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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Sunday, July 21, 7:45 pm

Program 23

@ Laemmle NOHO

A lost young woman obsesses over a life coach who she discovers is way more screwed up than she is.

Retreat

Director/Writer: Audrey Ellis Fox

Cast: Chelsea Rendon, Kaitlyn Clare, Jakim Hawkins

United States / Comedy / 13 mins

Two women explore themes of Empty Nest Syndrome and transition, over the course of one night's misadventures in a hotel hot tub. A coming-of-age story, at a slightly older age, “Mothers” is about the many roles we can play in one lifetime, and the kind of friendship that will be there through them all.

Mothers

Director/Writer: Leslie Murphy

Cast: Nan McNamara, Treva Tegtmeier

United States / Comedy / 11 mins

To say Girl is down on her luck is an understatement. She struggles with debt, health, career, her landlord, and hasn't had a hot shower in two months. She cannot catch a break... until she does. And what she does with it is a sad and relevant commentary about how women see themselves.

The Fix

Director/Writer: Laura Covelli

Writer: Megan Heyn

Producer: Megan Heyn, Mandy June Turpin

Cast:​ Megan Heyn, Parvesh Cheena, Eddie Kehler, Akono Dixon

United States / Drama / 14 mins

In the aftermath of a huge and ridiculous scandal, Trinity
Childs, the first lady of a prominent and respected Southern
Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband,
Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their now borderline nonexistent
congregation. They must, however, reconcile their faith with
their personal demons, in order to make the biggest
comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.

Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Director/Writer: Adamma Ebo

Producer: Adamma Ebo

Cast: Brittany Bellizeare, Theodus Crane, Patrick Decile

United States / Drama / 10 mins

Bridal shop owner Pamela Park spends her days hearing stories of love, romance and courtship, but has yet to experience anything of the sort in her own life. Is she on a fool's quest to find a perfect fit? A romantic comedy for people who don't believe in romantic comedies, this 10-minute short film examines the notion that no matter how many times we get knocked down, stomped on, or chewed up, we all find the courage to get back out there and try again.

A Perfect Fit

Director/Writer: Andrew Carter

Producer: Natalie Britton, Mary Elizabeth Boylan
Cast: Susane Lee, Leslie Stevens, Mary Elizabeth Boylan, Cassandra Blair, Aubrey Reynolds, Sandy Francis, Minita Gandhi, Andrew Carter

United States / Comedy / 9 mins

After finding a lost letter, an astronautical engineering student seeks escape from 1960s academia by becoming pen-pals with a mysterious Brit; when they finally meet, he must decide what's more important, reality or fantasy.

Erin

Director/Writer: Myles Yaksich

Producer: Cindy Y Lu, Jennie Lew Tugend

United States / Drama / 18 mins

A Gothic teenage girl goes to Palm Springs to visit her grandmother on the one year anniversary of her grandfather 's alien abduction, only to find out what she thought was going to be a boring summer turns out to be out of this world.

Gothic Springs

Director/Writer: Lindsay Lemez

Producer: Michael Feig, Andrew Nold  

Cast: Judy Kain, Peyton List 

United States / Comedy / 12 mins