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Program 14
OCTOBER 14, 4:00PM 

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The Mandatory Leave

United States / Drama / 18 mins

Director/Writer: Michelle Lee

Producer: Michelle Lee, Hunter Tam

Cast: Michael Kishon, Laura Di Luca

When a U.S. soldier on mandatory leave from Afghanistan arrives in Barcelona, he meets a Spanish artist wonders if he can feel something.

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Cross Country

United States / Drama / 17 mins

Director/Writer: Sydney Waltz

Producer: Tony DiMartino

A son visits his recently widowed and devout mother to resurrect their strained relationship.

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Dodie Goes Boom Boom

United States / Drama / 20 mins

Director/Writer: Liz Schack

Producer: John Brennan

Cast: Zoe Petra, Annie Unger, Marie Laine

With everyone around them losing jobs, sisters Dodie and Rachel hatch a risky plan to make money; they dress up like elderly women to buy alcohol for their underage classmates. Blinded by greed, Dodie loses sight and perspective, both literally and figuratively.


United States / Horror / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Andrés Santiago

Producer: Annanya Dave

Cast: Amanda Melendez, Jorge Muñoz

Carlos, a 10 year-old, tries to evade his fears by submerging himself into a mystery story about Arturo, a 35 year-old detective on a journey to navigate away from his problems, only to find out that facing them is inevitable. This pushes them to the point of realizing that the power to confront each their fears was always within themselves.

Sit Down For This

United States / Drama / 7 mins

Director/Writer: Zach P. Golden

Producer: Zach P. Golden, Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand

Cast: Alexandria Iona, Max Knoblauch, Richard Cutting

A brother and sister anxiously await news of their mothers emergency brain surgery in a hospital waiting room with their estranged father.

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