LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 5
THURSDAY - JULY 26 - 1:00 PM

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Big Break

Comedy / USA / 10 min.

Grandpa and his little girl were both cast in the next Scorsese film.

As lovers.

When Grandma comes home, who's also an actor, she helps her

husband and granddaughter decide what to do.



Director: Nicole Jones
Producer: Dan Asma, Nicole Jones
Writer: Nicole Jones
 
Cast: Tim DeZarn, Janine Venable, Calli Taylor
Duvall et al.

Drama / USA / 21 min.

A recluse and his downtrodden son, Duvall and Nelson, live

in relative isolation. Their main connections to the outside

world are Duvall's hard-working caregiver, Mercedes, and

Nelso's occasional karaoke nights. Duvall is not a major fan

of either one.



One night, after enduring another bout with depression,

Nelson follows through on a threat to end his life, but not

before one more fight with his stubborn father.

Director: Youthana Yuos
Producer: Robert Cammisa, Jake Katofsky
Writer: Youthana Yuos
 
Cast: Rick Shapiro
Khana Khazana

Drama / Australia / 15 min.

A migrant worker discovers the dark side of immigrant

labour as his boss starts to control his destiny.

Director: Arka Das
Producer: Nicholas Mutton
Writer: Arka Das
 
Cast: Pranam Janney, Waseem Khan, Nicholas Brown, Tania Starr, Maya Soni
Spectres

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 10 min.

After a devastating car accident, an introverted man must reckon with

the living and the dead.

Director: Nick Phillips
Producer: Michael Kehoe, Nick Phillips
Writer: Nick Phillips
Milk and Cookies

Comedy / USA / 8 min.

Grace is five. She wants milk and cookies. Every day. Real bad.

Director: Andrew Ramsay, Patrick Mulvey
Producer: Kate Romond, Marika Engelhardt
Writer: Andrew Ramsay, Patrick Mulvey
Too Long at the Fair

Drama / USA / 15 min.

Charlie (Jessie Barr) and Val (Lena Hudson) are best friends

and owners of a fledgling Princess Party business in Los

Angeles. After a mishap at an important client's party the

two find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds.

They meet a charming divorcee, and what begins as a

provocative yet seemingly harmless adventure takes a

downward turn that will alter their lives forever.

Director: Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson
Producer: Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson
Writer: Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson
 
Cast: Chris Messina, Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson
Bubble

Comedy / USA / 10 min.

Kaya was living a highly-curated, highly-

insulated social

media life. Thousands of followers and perhaps

a stalker.

Cornered and terrified, Kaya's confronted by

Perry. Much more

than just a stalker, Perry is a self proclaimed

'cyber

huntsman'. After their brief liaison, Kaya and

Perry say

their good-byes, forever changed, and the

hunter becomes the

hunted.

Director: Matt Dearborn
Producer: Rosalina Lydster, Kimber Frankel
Writer: Matt Dearborn
 
Cast: Graham Martin, Sara Meredith
Creature From the Lake

Animation / France / 5 min.

In the 80s, a manly and experienced monster hunter hero of a low-budget TV show, followed by his fat cowardly camerawoman go to a remote lake on the night of a full moon, when mysterious disappearances tend to occur...





Director: Renata Antunez, Alexis Bédué, Léa Bresciani, Amandine Canville, Maria Castro Rodriguez, Logan Cluber, Nicolas Grangeaud, Capucine Rahmoun-Swierczynski, Victor Rouxel, Orianne Siccardi, Mallaury Simoes
Producer: Isart Digital
LA Shorts
New Wave Chinese Filmmakers
 
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