LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 30
TUESDAY - AUGUST 8 - 1:00 PM

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One More Game

Foreign / USA / 12 min.

"One More Game" recalls the inspirational true story of a father who has worked hard to build his future, yet helplessly watches his son fall victim to video game addiction. After arguments and conflict, the father and son see their relationship transformed by an unexpected savior - a 100-mile bicycle ride challenge.

Director: Changhorng Lin
Producer: Changhorng Lin, Ginny Lin
Writer: Ginny Lin
 
Cast: Bright Wang, Chris Liu, Yi Yuan
Jiating (Family)

Drama / USA / 12 min.

The zombie apocalypse has happened - and ended. Containment is at ninety percent, and the people of the world have returned to normal life. But Evelyn and Thomas harbor a dangerous secret. We see exactly how far they are willing to go to keep their family together.

Director: Elaine Loh
Producer: Elaine Loh, Kevin Sluder
Writer: Elaine Loh
 
Cast: Tyler Wolfe, Elaine Loh, Riley
FuN?

Comedy / USA / 15 min.

A well-meaning dad overtakes his son's hobbies until, the hobby strikes back.

Director: Shannon Van Metre
Producer: Dee Dee Sellner
Writer: Shannon Van Metre
 
Cast: James Tupper, Bill Cobbs, Mason
Margaret and The Moon

Family / USA / 13 min.

An unpopular little girl falls in love with her imagination and learns the true meaning of friendship.

Director: Trevor Morgan
Producer: Paulina Olszynksi, Lisa Morgan
Writer: Trevor Morgan
 
Cast: Gracie Ray Loveland, Joey Morgan, Brigid
Longing

Drama / USA / 11 min.

A disconnected, wealthy businessman has everything in life, except the one thing that matters most. Finding a letter from his dead father, he reads of his fathers regrets, and hopes for his son's life. Through the letter, and a series of coincidences, a shared moment with a stranger reveals an unexpected connection that illuminates each of their emptiness.

Director: Christian Mushenko
Producer: Drew Moore
Writer: Marque Kabbaz
 
Cast: Stuart Rudin, Daniel J. O'Brien, Angela Carbone
Strange Beasts

Sci-Fi / United Kingdom / 5 min.

"Strange Beasts" is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?

Director: Magali Barbe
Producer: Magali Barbe
Writer: Magali Barbe
 
Cast: Timothy Renouf, Poppy Polivnick
Icarus

Sci-Fi / USA / 20 min.

When a Mars colony's comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

Director: Tom Teller
Producer: Michelle Evans
Writer: Andrew Guastaferro
 
Cast: Jason Tobias, Julia Farino, Thurston Hill
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