LA Shorts Fest

 OPENING NIGHT  

WEDNESDAY - JULY 25 - 8:00 PM
Program 4 
  
Wednesday, July 25, 8:00 PM
 
Regal LA LIVE
1000 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 
 
 
Honor and Glory 
Animation / USA / 7 min. 

Explore the origin story of Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch rocket-hammer wielding knight. 

Director: Ben Dai, Mathias Verhasselt 
Producer: Kevin VanderJagt 
Writer: Andrew Robinson
Nowhen 
Comedy / USA / 14 min. 

Two goodfellas are driving across the hot Californian desert to see the Boss when they are forced to stop at a traffic light that has literally just turned red. Long minutes pass as it refuses to turn green. 

Director: Gianluca Sodaro 
Producer: Gianluca Sodaro, Julie Suronen 
Writer: Gianluca Sodaro, Andrea Pallanza 
 
Cast: Robert Davi, Stephen Badalamenti — Original Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Jim Svejda: Between the Notes 
Documentary / USA / 10 min. 

A short documentary about the most knowledgeable classical DJ in America. 

Director: Daniel Zucker 
Producer: Daniel Zucker, Kara Durrett 
 
Cast: Jim Svejda, Anne Akiko Meyers, Brenda Barnes, Nicholas Meyer, Rich Capparela, Thomas Newman

Sam Did It 
Comedy / USA / 11 min. 

Sam is about to meet his celebrity idol the only problem is Sam works in a morgue and his idol is dead. 

Director: Dominic Burgess 
Producer: Natalie Britton, Ari Schneider, Casey Graf
Writer: Dominic Burgess 
 
Cast: Dominic Burgess, Alfred Molina, Harley Jane Kozak
The Birds Sing Too Loud 
Action/Adventure / USA / 15 min. 

In an effort to mend old washed out bridges, Mitch invites his two bitter, complaining aunts for a visit to his fancy home in Hollywood. It doesn't go well. 

Director: Jack Kenny 
Producer: Jack Kenny, Braxton Molinaro, Jonathan Sokolow, Gilana Lobel, Oliver Brooks 
Writer: Jack Kenny 
 
Cast: Jane Lynch, Kate Mulgrew, Braxton Molinaro
Stand Down 
Drama / USA / 7 min. 

Stand Down is a silent movie set to a rock and roll song, stars Billy Bob Thornton as a haunted ex-soldier who can no longer control the memories of war that beset his tormented mind; what we now call post traumatic stress disorder. It's the story of a man on a singular journey toward an ultimate confrontation with HIMSELF. 

Director: Dana Tynan, Kario Salem 
Producer: Gabrielle Yuro 
 
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton
The Auctioneer 
Drama / USA / 13 min. 

"The Auctioneer" is about an auctioneer-turned-rapper. 

Director: Nik Kleverov 
Writer: Nik Kleverov
 
Cast: Bubba Sparxxx
 

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