LA Shorts Fest


Till Human Voices Wake Us 

Experimental / USA / 11 min. 

A dream within a dream of love, loss and Selkies-mythical creatures that are seals in water and enchanting women on land-who storm Manhattan when one of their kind falls for a drowning man. Starring Lindsay Lohan, produced by Rick Schwartz (Black Swan), costumes GK Reid, music Grammy-winner Henri Scars Struck. 

Director: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri 
Producer: Rick Schwartz, Jeremy Frommer 
Writer: Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri 
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Casie Chegwidden

1500 Words 

Comedy / United Kingdom / 9 min. 

When Stanley Franks visits the doctor, he's told the surprising news he only has 1500 words left to live. What will he say next? Are some words more important than others? And how will he break the news to his girlfriend? 

Director: Andrew Chaplin 
Producer: Andrew Chaplin, James Menzies 
Writer: James Menzies 
Cast: Marcus Garvey, Mike Wozniak

The Butterfly, The Harp and The Timepiece 

Drama / USA / 10 min. 

A story about a magic shop where no matter who you are you can get what you need. Stars Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo, and Golden Globe Winner Alex Ebert. Features original song: Butterfly composed by Grammy Winner, Alex Geringas. 

Director: Rodney Vance 
Producer: Melissa Leo, Rodney Vance 
Writer: Joseph Lennon McCord 
Cast: Melissa Leo

Hard Money 

Comedy / USA / 7 min. 

Shrewd businessman "Jimmy" calls random people to practice his negotiation skills. 

Director: Armin Siljkovic 
Producer: Armin Siljkovic, Robert Berg 
Writer: Armin Siljkovic 
Cast: Jesse Wang, Armond Kindard

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! 

Documentary / Canada / 13 min. 

In 1977 David Boswell created comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World's Toughest Milkman. 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme. 

Director: Charlie Tyrell 
Producer: Trevor Duwyn, Andrew Ferguson 
Writer: Charlie Tyrell 
Cast: David Boswell, Matt Groening

The Parker Tribe 

Family / USA / 25 min. 

Living life in suburban Philadelphia in the late 1970s is both hilarious and painful for Mary Joe Parker, a 13-year-old tomboy in a large Irish Catholic family. When Jo questions her feelings for another girl, she ponders the possibility that she will be the freak in her already bizarre family. 

Director: Jane Baker 
Producer: Roberta Munroe 
Writer: Jane Baker 
Cast: David Koechner & Paula Pell

Gumshoe and Stiletto 

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 10 min. 

When Gumshoe receives a cryptic note from his former partner, he follows the trail straight into a world of spies, Nazis and mysterious forces , all vying for a prize that can change the course of World War II. 

Director: Matt Steinauer 
Producer: Ming Lai, Brian Sheesley 
Writer: Matt Steinauer 
Cast: Paget Brewster, Curtis Armstrong, Lindsey


Drama / USA / 1 min. 

Told from the perspective of shoes, this film tells the story of a couple's journey through life - the ups, the downs, the passion, and the dedication it takes to share your life with the one you love. 

Director: Bryce Dallas Howard 
Producer: Kevin Chinoy, Francesca Silvestri 
Writer: Bryce Dallas Howard 
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard

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