LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 4
WEDNESDAY - JULY 25 - 8:00 PM

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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
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 new and searing rock and roll song of the same name. Billy Bob Thornton stars 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. The lyrics speak to the hearts and minds of soldiers across the globe, those peaceful warriors who know all too well that once they are forced to meet the challenges of violence and hatred, that they will never be the same, even in victory. For they will either carry that darkness for the rest of their lives or be swallowed by it altogether.

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, John Moschitta Jr., Sharif Atkins
Honor and Glory

Animation / USA / 7 min.

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

Director: Ben Dai, Mathias Verhasselt
Producer: Kevin VanderJagt
Writer: Andrew Robinson
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
Writer: Jim Svejda, Anne Akiko Meyers, Brenda Barnes, Nicholas Meyer, Rich Capparela, Thomas Newman
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