooklynite/Palestinian-American attempts to live out his dreams of becoming a French pastry chef despite his first-generation father's wishes. Struggling to fill his first big order for a gig, tensions arise when the father forbids him from using their family bodega to cook.
Director: Marina Barham
Producers: Cameron Danger Strittmatter, Jacob Wilson
Writer: Marina Barham, Cameron Danger Strittmatter
Cast: Troy Tripicchio, Steven Alonte, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Katherine Leidlein, Mika Wurf, Kareem Rahm,
Sci-Fi Thriller / Spain / 7 min.
A young woman wakes up in the middle of an apocalyptic, deserted world. As she meanders through the abandoned remains, she encounters a looming presence.
Director: Mickey Tetrov
Producers: Dani Whitehead, Alejandro Salvat, Mickey Tetrov
Writer: Mickey Tetrov
Cast: Melanie Smith
Dance / USA / 9 min.
A passionate Argentine Tango dance fantasy featuring a woman exploring the sensual and dangerous possibilities presented by a potential new lover.
Director: Brian James Crewe
Producers: Matt Keil, Brian James Crewe
Writer: Brian James Crewe
Cast: Jennifer Berry, Claudio Predieri, Ella, Rebecca Bartlett
CAESAR'S DYING WISH
Comedy / UK / 02:18 mins
Caesar finds a way his name can live on for eternity.
Director: Alex Cooper
Producer: Bea Cartwright
Writers: Alex Cooper & Tom Blackwood
Cast: Alex Cooper, Tom Blackwood
Comedy / USA / 36 minutes
Classified is Veep meets the CIA in a filmic Coen Brothers like comedy about a team of intelligence agents - not the best nor the brightest.
Director: Aemilia Scott
Executive Producers: Chris Carvalho and Chris Plaushin
Writers: Chris Carvalho and Chris Plaushin
Cast: Eric Roberts, Mary Faber, Mitch Silpa, Tim Russ, Tony Rodriguez and Allison Dunbar.
Comedy / USA / 12 min
A short film about living with yourself.
Writer / Director / Producer: Eric DePriester
Cast: Emma Center
CONCEAL & CARRY
Drama/ USA / 6 mins
In a not too distant future new laws have created more hurdles for basic medical rights. Police are militant and anonymous, citizens going into clinics can become criminals.
Director: Carlos Velasco
Producers: Beth Sloke, Carlos Velasco
Writer: Beth Sloke
Cast: Chauncey Trask, Nika Khitrova, Caitlin M Hutson, Dedan Donovan, Dan Lambirth, Kelly Alejandra Cantoral.
An artist and her deviate lover suffer the consequences of their actions, when they are hunted by a deranged man from the Australian outback. They must find a way to survive.
DEADLINE AT CREATION, INC
Comedy / USA / 5 min.
God only 7 days to finish the "Create All Life on Earth" project. No time to sleep? These animals are going to get…sketchy.
Director: Gille Klabin
Producer: Clay Elliott
Writer: Clay Elliott
Cast: Clay Elliott, Spencer McCurnin, Victoria Nuñez Truscott
Satire / USA / 8 mins 13 secs
Caught on the premiere of Annie Decker’s Wow Sponge commercial, husband George along with friends Gemma and Mikey celebrate the success of Annie’s blooming acting career. Little does she know while Gemma and Mikey bicker about pie, husband George is drowning in debt and is about to crack…
Director: Tiffany Kim Stevens
Producer: Kyle Herman
Writers: Daniel Moya, Tiffany Kim Stevens
Drama / USA / 29 min.
In a post-apocalyptic world, a woman on the brink of suicide, finds a new reason to live when two strangers knock on her door.
Director: Nicole Cinaglia
Producers: Nicole Cinaglia, David Warren, Joe Raffa, Hunter Johnson, Richard Trejo
Writer: Nicole Cinaglia, Joe Raffa
Cast: Nicole Cinaglia, Joe Raffa, Juniper Ghazi, Jennifer Nangle
An alien conspiracy theorist’s wildest dream comes true when she’s accidentally abducted by intelligent life that may not be intelligent after all.
