LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 2
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 2 - 4:00 PM

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Lily

Drama / USA / 13 min.

Lily, a 14 year old girl from a small town comes to Shanghai, the biggest city in China, to make money to support her family. She finally finds a job in a nightclub where there is a lot of seduction.

Director: Mo Liang
Producer: Mo Liang
Writer: Mo Liang
Iron Hands (铁手)

Drama / USA/China / 11 min.

As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym's reclusive groundskeeper.

Director: Johnson Cheng
Producer: Tianqi Zhuo, Felicity Wang
Writer: Johnson Cheng
 
Cast: Zixuan Liu, Xing Lian, Tao Wei
Bittersweet

Drama / USA / 12 min.

Sitting in thoughtful silence, old man Yang cradles a cloth-draped jar, smoking absentmindedly outside an austere building. Though Yang's son tries to convince him to go home together, he would rather be left alone. To reduce conflict, the daughter-in-law arranges a car for him. Reacting to his stubbornness, Yang's wife bombards him with cynical complaints. However, the more she complains, the stronger he focuses on a single desire.

Director: Jeffrey Chu
Producer: Chao Chen, Jeffrey Chu
Writer: Jiang Wen, Jeffrey Chu
 
Cast: Shi Chong Wang, Zhen Zhen Zhang
I Don't Make The Rules

Drama / USA / 13 min.

An ex-pro football player works various blue collar odd jobs in order to survive in New York City and will do whatever it takes once he gets an interview for an entry level office job at a law firm.

Director: Law Chen
Producer: Jon Hsu, Myles Humphus
Writer: Law Chen
 
Cast: Myles Humphus, Nick Bailey
Three Chapters of Jason's Life

Drama / USA / 13 min.

After witnessing the effects the murder of his roommate had on his roommate's family and friends, Jason realize things are more valued when they are gone, he decides to re-examines his priorities.

Director: Yutong Wang
Producer: Huidi Sun
Writer: Yutong Wang
 
Cast: Desmond Styles, Xiaozhuang Li
Rose Garden

Drama / USA / 12 min.

After a young artist moves into an apartment owned by an old Chinese lady who makes art crafts, they discover each other's art world.

Director: Marvin Zhu
Producer: Haohao Yan
Writer: Marvin Zhu
 
Cast: Sharon Omi, Luca Nicora
Deer God

Foreign / USA / 14 min.

In the story of Deer God, a native Oroqen hunter, Old Guan, goes into the woods to shoot "donkey-deer" before his family leaves for America.

Director: Tomorrow Mingtian
Producer: Yao Li, Xingzu Han
Writer: Shuofang Wang, Tomorrow Mingtian
 
Cast: Linjiang Zhang
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