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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, July 19, 5:30 pm

Program 12

@ Laemmle NOHO

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.

Bento

Director/Writer: Mia Tess

Producer: Myles Rublee

Cast: Amy Lin Workman, Yuki Shibamoto, Ryan Paynter

United States / Drama / 6 mins

"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.

Leveling Up

Director/Writer: Cynthia Ruiz

Producer: Cynthia Ruiz, Freddy Fernandez

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

United States / Comedy / 14 mins

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

The Interview

Director/Writer: Nate Duncan

Producer: Christina Kim, Nate Duncan

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

United States / Drama / 14 mins

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

This is 25

Director/Writer: David Mandell

Producer: Peter Vogel

Cast: Isabel Pakzad

United States / Drama / 14 mins

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".

A Purgatory Story

Director/Writer: Tom Albanese

Writer: Joey Long

Cast: Joana Metrass, Joey Long

United States / Comedy / 17 mins

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.

Coming to Terms

Director/Writer: Kait Gallagher

Producer: Kait Gallagher

Cast: Kea Trevett, Anthony Franqui, Molly McCluskey

United States / Drama / 17 mins

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.

The Chase

Director: Mike Doyle

Writer: Nick Jandl

Producer: Nick Jandl

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

United States / Comedy / 11 mins