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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, July 19, 3:15 pm

Program 11

@ Laemmle NOHO

While her father's health spirals out of control, Leyla is given a social media opportunity that could make or break her Influencer career.

Flicker

Director: Sydne Horton

Writer: Savannah Ward

Producer: Sydne Horton, Savannah Ward

Cast: Kait Haire

United States / Experimental / 7 mins

Debbie and Doug (Angela Gulner and Zack Gold) are desperate to re-ignite the fire of their once passionate marriage, but their future is uncertain. About to hit rock bottom, they enlist the help of an alternative therapist (Maria Bamford) who claims that the only way to save their relationship from impending death is to take acid in Joshua Tree.

Debbie & Doug Drop Acid in the Desert

Director/Writer: Scott Brown

Writer: Zack Gold

Producer: Jessica Goldstein

Cast:​​ Maria Bamford, Paul Scheer, Larry King

United States / Comedy / 25 mins

When a past accident is brought into question, an anesthesiologist must fight for the custody of his only child.

Sedation

Director: Robert McDermott

Writer: Benjamin Enos

Producer: Miriam Arghandiwal

Cast:​ Brandon Barash, Sprague Grayden, Sally Pressman, Callie Kiefer

United States / Drama / 19 mins

Two years after losing his wife, John (Richard Riehle) finds solace in an unusual connection. John spends his free time engaging in an online relationship with a woman (Elizabeth Gillies) who makes him feel connected to his late wife by helping John recreate her recipes. When a masked robber (John Gemberling) appears during their session one night, a whirlwind of events unfolds.

15 Minutes at 400 Degrees

Director/Writer: Chris McCaleb

Writer: Carmella Casinelli, Doug Cheney

Producer: Carmella Casinelli, Doug Cheney

Cast: Richard Riehle, John Gemberling, Elizabeth Gillies 

United States / Drama / 16 mins

START WITH HALF takes place over the course of an afternoon, during which an ailing conservative widower and his queer grandchild are brought together through the unlikely source of a marijuana muffin.

Start With Half

Director/Writer: Nathaniel Katzman

Writer: Nathaniel Katzman, Daniel Johnsen

Producer: Daniel Johnsen

Cast: George Wyner, Petey J. Gibson

United States / Drama / 6 mins

A businessman, staying in a hotel in Eastern Europe, strikes up an unusual relationship with the chambermaid. When things go wrong, he discovers she is not what he imagines.

Housekeeping

Director/Writer: Andrew Margetson

Producer: Milos Kvapil

Cast: Nicholas Burns, Dunja Stojanović

United Kingdom / Comedy / 18 mins