October 4 - 31
Orest Leere and His Marvelous, Mysterious, Malicious Empathy Machine
Canada / Horror / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Jeff Smith
Producer: Anna Jane Edmonds, Jeff Smith, Alex Kingsmill
Cast: John Cianciolo, Emanuel DiGiovanni, Richard Savage
Orest Leere and His Marvelous, Mysterious, Malicious Empathy Machine is a dark fairy tale about a man who has isolated himself from the world in his gothic tower. He has created an “Empathy Machine” that allows him to steal memories from his victims, because Orest has none of his own.
October 5 - 31
United Kingdom / Drama / 18 mins
Director/Writer: Logan Findlay
Producer: Edie Moles, Alisa Tritenko
Cast: Logan Findlay, Christine Steel, Steve Jackson
In a quiet village pub, a touring country singer must come to terms with the journey that has led him there - and the road that lies ahead.
October 6 - 31
China / Comedy / 22 mins
Director/Writer: Xiaotong Jiang
Producer: Jun Ying
Cast: Ke Bai, Benyu Zhang, Hehuizi Zheng
When two desperate men plot a gold shop heist, an errant beach brochure sparks a shared reverie of tropical dreams that unexpectedly transforms their motives, guiding them from the brink of crime onto a moral path of righteous courage. This accidental gift of aspiration proves redemption comes in the most unlikely forms.