DRAMA

Sweet Potatoes
USA / Drama / 30 mins

Director/Writer: Rommel Villa Barriga

Producer: Andrea Porras, Damon Laguna

Cast: Jorge Adrian Espindola, Daniel Pinte

PW: sp2020

1951, Mexico City. After synthesizing the main component of the contraceptive pill, young scientist Luis Miramontes deals with the religious and personal consequences of his groundbreaking invention.

Trudge
USA / Drama / 12 mins

Director/Writer: Creston W Whittington

Producer: Evan Holtzman, Mike Quinn

Cast: Shaun J. Brown, Carlson Young

An artist, upon selling his most valuable painting, must reckon with the fate of his work.

Trust
USA / Drama / 12 mins

Director/Producer: Santiago Calogero

Writer: Jennifer Levinson

Cast: Heston Horwin, Jennifer Levinson

Three estranged siblings attempt to reconcile over their mother’s suicide, torn between mourning and greed.

Umama
South Africa / Drama / 20 mins

Director/Writer: Talia Smith

​Producer: Nora Zubizarreta

Cast: Connie Chiume, Malibongwe Mdwaba

The morning after having made a promise to celebrate her son's academic achievement, Domestic worker Sibongile wakes to find he is missing. Despite her worries about her missing son, Sibongile must care for the children of her employer in order to get home and keep her promise.

umbrella
Korea / Drama / 27 mins

Director/Writer: seo jihwan

Producer: joe hyunseo

Cast: ha yun gyeong

In the midst of a tropical night, Jiyoung walks home after work. As it starts to rain, she hides in a phone booth that just happens to be by her ex-boyfriend’s house. She knocks on his door for an umbrella, and finds herself facing all the old memories.

Veil
Canada / Drama / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Zahra Golafshani

Producer: Daniel Leighton

Cast: Jennalyn Ponraj, Danielle Larracuente

PW: LAShorts_2020

Muslim teenager Leila’s beliefs, religion and culture gets tested when she conspires with her friend to change from her modest dress into a more typical “American” dress at her senior prom. Throughout the course of the night, she experiences who she thinks she wants to be, and what she might have to give up to become it.

Welcome Back
USA / Drama / 20 mins

Director/Writer: Tiffany K. Guillen

Producer: Tiffany K. Guillen, Roy Arwas

Cast: Joselyn Gallardo, Marina Lalama Noboa

“WELCOME BACK” takes place in present day Venezuela, and is inspired by a compilation of true stories. The film centers around Rosa and her daughter, Sophie, who have been deported back to the extremely dangerous and communist Venezuela.

White Eye
Israel / Drama / 20 mins

Director/Writer: Tomer Shushan

Producer: Shira Hochman, Kobi mizrahi

Cast: Daniel Gad, Dawit Tekelaeb

PW: WHITE_EYE2020

A man finds his stolen bicycle and it now belongs to a stranger.
In his attempts to retrieve the bicycle, he struggles to remain human.

Wichita
USA / Drama / 6 mins

Director: Sergine Dumais

Writer/Producer: Bo Price

Cast: Maxim Roy, Jeremy Sisto

Sara is in bed with her lover when her husband calls. When he asks for something in his sock drawer, she runs home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.

Witchin'
USA / Fantasy / 20 mins

Director/Writer: Christina Diamantara

Producer: Gregory M. Schroeder

Cast: Madeleine Coghlan, Genevieve Kennedy

A young witch's dream of making the best potion in her class takes her to the mysterious world of human males, in search of a powerful ingredient: Big Dick Energy.

Zero Hour
Mexico / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Santiago Arriaga, Mariana Arriaga

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga

Producer: Santiago Garcia Galvan,

Federico Fábregas

Cast: Paulina Dávila, Juan Pablo Medina

A couple travels to Cuba for a romantic getaway. Leaving Havana for Varadero, Paula convinces Lorenzo to take a detour at the famous tobacco plantations in the Viñales region. On the way, their vehicle hits something. The accident will lead the couple into a moral conflict.

Circus Person
(Available October 19 - 30)
USA / Drama / 17 mins

Director/Writer: Britt Lower

Producer: Sam Fox, Desiree Staples

Cast: Britt Lower, Phil Smithey

PW: tomato

Inspired by the woman her fiancé left her for, a grieving painter (Britt Lower) joins a one-ring circus to reclaim her forgotten wildness. Fusing animated body paint with live action, Circus Person brings healing and humor to the drama of heartbreak.

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