LA Shorts Fest


PROGRAM 21
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 10 - 3:15 PM

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Curfew

Drama / USA / 20 min.

At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister asking him to look after his nine-year-old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.

Director: Shawn Christensen
Producer: Damon Russell, Andrew Nspier
Writer: Shawn Christensen
 
Cast: Fatima Ptacek, Kim Allen
Commerce

Action/Adventure / USA / 18 min.

A spiraling compulsion threatens to alienate successful Los Angeles businessman, Ken, completely from his family and leads to a chance meeting with a young gambler, Pete, who could save or destroy him in the City of Commerce.

Director: Lisa Robertson
Producer: Lisa Robertson, Denise Pleune
Writer: Lisa Robertson
 
Cast: Annabeth Gish, Joel Gretsch, Noel Fisher
Scars

Drama / USA / 17 min.

Two damaged strangers find in each other the family they never had.

Director: Fred Ochs
Producer: Fred Ochs, Dana Vitatoe
Writer: Fred Ochs
 
Cast: Fred Ochs, Rachel Kanouse, Lori Allen
Zing

Animation / Germany / 8 min.

Day in, day out, Mr. Grimm is busy with his job as the Reaper, harvesting people's lives. One day, his monotonous existence is interrupted by the doorbell; it's a little girl.

Director: Kyra Buschor, Cynthia Collins
Producer: Philipp Wolf, Christian Cramer-Clausbruch
Writer: Kyra Buschor, Cynthia Collins
 
Cast: Katharina Dietschmann, Anslem Roser
Strangers

Drama / South Korea / 12 min.

A chance meeting between a man and a woman at a cafe forces them to be brutally honest about their history. There's an undeniable chemistry, but each harbors deep-seeded scars from their past.

Director: Sarah Yejin Jung
Producer: Sarah Yejin Jung
Writer: Sarah Yejin Jung
 
Cast: Miles Meili, Samantha Daniel
Airbag

Comedy / USA / 12 min.

Joni, 24, agrees to drinks with an online suitor. As a precaution, she invites her friend Claire along for support. Joni soon learns that some things, and people, aren't always what they seem as her three-way Internet date quickly goes from awkward to disastrous.

Director: Tommy Garcia
Producer: Tommy Garcia, Kyle Gergahty
Writer: Tommy Garcia
 
Cast: Allison Ramirez, Luba Chan
The Sun

Music Video / USA / 7 min.

Unsigned recording artist Steph Gold's short film music video for "The Sun."

Director: Christy Romano
Producer: Brendan Rooney, Steph Gold
Writer: Steph Gold

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