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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Monday, July 22, 1:00 pm

Program 25

@ Laemmle NOHO

‘The Rain’ is a simple animated film on collective consciousness. It talks about how no accountability for our actions pushes us to thoughtlessly follow the crowd, which may lead to a tragedy. The film also depicts a struggle of an individual with collective hypnosis and its consequences for both the individual and the crowd.

Rain

Director/Writer: Piotr Milczarek

Producer: Mateusz Michalak, Piotr Milczarek

Poland / Animation / 5 mins

A teenage musician broken apart by his girlfriend's suicide uses music to transform his grief into inspiration and begin the healing process.

Song Without Words

Director/Writer: Andy Froemke

Producer: Julia Froemke

Cast:  Holden Froemke, Ellie Haugen

United States / Drama / 9 mins

A man must decide whether to intervene and stop a casual commuting rule breaker, or live with a lifetime of regret. A comedy about a passive man with an overactive imagination.

Quiet Carriage

Director/Writer: Ben S. Hyland

Producer: Adam Gregory Smith

Cast:‚Äč Amit Shah, Emma Sidi

United Kingdom / Drama / 5 mins

A film about fathers and sons and the expectations they put on themselves and each other. Richie has to pick his dad Gerry up from the dentist's at high rush hour. They don't talk a lot, but tonight they'll have to.

On Our Way

Director/Writer: Gregory Brecher

Producer: Johan Matton

Cast: Linnea Larsdotter, Reed Birney

United States / Drama / 18 mins

Gabriel is a 19-year-old Mexican-American valet parking attendant who works at a high- end restaurant in Los Angeles. When he finds out that his undocumented mother, Inez, needs medical care he tries to help her in any possible way. How far will Gabriel go in order to prove to his mother, and to himself, that he can take care of her?

Take Care

Director/Writer: Itamar Giladi

Writer: Sebastian Barba Ruan

Producer: Mikhail Makharadze

Cast: Rafael Martinez, Flor de Maria Chahua, Laura Patalano

United States / Drama / 25 mins

Merle, a small-town simpleton still grieving over the loss of his mother, fills his days with a strange hobby: crashing strangers’ funerals. Most people look past the oddball behavior, but he picks the wrong wake to attend when he goes to the Thornburns’ house. It seems the death of a teenage boy is the unseen line he shouldn’t have crossed. 

Pinebox

Director/Writer: D. R. Tibbits

Producer: Shawn Michael Howard

Cast: Kevin Breznahan, Ann Magnuson, Brian T. Finney, Cameron Dye

United States / Drama / 18 mins

Enter the surreal and nautical world of Seamour. A lonely old man with a passion for training seahorses. Desperate to have his most prized seahorse perform the highly ambitious “Triple Back Flip”, the final day of training has come and it’s up to his knowledge, preparation and the seahorse’s determination to see the trick come to life. But when the hourglass turns, Seamour realizes it is even harder than he thought and he must overcome his troubled past before the magic fades or the trick will never be achieved.

The Seahorse Trainer

Director/Writer: Ricardo Bonisoli

Director/Writer:  Babak Bina

Producer: Rodmon Sevilla

Cast: John R Tylor

Canada / Experimental / 13 mins