LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 8
THURSDAY - AUGUST 3 - 7:45 PM

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Welcome Back

Latin / USA / 22 min.

After being deported to Mexico, a mother is forced to survive in a country she doesn't understand anymore. Follow her struggles as she looks for an answer to where she's really from, and which country is truly her home.

Director: Matias Nilsson
Producer: Ornella Jaramillo, Christian Hernandez
Writer: Matias Nilsson
 
Cast: Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Yareli Arizmendi, Jose
Traitor Knight

Drama / USA / 22 min.

Six young men must designate a scapegoat after a grisly hazing accident occurs at their fraternity house.

Director: Joe Smith
Producer: Josh Rosenbaum, Emily Wolfe
Writer: Joe Smith
 
Cast: Charlie McDermott, Jordan Christian Hearn, Tim
Point and Shoot

Comedy / USA / 6 min.

When an attempted burglary turns into an unlikely car-jacking, two aspiring criminals learn an important lesson : only practice makes perfect.

Director: Thomas Leisten Schneider
Producer: Simon Wallon, Thomas Leisten Schneider
Writer: Caleb Scott, Thomas Leisten Schneider
 
Cast: Lucas Near Verbrugghe, Caleb Scott, Donald Sutherland
The Theory of Optimal Control

Comedy / USA / 19 min.

A control freak's mind starts torturing him after being dumped by his fiancé.

Director: Avi Glick
Producer: Gracy Wang
Writer: Avi Glick
 
Cast: Jered Hobbs, Marcella Lentz-Pope
Pillow Talk

Drama / USA / 9 min.

The intimate and pained conversations of a young couple trying to conceive.

Director: Keith Powell
Producer: Keith Powell
Writer: Keith Powell
 
Cast: Keith Powell, Jill Knox
Geeta

Drama / USA / 16 min.

16 year old Geeta has been brought to the United states as domestic worker by an Indian couple with the promises of giving her the American Dream. It is not long until Geeta slowly realizes that her financial, personal and social freedoms are slowly being stricken away from her.

Director: Sohil Vaidya
Producer: Ryan Connolly, Andrew Reid
Writer: Sohil Vaidya
 
Cast: Komal Daga, Shefali Deshay, Kapil
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