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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Monday, July 22, 7:45 pm

Program 28

@ Laemmle NOHO

Crush is a psychological thriller that centers on a writer named Greyson Michelson who is trying to move forward from her past suicide attempt. When the Suicide Survivors Association reaches out to Greyson to ask her to write a speech about her past struggles, Greyson uses the opportunity to try to move beyond what happened. 

Crush

Director/Writer: Heather Harris

Producer: Kaitlyn Berry, Adam Makary

Cast: Kat Fairaway, Paige Herschell

United States / Drama / 16 mins

When a young pregnant girl knocks on his repair shop door desperate for help, Jose will have to face his demons and risk his parole in order to get her to safety.

José

Director/Writer: Tomas Gomez Bustillo

Producer: Maor Azran

Cast: Pepe Serna, Janice Robinson

United States / Drama / 15 mins

A husband and wife stubbornly solider on through an unhappy marriage, despite the poison their relationship has become. THE STEW is an offbeat comedy simmering with passive-aggression and absurdity in a stylized 1970s world, reminding us of a very important lesson: what you put out into the world will always find its way back to you.

The Stew

Director/Writer: Chris Wood

Producer: Corey Moosa

Cast:‚Äč Melissa Benoist, Carlos Valdes

United States / Drama / 9 mins

MR THE FASTEST is a comedy set in a small town about an ex-car racer who must confront his past and face a new challenger in order to stop his daughter from going down the same path he did.

Mr The Fastest

Director/Writer: Anton du Preez

Writer: Kane Senes

Producer: Anton du Preez, Kane Senes

Cast: Deon Lotz, Soli Philander, Dillon Windwogel

United States / Drama / 23 mins

A wholesome middle-aged couple from Rhode Island have been invited over to a very successful and eccentric Hollywood record producer’s house with his much younger wife to plan the wedding of their children. As the two couples start to get to know each other, their difference seem to melt away with the help of accidentally injected edible marijuana.

The Get Together

Director/Writer: Caitlin Dahl

Producer: Melinda Dahl, India Dupre

Cast: Melinda Dahl, Gigi Bermingham, Cameron Dye, Lance Guest

United States / Comedy / 13 mins

Parallel stories of broken relationships between parents and their children striving for the American Dream all revolving around one explosive night at a fast food joint.

Our Home Here

Director/Writer: Angela Chen

Producer: Xinlei "Summer" Yang

Cast: Dianne Doan, Brandon Soo Hoo, Raquenel (Maria Raquenel Portillo)

United States / Drama / 16 mins