Thursday, July 18, 7:45 pm

Program 8

@ Laemmle NOHO

United States / Drama / 22 mins

Director/Writer: Erika Davis-Marsh

Producer: Cassandra Jones, Laurie J. Gardiner, Jevon Whetter

Cast: Kerrynton Jones, Ryan Lane, CJ Jones

A young dancer struggles with her bi-cultural identity when she meets a confident young Deaf drummer who stirs up old conflicted feelings about growing up hearing in a Deaf family. 

United States / Drama / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Daniel Bogran

Producer: Daniel Bogran, Tanner Hall, Spencer Wardwell

Cast:​​ Vince Cusimano, Karen Bankhead, Corey Rieger

Jef makes a bad decision. Unfortunately for him, the consequences will be difficult to outrun.

United States / Drama / 12 mins

Director: Stephen James Thomas

Producer: Natalia Martínez Mejía

Cast:​ Erick Blackmer, Luna Tamayo, Gerko

A long lost father surprises his daughter on her birthday, but is quickly discovered by a gangster whom he wronged five years prior. The father and daughter are abducted and are punished, but not the way you might expect.

Running Shadow
United States / Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: Carlos Rafael Betancourt

Producer: Joyce Liu-Countryman

Cast:​​ Sivan Alyra Rose, David Midthunder, Shayna Jackson

A young Lakota woman dreams of running competitively outside the Reservation, but with broken shoes and no real track to practice on, her chances seem slim. Even with the best shoes, she’s haunted by the guilt that she couldn’t run fast enough to save her sister from suicide. 

Kindred Spirit
United States / Comedy / 18 mins

Director/Writer: Caroline Lindy

Producer: Edward Thoa Liguori

Cast:​​ Jack Henry Robbins, Caroline Lindy

When a very single Eloise invites Jonathan to her apartment (after only a brief chat on a dating app) and discovers that he died tragically in a fire a month before, will she decide to take a chance on love even if it means dating a ghost?

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director/Writer: Camille Kane

Producer: Alyse Kano

A strikingly raw and factual depiction of a young mother forced by family court to co-parent with the rapist responsible for impregnating her at 13.