LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 1
WEDNESDAY - JULY 25 - 2:00 PM

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Paracusis

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 17 min.

Will, a workaholic struggles to free himself from a mysterious

but familiar voice, in order to get his life-changing promotion.

Director: Yixia Li
Producer: Xia Lion Huang, Yixia Li
Writer: Yixia Li, Zac Chia
 
Cast: Gordon Maniskas, Chris Barry, Vicky Lee, Chelsea Debaise, Rachel Zink, Laila Montana
Stain

Drama / USA / 18 min.

A man with a plain red birthmark struggles to find his

identity in society.

Director: Klay Li
Producer: Yuan Yue, Yuan Huang
Writer: Klay Li
 
Cast: Roger Wan
American Dream

Foreign / USA / 18 min.

Chinese illegal immigrant Wenjuan Li tries to spend all her money to

get a green card using the political asylum law. Due to overwhelming

fake cases on political asylum, the US government starts to

investigate the cases, Li losts everything even her friends. She goes

extreme.



Director: Jingwei Zhou
Producer: Daniel Ma, Jingwei Zhou
Writer: Jingwei Zhou
 
Cast: Zijing Ke, Raymond Ma, Zhe Zeng, Xiaohui He, Bruce Ng
Release

Drama / USA / 21 min.

A struggling single mother is faced with the most difficult

decision of her life when the father of her child suddenly

announces that he is moving to the US.

Director: Henry Liu
Producer: Rui Zhang, Ni Jiang
Writer: Henry Liu
 
Cast: Josephine Blankstein
Daisy

Animation / USA / 10 min.

Daisy is a young girl who is being cared for by

Ben, a robot caretaker, during wartime. After a

bomb attack, Daisy vanishes. This begins Bens' search for her.



Director: Yu Yu
Producer: Yu Yu
Writer: Yu Yu, Thomas Tang
 
Cast: , ,
Haircut

Romance / USA / 10 min.

The course of a romantic relationship plays out over a series of haircuts overseas.





Director: Hanxiong Bo
Producer: Junyi Zhang
Writer: Hanxiong Bo
 
Cast: Yiji Zhao, Jamie Wang
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