Friday, July 19, 5:30 pm

Program 12

@ Laemmle NOHO

Bento
United States / Drama / 6 mins

Director/Writer: Mia Tess

Producer: Myles Rublee

Cast: Amy Lin Workman, Yuki Shibamoto, Ryan Paynter

Ellie Weiss just wants to find her place at a new school, but struggles to fit in when her potential friend group bullies her over her mother’s homemade Japanese lunches.

Leveling Up
United States / Comedy / 14 mins

Director/Writer: Cynthia Ruiz

Producer: Cynthia Ruiz, Freddy Fernandez

Cast:​​ Fiona Gulati, Jasmine Montenegro, Cesar DeFuentes

"Leveling up" is the story of a teenage girl, Lucy, who dreams of becoming an author. The film bounces between her real life and the character in the book she's writing. Her parents encourage her to dream big and work hard to make her dreams come true. Until a night disturbance changes the course of her life forever.

The Interview
United States / Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: Nate Duncan

Producer: Christina Kim, Nate Duncan

Cast:​ Nate Duncan, Shawn Kathryn Kane, Ray Wise

Michael goes in for an important job interview only to find out that more than a job is on the line.

This is 25
United States / Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: David Mandell

Producer: Peter Vogel

Cast: Isabel Pakzad

On the eve of her 25th birthday, Becky tries to mask her depression.

A Purgatory Story
United States / Comedy / 17 mins

Director/Writer: Tom Albanese

Writer: Joey Long

Cast: Joana Metrass, Joey Long

A PURGATORY STORY follows a demon stuck with Ouija board duty as he falls for a girl on the other side. Co-starring Joana Metrass from Disney ABC's "Once Upon A Time".

Coming to Terms
United States / Drama / 17 mins

Director/Writer: Kait Gallagher

Producer: Kait Gallagher

Cast: Kea Trevett, Anthony Franqui, Molly McCluskey

Coming to Terms is the story of a young woman, Ellie, as she comes to terms with the fact that she's an alcoholic. Caught in the grips of shame, she's forced to face not only her drinking, but herself.

The Chase
United States / Comedy / 11 mins

Director: Mike Doyle

Writer: Nick Jandl

Producer: Nick Jandl

Cast: Nick Jandl, Chaley Rose, Kevin Daniels, Ken Kirby, Brandon Fobbs, Andrew Lees, Sharae Nikai

A brazen theft leads a newly married couple on a wild chase across the streets of Los Angeles and into a complex intersection of race, justice, and self discovery.

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