Director: Camilla Wolf
Producers: Bethany Liles, Camilla Wolf
Writer: Camilla Wolf, Daniel Rogers
Animation: Camilla Wolf
Cast: Camilla Wolf, Bethany Liles, Brian Nichols, Giselle Panameno, Emily Panameno, Ricardo Panameno
Drama / USA / 11 min.
Martin and Cassandra's promising second date takes an unexpected turn
when their conversation challenges personal beliefs and their assumptions about each other. By the end of the night both will find they are living in a world much different than what they believed it to be.
Director: Brian James Crewe
Producers: Matt Keil, Brian James Crewe
Writer: Brian James Crewe, Joe Holt, Matt Keil, Amy Sloan. Based on the stage play by Mario Rivas
Cast: Amy Sloan, Joe Holt
Dramatic-Comedy / USA / 11 min.
A day in the life of a modern Midwestern community as a farmhand hunts for the cow he scared away.
Director: Brian White
Producers: Anthony Lucido, Eric Colonna, Brian White
Writer: Brian White
Cast: Glenn Griesbaum, Tony Hudson, Zane Higgins, Lance Hudson, Janet Gash, AysleiMorris-Jones
In the early days of the internet a brother and sister attempt to mend their strained relationship as they venture into the woods to film a hoax video.
Horror / Canada / 7 min.
As romantic tensions consume Cote and her girlfriend, a pesky hangnail triggers a downward spiral into obsession.
Director: Rosalee Yagihara
Writer: Meg Turner
Producers: Alyssa Biller, Jacqueline Nguyen
Cast: Luvia Petersen, Bethany Brown
In this EDM musical, Frank does everything he can to avoid another horrible breakup. He does not do a good job.
Drama / USA / 17:31
Rigo, the new kid in town, finds himself being bullied by some of the local kids. A chance encounter with Miguel, a comic book store owner, introduces Rigo to the vast world of superheroes. But are they real or fiction?
Director: Roberto Sanchez
Producer: Erika Sabel Flores, Roberto Sanchez
Writer: Roberto Sanchez
Cast: Roberto Sanchez, Caleb Martinez, Bryson Robinson
HOW TO HACK BIRTH CONTROL
Comedy / USA / 27 min.
A satire comedy series told through the sharp wit and perky charm of the narrator Ruth, ‘How to Hack Birth Control,’ takes on everything that sex-ed never told you.
Director: Sassy Mohen
Producers: Sassy Mohen, Steve Cubine, Vince Yearly
Writer: Sassy Mohen
Cast: Xanthe Paige, Jackie R. Jacobson, Aisha Renee Holden, Megan Rach, Danny Royce, Austin Powell, Lauren Elizabeth Harris
HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND LOOK GREAT
Animation / USA / 23 min.
A true autobiographical animated short about being diagnosed with a life threatening case of brain cancer, trying to make sense of a world where people don't seem to know how to communicate about illness, and the hilarity that ensues.
Director: Nolan Wang
Producer: Nolan Wang
Writers: Nolan Wang, Davin Wang
Cast: Nolan Wang, David Nett, Meredith Donahue, Reasha Honaker, Davin Wang, Romayne Putna, Maureen Bennett
Drama, Sci-Fi / USA / 15 min.
Over one disorienting evening, Rosa discovers that her daughter has developed unusual abilities that threaten the harmony of her perfect family, and the world at large.
Director: Lindsey E. Gary
Producers: Andrew J. Amato, Lindsey E. Gary, Tyler Nelson
Writer: Lindsey E. Gary
Cast: Stella Maeve, Ella Grace Helton, Christopher Allen
I CAN'T CRY
Two desperate actors try everything they can to make
themselves cry in order to secure a pivotal role on a tv
Director: Paul Santoli
Producer: Josh Libertine
Writers: Paul Santoli, Curry Barker
Cast: Paul Santoli, Curry Barker, Sterling Pope, Cooper Tomlinson
IN THE BETWEEN
Drama / USA / 19 min.
