FRIDAY 
JULY 22, 7:45PM 
PROGRAM 8

RUSH LINE ONLY
SHORTLIST
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We're Here Because We Love You
USA / Comedy / 12 minutes

Director: Chris Johnson

Writer: Chris Johnson, Colin Ryan

Producer: Matt Daniell, Chris Johnson, Jim Manning, Colin Ryan

Cast: Matt Daniell, Beverly Leech, Langley McArol, Taylor Foster

A self-described filmmaker shows up for a creative session, but gets a rude awakening instead.

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Fábula
USA / Fantasy / 20 minutes

Director/Writer: Hector Ignacio Serrano

Producer: Annissa Omran, Katherine Aranda, Matt Johnson, Savana Luê Vagueiro da Fonseca

Cast: Olivia Sandoval, Angeline de Jesus Sanchez, Conor O’Sullivan,
Kate Schott

Inspired by Bruno Bettelheim’s “The Uses of Enchantments”, FÁBULA, is a multi-generational love letter to Mexican traditions, magic, and the creatures and monsters that make up its culture. Fabula follows Maria - a young girl processing the trauma of an abusive parent, when she discovers a world of old magic hidden between the pages of a notebook.

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First Time
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director: Jeremy Stewart

Writer: Erica Mary Wright

Producer: Erica Mary Wright

Cast: Brenna D'Amico, Brielle Barbusca, Joe Seo, Ian Nelson

It’s Melanie’s first time and Taylor, her roommate, couldn’t be more excited. Taylor has been waiting for her friend to “pop” for a while now. Once Melanie says she’s going to, Taylor isn’t going to let her back down. Melanie may be finally ready. She has the boy, he’s HOT, she’s made up her mind, and most importantly she wants to do it.

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Discontent
USA / Drama / 8 minutes

Director: Tiffany Kim Stevens

Writer: Daniel Moya, Tiffany Kim Stevens

Producer: Kyle Herman, Daniel Moya

Cast: Kara Wang, Christina Kirkman, Galen Trine-McMahan, Tyler Phillips

Caught on the premiere of Annie Decker’s Wow Sponge commercial, husband George along with friends Gemma and Mikey celebrate the success of Annie’s blooming acting career. Little does she know while Gemma and Mikey bicker about pie, husband George is drowning in debt and is about to crack…

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Wailing Wall
USA / Comedy / 9 minutes

Director: Amy French

Writer: Diana Gitelman

Producer: Ross Levine, Diana Gitelman

Cast: Diana Gitelman, Avi Rothman, Irina Dubova

Ella, a first generation Ukrainian-American woman, is forced to move her family back in with her immigrant mother when their lives become unmanageable-- but the stress of tight quarters and emotional triggers begin to blur the lines between reality and fantasy.

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Sunny Side Up
USA / Thriller/ 11 minutes

Director/Writer: Tanner Jarman

Producer: Tanner Jarman, Kelvin Lee

Cast: Ezekiel Pacheco, Juan Wood II, Andrea Ellsworth, Christal Chacon

Hired to dispose of dead bodies all over LA, a pair of late-night delivery drivers discover an unforeseen issue with their latest pick up and must find a resolution before sunrise

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Blind Stitch
USA / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Alexander Bergman

Producer: Alexander Bergman

Cast: Jongman Kim

A Koreatown Tailor struggles to make ends meet, until he takes on a side job as a gang surgeon. Money pours in as blood spills, and he learns the hard way how the American Dream operates.