LA Shorts Fest

WEDNESDAY - JULY 28 - 3:15 pm

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Drunk History #4: William Harrison

Comedy / USA / 5 min.

The story of President William Harrison who died one month after his inauguration.

Director: Jermey Konner
Producer: Funny or Die
Writer: Derek Waters
Cast: Paul Schneider
Drunk History #1: Alexander Hamilton

Comedy / USA / 6 min.

Story of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson's battle for the President of the United States.

Director: Jermey Konner
Producer: Funny or Die
Writer: Derek Waters
Cast: Michael Cera, Derek Waters
Drunk History #6: Father of Western Technology

Comedy / USA / 5 min.

The story of Nikola Tesla, the father of western technology, who sailed to America to meet Thomas Edison and work with him told by inebriated historian, Duncan Trussell.

Director: Jeremy Konner
Producer: Funny or Die
Writer: Derek Waters
Cast: John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Ducan Trussell

Drama / USA / 11 min.

After a workplace affair, Andre falls in love with his boss. After she rejects him and has him fired, he decides to exact his revenge on her.

Director: Christopher Fernandez
Producer: Eric Rowe
Writer: Christopher Fernandez
Cast: Simon Balteaux, Cerris Moyer-Morgan
Drunk History #2: Benjamin Franklin

Comedy / USA / 5 min.

A Benjamin Franklin expert tells his drunken controversial theory about the discovery of electricity.

Director: Jeremy Konner
Producer: Funny or Die
Writer: Derek Waters
Cast: Jack Black, Derek Waters
The Fourth Horseman

Action/Adventure / USA / 21 min.

In a subversive take on the classic western, The Fourth Horseman tells the story of The Drifter, a bandaged gunman on a desperate quest to survive the nuclear ravaged remains of 1950.

Director: Joe Dietsch
Producer: Brian Sokolik
Writer: Joe Dietsch
Cast: Dan Shadwelll, Andrew Wolf
Git Along, Little Dogies

Experimental / USA / 9 min.

In the world of this humorous experimental memoir, being female means loving smelly candles and not being able to drive. Drawn instead to whiskey and physics, our protagonist struggles to make her way in a world where she just doesn’t seem to fit.

Director: Kate Lain
Producer: Kate Lain
Writer: Kate Lain
Cast: Kate Lain, Simon Dixon
Stanley Pickle

Animation / United Kingdom / 11 min.

Stanley never goes outside. He likes to play with his clockwork toys and every night his mother kisses him goodnight. Stanley is twenty. The trouble is that Stanley thinks this is all quite normal, until an encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down.

Director: Vicky Mather
Producer: Justine Watson
Writer: Orhan Boztas, Vicky Mather
Cast: Drew Caiden, Haruka Abe
Junkos Shamisen

Suspense/Thriller / Canada / 11 min.

Set in the rural backwoods of feudal Japan, a young peasant girl named Junko, returns home to discover her blind grandfather brutally murdered. Filled with despair, Junko, accompanied by a mystical fox spirit, abandons her old life and sets off in search of better fortune.

Director: Sol Friedman
Producer: Paul Nandrajog, Sol Friedman
Writer: Sol Friedman
Cast: Clemence Wong, Benny Min

Comedy / USA / 8 min.

A coffee shop becomes the testing ground for what seems like a young man's dating life. Little do the women know, there is more to his cheesy pick-up lines than just a fool’s hope of getting their number.

Director: Leah Farrell
Producer: Michael Urann, Leah Farrell
Writer: Leah Farrell
Cast: Jay Flats, Mark Fernandez
Drunk History #5: Abraham Lincoln

Comedy / USA / 5 min.

The story about the unlikely friendship of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln recounted after a night of heavy drinking.

Director: Jeremy Konner
Producer: Funny or Die
Writer: Derek Waters, Tom Gianas
Cast: Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel
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