Program 14

Tuesday, June 4, 7:05pm

Polka

USA / Drama / 9mins

Director: Andrew Brame

Cast: Manny Fernandes

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Near his campsite under a bridge, Kenny makes a discovery that changes his lonely existence and must work to create a space in the world for his new life.

Dodgson

USA / Comedy, Drama / 22mins

Director: Dan Michael

Producer: Dan Michael, Alex Scigliano, Billy Cadden

Writer: Dan Michael

Cast: Alex Scigliano, Danny Schwarz, Elizabeth Officer

Upon the discovery of his estranged father’s death, a jaded therapist with a severe speech impairment is forced to confront former childhood traumas. The event suddenly unearths a slew of latent emotions which triggers the return of his stutter, drastically affects his behavior and forces him to contemplate the unresolved issues from his past.

Zoe

USA / Drama / 11mins

Director: Jade Courtney Edwards

Producer: Kristin Kohlmeyer, Grace Merriman

Writer: Jade Courtney Edwards

Cast: Marie Botha, Blanche Baker

After the unexpected death of her father, Zoe grapples with the loss whilst trying to connect with her mother.

Tina

USA / Drama / 9mins

Director: Gayatri Bahl

Producer: Gayatri Bahl, Anuj Goyal

Writer: Gayatri Bahl

Cast: Gayatri Bahl, Shalini Bathina, Sarah Baskin

After undergoing self-transformation therapy, a successful career woman is visited by an Indian classical dancer, forcing her to confront herself in a way she never expected. 

Don't Film Me!

USA / Comedy / 3mins

Director: Lin Qiying

Producer: Lin Qiying

Writer: Lin Qiying

Cast: Brian Reilly, Amiro Mo, Drake Burnette

Cellphone, obsession and abuse of power, these are what this little funny film is about.

Kid, the Moon

USA / Drama / 8mins

Director: Justin Portaro

Producer: Joshua David

Writer: Justin Portaro

Cast: Kai Nichols, Joe Walz, Christopher J. Ortore

"Kid, the Moon," a short drama, about a teenage boy living with his alcoholic father. After Alex gets locked out of the house believing no one to be home, he hears a noise coming from inside the house. Alex's father, Ron, comes storming out of the house and brings Alex to a liquor store.

Big Fish

USA / Drama / 27mins

Director: Siyuan Xu

Producer: Kaiwen Chen, Branton Choi

Writer: Siyuan Xu

Cast: Bruce Lin, Joshua Hao

The single, middle-aged Mr. Zhang is an old immigrant who came to New York from Guangdong. He works at the seafood counter of a Chinatown supermarket to kill fish for customers. One Sunday at noon, his son, Xingzai, suddenly appears at this busy place. Normally, Xingzai lives at his uncle's house. On this day, he comes to the supermarket to make his Dad realize the promise of taking him to the East River for fishing. The lively child is just like an "intruder," breaking the daily routine of Mr. Zhang.

Sentence

USA / Drama / 7mins

Director: Shannon Walsh, Ariella Mastroianni

Producer: Andrew Morisson

Writer: Shannon Walsh

Cast: Roland Sands

Willie is preparing for his daughter's birthday party when a young woman named Hannah interrupts him. Hannah begins to edit Willie's world in increasingly surreal ways, from turning flowers into flour to conjuring a bouncy castle against his will. Despite Willie's frustrations, the two are finally able to get along and dance. 

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