TUESDAY
JULY 26, 6:00PM 
PROGRAM 33

SHORTLIST
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Symptoms of Growth
USA / Drama / 4 minutes

Director/Writer: Patrick Le

Producer: Omar Elgohary, Patrick Le

Cast: Tyler Yath, Junko Cheng

The story picks up not too long after Peter loses someone he loves. Peter’s currently wrestling with the stages of grief and tries to cope with those feelings by revisiting things they used to do together.

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Nate
USA / Drama / 19 minutes

Director: Earl Bolden Jr

Writer: Andrea Thornton Bolden

Producer: Earl Bolden Jr, Maritza Murillo Meadows, Taja V. Simpson

Cast: Taja V. Simpson, Carly Turner Knight

“NATE” is a story both about Nate and utterly not about him at all. The titular character is the husband of Archelle and the reason she and her former best friend, Cassandra, are bitterly estranged. When Nate is out of the picture, the two women reconnect and can’t help but fall back into old rhythms. For better or for worse... NATE explores the depths of a female friendship that skirts the line between love and toxic codependency.

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The Multi
USA / Drama / 18 minutes

Director: Natasha Ofili, Storm Smith

Writer: Natasha Ofili

Producer: Natasha Ofili, Mikail Chowdhury, DJ Kurs

Cast: Natasha Ofili, Jonah Platt, Lakeishia Grant

An isolated Black Deaf woman has constructed a world of order to keep a childhood trauma buried deep in her psyche. Then an unexpected turn of events forces her to confront her demons from the past who threaten to destroy everything she has built. She tries to keep control of her life before it's too late.

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Ember
USA / Drama / 20 minutes

Director: Manuel Del Valle

Writer: Manuel Del Valle, Alexandra Segel

Producer: Sebastian Torres Greene

Cast: Kevin Michael Moran, Chloe Grace, Julia Farino, Daniel Egan

EMBER is a drama that follows a traumatized young woman returning home a decade after being kidnapped. While some members of her family accept her without hesitation, others have their doubts that this mysterious stranger is who she says she is.

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Honeymoon Missouri
USA / Drama / 19 minutes

Director/Writer: Joe Eckstein

Producer: Willis McCord, Joe Eckstein

Cast: Cassie Ferrick, Coleen Tutton, George Hovis, Sean McAnich, David Crespy

A traveler's night at a remote hotel veers into the uncanny when she's given a suite reserved by another customer.

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High Horse
USA / Comedy / 14 minutes

Director: Addie Doyle, Lee Hurst

A bizarre duo surviving the apocalypse faces its hardest challenge. Each other.