TUESDAY
JULY 26, 5:30PM 
PROGRAM 29

SHORTLIST
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Dream of Me
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Sasha Pasternak

Producer: Candace Hammer, C. I. Nwodim

Cast: Nik Walker, Sarah Joyce

When Mary Louise Arnold returned home from Vietnam, she thought she’d left the war and all its terrors behind her. But on a windy afternoon in 1976, a man arrives with a letter from a soldier she couldn’t save, forcing her to face the demons of a past she’s fought hard to forget.

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Almond Wood
USA / Drama / 16 minutes

Director: James Frost

Writer: James Frost, Patricia Rodriguez, Michael Schilf

Producer: Mark Hall, James Frost

Cast: Kate Amundsen, Will Brandt

A psychological thriller that follows a young socialite as she lures her lover into the woods to present him with a seemingly erotic yet secretly sinister birthday surprise.

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Past Life
USA / Comedy / 13 minutes

Director: Rose O'Shea

Writer: Andrew Hansen, Jessica Seay-Klatt

Producer: Andrew Hansen, Shane Spiegel

Cast: Andrew Hansen, Vic Michaelis, Kimia Behpoornia, Cathryn Mudon

An ambitious academic’s life implodes the night he is recognized by a forgotten enemy - a small dog.

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¡Yo soy Sally, la loca!
USA / Comedy / 18 minutes

Director/Writer: David Aguilar Rodriguez

Producer: Jamie Holt, Madi Maghdessian

A breakup comedy short film inspired by true events that happened in my Mexican-American family. It tells the story of Sally Garcia as she goes to desperate lengths to get her long-term boyfriend back, even as she nearly destroys her own family in the process. It is an outrageous comedy inspired equally by Pedro Almodovar, 

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You're Now Beyond Hope, Arizona
USA / Drama / 22 minutes

Director/Writer: Nick Dugan

Producer: Ethan Lazar, Wade Cicierski

Cast: Lucca De Oliveira, Elyse Mirto, Geordie Kieffer

When a viciously traumatized alcoholic is ordered to kill an AA sponsor whose gambling debts are worse than his own, he must learn the art of self-forgiveness or succumb to a perpetual cycle of moral decay.

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Dark Blue
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Stephen Cole Webley

Producer: Preston Lee

Cast: Salvador Chacón, Michael Cudlitz, Benedict Samuel, Pablo Garibay

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an immigrant embarking on an uncertain journey stumbles upon the grisly aftermath of an execution gone awry. The path he chooses next will forever impact the balance of life in a new land.