DRAMA

Mariposa
USA / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Austin Saya

Writer: Mariana Da Silva

Producer: Mariana Da Silva, Tanya Gonzales

Cast: Luz Nieto, Mariana Da Silva

A serial killer is on the loose when the life of a hospice care nurse and a Luchadora intertwine to reveal the most unusual suspect. Based on true events.

Matriochkas
Belgium / Drama / 24 mins

Director/Writer: Bérangère Mc Neese

Producer: Julie Esparbes

Cast: Héloïse Valle, Victoire Du Bois

Anna is 16, and lives with her young mother, Rebecca. It is the end of another summer defined by her mom's flings and conquests, but during which Anna begins to discover her own sensuality. As Anna learns she is pregnant, her mother sees herself in her daughter, at the same age, facing the same choices. And if Anna's decision implies a rupture in her relationship with Rebecca, she will find support where she least expects it.

Meringue
USA /  Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: Alexander Canepa

Producer: Alexander Canepa, Danielle Canepa

Cast: Emily Faris, Corey Landis

A man and a woman unsettled by the advances of technology are confronted with the reality that their paths have diverged.

Miracle Baby
USA / Drama / 19 mins

Director: Michelle Bossy

Writer: Steven Fechter

Producer: Nancy Nagrant,  Steven Fechter, Brenden Hubbard

Cast: Nancy Nagrant, Stephen Kunken

Miracle Baby is a psychological thriller about a congressman’s wife who discovers that her husband has been cheating on her. The film follows her glorious and chilling revenge as she reveals herself as the true power-partner. By night’s end, the only question left is whether she’s lost more than she gained.

Mirror Site
USA / Drama / 12 mins

Director/Writer: Karl Richter

Producer: Travis LaSalle

Cast: Michael Marcel, Jill Renner

A young man finds himself questioning his reality through an eerie repetitive phone-call.

My Hero
USA / Drama / 13 mins

Director/Writer: Logan Jackson

Producer: Dante Sims

Cast: Avery Jade, Kash Roberson

As last-minute plans for a babysitter fall apart, eight-year-old Brandon is left alone to oversee his younger brother Mason.

My War
USA / Drama / 4 mins

Director: Jojo Erholtz

Writer: Jojo Erholtz, Leonel Escobar

Producer: Whitney Cheng

Haunted by the memories of war, a veteran struggles to return to normal life. Nina experiences a severe PTSD episode during her first Independence Day in America. As the explosions of the fireworks intensify, so too does her anxiety. Alone and without any support, she is forced to relive a traumatic event related to her combat experience in a supermarket.

Natives
USA / Drama / 22 mins

Director: Ramone Farrier

Writer: Hector Oliveras Garcia

Producer: Milana Edwards, Lucas Ford

Cast: Jay Rivas, Ísidoro Pérez

 

Cousins Canuto and Stomps struggle to define their community legacy in the wake of Tio Aldo's murder.

Night Sky
USA / Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: Greg Rulfs

Producer: Abdul Choudhury

Cast: Kai Everest, Leah Rose Randall

In the months after losing his father, 9-year-old Sam Collins retreats into his imagination as he works through his feelings of grief. The film explores the role of childlike wonder and imagination in contemplating death and what happens to people when they die. Sam spends hours in a make-believe spacecraft in his bedroom where he pretends to explore the galaxy.

Not Black Enough
USA / Drama / 19 mins

Director/Writer: Jermaine Manigault

Producer: Isaiah Violante, Jermaine Manigault

Cast: Patrick Decile, Corey Knight

A young African-American male struggling to find his identity within the Black community meets a persuasive relic of the past.

Odd Happenings in a Tiny Tent
USA / Drama / 10 mins

Director/Writer: Jesse Burks

Producer: Josh Miller

Cast: Michael Berryman

On the brink of receiving his diploma from the high council, a mime and his family journey to a mysterious land for a sacred graduation ceremony. Struggling to complete his final task, he quickly realizes that his family are not only spectators, but pawns rather, in a sadistic game.

Off On Buttons
USA / Drama / 10 mins

Director/Writer: Kyle Klubal

As if being stuck in the waiting room of a Hospital with her younger sister all day wasn't bad enough, Penny must now face a fellow classmate from school who is also at the Hospital whom she finds annoying, but when the two connect Penny may find that nothing is exactly what it seems and will walk away with a different outlook on both people and how the day is going.

Paly
USA / Drama / 19 mins

Director/Writer: Nikhil Ganesh

Producer: Neil Thekdi

Cast: Koran Streets

An Indian-American teenager from Silicon Valley navigates his way through the rapidly modernizing and culturally diverse world around him as he relentlessly pursues his dream of being a rapper, despite resistance from his hard-working, immigrant mother.

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