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Life Lessons

Comedy / USA / 18 min.

A young girl struggling to master the art of ballet learns that life is all about the choices we make.

Director: Maria Finitzo
Producer: Leigh Jones
Writer: Maria Finitzo
Cast: Larry Yando
Water on Mars

Drama / USA / 22 min.

Unhappy with his un-stimulating home life, 9-year-old Daniel yearns to be abducted by aliens. He sneaks out of his house to relive the kind of adventures he once shared with his dad, but encounters a seedy cast of characters on his journey to see the universe.

Director: Chase Smith
Producer: Chase Smith, Kaylie Hartje
Writer: Reina Woods
Cast: Grant Rudolph, James Babbin
Bigger Than You

Family / USA / 5 min.

A girl who thinks she's the biggest person in the world learns to finally accept herself for what she is. Small.

Director: Jon Stahl
Producer: Jon Stahl
Writer: Jon Stahl
Cast: Lauren Shooshani, Brandon Melamed
Relative Eternity

Drama / USA / 30 min.

When Jaclynís sister dies, Jaclyn is given the choice to risk not only her life for her sister, but her afterlife. Through her plight Jaclyn seeks advice from her spiritual advisor, the mysterious Woman in White, and others. Her journey resembles that of Christís during his final days, even confronted with the devil himself. Will Jaclyn take it upon herself to acquire her sisterís sins or will she step aside and let fate take its course?

Director: Blair Skinner
Producer: Blair Skinner, Frank Mundo
Writer: Blair Skinner
Cast: Alejandra Bursik-Cervantes, Emma Sleath, Joanna Kalafatis
Losing Ferguson

Drama / USA / 19 min.

The death of her family leaves Rebecca disconnected from the world; she rekindles a relationship with her childhood imaginary friend, Ferguson. But when Ferguson abruptly leaves Rebecca, she is forced to confront her loss and reconnect with the world.

Director: Trisha Gum
Producer: Emily Moore
Writer: Trisha Gum
Cast: Jeff Gum, Cortney Palm, Bill Watterson

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