LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 18
SATURDAY - AUGUST 5 - 7:45 PM

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Serenity

Drama / USA / 17 min.

In a story that confronts the American opioid epidemic head-on, one man recounts his tale of addiction, recovery, family and regret during a Narcotics Anonymous meeting that is anything but ordinary. Directorial debut of Emmy Award winner Heather Tom.

Director: Heather Tom
Producer: Victor Mazzone
Writer: Zach Bandler
 
Cast: Vince Nappo, Blake Clendenin
State Of Ward

Drama / USA / 15 min.

A reckless cop finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation and learns the value of being a "good soul".

Director: Ron Raphael
Producer: Ron Raphael
Writer: David Wohl , Ron Raphael
 
Cast: Dean Cain, Russell Andrews, Leif Gantvoort
The Games We Play

Comedy / USA / 10 min.

An innocent game among friends forever alters the course of a relationship

Director: Rich Newey, Annika Marks
Producer: Annika Marks, Rich Newey
Writer: Annika Marks
 
Cast: Thomas Sadoski, Annika Marks, Missy Yager
Laces

Comedy / USA / 5 min.

Before meeting his fiancée's father for the first time, a man must finally overcome his inability to tie his shoe laces or risk losing his love forever.

Director: Kevin Broberg
Producer: John Bonenberger, Maxx Capps
Writer: Kevin Broberg
 
Cast: Connor Tillman, Molly Wilbanks
Underwater

Drama / USA / 7 min.

A man lost in the present drifts through his past.

Director: Russ Lamoureux
Producer: Lauren Bratman, Russ Lamoureux
Writer: Russ Lamoureux, Richard Oesterheld
 
Cast: Ned Brower, Katie Aselton, Sarah Jane
Odd er et egg (Odd is an Egg)

Animation / Norway / 11 min.

Odd is terrified of his head, until one day he falls in love with Gunn who is both fearless and happy in life. Odd's life is turned upside down and he is freed from his worries in the most unexpected way.

Director: Kristin Ulseth
Producer: Kristin Ulseth, Fredrik Fottland
Writer: Maria Avramova, Kristin Ulseth
Dominion

Drama / USA / 8 min.

Set in the cutthroat world of Wall Street, a young star investor is forced to confront hidden realities when he is framed for a crime he did not commit by his manipulative boss.

Director: Michael Grant, Stephanie Katherine Grant
Producer: Michael Grant, Stephanie Katherine Grant
Writer: Michael Grant, Stephanie Katherine Grant
 
Cast: Michael Grant, Robert Sisko, Howard
JC

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 18 min.

"JC" is the daring new vision of William Shakespeare's political thriller "Julius Caesar". The film, centering around Portia and her husband Brutus, mixes documentary footage, with narrative photography and cutting-edge organic visual effects realized by two-time Academy Award-Winner Jon Meier.

Director: Matt Boatright-Simon
Producer: David Waite, Jon Meier
Writer: William Shakespeare, Matt Boatright-Simon
 
Cast: Francesca Manzi, Charles Porter, Brad MacDonald
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