LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 8
THURSDAY - JULY 26 - 7:45 PM

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Hero

Drama / USA / 13 min.

James Renn was a national inspiration. A war veteran, a

beloved entertainer, and the world's first true superhero, he is

mourned by the nation when he passes away at the age of 49.

But while most will remember him for his incredible abilities

and the battles he won for America, his son Conor lives with

completely different memories.

Director: Jackson Miller
Producer: Max Landwirth
Writer: Robbie Silverman
 
Cast: Robbie Silverman
Perfect Breakfast

Comedy / USA / 6 min.

A young professional strives to cook the perfect

pair of eggs and goes completely mad in the

process.

Director: David Bornstein
Producer: Taylor Salan, Laura Allen
Writer: David Bornstein
 
Cast: Heather Marie Cox, Nadav Fleisher
Happy Birthday

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 7 min.

On his birthday, Vince's friend tries to distract him from assuming the

worse case of his absent girlfriend, leading him to leave the bar

prematurely. When he walks through the backdoor of his home

unannounced, he's in for the surprise of his life. ​

Director: Mustafa Eck
Producer: Omar Al Dakheel, Adam Makary
Writer: Mustafa Eck
 
Cast: Dustyn Gulledge
The Human Project

Drama / USA / 13 min.

In the wake of their father's death, two estranged siblings

begin a journey of self-discovery. When family responsibility

conflicts with their dreams, they must learn to love each

other before they can truly begin to heal.

Director: K. Spencer Jones
Producer: Chelsea Alden
Writer: David Beatty
 
Cast: Chelsea Alden, David Beatty
End Times

Comedy / USA / 9 min.

A man finds a dying squirrel in a park.





Director: Bobby Miller
Producer: Jordan Michaud-Scorza
Writer: Bobby Miller
 
Cast: Robert Longstreet
Vice

Drama / USA / 13 min.

When a state governor is unexpectedly tapped for the Vice-Presidency he finds the vetting process a brutal introduction to national politics.





Director: Kieron Barry
Producer: Kieron Barry
Writer: Kieron Barry
 
Cast: Jay O. Sanders, Brian Carpenter, Harry S. Murphy, Allison Threadgold, Joel McKinnon Miller, Daniel Graves, Harvey Krueger
Empennage

Drama / USA / 10 min.

Against the will of her strict, overly traditional father, a young Hispanic woman has aspirations to be an aviator and engineer like her deceased mother.





Director: Nerris Nassiri
Producer: Nerris Nassiri, Quinn Rodriguez
Writer: Nerris Nassiri, Kelly McCart
 
Cast: Miranda Mize, Bernard Bullen, Ric Olivera, Victoria Clare, Stefanie Elizabeth Gorski
Dead Layer

Action/Adventure / USA / 15 min.

A graffiti artist follows a fellow tagger out to paint in BK. They head to

a party where drugs get involved, and the night takes a nasty turn

when his partner gets into a beef with another local. They run for it,

and after an unexpected confession, things take a horrific turn.

Director: Aleksey Reznikov, Carter Winter
Producer: Dechen Thurman, Jenny Paul
Writer: Carter Winter
Dylan

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 12 min.

When Maritza comes home to find her boyfriend's college

buddy visiting, she slowly begin's to suspect that

something may be a bit....off.

Director: Cory Miller
Producer: Julie Bersani
Writer: Rob Belushi
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