A broken man haunted by the tragic loss of his wife. A young girl trapped beneath her destructive addiction. Before the night is over, these two lives will intersect and change forever
Out of Place
USA / Drama / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Peier "Tracy" Shen
Producer: Mengying "Irene" Yang
Cast: Sarah Lynn Furman, Victor Boneva
“Out of Place” is a dual narrative film that explores both the disconnection and the connection between two immigrant lives in the United States. A young aspiring Chinese pianist and a Mexican house painter, unaware of them being neighbors, go through a day of disillusionment in symphony. Their stories, in its core, are to examine a universal longing to belong and the unfortunate reality of feeling still, out of place.
USA / Drama / 13 mins
Director: Andre Muir, Danielle Alston
Writer: Jake Hutton, Andre Muir
Producer: Zachary Moore, Manny Caston
Cast: Mariah Gordon, Ginneh Thomas
Patois is a film that speaks on the importance of identity and self-worth through the coming of age story of a young first generation American girl Khenya, as she navigates being raised in a household with rules and tendencies that reflect the traditions of her parent’s home country, while also trying to find herself and fit in at a typical American school.
USA / Drama / 10 mins
Director: Theo Lindquist
Writer: Liyun Yu, Theo Lindquist
Producer: Zane Kalnina, Doug Barden
Cast: Ana Coto, Shane Coffey
Captured in an unbroken take and one single zoom. A group of friends attending a private party unwittingly become part of a voyeuristic artwork.
USA / Drama / 11 mins
Director/Writer: Drake Shannon
Producer: Joanna Koss
Cast: Anja Akstin
During a military patrol, past and present are blurred by a horrifying transgression.
USA / Drama / 11 mins
Director/Writer: Aaron Rovner
Producer: Jason Michael Berman,
Cast: David Rysdahl, Ken Narasaki
Michael repossesses cars on the streets of Los Angeles. He's young and he thinks he has nothing to lose, but will this latest repo be just another paycheck, or will the high-risk nature of his job and his lifestyle finally catch up with him?
Ride in Progress
USA / Drama / 13 mins
Director: April Moreau
Writer/Producer: Emily Hanley, April Moreau
Cast: Mandie Cheung, Emily Hanley
When Sarah gets blindsided by a breakup, she finds herself utterly alone, having spent four years neglecting every relationship other than the one with her loser boyfriend. She reaches out to the only person she can think of, her messy-but-loveable friend Megan, and together they embark upon the post-breakup Uber trip of a lifetime.
USA / Drama / 4 mins
Director/Writer: Pip White
Producer: Thomas Hartmann
Cast: Larry Hankin, Sarah Sawyer
A night in the life of two ushers of a historic cinema as they struggle to deal with an unruly guest.
USA / Drama / 22 mins
Director: Steve Makowski, Harrison Lees
Writer: Harrison Lees
Producer: Leah Richmond Cooper
Cast: Harrison Lees, Mark Bramhall
A young underachiever struggles to navigate his grandfather Gus's senile paranoia, attempting to establish a more personal connection before his mind deteriorates completely, all while unraveling the mystery of Gus's past with the help of a sinister stranger.
USA / Sci-Fi / 8 mins
Director/Writer: David Mahmoudieh
Producer: Josh Bachove, George Lako
Cast: Poppy Drayton, Sierra Pond
Jill's got the snake. Julia's got the flute. Alone, they have nothing. But together, they have a secret weapon to fight the darkness...
Take My Heart
USA / Drama / 18 mins
Director/Writer: Anna Simone Scott
Producer: Peter Sands
Cast: Joy Sunday, Kim Estes
Mackenzie seeks redemption from her troubled past through songwriting and a twelve step program. Meanwhile, her estranged father, Ray, an LAPD detective about to retire, tracks her down. Mac now faces the decision of allowing her father back into her life. When Ray steps in in to protect Mac from a stalker ex boyfriend, she slowly opens up to the possibility of forgiveness. It's upon returning to their old home that the healing truly begins.
USA / Musical Drama / 21 mins
Director/Writer: Hortense Lingjaerde
Producer: Alex Rivers
Cast: Lilli Passero, Linda Kerns
Miranda struggles to find her place as a puppeteer until she meets a unique mentor who will push her to strive in her creative world.