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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, July 25, 5:30 pm

Program 42

@ Laemmle NOHO

Bill Prudhomme, famed cartoonist and beloved father, is dead. He is survived by his three children, now all grown up and grown apart. The day before the funeral, these estranged siblings are confronted with the chaotic present, the revered past and the chance at a shared future.

Big Bear Lake

Director/Writer: Maxwell Tzannes

Cast: Jaclyn Mofid, Joey Rudman, Zack Colston

United States / Drama / 19 mins

Without the guide of her “lost love”, Thuy is on the verge of death by boredom. Having no agenda, she finds odd ways to entertain herself in the bustling city of Saigon, Vietnam.

Sigh Gone

Director: Jeannie Nguyen

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Viet Nam / Drama / 10 mins

When his protective sister falls ill during a practice race for the upcoming school field day and is rushed to the hospital, a young boy with OCD must survive his strained relationship with his controlling older brother.

Count.

Director: Samuel Askland Gordon

Writer: Chris Kingsleigh Licud

Producer: Emily Schroeder

Cast: Jesse Willhite

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Steven is a poor young boy who loves music, but harsh life, especially his needy family, forced him to face reality. He has to do different jobs to supplement the family income. However, he never loses hope. 

The Concert of Life

Director/Writer: Lina Yuchen Guan Li

Producer: Queen Kim

Cast: Nicholas Plasko

United States / Drama / 12 mins

Jennifer (Rachel Nichols), is tasked with caring for her ailing father Norman (Robert Pine) who’s worsening Alzheimer’s has emotionally weighed her down and begun to affect her work. She struggles to balance her two worlds of work and home life until her friend (Monique Coleman) suggests a unique idea that not only reconnects Jennifer to her father but allows him the chance to say good-bye to his long-lost love.

Real. Live. Girl.

Director/Writer: Bonnie-Kathleen Ryan

Producer: Carmella Casinelli, Doug Cheney

Cast: Rachel Nichols, Robert Pine, Monique Coleman

United States / Drama / 11 mins

In the chase to get the best out of the Scout App, professional motorbike racer Gus, driven blind by ambition loses sight of the things he holds dearest.

Scout

Director/Writer: Alex Cvetkov

Producer: Igor A. Nola, Alex Cvetkov

Cast: Moses Gomes - Santos, Ula Furlan

Slovenia / Drama / 15 mins

Ted has always wanted to win just once in life. When the opportunity to be a modern-day hero arises, will he finally triumph?

The Big Break

Director/Writer: Philip Andelman

Writer: Ian Roumain

Producer: Joe Masi

Cast: Paul Lieberstein, Justin Bartha, Mandy Moore

United States / Drama / 13 mins