While caring for his 10 month old daughter, a husband reminisces about the months leading up to and after his wife's battle with PTSD, Survivor's Guilt and Opioid addiction.
Director: Mark Koetsier
Producers: Edgar Romero, Claudia Pardon, Jean Christen, Coralyn Wahlberg,
Lynn Hobson, Chelle Wahlberg, Dublin Wahlberg, Mark Koetsier
Writer: Dublin Wahlberg
Cast: Gina Vitori, John Ruby, Raquell Bell, Christy Williams, Deborah Arakelian, Sly Ford Haufrect
IN THE DARKNESS
Horror/ USA / 7 min.
A man’s life is disrupted when he begins to suffer from sleep paralysis.
Director: Meko Winbush
Producers: Ramsey Krull, Meko Winbush, Michael Brodner
Writer: Meko Winbush
Cast: George Wyner, Michael Brodner, Arlene Santana
Drama / USA / 12 min.
Trina, an assassin in training, is hooking up with someone one night, when she suddenly divulges top secret information.
Director: Kayla Compton
Producers: Kayla Compton, Rorelee Tio, Josiah Ruis
Writer: Kayla Compton
Cast: Kayla Compton, Danielle Nicolet, Brandon McKnight
The latest project commissioned from Ballet Unleashed embraces a new creation by award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Loughlan Prior. Developing as a signature amongst his diverse works, Prior’s creativity is matched by the intelligence of his approach to concept, musical interpretation and movement vocabulary. Combining choreographic language with a cinematic sensibility, Prior’s new work Inklings is a short film which seeks to nurture the development of specialized solo creations. Resulting in positioning each dancer together in a virtually realized space, this work unifies emerging artists from locations all over the world. Both playful and surreal, Inklings investigates the symmetry, intricacy and hidden meanings behind Rorschach’s Inkblot Tests in a collaboration with New Zealand-based composer Claire Cowan and post-production company POW Studios. The bold and ever-evolving visual landscape of the work explores aspects of artistic harmony, physical layering and interconnectedness, featuring deeper personal stories emerging from within amorphous forms, as ideas are brought to life.
Director and Choreographer: Loughlan Prior
Producer: Anaya Bobst
Executive Producer: John Dalrymple
Commissioned By: Ballet Unleashed
Cast: Lauren-Frances Wood, Anny Stewart, My Le, Saige Palleske, Avery Grierson, Charly Hopkins, Zacary Healy, Leila Bershad
Drama / Canada / 15 min.
A close-knit Grandfather and his trans Granddaughter struggle when his dementia sparks an imaginary giant and gender confusion, causing pain for them both.
Director: Paula Brancati
Producers: Candice Chow-How, Paula Brancati, Debra McGrath
Writer: Debra McGrath
Cast: Eric Peterson, Kinley Mochrie, Debra McGrath, Ardon Bess
KILLING GEORGIA JONES
Psychological Thriller / USA / 14:58
In this tense clash of wills between killer and captive, motives are questioned, secrets exposed, as both sides vie for power and uncover the truth.
Director: Andrew Gallerani
Producers: Andrew Gallerani, James Hutchison, Margot Ott
Writer: Andrew Gallerani
Cast: Lauren Akemi Bradley, Jeff Gladstone
Action/Adventure / USA / 6 min. 25 sec.
The origin story of a superhero. Darius Clay, an Army sergeant scorned by political corruption, receives a visit from his ancestors calling him to an epic journey of redemption.
Director: Ahmad Dugas
Producers: Ahmad Dugas, Cullen Chambers, Ian Stack and Jimi Rossi
Writer: Ahmad Dugas
Cast: Ahmad Dugas, Chris Clabaugh, Doyin Domingo, Wil Crown, Henry Foster Brown and Portia Cue.
Dark Comedy/ USA/ 9 mins
Kody alters the way he speaks based on the situation or who he’s talking to. Some would call it a survival technique; others might think he is clinically insane.
Director: Evan Cleaver
Producers: Evan Cleaver, Bety Le
Writer: Evan Cleaver
Cast: Evan Cleaver, Robert Gibby Brand
Drama / Denmark / 18 min.
