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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 20, 3:15 pm

Program 16

@ Laemmle NOHO

After receiving the unexpected news of his father Ernesto’s death, Ben Solis is forced to return to the Texas countryside he used to call home. On his way there, he discovers a stack of old letters from correspondence he shared with his dad. The memories triggered by these letters are both good and bad. 

Bibi

Director/Writer: Victor M. Dueñas

Writer: J.M. Longoria

Producer: Edward Enriquez-Cohen, Vanessa Perez

Cast: JM Longoria, Omar Leyva, Adriana Barraza

United States / Drama / 18 mins

It’s 1949! Rival stars Gertie and Dolly are on location shooting their latest atrocity, Westward Ho!, when suddenly the two actresses time warp to present day Los Angeles. Stuck in the future, Gertie and Dolly must depend on each other to figure out how in hell to break OUT of Hollywood. 

Gertie and Dolly

Director: Matthew Marder

Writer: Colleen Elizabeth Miller, Carolyn Vasko

Producer: Colleen Elizabeth Miller, Carolyn Vasko

Cast:​​ Colleen Elizabeth Miller, Carolyn Vasko

United States / Comedy / 9 mins

A heart-warming story that follows Clara, an ex-pat who returns to her native town in the heart of the Colombian coffee belt to confront the ghosts of her past.

Hacienda Paraiso

Director/Writer: Erick Castrillon

Producer: Katheryn Sánchez-Ortiz, Esteban Arango

Cast:​ Bibiana Navas, Julio Sánchez Cóccaro

Colombia / Drama / 22 mins

A former addict explains his wrongdoings on his deathbed

The Elderly Man

Director/Writer: Trevor Rothman

Producers: Trevor Rothman, Kevyn Delgado, Nicole Pasminski

Cast: John Freeman, Piercey Dalton

United States / Drama / 5 mins

While deflecting his parents' concerns about his Crohn's disease, a young man receives an unexpected announcement in their backyard swimming pool.

Crohnie

Director/Writer: Derek Mari

Producer: Derek Mari

Cast: Matt Besser, Pam Murphy, Derek Mari

United States / Comedy / 8 mins

A young woman attempts to help her date overcome his fear of parking garages.

Nothing Good Ever Happens in a Parking Garage

Director/Writer: Mike Winger

Cast: Hayley O'Connor, Ted McCormick

United States / Comedy / 3 mins

En route to her divorce settlement, a woman in disarray finds herself within mirrored others.

Ahead

Director/Writer: Nina Borghi

Producer: Joshua Ogner

Cast: Tessa Evelyn, Ari Rene, Elaine Partnow, Donald Pitts

United States / Drama / 15 mins

During these desperate times in 1950's, Dallas, TX, Sonia is a friendly 8 year old girl that has finally got the courage to face the neighborhood bully, Theresa, but things get out of hand when this sweet little lady goes on a quest to get her stolen Jacks back. When the two girls fail to come up with a solution on their own, their mothers step in to get the job done.

Jacks

Director/Writer: Chloe Mondesir

Producer: Paquita Hughes

Cast: Nylah Mondesir, Skylar Dominique, Chloe Mondesir, Gail Bean

United States / Drama / 15 mins