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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, July 19, 7:45 pm

Program 13

@ Laemmle NOHO

A forlorn family finds a way out.

Lucky

Director: Andrew A Fisher

United States / Comedy / 11 mins

There’s never a dull moment in the retirement home of Connie (Christina Pickles) and Consuelo (Angélica María) as the two old friends spend their days playfully chiding one another. When Connie receives a letter notifying her of her daughter’s passing, she learns she has a granddaughter (Montana Tucker) she never knew existed. 

Connie + Consuelo

Director: Paul Becker

Writer: Carmella Casinelli, Michael Cummings

Producer: Carmella Casinelli, Doug Cheney, Gyuri Gattyán

Cast: Christina Pickles, Angelica Marie, Richard Nevels, Montana Tucker

United States / Drama / 14 mins

The seemingly simple act of filming a scene from his feature turns into a near nightmare for an aging, has-been director; from his own self doubts, to a temperamental actor out to sabotage the project, to an on-the-make wannabe sucking up and distracting him from his fading goal. 

Sizzle

Director/Writer: Philip Charles MacKenzie

Producer: Philip Charles MacKenzie​

Cast:​ Philip Charles MacKenzie, Connor Barrett

United States / Comedy / 15 mins

A Halloween party turns south when the issue of race comes up amongst friends.

Bag Of Worms

Director/Writer: Grace Rowe

Writer: Michael Jaworski

Producer: Elizabeth Mihelich

Cast: Katy Erin, Cooper Barnes, Grace Rowe

United States / Comedy / 9 mins

Hayley is a painfully shy but curious girl on the cusp of adolescence. Her mother Deborah pushes Hayley to attend a party being thrown by a popular girl in her class, but Hayley doesn't feel comfortable going. When Deborah is called out of town for a few days, Hayley is introduced to her new nanny, Georgia. Georgia, or Gia as she prefers to be called, quickly sizes up Hayley as lacking both confidence and excitement and attempts to give her both.

Why Georgia?

Director/Writer: Julian Gilbert

Writer: Jeremy Palmer

Producer: Shannon Hardy, Julian Gilbert

Cast: Juliette Allison Bailey, Sierra Swartz, Laura Pursell

United States / Drama / 15 mins

A building manager dealing with his own grief must help his tenant perform a messy task at her daughter's quinceañera.

Sophie's Quinceañera

Director/Writer: Keith Powell

Producer: Jeremy O'Keefe, Graham Patrick Martin

Cast: Bashir Salahuddin, Ana Ortiz, Wallace Langham

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Blue is a narrative short film about the masks we hide behind. It examines the illusion of perfection amplified by social media, which leads to missed opportunities of meaningful connection.

Blue

Director: Ashley Eakin

Writer: Noelle Liljedahl

Producer: Nick Jandl

Cast: Avianna Mynhier, Kai Caster, Kerr Smith

United States / Drama / 13 mins