A woman struggling with a hereditary heart disease starts an intense physical relationship with a young man obsessed with ice swimming.
Director: Marley Hasselbach
Producers: Ditte Juel, Maria Westring-Madsen
Writer: Marley Hasselbach
Cast: Niels Knop Madsen, Mikka Deleuran
Drama / USA / 10 min.
A plus-sized college student is hazed by a sorority into posing nude for a figure drawing class.
Director: Gregory Earls
Producers: Stacey Holderbach
Writer: Gregory Earls and Stacey Holderbach
Cast: Beccy Quinn, Tara Dane, Abby Azzarello, Alison Sullivan, Tamara Wiggens
Drama/ USA/ 8 min.
Barricaded in a motel room, a mother’s determination and primal instincts kick in to protect her child’s innocence.
Director: Molly E. Smith
Producer: Sara Oliva
Writer: Sara Oliva
Cast: Sara Oliva, Lily Jane
Dramedy / USA / 10 min.
Jon’s struggle with his mental health is illuminated in his relationships with women. A short dramedy about the everyday impacts of toxic masculinity and men’s unchecked mental health.
Director: Jon Ebeling
Producers: Jon Ebeling, Michaela Myers, Eric Lombart
Writer: Jon Ebeling
Cast: Jon Ebeling, Bailey Kai, Ken Kirby
MAYBE NEXT YEAR
Comedy / USA / 14 min.
With a timeshare on the line, three couples compete to set up their single friend by midnight on New Year's Eve.
Director: CJ Colando
Producers: Andrew Martinez Nold, Jared Moore, Charlotte Kaseta, Jenni Kennedy, Eden Elissague, Paris Dylan
Writer: CJ Colando & Paris Dylan
Cast: Paris Dylan, Charlotte Kaseta, Jenni Kennedy, Eden Elissague, Emily Shulmanovich, Gabriel M. Ramirez, Chad Scott Caisse
This film celebrates the memory of Molly Steinsapir, a 12-year-old with a deep and creative spirit, who tragically lost her life in February 2021. Her extended friends and family came together to fund, produce and animate a poem she wrote for a school assignment - "Where I'm From" - as a surprise for her Mother, presented on the 1 year anniversary of Molly's passing. Now the completed film is being used to bring awareness to the Molly Steinsapir Foundation and spread her light far and wide.
Drama/Thriller / USA / 19 min.
Two estranged women friends reconnect on the day one of their husbands is murdered.
Director: Earl Bolden, Jr.
Producers: Kyle Webb, Andrea Thornton Bolden, Earl Bolden, Jr., Maritza Murillo Meadows
Writer: Andrea Thornton Bolden
Cast: Taja V. Simpson, Carly Turner Knight
Experimental / Animation / USA + Australia / 4 min.
“Our America” is a short-form, non-narrative meditation on American 20th century industrial promises gone awry. The film explores the dreams of World War II America through imagery based on 1943 teacher aid posters called Our America which were distributed to schools throughout the U.S. From the vantage point of nearly a century later, the film examines how the innocent, celebratory intent of American ingenuity has led us on a path of unintended consequences. “Our America” follows “140 Characters” (2017), a short non-narrative film about the unfulfilled promises of the internet.
A film by Dean Winkler and Donald Butler
Music and Sound design by Jon Kane
When a platoon of Navy SEALs gets pinned down on a mission, an elite CIA ground team is sent in to help rescue them. As the mission unfolds, the personal price paid by elite warriors is exposed.
Director: Aaron Cohen
Producer: Aaron Cohen and Darya Danesh
Writer: Aaron Cohen
Starring: Aaron Cohen and Tony Nevada
Comedy / USA / 13 min.
In a world where past lives are remembered, an ambitious academic’s life implodes the night he is recognized by a forgotten enemy… a small dog.
Director: Rose O'Shea
Producers: Andrew Hansen, Shane Spiegel, Kat Palardy
Writer: Andrew Hansen, Jessica Seay-Klatt
Cast: Andrew Hansen, Vic Michaelis, Kimia Behpoornia, Cathryn Mudon, Betsy Sodaro, Dot Dog
Horror / USA / 13 Min.
