Program 15
October 23, 10:00pm 

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Sinking

United States / Drama / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Dylan Huang

Producer: Alan Chan, Mengting Hong

Cast: Hiro Takashima, Moe Bertran

Sinking is a story about the inner world of a man that’s experiencing Kodokushi. Yamasaki, a nobody disconnect and forgotten by society, Isolating himself inside out, not willing to accept any helps, Sinks deeper into the void as the reality blur with his imagination and eventually is devoured by the madness he built himself.

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A Best Man

United States / Romance / 13 mins

Director: Dylan Tuccillo

Writer: Adam Elliott

Producer: Joel Fendelman, Lisa Schiller, Stephen Tucker

Cast: Kelly McCready, Nathaniel Levin, Adam Elliott

On his best friend’s wedding day, Josh proves a best man can only do so much to make sure everything goes smoothly for the bride and groom.

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Baby Shower

United States / Drama / 10 mins

Director: Jibran Ahmed

Writers: Jibran Ahmed, Ciara Mikesell

Alice is a young woman navigating the absurdity of her sister’s baby shower and the unbearable friends and family that attend.

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Message From The Future

United States / Comedy / 9 mins

Director/Writers: Kyle Jutkieiwcz, Keith Schneider

Producer: Kyle Jutkieiwcz, Keith Schneider, Myko Olivier

Cast: Nanrisa Lee, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Ray Reynaga

In 1985, the U.S. military began working on a top-secret machine designed to send a message exactly 8 minutes and 8 seconds into the past. After 37 years of research and testing, the machine has still never worked…. Until today.

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How They Met Themselves

United States / Drama / 23 mins

Director: Jesus Alarcon

Writers: Daria Markovskaya, Jesus Alarcon

Producer: Daria Markovskaya, Fernanda Curi, Andres Fernandez

Cast: Mauricio Martinez, Victoria Meade, Chris Barnett

Anton Eager can’t escape himself. He is constantly being haunted by doppelgangers of himself. The old wives’ tale his mother told him echoes in his head… First you see them, then you die. Anton is unsure whether these hauntings are real, or the product of his mind fracturing under pressure.

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Last Meal

United States / Experimental / 7 mins

Director: Dion Costelloe

Writers: Deborah Rose Peña, Brendan Babinski

Producer: Brendan Babinski, Laura Barbato

Cast: Josh Phillip Weinstein, Jeph Cangé, Deborah Rose Peña

Despite achieving a life-long aspiration for exuberant wealth, Tristan is left unfulfilled. He chooses to have the last meal of his life, and is met with an unforeseen outcome.