LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 9
THURSDAY - JULY 26 - 9:55 PM

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Jailbird

Action/Adventure / USA / 6 min.

A short about a girl named Molly, whose world revolves around her little blue bird, metaphoric for Twitter.

Director: Inanna Sarkis, Raul Gonzo
Producer: Inanna Sarkis
Writer: Inanna Sarkis
Boomerang

Comedy / USA / 9 min.

Our heroine is Jen, a regular girl-next-door who tries to quit Instagram but wakes up the next day to discover that the Insta- personalities she has been following have materialized in her apartment - and they don't want her to quit.

Director: Matthew Frost
Producer: Caroline Pham, Emmeline Yang
Writer: Matthew Frost
 
Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Rebecca Dayan, Paige
Son to Son

Drama / USA / 9 min.

A late-night meeting between a father and son reveals an insidious secret lurking beneath the surface. What began as an innocent habit has led to the most deadly-and unexpected-epidemic in modern history. One conversation could mean the difference between life or death.

Director: Taron Lexton
Producer: Nick Lane, Milena Ferreira
Writer: Jim Meskimen
 
Cast: Nick Lane, Jim Meskimen
Modern Slave

Drama / USA / 15 min.

A young girl coerced into sex-trafficking must escape the emotional cage her "Romeo Pimp" has trapped her in before she loses what little hope remains to live and dream.

Director: Spencer Currie
Producer: Dan Sima
Writer: Spencer Currie, Dan Sima
 
Cast: Mair Flores, Tyler Antoine Gordon
Forget About It

Comedy / USA / 8 min.

A couple must question the limits of forgiveness and whether they can ever escape the past during a fateful road trip through the desert.

Director: Daud Sani
Producer: Jenna Marie Johnson, Daud Sani, Wendy Campbell, Mark Jude Sullivan
Writer: Jenna Marie Johnson
 
Cast: Jenna Marie Johnson, Mark Jude Sullivan
Class Assignment

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 24 min.

When a troubled, lower-class high school student shows up at his married teacher's house, a disturbing secret is revealed. Even though all three claim to be the victim, one will take it far more personal than the others.

Director: Mike Gan
Producer: Sean O'Connor
Writer: Mike Gan
 
Cast: Clayton Farris, Samantha Smart, Paul Sobrepena
Killer Black

Drama / USA / 7 min.

A Pulitzer-prize winning author, who hasn't been seen in public for years, gets an unexpected knock on his door. A cowboy with a bleeding hand stands outside, pleading for help. No choice, but to let him, the author opens the door, only for things to take an unexpected turn.

Director: James Berry
Producer: James Berry
Writer: James Berry
 
Cast: Fred Melamed, Will Brittain
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