A flower seller on the streets of Los Angeles struggles with the pain and pleasure of chasing her dreams.
Director: Manny Liotta
Producers: Buck Bloomingdale, Nick Tosti, Ryan Schaefer
Writer: Manny Liotta
Cast: Natalia Becerril, Soyana Pigniat, Devin Brochu, Chloe Diaz
Comedy / USA / 4 min.
A young woman loves her ”pet” piñata dearly, but she’s not the only one who desperately wants to “take care” of her sweet, sweet baby.
Directors: Carolina Matamoros and Ryan Ebert
Producers: Ryan Ebert, Amy Stuvland Parks, Robby Stuvland
Writer: Ryan Ebert
Cast: Angela Nordeng, Mike Ierardi
PISTACHIO ICE CREAM
Coming-of-age, Drama / USA / 6 min.
Study, study, study. Olivia was an obedient daughter, A++ student, who cut off her friends because of daddy’s will. Until one psychology class changed her perspective on the pressuring system she was trapped in. Olivia decides to disobey for the first time in her lifetime.
Director: Amira Kopeyeva
Producer: Andrea Dichi
Writer: Amira Kopeyeva
Punch Drunk is a dramatic short film addressing a taboo, women-centric experience in a comedic, gritty way. We meet Nora, a bartender in rural Kentucky working a routine shift filled with interesting faces and even darker memories. While the warm ambience of the bar feels like home, traumatic experiences in tandem with a recent precancerous cervical surgery begin to bleed into her psyche and quite literally her place of business. Tucked-away agony aligns with present-day anguish as Nora endeavors to survive the mental and material challenges before her.
QUIET YOUR MIND
Comedy / USA / 4 min.
Brooke tackles the "simple" art of meditating.
Director: Jason C. Brown
Producers: Serious Child Productions
Writer: Erin O’Shea
Cast: Erin O’Shea, Brice Beckham
RECOVERY OF THE FALLEN
Sc-Fi / Spain & USA / 7 min.
A lone man wanders a barren landscape on a foreign planet, salvaging items off of bodies that have fallen to the surface. Produced on the island of Lanzarote under the mentorship of director Werner Herzog.
Director: Curtis Matzke
Producers: La Selva Ecosistema Creatiu
Writer: Curtis Matzke
Cast: Nacho Peña Ahedo
Drama / USA / 15 min.
An immigrant struggles with guilt after calling the police on her abusive husband, which results in his deportation.
Director: Shu-Ying Chung
Producer: James Rosenthal
Writers: Shu-Ying Chung, James Rosenthal
Cast: Yi Liu, WooJae Chung, Chun Cho, Borah Ahn, Carolina Đỗ, Kylie Kuioka, Vincent Leong, Jody Chang
Drama, Action / USA / 27 min.
A merciless orthodox priest leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit to find his daughter who is groomed into the sinister world of human trafficking.
Director: Christos Bitsakos
Producers: Christos Bitsakos, Chris Oneliner, Brett Kerr, James Eric
Writer: Christos Bitsakos
Cast: Konstantin Lavysh, Olivia Rouyre, Lew Temple, Drew Rausch, Mike Brunetto.
Musical / Drama /USA / 6 min.
“Saturday Night” blends art, music, and movement in a simple vignette that reminds us of the most important of all truths; that life is the blank canvas upon which we must paint our desires.
Director: Michael C Perry
Producer: Ian Matthews
Writer: Michael C Perry
Cast: Madeline Underwood, Reggie Valdez.
Drama / USA / 18 min.
Two women simultaneously go through traumatic events, and connect briefly over a phone call.
Director: Melanie Thompson
Producers: Truman Lewis, Maggie Rodriguez-McGovern, Diana Keeler
Writer: Marisa Hood
Cast: Molly Jackson, Marisa Hood, Noah Toth, Molly Hagan
Drama / USA / 8 min.
A devious housewife prepares her husband’s killer Christmas gift, but when reality comes knocking her past and future collide.
