JULY 25, 7:45PM
USA / Drama / 9 minutes
Director/Writer: Julia Monahan
Producer: Emi Ellis, Lauren Lukow, Sallie Keena, Julia Monahan
Cast: Emi Ellis, Philip Smithey, Sallie Keena, Neil Vanides
A woman is haunted by inexplicable visions of a kitchen ladle in her everyday life until her suppressed memories reach a boiling point.
USA / Drama / 10 minutes
Director: Jana Devino
Writer: Kandace James
Producer: Matt Devino, Brittany Zion Estrada
Cast: Zuri Starks, Alretha Thomas, David McClain, Zaria Kelley
In a near-future Roe Vs. Wade has been overturned nationwide, banning abortion under any circumstance. 15 year old Nola discovers she’s pregnant and must try to find a way to safely choose what she knows is best for her future, despite her family’s strong conservative beliefs.
The Big Red Bastard
USA / Comedy / 12 minutes
Director: Thomas Horvath
Writer: Cooper Barnes
Producer: Tom Horvath, Cooper Barnes
Cast: Cooper Barnes, Kelly Sullivan, Ben Giroux, Katie Massa Kennedy
A grizzled cop must bring to justice a deadly and mysterious menace who has left his city in ruins and his life in chaos.
USA / Comedy / 15 minutes
Director: James Sunshine
Writer: Tasha Hardy
Producer: Tasha Hardy
Cast: Bob Clendenin
CURIOSITY is a quirky dramedy about a bored, small town janitor, Bob Cooke, who has a not-so-secret double life of spying on people and impulsively getting into their business. When he witnesses the girl of his dreams being kidnapped, it sends him into a hyper stealth mode, working alongside his younger, skeptical friend Dustin – a cop wannabe.
In Sickness & In Health
USA / Comedy / 10 minutes
Director/Writer: Sarah Smick
Producer: Ian Michaels
Cast: Jess Weixler, Michael Mosley
A married couple struggles to accommodate one another in the lead-up to a high-stakes business lunch.
This Wild Abyss
USA / Drama / 23 minutes
Director: Thomas Mendolia
Writer: Matthew Carlson
Producer: Matthew Carlson, Damon Laguna, Alexandra Cheng, Beidi Wang
Cast: Stephen Michael Spencer, Derek Wilson, Natalie Mitchell, Matthew Carlson
A former cowboy turned janitor with an eighth-grade education, Milt Humason forms an unlikely friendship with astronomer Edwin Hubble and assists him at Mt. Wilson Observatory, a partnership that leads to their discovery that the universe is expanding.
The Summer Of Snakes
USA / Drama / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Lara Panah-Izadi
Producer: Tory Metzger, Louise de Stael, Nicole Jordan Webber
Cast: Isabella Crovetti, Will Murden, Sydney Lemmon, JB Waterman
A famous sculptor revisits a childhood summer haunted by a trauma that she will overcome through her colorful art.
USA / Thriller / 13 minutes
Director/Writer: Dan Burks
Producer: Sy Huq, Tracy Terrell Doyle, Tiffany Vollmer, Austin Seltzer
Cast: James Tupper, PJ Sosko, Natasa Fontaine, Abigail Jenkins
A stranger threatens to kill a family unless the father can answer the stranger’s only demand: “Tell me who I am.” But the father, Sam Moore, doesn’t know. So to save his family, he guesses. But Sam's guesses reveal more about his own past.