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Program 3

Friday, May 31, 9:15pm

Mahogany Too

USA / Experimental / 4mins

Director: Akosua Adoma Owusu

Producer: Akosua Adoma Owusu

Cast: Esosa E.

Inspired by Nollywood’s distinct re-imagining in the form of sequels, Mahogany Too, interprets the 1975 cult classic, Mahogany, a fashion-infused romantic drama. Starring Nigerian actress Esosa E., Mahogany Too, examines and revives Diana Ross’ iconic portrayal of Tracy Chambers, a determined and energetic African-American woman enduring racial disparities while pursuing her dreams. 

Backup Plan

USA / Drama / 16mins

Director: David Beck

Producer: David Beck, Natalia Bougadellis, Emory Parker

Writer: David Beck

Cast: Valeria Cotto, Jennifer Bobbi, David Beck

Fired for being trans, a devoted grade school teacher decides the only solution is suicide, but an unexpected visit complicates her plan.

The Assistant

USA / Drama / 7mins

Director: Guil Parreiras

Producer: Olga Merzlikina

Writer: Guil Parreiras

Cast: Stephen Plunkett,  Czarina Mada 

A theatre company purchases a female Latin-American Assistant/Robot. The company's Director, however, feels entitled to have the Assistant perform anything that is asked of her. The trouble begins with the Director's sexual advances leaving the Assistant with no choice but to fight for herself. Will she succeed?

Dividends

USA / Drama / 20mins

Director: Adam Fitzerald

Producer: On The Rocks Films

Writer: Matt Bailey

Cast: Greg Roderick, Dana Marie Ingraham, Eric T. Miller

Every decision comes with it's dividends.

A short quirky thriller about a therapist and her patient working their way around the side effects of a prescription drug.

Maximum Wage

USA / Drama / 5mins

Director: Benjamin M Algar, Madi Mitts

Producer: Karen Frances, Corrie Legge

Writer: Karen Frances, Corrie Legge

Cast: Karen Frances, Corrie Legge

An insecure millennial argues with her headstrong girlfriend about whether or not cutting her own pay makes her an anti-feminist.

Upper

USA / Drama / 15mins

Director: Linus Ignatius

Producer: Ashley George

Writer: Sarah Dubrovsky

Cast: Ali Ahn, Sarah Dubrovsky, Angela Pietropinto

Sarah is in a rut. Lonely, depressed and unemployed as a 30-year-old New Yorker, her life is less than impressive. At the insistence of her psychiatrist, she takes an "upper" to help her get her life together. What ensues is a day like no other, but like all good things in life, what goes up must always come down.

The Rest Of My Life

USA / Drama / 

Director: William LiPera

Producer: William LiPera

Writer: William LiPera

Two terminal cancer patients fall in love and regain their faith.