LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 42
THURSDAY - AUGUST 2 - 5:30 PM

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The Mute

Drama / Vietnam / 15 min.

A girl tries to find the answer about love before her big day, in a rainy night.



Director: An Pham Thien
Producer: An Pham Thien
Writer: An Pham Thien
 
Cast: Pham Le Kim Ngoc, Tan Nguyen
Year Zero

Drama / Cambodia / 15 min.

When the Khmer Rouge regime seized Cambodia in 1975, the country plunged into civil war and was ravaged by mass killings, torture, and famine. The Khmer soldiers were cold and ruthless, fully embodying Pol Pot's philosophy towards the common people: "to kill you is no loss, to keep you is no benefit." Faced with hunger and starvation, two brothers risk everything to ensure their survival, even with all odds stacked against them.

Director: David Siev
Producer: Jaclyn Siev, Katarina Vasquez
Writer: David Siev
 
Cast: Daryl Santiago, Jonah Vollmar, Chun
The Blame Game

Drama / Philippines / 16 min.

With wealth, corporate success, and a loving family, Alex Taylor,

seemingly had it all. That is until a terrifying demon shows up night

after night to haunt his every move. Trapped in a huge corporate

building, Alex is chased by the deadly demon who demands he play

an evil game to the death.

Director: Herb Kimble
Producer: Matthew Godbey, Herb Kimble
Writer: Matthew Godbey, Herb Kimble
 
Cast: Matthew Godbey, Jojo Riguerra , Elle
Manong Ng Pa-aling

Experimental / Philippines / 15 min.

An old fisherman faces the end of his career with trepidation.

As he reflects on his life, and sees he legacy he has left behind,

he learns to let go and be at peace.

Director: E Del Mundo
Producer: Jack Weinstein
Writer: E Del Mundo
Reception (Handaan)

Drama / Philippines/USA / 5 min.

The Mercado household is busy with last minute

preparations for a big gathering. Boyet, the

youngest child, awaits his father's arrival and

disrupts the household. After Boyet gets into a

fight with his sister, his mother steps in. He

realizes that he can no longer postpone the

inevitable.

Director: San-San Onglatco
Producer: Ian Cuizon
Writer: San-San Onglatco
 
Cast: Adriano Sias, Charlette San Juan
Promise

Drama / Philippines/Canada / 11 min.

Flashback to Andrew at six years old, sleeps on a bus commute to an unknown destination. As he wakes up, his mother brings him to an orphanage. He panics and cries, meaning he would have to start a new life without her and the mother breaks down in tears.



Director: Christian Paolo Lat, Blasgil Tangquilut
Producer: Derek Andrew Ramsay, Warren Allen Carman
Writer: Blasgil Tangquilut
Milagros

Drama / Philippines / 16 min.

At first, life looks so nice to Yna - she has a good career as a An OB-Gyn and has a steady simple lifestyle.

Except she has two problems; she's a middle-age wife who has been dreaming to have a child ever since and second, she suffers from an inborn eye disease that makes her eyesight fades as she grows old.

Director: J.E. Tiglao
Producer: J.E. Tiglao
Writer: J.E. Tiglao
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