LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 43
THURSDAY - AUGUST 2 - 7:45 PM

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My Baby is a Bike Helmet

Drama / USA / 20 min.

After a miscommunication leads her co-workers to believe she is pregnant, a seemingly barren waitress allows the fantasy to overtake reality - finding herself navigating an ever-growing web of lies as she gets closer and closer to her imaginary full term.

Director: Arden Grier, Roxanna Dunlop
Producer: Julia Lehman, Jesse Dixon, Roxanna Dunlop, Arden Grier
Writer: Julia Lehman
 
Cast: Julia Lehman, Ryan Sypek, Ursula
The Marvin Family Tortoise

Comedy / USA / 13 min.

When Topher Marvin and his pet tortoise Reginald are

visited by a mysterious debt collector at their remote trailer

home in the desert, all of Topher's paranoia and conspiracy

theories seem to come to fruition.

Director: Paul Cadenhead
Producer: Ben Clune
Writer: Paul Cadenhead
The Wetback

Latin / USA / 16 min.

After a body of a handsome “illegal” is

discovered, an eccentric woman takes it home,

believing it to be her long-lost love. The

immigrant community must get the body back without

involving the authorities. In the process, a

devastating family secret is revealed in this tale

of magical realism.

Director: A.P. Gonzalez
Producer: A.P. Gonzalez, Jeff Vibes
Writer: A.P. Gonzalez
Séamus

Drama / USA / 6 min.

When a man discovers a boy following him on his daily

trek, he wrestles with his sanity as he shakes away his

haunting companion.

Director: Gursimran Sandhu
Producer: Katy Taylor
Writer: Gursimran Sandhu
 
Cast: Lalor Roddy, Seaghán Óg O'Neill
Eldest

Drama / USA / 11 min.

On a Friday walk home from school, Russ, 16, takes his two younger brothers on an alternate route to his friend, Eddie's house, to pickup something. But what should be a simple exchange, quickly gets out of hand when Eddie's older brother, Marvin, takes an opportunity to ridicule one of Russ's younger brothers. In the face of humiliation, Russ's guardianship is put to the test.

Director: Nathan Firn
Producer: Cameron Cubbison, Michael Gray
Writer: Rob Haffey, Nathan Firn
Sole Addiction

Drama / USA / 22 min.

Four young men brave the harsh city streets just days before Christmas to satisfy their sneaker addiction and secure an extremely exclusive sneaker on its release date. While on this quest they confront violence, racism, and their own inner demons looming around every corner.





Director: Kevin Palafox, Jacques Lamour
Producer: Kevin Palafox, Jacques Lamour, Chavonne LeNoir, Benji Carver
Writer: Kevin Palafox
INFLUENTIALS

Sci-Fi / USA / 11 min.

In a not-so-distant future, some have evolved to a point of

telekinesis.

Violet takes away other people's pain.

Dylan shares highs.

Hazel gives honesty.

Simon shares pleasure.

These are the Influentials.

Director: Reina Guthrie
Producer: Satchie Snellings, Reina Guthrie
Writer: Reina Guthrie
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