LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 12
FRIDAY - JULY 27 - 5:30 PM

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Steady Eddie

Drama / USA / 17 min.

Fearing his autistic older brother will die in battle, Jesse escapes into the wilderness with Ed in order to dodge the Vietnam draft.

Director: Joshua Amar
Producer: Ryan Scaringe
Writer: Matthew Pancer
Tick Tock

Drama / Canada / 15 min.

Post merger Justine Jason is tasked with the systematic resizing of the newly formed company, but when she fires company veteran Mitchell Lamb he does the unthinkable and the outcome pushes her over a psychological tipping point.

Director: Morgan I.P. Fics
Producer: Morgan I.P. Fics, Jarret Wright
Writer: Jarret Wright
Hind's Case

Foreign / USA / 14 min.

The story follows Hind (20), who at a young age, witnessed her father kill her mother and then went on to suffer years of abuse at the hands of her father.

Director: Dina Naji
Producer: Dina Naji, Kendra Mcdonald
Writer: Dina Naji
 
Cast: Afaf Bin Fan, Nour Bitar, Zain
Wide Awake in Bridgewater

Drama / USA / 16 min.

In 1968, young Michael Gates is enjoying a beautiful day in the countryside with his childhood sweetheart Monica Dupre. They stumble upon what appears to be a military testing facility and their worlds are rocked by tragedy. 50 years later, elderly Michael starts receiving phone messages from his high school sweetheart, and we discover what happened that fateful day.

Director: Erik Lee
Producer: Erik Lee
Writer: Erik Lee
Forget Me Not

Drama / Switzerland / 15 min.

Set in the 1970, the film centers on two little girls, who struggle with their mother's bipolar disease that constantly disrupts their lives and burdens them to grow up early.

Director: Florine Nuesch, Kim Nuesch
Producer: Malcolm Duncan
Writer: Florine Nuesch, Kim Nuesch
Falling

Drama / USA / 4 min.

A man inexplicably finds himself falling to earth

Director: David Masters
Producer: David Masters
Writer: David Masters
Dear Chickens

Drama / USA / 14 min.

When a stubborn old man and a fretful teenaged girl are forced to share a hospital room, an unexpected friendship forms over their hatred of fake cheerfulness and bad hospital food.

Director: Mauro Mueller
Producer: Björn Hering, Timon Birkhofer
Writer: Mauro Mueller, Jennie Allen
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