CRIME

:60 Seconds
USA / Suspense / 18 minutes

Director: John 'Quig' Quigley

Writer: Mark Sanderson, John 'Quig' Quigley

Producer: John 'Quig' Quigley, Cori-Anne Greenhouse, Brent Bye

Cast: Emily Martz, Christopher Wiehl, Majeed Nami

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The foursome – each knowing their role in the low-key theft – will have only sixty seconds to make their getaway. What ensues – interwoven with flash forward scenes of what should happen and flashback scenes of what could derail the theft – is a wild, suspenseful ride.

A Heart Dies Twice
USA / Thriller / 12 minutes

Director/Writer/Producer: Itziar Martinez

Cast: Itziar Martinez, Ben Moroski

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On the run after a successful bank robbery, two thieves in love hide in a motel room and celebrate their heist until the truth comes knocking.

Soul And Life
USA / Drama / 7 minutes 

Director/Writer: Francisco Infante

Cast:​ Ren Montoro, Jessica Martin del Campo

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Bandits come to grips with their future lives while hiding out from the police after committing a robbery.

Bobby
USA / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Henry Burge

Producer: Travers Jacobs, Costantino Ciminiello

Cast: Henry Burge, Anthony Skordi

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Charlie, a small time diner owner and reformed criminal, who is forced back into his violent past when he gets a visit from his old boss, Bill. Bill is looking for something and someone - Bobby, Charlie’s estranged family member. Bill gives Charlie a 24 hour ultimatum to find Bobby.

Body Armor
Denmark / Drama / 20 minutes

Director/Writer: Simon Mølvig

Producer: Gabriela Uweis

Cast: Joey Moe, Coco Hjardemaal Laybourne

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After being indicted in the four-year-old case for his daughter's disappearance but acquitted, John now lives in an isolated and secluded solitary life. However, he is often reminded of his daughter's disappearance when the city's citizens confront him in fights and harassment. But one day, John finds a traumatized Lithuanian girl lying unconscious in his garden. He tries to help her on his own. But not without consequences.

Gravest Hit
UK / Comedy / 12 minutes 

Director/Writer: Robert Herbert McClean

Producer: Ross Morrison

Cast: Lalor Roddy, Maggie Cronin, Derek Halligan

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Two assassins keep watch as a young man digs his own grave. Meanwhile, in a fancy-dress shop, the assassins' daughter has just found out she is pregnant to the gravedigger when the kingpin who ordered the hit walks in.

Legacy
Hungary / Drama / 24 minutes

Director: Jeno Hodi

Writer: Jeno Hodi, Arpad Herman

Producer: Jeno Hodi, Gabor Ferenczy

Cast: Agi Gubik, Tibor Szervet

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This adaptation gives new context to the original story. While in the original novel there is no emotional connection between the lead character and the reader, this movie has a captivating and charismatic female lead, who is trying to repair the sins of her father, a war criminal, by saving Jewish children from certain death.

One Of Two
USA / Comedy / 18 minutes 

Director/Writer: Jon Huertas

Producer: Andrew J. Sacks, David Sacks

Cast: Alexis Stier, Megan Stier, Alix Angelis, Kris Angelis

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A Tragicomedy exploring the dilemma of always being beheld in reference to someone else, and never on your own terms. Our characters all share a connection with each other that is implicit and unspoken and are forced to choose a path that will either release them from a life that has been filled with tormented pain or choose to destroy the lives of the one person who means the most to them.

Reklaw
USA / Thriller / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Polaris Banks

Producer: Chadwick Struck

Cast: Lance Henriksen

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Disillusioned by the justice system, a rogue prosecutor and his team of uniquely talented criminals destroy evidence to keep as many people from prison as possible, but when one of their crime scene clean-ups is revisited by the killer, the strength of their convictions is tested.

Ring
Australia / Drama / 11 minutes 

Director/Writer: India Dupre

Producer: India Dupre, Leander Rappmann

Cast: Katrina Eroen, Jasper Newman

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A video doorbell spies on a new couple across the hall as their relationship takes a dark turn.

Shift
USA / Drama / 19 minutes 

Director: Katie Cleese

Writer/Producer: Brianna Kellum, Juston Graber, Katie Cleese

Cast: Brianna Kellum, Juston Graber

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A determined detective must seek the help of her powerful arch enemy before time runs out for an innocent little girl.

The Caddy
USA / Thriller / 27 minutes 

Director: Gabriel Beristain

Writer: Carroll Brown, 

Producer: Carroll Brown, Jonathan Levit

Cast: Ron Perlman, Manu Vega

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When an ambitious young Mexican diplomat loses his career and is reduced to caddying at a golf resort, he kidnaps an arrogant American businessman in a misguided attempt to buy his old life back, unprepared for the battle of wills that ensues.

The Danger in Front
Canada / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Alexis Chartrand

Producer: Patrick Francke-Sirois

Cast: Bruno Marcil, Guillaume Cyr,Guillaume Lambert

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While observing life outside his shop, a barber thinks he sees someone who is after his life and his family. Confronted with imminent danger, the barber decides to react

The Invisible Boy
Ireland / Drama / 20 minutes

Director/Writer: James Fitzgerald

Producer: Séamus Waters

Cast: Key Cast

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When a young girl goes missing in a small town, a troubled fisherman is forced to confront the past that destroyed his family.

The Invisible Ones
USA / Drama / 8 minutes 

Director: Eliza Brownlie

Writer: Stephani Gan, Eliza Brownlie

Producer: Jared Lundy

Cast: Stephani Gan, Audrey Cymone, Hanna-Lee Sakakibara, Tiffany Dunia, Louise Lagana

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After the disappearance of her younger sister and niece in a small California town, a woman takes matters into her own hands and finds herself thrust into the dark underworld of the American sex trafficking industry.

Two Jacked
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director: Jon Huertas

Writer: Kenny Stevenson

Producer: Andrew J. Sacks, David Sacks

Cast: Kenny Stevenson, Currie Graham

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David is haunted by a lack of accomplishment or purpose and no one in his life has ever had an ounce of confidence in him. He decides he'll prove them all wrong by doing the unthinkable...Committing a Car-Jacking, but when he meets Wayne, what ensues is nothing short of a gelastic quest for validation.

Unknown Caller
USA / Comedy / 9 minutes

Director: Nardeep Khurmi

Writer: Denzil Meyers

Producer: Julie Bersani

Cast: Denzil Meyers, Karthik Srinivasan

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An in-depth look at the real-life world of phishing scams. The film is a cautionary tale of how easy it is to get caught up in such a scam, even if you think you’re smart enough to know better!