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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 20, 5:30 pm

Program 17

@ Laemmle NOHO

A little magic goes a long way. A young boy in unfortunate circumstances meets a tired busker, who proves to him how magical life can really be. Richard Riehle stars in The Incredible Enzo.

The Incredible Enzo

Director: Devin Berko

Writer: Jordan Crair

Producer: Devin Berko, Liz Rowley

Cast: Richard Riehle, Nico David

United States / Comedy / 10 mins

After an accident leaves her without her hearing, a young woman is challenged to accept her disability with the help of her ASL instructor and the support of the hearing impaired community.

Silence

Director: Jack Swiker

Writer: Manny Valdivia, Leon Langford

Producer: Adam Bradshaw, Ed Bauman

Cast:​​ Elaina Adrianna, Drew Rausch, Devon Stewart

United States / Drama / 8 mins

When the younger of two brothers has his jacket stolen, their mom sends the eldest brother out to get it back. But as time passes, the mom and youngest son begin to wonder if he'll return at all.

Retrieval

Director/Writer: Brady Morell

Producer: Brady Morell, Thomas Hartmann, David Starks

Cast:​ Ashley Williams, Na'Jae Green, Cameron Elie

United States / Drama / 8 mins

Ethan is a self centered man, who refuses to hear anyone tell him no. Late on Christmas Eve, Ethan arrives at his exes' house unannounced. Not received well and unwelcome, Ethan makes an excuse about leaving her Christmas gift 'at home'. Now, Ethan must find a present late after shopping hours if he is going to have company this Christmas.

Blue Christmas

Director/Writer: Savannah Sivert

Writer: Taylor Hinds

Producer: Mariietta Volynska

Cast: Yves Bright, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Matthew Kelly

United States / Drama / 11 mins

OVERNIGHT is the story of a grieving man who spends the night in his RV at a Walmart parking lot, where he finds the embrace of an unexpected community.

Overnight

Director: Thomas Mendolia

Writer: Matthew Carlson

Producer: Matthew Carlson

Cast: Matthew Carlson, Cheryl Koski

United States / Drama / 14 mins

Three years after his wife’s death, Bob still has not come to terms with it. Cut off from public life, his only connection to the outside world is through his pet fish. An expected act of kindness gives him the strength to let go and finally live in the moment. 

Bob Jr.

Director/Writer: Dilek Ince

Producer: Daniel Bydlowski, Annabelle Munro

Cast: Scott Rinker, Elizabeth Brissenden, Ric Maddox

United States / Drama / 23 mins

A college student haunted by the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia finds a connection with a deaf classmate in a library and makes a lot of noise to get her attention.

Things That Fall

Director/Writer: Sy Huq

Producer: Sy Huq, Joe Greco

Cast: Sterling Beaumon, Stephanie Nogueras, Blake Robbins

United States / Drama / 8 mins

An inventor hopes the waitress of his dreams can recognize a perfect pairing.

Knork

Director/Writer: Brit McAdams

Producer: Nick Paonessa

Cast: Jen Smedley , Ryan Gaul 

United States / Comedy / 9 mins