LA Shorts Fest


PROGRAM # 7
SATURDAY - AUGUST 16 - 5:15 PM

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Striding Man

Commercial / United States / 1 min.

(Agency) Bartle Bogle Hegarty for Johnnie Walker: Backyard traveled the globe and conjured up the past to reinvigorate a century’s worth of achievements for a groundbreaking commercial that celebrates 100 years of Johnnie Walker.

Director: Rob Sanders
Writer: Kevin Doyle
Window in the Skies

Music Video / United States / 4 min.

(Agency)Modernista! for U2

Director: Gary Koepke
Coons

Drama / USA / 15 min.

An innocent joyride is not all it seems, when Rich discovers that his brother and a friend have kidnapped a black teen and thrown him in the back of their truck. Trapped with his brother's girlfriend, it becomes clear that the humiliation and cruelty are but a prelude to the true purpose of the drive.

Director: Chris Cloyd
Producer: Sean-Michael Smith, Sho Thyme
Writer: Chris Cloyd
Eclipse

Documentary / Australia / 10 min.

This visually based film journeys through India's economic capital, Mumbai, creating a contrast between the harsh realities of people who live in the streets and the natural beauty that surrounds them. Without any dialog, this film features stunning images set to a hypnotic musical score.

Director: Mark Lapwood
Producer: Jamie Hilton
Writer: Mark Lapwood
We Are All Rwandans

Drama / United Kingdom / 25 min.

The dramatic true story of Rwandan high school students attacked by rebels in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. The student’s refusal to betray each other cost some of them everything, but ultimately gave hope to a nation.

Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson
Producer: Sven Pannell, Ayuub Kasasa Mago
Writer: Debs Gardner-Paterson & Ayuub Kasasa Mago
A Day's Work

Drama / USA / 17 min.

Alone in Los Angeles, Enrique doesn’t speak a word of English. Forced to work as a day laborer to earn money for loved ones back home, his loyalties are put to the test when a simple job escalates into a matter of life and death.

Director: Rajeev Dassani
Producer: Charles Uy, Michael Tringe
Writer: Rajeev Dassani, Elan Dassani
In the Name of the Son

Foreign / USA / 26 min.

After escaping execution, Tarik, a Bosnian prisoner of war, immigrates to the United States looking to leave his past behind. Years later, the man who spared his life, shows up on Tarik’s doorstep asking for a favor.

Director: Harun Mehmedinovic
Producer: Vikram Singh
Writer: Harun Mehmedinovic
 
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