LA Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 8
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 2 - 7:45 PM

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Welcome To My Life

Animation / USA / 9 min.

The real life story of a normal, Monster-American family.

Director: Elizabeth Ito
Producer: Nate Funaro
Writer: Elizabeth Ito
 
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Blast Beat

Action/Adventure / USA / 17 min.

Blast Beat is a coming-of-age drama set in the year 2000 about Carly and Mateo, whose family of Colombian undocumented immigrants has been living in the US for a year. When they find out their father is getting deported, everything changes.

Director: Esteban Arango
Producer: Erick Castrillon, Ana Souza, Mario Rodriguez
Writer: Esteban Arango, Erick Castrillon
 
Cast: Moises Arias, Mateo Arias, Bibiana Navas, Courtney Roberts
The Spa

Comedy / Australia / 8 min.

When retiree Don declares he no longer wants the new spa he's just ordered, Ivan the deliveryman suspects there's more to the story than Don is willing to admit.

Director: Will Goodfellow
Producer: Lucy Gaffy
Writer: Will Goodfellow
 
Cast: Chris Haywood, Jay Laga'aia
One Last Dance

Drama / United Kingdom / 15 min.

Set in the faded grandeur of Herne Bay on the Kent coast, One Last Dance tells the story of three generations of men, lost love and the intimacy of a dance.

Director: Luke Losey
Producer: Dorigen Hammond
Writer: Glen Laker
 
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Shane Attwooll, Sara Kestelman
Skinny Fat Girl

Comedy / USA / 11 min.

After losing 100 pounds, Annie struggles to navigate her way back into the dating scene.

Director: Brandon Baer
Producer: Madison Cross, Annie Saperstein
Writer: Madison Cross
 
Cast: Madison Cross, Jack Quaid, Claire Adams
Reward If Found

Drama / USA / 18 min.

The day his wife goes into labor, Diego, a struggling LA street artist, loses their beloved dog. He rushes into the streets to find the dog and hold it all together. But his callous, Midwest father-in-law insists on tailing along. Now finding the dog becomes a test of Diego's worth.

Director: Evan Hall
Producer: Alex Edge, Hayley Terris
Writer: Evan Hall
Gone

Drama / USA / 15 min.

The sudden loss of one man deeply affects three women in his life in profound and varied ways, but are they in fact just the visions of a man who has lost himself?

Director: Matthew Macar
Producer: Haley Sims, Faye Viviana
Writer: Faye Viviana, Haley Sims
 
Cast: Oliver Lawton, Diana Murphy, Haley Sims, Faye Viviana
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