LA Shorts Fest


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Record Breaker

Comedy / USA / 15 min.

Jonathan, the only seemingly untalented member of a family of prodigies, decides the only way to fit in with his special family is to break a world record.

Director: Ryan Velasquez
Producer: James Lourie
Writer: Katie Brookoff
Cast: Michael Kleeman, Carter Edwards

Comedy / USA / 4 min.

A 12-year-old girl leaves her 6-year-old sister to join her best friends for an adventure, or at least a walk to the pool.

Director: Sharon Hoffman
Producer: Sharon Hoffman, Sharri Hefner
Writer: Sharon Hoffman
Cast: Sydney Hefner, Winston Browne
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Great Jelly Rescue

Animation / USA / 7 min.

When Bikini Bottom's jellyfish population is threatened by Plankton's maniacal plans, it's up to SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy to save the day.

Director: Brent Young
Producer: Dina Benadon, Kate Crandall
Writer: Derek Iversen
Cast: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke
The Amazing Piquelarius

Drama / USA / 9 min.

A marionette puppet falls in love with the rag doll across the room, but is unable to pursue her because of his strings holding him back.

Director: Alex Spear
Producer: Chris Roach, Braden Yandle
Writer: Alex Spear
Cast: Jesse Sharp
The Pitch

Drama / USA / 23 min.

Young softball pitcher Madison Halley is visited by a mysterious legend from baseball's past who reveals a secret about her father that threatens the championship and her family.

Director: Colin Sprigg
Producer: Marti Perhach, San San Onglatco, Kate Rees Davies, Bill and Deanna Sprigg
Writer: Colin Sprigg
Cast: Madelyn Sprigg, Patrick Mulderrig, Belinda Gosbee

Family / USA / 15 min.

An unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocket ship for a surprising journey.

Director: Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Producer: Alfred Thomas Catalfo, Glenn Gardner
Writer: Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Cast: Russell Doucet, Tom Dunnington
Cardboard Camera

Family / USA / 19 min.

Cameron is a 10-year-old boy who can't afford a video camera, so he creates a cardboard camera instead. Hoping to enter a kids film competition, he uses his imagination in order to create a movie with the help of his two friends.

Director: Carlo Olivares Paganoni
Producer: Carlo Olivares Paganoni, Justin Wells
Writer: Carlo Olivares Paganoni
Cast: James Blakely, Alex Long, Sophia Viggiano, Ricky Martinez, Arcadio Cadena, Tania Gonzalez, Terasa Sciortino

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