When Charlie and Lucy Compson can’t find it in them to cope with the loss of their son, Jackson, they find a healthy, alternative means of handling grief by faking their own deaths in order to claim new identities with the help of mercenary Suicide Paul.
Director/Writer: Max Neace
Producer: Grant Vance, Trevor Ash
Cast: Gracie Taylor, Christopher Smith
United States / Drama / 12 mins
A desperate mother tries to reconcile a distant relationship.
Director/Writer: Parish Rahbar
Producer: Tara Moini, Joseph Crilly
Cast: Tara Moini, Zach Tinker
United States / Drama / 16 mins
While doing small dope deals with his cousin and starting a new job as a garbage collector, Steve, a 16-year-old, finds himself pulled in a number of directions that has him questioning his ambitions and the man he wants to be. The film explores themes of responsibility, choices, and consequences through the eyes of a young man entering adulthood in a small town.
The Usual Route
Director/Writer: Cory Warner
Producer: Flora Ortega, Steven Dunn
United States / Drama / 11 mins
A shy expatriate arrives in America for work to support her child back in Asia. In time, she realizes that something is not right with her situation and that the position she applied for is nowhere near the truth.
Director/Writer: Arvin Sutedja
Producer: Paige Prevost, Jason Wang
Cast: Selena Sullivanm, Uli Auliani
United States / Drama / 9 mins
Inspired by true events, THE WIND PHONE intimately follows the emotional journeys of seven strangers. Each is drawn to the same remote and eerie phone booth on a Japanese cliffside, although their conversations couldn’t seem more different.