LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 17
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 6 - 5:30 PM

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The Emissary

Drama / USA / 14 min.

Margo Martindale (Emmy Award winning actress "Justified", "August:Osage County's", "Million Dollar Baby's") takes on the lead role of Natalie Ray. An obsession with a young man who resembles her son leads Martindale to a surprise encounter with the stranger suddenly shows up at her New York City apartment.

Director: Rudy Dobrev
Producer: Tony Lipp, Nancy Moonves
Writer: Rudy Dobrev
 
Cast: Margo Martindale, Rudy Dobrev
Winter Light

Drama / USA / 29 min.

When an aging college professor confronts two hunters on his property, he begins an escalating battle of wills that will test his faith in everything he holds dear. Adapted from a story by James Lee Burke, Winter Light is a modern-day revisionist Western set in the frozen wilderness of Montana.

Director: Julian Higgins
Producer: Abigail Spencer, Josh Pence
Writer: Wei-Ning Yu
 
Cast: Raymond J. Barry, Vincent Kartheiser
Summer In The Water

Drama / USA / 12 min.

The night before her wedding, a daughter uncovers a sore spot in the relationship with her father.

Director: Remii Huang
Producer: Remii Huang, Jonathan Hannigan
Writer: Monica Sun, Remii Huang
 
Cast: Briana White, Mallorey Wallace
Rocket Wars

Documentary / USA / 6 min.

A war to keep the peace. In the small village of Vrontados on the Greek island of Chios, there is unrest. For over a century, parishioners of two Greek Orthodox churches have engaged in a battle on Holy Saturday, firing more than 100,000 homemade rockets at each other's churches once the sun goes down.

Director: Salomon Ligthelm
Producer: Tyler Ginter, Alex Friedman
Writer: Salomon Ligthelm
 
Cast:
Somewhere The King

Comedy / USA / 17 min.

June just went through her first break-up. She's devastated. So Claudine, her grandmother, decides to take her on a road-trip across California to compete in an Elvis Presley impersonators contest.

Director: Charles Mazery
Producer: Li Zhen, Yusuf Emirdar
Writer: Charles Mazery
 
Cast: Eve Sigall, Katia Peel
Roses

Family / USA / 15 min.

Jessica has recently been blinded through a stroke and she struggles to deal with the emotions and shock. Through what seems like a chance encounter at a bus stop, Jessica meets Kevin, an African American gentleman from a previous generation who carries an unexpected secret of his own.

Director: Alex Lerma
Producer: Paul Hastings
Writer: Alex Lerma
 
Cast: Greg Alan Williams, Rachel Hendrix
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