THURSDAY
JULY 28, 5:30PM 
PROGRAM 41

SHORTLIST
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Pay It
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director: Yifeng "Florian" Ling

Writer: Yifeng "Florian" Ling, Kevin Sweeney

Producer: Shunchao Xu

Cast: Kelton Elliot, Zeke Alton, Pedro Buson

Patrick is a crime scene photographer. He uses the benefit of his job to sell dead body pictures on a dark web in order to earn profit and pay for his mom’s therapy. When he is about to quit, something strange happens.

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Cold Start
USA / Drama / 16 minutes

Director/Writer: Richard Townsley

Producer: Zach Goodwin

Cast: Sebastian Perez, Wendy Hammers, Spencer Rowe, Abel Lysenko

A teen wants to drive his father's abandoned car but he is emotionally paralyzed by the fatal car crash that his father encountered while on the racing track.

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Swept Under
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Ethan Soo

Producer: Ruhi Mansey

Cast: Alvin Heng, Lisa Dobbyn, Brandon Lessard

After receiving a housewarming rug from his sister, a Cambodian adoptee discovers a dark history hidden underneath its surface.

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Ghosts
USA / Drama / 19 minutes

Director/Writer: Wendy Wang

Producer: Beatrice Ho, KC Mackey

Cast: Mya Hudson, Katherine Waddell, Graham Jenkins, Landon Lee, Archer McKnight

Alex is haunted by the ghosts from her past. During a desert drive, she looks for ways to escape. When Alex meets a new friend in a chance situation by the side of the road, she finds herself with an opportunity to re-examine her life and free herself from the voices of these ghosts.

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Storage
USA / Horror / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Colin Francis Costello

Cast: Laura Huckaby, Kate Schrader, Jordan Butcher, Alicia Blasingame, Francesca De Luca, Megan Penn 

In this psychological thriller, a woman wakes up in a storage room with no memory of who she is or how she got there. Her only clue - a crazed cheerleader who has been there even longer.

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Diamonds
USA / Music Drama / 8 minutes

Director/Writer: Katja Glieson

Producer: Ben Jackson

Cast: Katja Glieson, Wade Baker, Mark Stancato, John Andrews, Jamie McGill

A married father of seven arrives at his mistress’ home for the final time demanding she hand over her personal red diary that holds all his dark secrets

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Miss Patti
USA / Comedy / 10 minutes

Director: Kate Hamilton, Grasie Mercedes

Writer: Kate Hamilton

Producer: Queen's Gambit Films, Frustrating Films

Cast: Blanca Araceli, Adam Leiva, Kristina Cole, Kate Hamilton

Patti, a seemingly deferential cleaning woman, cheerfully endures the passive-aggressive condescension of her hipster employers Lauren and Lily… that is, until Patti is left alone in the house and her secret profession is revealed.