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© LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, July 18, 9:55 pm

Program 9

@ Laemmle NOHO

Shelley and Jack's relationship is threatened when they move into a new apartment with a dark history and causes Shelley to begin sleepwalking.

Here in the Dark

Director/Writer: Gabriel Saint

Producer: Richard E. Lambert, Derrick Denicola

Cast: Maddisyn Carter, Nancy Linehan Charles, Derrick Denicola

United States / Drama / 24 mins

A self-conscious psychopath struggles with his body image while terrorizing a group of unsuspecting campers.

Pig

Director/Writer: Evan Powers

Writer: Bryce McGuire, Evan Powers

Producer: Nicole Holloway, Evan Powers

Cast:​​ Aaron LaPlante, Lindsey Rose Naves, C.J. Vana

United States / Horror Comedy/ 8 mins

A pair of mismatched U.S. Marshals – a reformed outlaw and a free man of color – is sent to the Kansas frontier to uncover the fate of a Marshal who went missing while escorting a member of a notorious gang to his hanging. But when the Marshals find the condemned man alone and barely alive, the obvious answers don’t hold water and all the evidence points to something much darker and more sinister.

Bleeding, Kansas

Director: Daniel Lafrentz

Writer: Chris Grillot, Ezra Herz

Producer: Griff Jones, Geoffroy Faugerolas

Cast:​ Linc Hand, McKinley Belcher, Mark McCullough

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Determined to follow the rules in an active shooter drill, an overworked teacher in an underfunded classroom battles the impossible choices a leader must make when the drill becomes a horrifying reality.

Just A Drill

Director/Writer: Julianne Donelle
Producer: Sabrina Stoll, Megan Jordan
Cast: Sally Pressman, Jackson Pace, D.J. Blickenstaff

United States / Drama / 11 mins

Set in 1956, an African American couple struggles with the death of their child.

With Evelyn, her depression is dramatized and amplified by the use of an ever-increasing Greek chorus (played by multiple African American women). As her sorrow grows, so do the amount of women representing her emotions.

Evelyn x Evelyn

Director/Writer: Eric Pumphrey

Writer: Nathan Adloff, Trudy Shelf, Lucy Sullivan, Dari Burkett

Producer: Angelo Pullen, Tommy Savas, Luke Baybak

Cast:​​ Natalie Paul, Jocko Sims

United States / Drama / 14 mins

An Asian-American actress struggles to revive her career in the sexually commodified entertainment industry. In the wake of an impending transformation, we observe the banality of her daily routine as her mental state slowly deteriorates.

Moth

Director/Writer: Shu Zhu

Writer: G. Wilson, Shu Zhu

Producer: Shincy Lu, Shincy Lu

Cast: Jeanie Lim

United States / Drama / 17 mins

When Luke starts to talk about his new girlfriend, Tyler, who happens to have the same name and career as his roommate, things get a little awkward.

Love You Tyler

Director: Ari Itkin, Devon Diffenderfer

Writer: Devon Diffenderfer

Producer: Devon Diffenderfer, Julia Faller

Cast: Devon Diffenderfer, Ryan Pater

United States / Comedy / 9 mins

After killing his wife, a man learns he will be haunted by her extremely angry and unforgiving ghost for the rest of his life.

'Til Death

Director/Writer: Asha Flowers

Producer: Efuru Flowers, Patrick Pierre

Cast: Tamala Jones, Sherman Augustus

United States / Dramedy / 7 mins