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SATURDAY JULY 20, 3:15 PM 
PROGRAM 14

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The Last Butterfly
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director: Sizhuo Li

Writer: Sizhuo Li, Séamus Bearhart

Producer: Zhuoran Xiao

Cast: Ai Hou, Xiaowan Jin

Xiaodie, a novelist, returns to the house where she lost her mother years ago. As her sister is dying, she comforts Lei, her niece, with stories of the Hmong Deity, 'Mother Butterfly', and confronts her fear of the death of her loved ones.

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Deep in My Heart is a Song
USA / Drama / 16 minutes

Director/Writer: Jonathan Pickett

Producer: Mehrdad Sarlak, Katie Burkholder, Josh Polon

Cast: Johnny Bencomo, Lindsay Burdge, Annalee Jefferies

An aging country musician who’s struggling to make ends meet receives an offer for an unusual private gig. Based on the life of cowboy singer Johnny Bencomo, who plays himself in the film.

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Carry On
USA / Drama/ 20 minutes

Director/Writer: Nicolaus Taylor

Producer: Nicolaus Taylor, Megan Taylor

Cast: Shuang Hu, Gilbert Roy Deleon, Andrew Mena

A young woman on a plane attempts a covert operation to steal a briefcase from another passenger for reasons unknown.

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And Now I Lay Me Down
USA / Comedy / 27 minutes

Director/Writer: Rani DeMuth

Producer: Roger M. Mayer

Cast: Jane Kaczmarek

Fading actress Celia Dalvi arranges her perfect day; it doesn't go as planned.

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Valentine
USA / Sci-Fi / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Devon Kelley

Producer: Matt Paul, Weston Manville

Cast: Cailyn Rice, Bailey Ives Coppola, Lana Spring

In a not so distant future, 17 year old Annika copes with loneliness as she navigates the emotional struggle between AI and human relationships in the wake of a sexual assault.

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