LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 42
THURSDAY - AUGUST 10 - 5:30 PM

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Perfect Roast Potatoes

Comedy / USA / 18 min.

A bittersweet comedy about cooking and grief. Dysfunctional British siblings have an awkward Christmas with the corpse of their dead mum.

Director: Nick Frew
Producer: Vicky Petela, Martin Roe
Writer: Nick Frew
 
Cast: Tituss Burgess, Catherine Tate, Jonathan Cake
The Arrival

Comedy / USA / 15 min.

A little boy feels betrayed when his mother has another son and decides to give her a taste of her own medicine by summoning another mother.

Director: Dawn Luebbe, Jocelyn DeBoer
Producer: Natalie Metzger
Writer: Dawn Luebbe, Jocelyn DeBoer
 
Cast: Elias Harger, Michael McMillian, Jocelyn DeBoer
FTL

Sci-Fi / Canada / 17 min.

A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels farther than he imagined possible.

Director: Adam Stern
Producer: Todd Giroux, Sara Irvine-Erickson
Writer: Adam Stern
 
Cast: Ty Olsson, Aliyah O'Brien, Karin
Don't Be Afraid of the Light

Horror / USA / 15 min.

A mysterious supernatural force helps a young girl find the strength to fight back against a group of vicious bullies and a dark creature that haunts her at night.

Director: Jason Rostovsky
Producer: Lydia Cartwright, Jason Rostovsky, Rachel Walker
Writer: Jason Rostovsky
 
Cast: Charlotte White, Torran Kitts, Raam Weinfeld
Unbound

Sci-Fi / USA / 12 min.

In turn-of-the-century Japan, a young girl sacrifices her freedom in order to save her ailing father by becoming a factory worker. Surrounded by fear and foes, she is soon entangled in an unexpected metamorphosis as she transforms into a silkworm. "Unbound" is based on the short story Reeling for the Empire from a New York Times Bestseller by Karen Russell.

Director: Maggie Mahrt
Producer: RD Delgado
Writer: Maggie Mahrt
The Water Phoenix

Sci-Fi / USA / 11 min.

Mermaid Anya, held captive in an aquarium, falls out of love with her caretaker, Jack, when he fails to follow through with his promise to break her free. Broken-hearted and alone, she must find a way to escape before they move her further away from home.

Director: Bola Ogun
Producer: Bola Ogun, Blair Skinner
Writer: Bola Ogun
 
Cast: Bola Ogun, Joseph Dixon, Garrett Sato
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