Director: Christopher Ryan Laughter
Producers: Christopher Ryan Laughter, Michael Wielock, Nicole Castillo, Chloe Munoz
Writer: Michael Wielock
Cast: Candice Moll, Dylan Rourke, Beau Marie
A Man goes to a storage facility and is surprised by what he finds.
Horror Thriller/USA/3:47 min.
A rebellious Native teen and her cousin lost in the desert are haunted by an ancient Apache mountain spirit.
Director: Nicol Eilers
Producers: Celia Xavier
Writers: Nicol Eilers, Linda Scarlett, Celia Xavier
Cast: Daisha Keyonnie, Chloe Caro, Adrian D. Thomas
Dark Comedy / USA / 12 min 48 sec.
When a struggling Method acting student is interrogated by an international Baddie who thinks she is a CIA agent, she must give the performance of her life… literally.
Director: Monica McCarthy
Producers: Nathalie Frederick, Erin Glass, Monica McCarthy, Elizabeth Daniels
Writer: Monica McCarthy
Cast: Monica McCarthy, Lindy Rogers, Sergey Nagorny, Yaz Perez, Ben Brown, Ben Stroman, Jude Severin, Nina Tarr
Dance / Canada / 12 min, 49 sec.
In response to an emerging landscape for current artists, internationally renowned film director Lauren Finerman and choreographer Cathy Marston’s new choreographic work Switchback offers a physical narrative portraying a dancer’s quest to chase their dreams. Switchback is a coming of age story about a young adult who leaves their home in order to chase their dream. The film follows their story as they set out on a quest to leave what is comfortable and embark on the unknown. Their story is echoed through the stories of other characters on the same journey, taking risks, getting lost and facing challenges to reach their goal. By drawing from their personal experiences and that of collaborating artists, this dance film features site specific solos and duets, performed by six dancers from locations all over the world.
Directors: Lauren Finerman, Cathy Marston
Choreographer: Cathy Marston
Producers: Anaya Bobst, Lauren Finerman
Executive Producer: John Dalrymple
Cast: Inara Wheeler, David West, Annabelle Hustace, Marusya Madubuko, Tristan Toy, Michaela Marrable
Comedy/ USA / 6 min.
A married couple spend the day shopping for a coffee table.
Director: Katie Morris
Producers: Kevin Liang, Katie Morris, Tom Morris
Writer: Katie Morris
Cast: David Magidoff, Angela Lin, David Legal, Anna Sun, Winona Nguyen, Gwen Van Dam, Pahlavi Sastry
Dark Comedy / USA / 14 min.
When Serena invites her three best friends to her recently purchased countryside villa, questions are raised regarding how she acquired this newfound lifestyle.
Director: CJ Colando
Producers: Andrew Martinez Nold, Jared Moore, Paris Dylan, Charlotte Kaseta, Jenni Kennedy, Eden Elissague, Emily Shulmanovich
Writer: CJ Colando
Cast: Charlotte Kaseta, Jenni Kennedy, Eden Elissague, Emily Shulmanovich
Thriller / USA / 17 min.
Murder suspect Michael Raines questions his own truth and reality after battling a peculiar detective determined to get more than a confession during an interrogation.
Director: Jason Camp
Producers: Jason Camp, Ocean Marciano, Roberto Sanchez, Vladimir Versailles
Writer: Jason Camp
Cast: Roberto Sanchez, Vladimir Versailles, Becky Birdsong, Phil Tyler
After a man brings home an antique chair, a series of horrific events follow, leading him to question if it's a malevolent spirit the chair possesses or the darkness inside his own mind?
THE CONSTANT FRET
Drama / USA / 16 min.
Randy has been going through a tough spell after separating from his wife, but he's found a way to finally express himself and it involves a song he wrote and an open mic night.
Director: Joshua Snyder
Producers: Joshua Snyder
Writer: Joshua Snyder
Cast: Jack Clark Brand, Shanel Cole, Sylvain Panet-Raymond
THE CONTRACT MUSICAL
In a high-energy musical retelling of a well trodden tale, three young lads wish for a bit more than they can handle
THE EYE: CALANTHEK
An intergalactic maintenance worker travels to a distant planet to fix a fallen drone, only to discover a hostile force that won't let her leave.
