LA Shorts Fest

TUESDAY - JULY 31 - 5:30 PM

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Drama / USA / 20 min.

ASIA A is the story of a recent spinal cord injury patient

struggling to reconcile his sense of self-worth with his new

reality as a paraplegic.

Director: Andrew Reid
Producer: Jake Katofsky, Eric Baird
Writer: Andrew Reid, Roberto Saieh
Game Over

Action/Adventure / United Kingdom / 7 min.

A routine patrol for two soldiers becomes a cat-and-

mouse, life-or-death ordeal.

Director: Adam Jenkins
Producer: David Kline, Adam Jenkins
Writer: David Kline, Adam Jenkins
Mixed Signals

Comedy / USA / 7 min.

A man and a woman misunderstand each other.

Director: Tracie Laymon
Producer: Alex Lake, Tamas Birinyi
Writer: Tracie Laymon

Drama / USA / 14 min.

A disabled Army combat veteran struggles to raise

her three boys while dealing with the loss of her

leg and substance abuse.

Director: Gene Pina
Producer: Caroline Parker Boyd, Meg Gordon
Writer: Gene Pina

Family / Australia / 11 min.

A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and discovers

his passion for go-karting.

Director: Myles Conti
Producer: Karl Conti
Writer: Myles Conti, Andrew Geourgiou
First Samurai in New York

Drama / USA / 14 min.

In the late 1800s, a young, Japanese-born woman, trained as a samurai by her late father, emigrates with her widowed mother and siblings to New York, looking for a better life - she finds racism, violence and death instead.

Director: Justin Ambrosino
Producer: Steve Della Salla, Mike Leavy
Writer: Justin Ambrosino

Drama / USA / 12 min.

A short film following two sisters escaping North Korea during the Korean War, "Divided" sheds light on the story of many forgotten victims who have sacrificed their lives for the pursuit of freedom south of the parallel.

Director: Jessica Freund
Producer: Alexandra Hord, Michael Talamantez, Jay Tovar
Writer: Jessica Freund
Optimistic Realist

Comedy / USA / 10 min.

A struggling actress/Hebrew school teacher takes career advice from her wise 5th grade students.

Director: Brandon Ravet
Producer: Brandon Ravet, Sigi Gradwohl, Caity Ware
Writer: Brandon Ravet
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