LA Shorts Fest

SATURDAY - JULY 28 - 3:15 PM

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Drama / USA / 9 min.

After a performing in her school play, Misty, a young girl,

decides to walk home, after her recently reunited mother,

Roxanne, fails to show up for her school performance.

When Misty arrives, she finds Roxanne still intoxicated

dealing with the unresolved relationship of her own

neglectful mother.

Director: Kristen Hansen
Producer: Kaylani Paliotta
Writer: Kaylani Paliotta, Kristen Hansen
A Foreman

Drama / USA / 17 min.

When an inspector from the Department of Labor

shows up at her doorstep, a foreman at a machine

shop must keep the business running while

protecting her workers' interests. But she soon

realizes she may not be able to do both.

Director: Daniel Drummond
Producer: Esteban Zuluaga
Writer: Daniel Drummond

Drama / USA / 22 min.

An eleven-year-old boy deals with the singularities of autism and

a late 30's MMA fighter faces the delicate moment of retirement.

Both stories converge in a deep and exciting encounter, which

triggers in each other the solutions to overcome their issues. The

film is based on true characters.

Director: Camila Rizzo
Producer: Camila Rizzo, Bruna Cabral
Writer: Camila Rizzo, Gabriela Bhering
Life After

Drama / USA / 15 min.

A young woman must convince a father and son to reconcile before she can move forward with her own journey.

Director: Jamie Vega Wheeler
Producer: Ashley Erin Campbell, Melissa Jobe, Amanda Martin
Writer: Jamie Vega Wheeler
In a Foreign Town

Horror / USA / 11 min.

Based on the stories of acclaimed horror author, Thomas Ligotti. A troubled man recounts a strange childhood journey to a town with no name.

Director: Michael Shlain
Producer: Michael Shlain, Jason B. Milligan, Travis Stevens
Writer: Michael Shlain, Thomas Ligotti

Drama / USA / 20 min.

At a young age, Archana, is told that she is cursed. After an astrologer says that she is Manglik (cursed due to the positioning of Mars in her horoscope), her family tries to counteract the curse in various ways. At 25, Archana is about to perform a ritual to cleanse herself of the curse, but finds herself in a position that might prove her horoscope true.

Director: Meredith Koch
Producer: Jhanvi Motla
Writer: Jhanvi Motla, Vidhya Iyer
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