THE LADY EDISON
In 1870, Margaret Knight launched a patent dispute that would be the first of its kind. She is forced to prove in court that she the designer, is the rightful owner of the patent of the machine that puts bottoms on paper bags; not Charles Annan, the man who has already built it.
THE LAST TREE
Drama/Comedy /Sweden /16 min.
An average Joe who reflects on Easter's ecological fate wakes up, and everything suddenly stops working. Is it Murphy's law, or is "The Overshoot Day" haunting him?
Director: Fredrik Sträng
Producers: Mak & Adi Omanovic, Matilda Hagård
Writer: Fredrik Sträng
Cast: Fredrik Sträng, Fredrika Friberg, Misagh Sharifian, Philipe Cary, Lena Sjödin, Ivar Grahn
A depressed woman receives a mysterious package delivered by an old acquaintance.
Director: Melanie Thompson
Producers: Melanie Thompson, Alexandra Clayton
Writer: Melanie Thompson
Cast: Melanie Thompson, Johnny Cannizzaro
THE PIXIESTICK INCIDENT
Comedy/Horror / USA / 12 min.
A tip from an old friend sends ex-cop Eldridge Haas and his "best good boy" Tanner to investigate a bizarre death that may lead to the trail of his brother's killer…known commonly as The Easter Bunny.
Director: Mike Henry
Producers: Mike Henry, Jess Helgeson
Writer: Mike Henry
Cast: John K Hart, Erin Cole, Robert Cuddy, Gabe Helgeson
THE SHOW MUST GO ON
Documentary / USA / 17 Minutes
At the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic and in the midst of a PPE crisis, Broadway’s resilient community comes together to create the infrastructure to supply frontline medical workers with desperately needed hospital gowns.
Director: Paul Grant
Producers: Nathan Crane Cohen, Paul Grant, Jeff Whiting
Writer: Nathan Crane Cohen, Paul Grant, Anthony Romaguera
Cast: Jeff Whiting, Robin McGee, Christian Duran
Thriller / USA / 7 min.
A Soviet spy embedded in the U.S. as a sleeper agent discovers his home has been bugged, and must decide whether to reveal his identity to his American daughter while keeping the truth hidden from those listening in.
Director: Tom Lawson
Producers: Olivia Simon
Writer: Tom Lawson
Cast: Brad Hamler, Lennon Sickels
THIS AND THAT
Drama / USA / 22 min.
In an effort to free herself from writer's block, an aspiring screenwriter with big dreams decides to share her truth despite doubts, all while navigating challenging life changes brought on by divorce.
Director: Katie Garibaldi
Producers: Katie Garibaldi
Writer: Katie Garibaldi
Cast: Marisa Hood, Laura Siskoff, Sean Liang, Mickey Schiff, Cindy D’Andrea, Larry Altmayer, Jules Quaas, David Cameli
THOSE WE CARRY
Drama / USA / 14 min.
Those We Carry is a snapshot of a mother and daughter's last 24 hours together as they travel to the wilderness of California so the mother, who's terminally ill, can die with dignity.
Director: Rachel Borders
Producers: Grace Merriman, Rachel Borders, & Anastasia Puglisi
Writer: Rachel Borders
Cast: Nancy Travis & Adrienne Visnic
TIL THE WORLD ENDS
Sci-fi Drama / USA / 15 min.
Izzy Michals has only ten minutes to make peace with who she can before the sun explodes and annihilates the planet, but her encounters are nothing like what she expected.
Director: Kyle Tye
Producers: Meredith Michal, Chelsea Figueroa, Samuel Figueroa, Josh Outing, Mary K. Leslie
Writers: Chelsea Figueroa, Natalie Pellegrini
Cast: Chelsea Figueroa, Rob Harmon, Summer Cooke, David Sparling
TO BE HONEST
Drama / USA / 6 min.
Two exes attempt to reconnect, unaware they each have something to hide.
