LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 16
SATURDAY - AUGUST 5 - 3:15 PM

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Still Cool

Comedy / USA / 14 min.

A couple that isn't ready to settle down, but is in denial about how much they already have.

Director: Tony Vallone
Producer: Tony Vallone
Writer: Tony Vallone
 
Cast: Ben Goldsmith, Whitney Ellis
How Far She Went

Drama / USA / 13 min.

How Far She Went takes an unflinching look at family, sacrifice, and the lengths we go for those we love.

Director: Ugla Hauksdottir
Producer: Chloe Lenihan
Writer: Chloe Lenihan
 
Cast: Johanna Day, Will Pullen, Jordyn DiNatale
Discarded

Drama / USA / 6 min.

this film grew out respect for the amazing work of debi faris. she gives dignity and love to babies that have been found along l.a. roadways and trash cans.

Director: Damien Stafford
Producer: Damien Stafford
Writer: Damien Stafford
 
Cast: Michael Janashvili, Cari Shane, Charles Carpenter
The Fare

Drama / USA / 25 min.

A young Ecuadorian kid, driving for a human trafficking gang, confronts his long gone past for the first time when he's asked to transport a 14 year-old girl from the same hometown to a sex trafficking organization. He will have to decide between being loyal to the man that gave him everything or save the girl's life at the risk of his own.

Director: Santiago Paladines
Producer: Kenneth Morris
Writer: Santiago Paladines
 
Cast: Johnny Ortiz, Eduardo Roman, Noemi
Christmas Tree

Drama / USA/Turkey / 15 min.

A Muslim woman decorates a tree in the house to surprise her husband and son.

Director: Emir Kumova
Producer: Emir Kumova
Writer: Emir Kumova
 
Cast: Melissa Papel, Batuhan Gurel
Totem

Animation / USA / 7 min.

The howl of a predator interrupts an ancient ceremony. The tribal leader summons the youngest boy to join his brothers in the hunt. They descend into a snowy forest where the boy finds himself alone. Lost and afraid, he plunges into the fight of his young life. Will he survive?

Director: Alex Cannon
Producer: Alex Cannon
Writer: Alex Cannon
Home

Drama / USA / 14 min.

A woman returns to her marital home with her parole officer, after serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Director: Russell Simpson
Producer: Nina Jamil, Nicolas Emiliani
Writer: Russell Simpson
 
Cast: Sharon Lawrence, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
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