LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 25
MONDAY - AUGUST 7 - 1:00 PM

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Wave

Drama / Ireland / 14 min.

A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language, baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.

Director: Benjamin Cleary, TJ O'Grady Peyton
Producer: Rebecca Bourke
Writer: Benjamin Cleary
 
Cast: TJ O'Grady Peyton, Emmet Kirwan
Falsified

Drama / United Kingdom / 16 min.

A man whose son was stolen at birth is convinced that he has found his long lost child. Inspired by Spain's stolen babies scandal, Los Niños Robados

Director: Ashley Tabatabai, Stefan Fairlamb
Producer: Ashley Tabatabai
Writer: Ashley Tabatabai
 
Cast: Ashley Tabatabai, Mitchell Mullen, Julia Leyland
Black Hours (Les Heures-Encre)

Drama / Switzerland / 29 min.

Frank burns himself to death at his job in protest against the inhumane working conditions. Two stories emerge from this tragic incident. Lèa, Frank's wife, who is searching for the truth. Igor, an employee who finds the dead body and steals the letter of protest for fear of losing his job.

Director: Wendy Pillonel
Producer: Milena Colla, Filippo Bonacci
Writer: Wendy Pillonel
 
Cast: Antonio Buil, Isabelle Caillat, Eliot Spicher
The Observer Effect

Suspense/Thriller / Ireland / 19 min.

A woman is haunted by a dark watcher obsessed with thoughts of her vicious murder but as the fateful hour draws near brutal events unfold to reveal truths they could never imagine - and a secret that will change their lives forever.

Director: Garret Walsh
Producer: Garret Walsh, Kathy Horgan
Writer: Garret Walsh
 
Cast: Vanessa Emme, Patrick O'Brien, Brendan Sheehan
Exposure

Action/Adventure / France / 31 min.

Camille, an assistant at an art gallery, hosts Masato Kimura, a Japanese video game designer who has come to France to promote his latest creation. Indifferent to his world, Camille finds the man inscrutable until Masato asks to use her face in his next game.

Director: Salvatore Lista
Producer: Mathieu Bompoint, Charles Philippe
Writer: Salvatore Lista, Frédérique Moreau
 
Cast: Solène Rigot, Akihiro Hata, Guillaume Bureau
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