Director: John Robert Hammerer
Producers: Daniel Kirby, Liana Sonenclar, John Robert Hammerer
Writer: Liana Sonenclar
Cast: Liana Sonenclar, Daniel Kirby, Ana Moioli
Drama / USA / 13 min.
A young mother packs away the last box, a life never lived.
Director: Kyle Beckwith
Producer: Kyle Beckwith
Writer: Kyle Beckwith
Cast: Aimee Paxton, Carly Stewart
Horror / USA / 2 min.
Something is moving in the shower, but it will take more than a curtain to
Director: Ryan Graff
Producers: Ryan Graff, Tim McCombe
Writer: Ryan Graff
Cast: Nika Khitrova
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller / USA / 15 min.
In the not-too-distant future, we follow Leah and her young daughter Ariel as they rave against the clock to cross the U.S border before sunrise. As officers close in, the direction they run becomes less and less clear.
Director: Joseph Hooten
Producers: Liliana Granados, Don Ohmer, George C. Hall
Writer: Joseph Hooten
Cast: Atala Arce, Casey Lynn, Jay Phoenix
VLADA GOES TO LONDON
Drama / Israel / 22 min.
Vlada is a pizza delivery girl who lives in Haifa and dreams of becoming a famous DJ. Within a five-hour shift, we get a glimpse into her world full of pressure where she’s willing to do whatever it takes to find the money for a flight to perform at a festival in London.
Director: Arti Savchenko
Producers: Arti Savchenko
Writer: Arti Savchenko
Cast: Shely Nave, Yarden Tuizer, Oren Hagany, Yulia Burichin
WAITING IN THE WINGS
Documentary / USA / 23 min.
The spirit of live theatre shines as two LA theatre companies fight to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Director: Josie Andrews
Producers: Josias Chavez, Lameng Bei
Cast: Rubén Amaviza-Murúa, Alexa Vellanoweth, Jeffrey Silcock, Richard Israel
WE ALL DIE ALONE
When two warring gangs end up in an 8-way standoff, the tense situation leads to unexpected circumstances that are both comedic and tragic.
Director: Jonathan Hammond
Producers: Yasmin Preciado, Ryan Binse, Shannon Taylor
Writers: Jonathan Hammond & Ryan Roach
WOMAN TO WOMAN
Drama / USA / 11 min.
In 1967 Los Angeles, two different women, Joe a single, bohemian artist and Barb, a married, wealthy mother and homemaker, confront their mutual heartbreak and discover a surprising connection that changes them both.
Director: Alexandra Collins
Producers: Rebecca Knox, Maxine Muster, Alexandria Collins
Writer: Rebecca Knox, Maxine Muster
Cast: Rebecca Knox, Maxine Muster
WOMEN OF BURDEN
Kayayei (k-æ-y-æ-y-ei): Porter girls who come from the Ghanaian interior to the metropolitan cities in the south. A compound word from the word ‘kaya’ which means burden. And ‘yei’ which means women.
Drama/ UK / 20 mins.
When British Soldier Paul Smith returns home from the war in Afghanistan to his family and friends, he returns home a shadow of the man. Paul, suffering from Mental Health, PTSD, life turns to self-destruction upon his return.
Director: David Crowley
Producers: Kru Lundy & Kirsty Lund
Writer: Kru Lundy
Fantasy/Drama / 37 min
After Hades murders two teens, his third victim, Juno, escapes, teleporting through solid steel into an open field where her body is found unconscious. Immediately after, a high-school student, Kali, awakes with a psychic link to Juno and telekinetic powers. Kali's telekinetic powers are first used against her school bully; but they make her a target for Hades who is hunting Kali and Juno as he attempts to overthrow his brother Zeus.
WRITTERS: Jack Skyyler, Alex Zinzopoulos, Kaye L. Morris, & Janet Morris
DIRECTORS: Jack Skyyler & Alex Zinzopoulos
PRODUCERS: Denis O’Brien & Janet Morris
CAST: Kaye L. Morris, Corbin Bersen, Melissa Jane Rodriguez, Brock O’Hurn, Langston Fishburne, Silvia Dionicio, Kent Cassella, Jose Guns Alves, Sarah Moliski