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No One Ever Said

Drama / USA / 15 min.

After struggling with addiction a woman tries to find her place in the world.

Director: Jane Stephens Rosenthal
Producer: Gabrielle Nadig, Rick Rosenthal
Writer: Jane Stephens Rosenthal
Cast: Jane Stephens Rosenthal, Matthew O'Leary, Alla

Drama / USA / 13 min.

An uncomfortable first date between two people evolves in an unexpected direction after an honest confession about the past leaves them wondering whether a true and meaningful connection is even possible.

Director: Sarah Scarlett Downing
Producer: Elena Cristiean, Aletha Shepherd
Writer: Sarah Scarlett Downing, Aletha Shepherd
Cast: Aletha Shepherd, Luke Loving

Drama / USA / 15 min.

When war hits the California coast, a 19-year-old takes desperate action to get his little brother to safety in the final hours before his deployment.

Director: Troy Elliott
Producer: Troy Elliott
Writer: Troy Elliott
Cast: Jeff Pridgen, Bradley Bundlie
Mans Best

Drama / USA / 16 min.

A depressed loner going through a rough time in his life must desperately find a way to save his dog before it's too late.

Director: Seth McTigue
Producer: Seth McTigue
Writer: Seth McTigue
Cast: Seth McTigue, Champion, Cheryl Palmer

Drama / USA / 12 min.

Power dynamics of pride, age, and disability are challenged between three men working in a small factory in rundown industrial Kentucky.

Director: Drew Cash
Producer: Drew Cash, Paige Herschell
Writer: Drew Cash
Cast: Mike Seely, Drew Cash, Andy Pyle
The Other Side

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 20 min.

In a country ravaged by civil war: a man from one side of the conflict gets caught in a storm and is forced to take shelter in the home of an old soldier who fought for the other side. This man's only choice: pretend to be from the same side of the conflict as his Host. Will his will to survive be enough to make him sacrifice his values and beliefs? "The Other Side" is a tragic fable which asks an age old question: Does violent conflict arise out of difference or similarity?

Director: Daniel Abatan
Producer: Jessica Gao
Writer: Brian Allen, Daniel Abatan
Cast: Neyssan Falahi, Sal Landi
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