LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 19
SATURDAY - JULY 28 - 9:55 PM

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Happy Foot vs. Sad Foot

Music Video / USA / 5 min.

We all wish we could be Happy Foot and hope people

don't think we're a Sad Foot. In this video for the band

YACHT's song Hard World we follow the iconic Silver Lake

characters through a day in their lives.

Director: Michael Hollingsworth
Producer: Michael Hollingsworth
Writer: Michael Hollingsworth
One of These Days

Drama / USA / 20 min.

One of These Days follows Manny, a 21-year-old aspiring musician living with his uncle Oscar and Oscar's thirteen-year-old daughter, Marisol. On the day when Manny and his rock band are set to depart for a tour of the US, Oscar is captured by ICE and scheduled to be deported, leaving Manny as Marisol's sole

guardian. Will Manny pursue his musical career

on the road, or will he give it up to stay home

and care for Marisol?

Director: Rudy Lopez
Producer: Olly Zimina
Writer: Milena Korolczuk
 
Cast: Maynor Alvarado, Gisell Castillo,
Disconnected

Music Video / USA / 5 min.

A shut-in elderly man decides to venture out into

the world to audition for a talent show. His

journey teaches him that, while he might be a bit

'disconnected' from today's pop culture, someone

still appreciates his effort.

Director: Dave Suchanek
Producer: Dave Suchanek
Writer: Dave Suchanek
Nowhere Band

Drama / USA / 11 min.

A cosmic glitch, or was it meant to be? The power of music

draws Anna and Jake closer together in the most

unexpected way.



Director: Gabriel Bienczycki
Producer: Gabriel Bienczycki, Paul Haapaniemi, Orianna Milne
Writer: Paul Haapaniemi, Orianna Milne
 
Cast: Paul Haapaniemi, Orianna Milne, Michelle
The Dreamer

Comedy / USA / 5 min.

A man gives up everything to pursue his dreams, only to realize he

probably shouldn't of done that.

Director: Armand & Nat Prisco, Eric Eckelman
Producer: Mark Forlenza
Writer: Armand & Nat Prisco, Eric Eckelman
After We Have Left Our Homes

Sci-Fi / United Kingdom / 8 min.

Under a dictatorship that allows no music, a

man secretly listens to a record until he is

caught and imprisoned, but whilst paying for

his crimes he makes a discovery that will

change the city for ever.

Director: Marc Adamson
Producer: Marc Adamson, Lydia Adamson
Writer: Marc Adamson
Escala

Drama / USA / 16 min.

Amalia is a talented young violinist who is passionate about music, a

skill she inherited from her late mother.



Coached by one of the most successful music instructors in the

industry, and encouraged by her single father who does routine

maintenance at her teacher's house, Amalia soon learns that her

talent is viewed as more of a sacrificial offering than a blessing in the

eyes of her instructor.

Director: Assem Yedgey
Producer: Yulia Safonova
Writer: Assem Yedgey, Tammy-Anne Fortuin
 
Cast: Jy Prishkulnik, Nick Boraine, James C.
Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Music Video / USA / 3 min.

While partying in a stylized lounge, a confused young man has to

reject his top-model girlfriend in order to follow his true love.

Director: Gabriele Fabbro
Producer: Gabriele Fabbro
Writer: Gabriele Fabbro
The Auctioneer

Drama / USA / 13 min.

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



Director: Nik Kleverov
Writer: Nik Kleverov
 
Cast: Bubba Sparxxx, John Moschitta Jr., Sharif Atkins
Dewhorn

Animation / USA / 7 min.

A young boy escapes to the woods to indulge his fantasies but finds himself consumed by them, longing to return home.





Director: Brandon Kapelow
Producer: Brandon Kapelow, Matthew Wordell, Jesse Hays
Writer: Brandon Kapelow
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