LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 17
SATURDAY - AUGUST 5 - 5:30 PM

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G[r]o[w]ing Up

Romance / USA / 10 min.

In spring, a young elevator operator meets a charming new tenant who whisks her off her feet all summer only to break her heart in the fall; crestfallen through the winter, she finally wakes from her sadness the following spring to discover her true love had been there all along.

Director: Annabelle Frost
Producer: Cherryl S. Espinoza
Writer: Annabelle Frost
 
Cast: Scott Cooper Ryan, Mary Kate Wiles, Billy Beck
Buzz

Action/Adventure / USA / 15 min.

A codependent woman's life is disrupted when her servile best friend wants to move out of their isolated mountain home to be with a man. She hatches an unusual plan to ensure she will never be alone.

Director: Mitch Magee
Producer: Nate Vaughan, Matt Pittman
Writer: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe
 
Cast: Patrick Carroll, Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe
Evil Woman

Comedy / USA / 14 min.

The night Brandon plans on proposing to his girlfriend of seven years, he finds out the dark and hilarious truth about her past.

Director: Danny Turkiewicz
Producer: Dylan Roast
Writer: Danny Turkiewicz
 
Cast: James Giusti, Douglas Olsson, Jeremy John
Lawman

Drama / USA / 13 min.

Based on the true story of Bass Reeves, one of the first African-American deputies who arrested three thousand men in a thirty-two year career.

Director: Matthew Gentile
Producer: Kalilah Robinson
Writer: Josh Aichenbaum
 
Cast: Tory Kittles, Lance Reddick, Erica
Palace

Drama / USA / 13 min.

Tonight we will talk to William Stack about his meteoric rise to fame, his shocking fall from grace, and what the future may hold. Tonight we will take a look at the dark side of Hollywood, and the possibility of a silver lining.

Director: Marcus Chan
Producer: James Franco, Lucretia Stinnette
Writer: Sam Icklow, Marcus Chan
 
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Budron, Alessandro
Sad Steve

Comedy / USA / 11 min.

Fresh from the news that his wife is leaving him, Steven Kimball tries to rent an apartment. He wants to get the keys and be left alone but the office staff has other plans.

Director: Eric Shanks
Producer: Brad Jayne
Writer: Eric Shanks
 
Cast: Alex Staggs, Cate Freedman, Eliot
Bebé

Drama / USA / 14 min.

A young illegal immigrant crosses the border with a lunchbox full of cash in search of a wealthy American family.

Director: Ryan Zaragoza
Producer: Melina Lizette, Thomas Cassetta
Writer: Ryan Zaragoza
 
Cast: Maynor Alvarado, Kazandra Santana, Joshua
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