LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 35
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 8 - 1:00 PM

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The Tiger

Action/Adventure / USA / 15 min.

In his first short film, entitled El Tigre - which he directed and shot in Dominican Republic - John Urbano tells one of the many stories that legendary two-time world champion Panamanian boxer Ismael Laguna shared with him during their now ten-year friendship: the tale of his mischievous childhood and how it led to boxing trainer Chino Amon's discovery of the young fighter as he toppled tough-man Carlos Watson in an impromptu match on the beach.

Director: John Urbano
Producer: Reynaldo Herrera, John Urbano
Writer: Roger De La Rosa, Rick Clark
 
Cast: Ismael Laguna, Junior Perez, Cesarina
Domingo

Comedy / Mexico / 20 min.

After his wife leaves him, Domingo is determined to prove her he's not a failure. He revives his dream of becoming a professional soccer commentator. He practices narrating passionately the Sunday matches at the neighborhood soil field, where some sloppy players barely get to kick the ball, while he attempts to get a chance in TV. When he finally gets it, he fails miserably. But Domingo finds out his soccer commenting have already changed the entire neighborhood.

Director: Raul L. Echeverria
Producer: Jorge Diaz Sanchez
Writer: Raul L. Echeverria
 
Cast: Eduardo Covarrubias, Manuel Villasenor, Francisco
Mdudu Boy

Drama / United Kingdom / 20 min.

A small Kenyan street kid has a stroke of luck when, with a little help from a Premier League Footballer, a brand new football falls off the back of a van.

Director: Ella Smith
Producer: Dominic Tighe
Writer: Ella Smith
 
Cast: Bahati Baraka, Victor Wanyama
Acito on the Mound

Drama / USA / 15 min.

Following his friend's sudden passing, Miller goes to a baseball field to remember a game the two played together in 1963. Through the memories Miller is able to celebrate his friend's life rather than just mourn his death.

Director: Shawn Lewallen
Producer: Shawn Lewallen, Shane Callahan
Writer: Shawn Lewallen, Gene Miller
 
Cast: Beau Walker, Patrick Basquill, Jon Stafford
I Am Yup'ik

Documentary / USA / 18 min.

A 16-year-old Alaskan Yup'ik teenager leaves his tiny village and travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in a basketball tournament and bring pride to his village.

Director: Daniele Anastasion, Nathan Golon
Producer: Patrick White
Writer: - -
 
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