October 26, 6:00pm
The Sit Down
United States / Comedy / 7 mins
Director/Writer: Brian Lloyd, Rob Bowe
Producer: Brian Lloyd, Rob Bowe
Cast: Brian Lloyd, Rob Bowe, Pat Brown
Two British gangsters debate their territory and an impending war over a few strong drinks.
United States / Drama / 19 mins
Director/Writer: Renzo Montoya
Producer: Renzo Montoya
Cast: Prentice Miles, Jessie Barnes Jr.
Anthony, an army veteran, struggles to adapt to his new civilian life as full-time waiter. Living his tedious daily routine, he must think the right words to convince his long away wife to return with him, along with his old military lifestyle.
United States / Drama / 5 mins
Director/Writers: David Allsep
Cast: Kaʻenaaloha Watson, Kevin Dooley, Katelyn Calvo
A model’s job relies on her appearance. She will do whatever it takes to make it perfect, especially when she is the face of a brand. The brand may be no more than sugar-free gum, but she still pays the price for the facade. Just as her commercials hide the harshness of how to lose weight healthily, her beautiful smile hides the harsh reality of an eating disorder.
United States / Drama / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Xueqing Yin
Producer: Giulia Aguiar
Cast: Ivy Liuyu Chen
After experiencing a hate crime on the subway, an Asian woman notices she was stalked by a man again, but she doesn’t know he was the previous bystander who came for her forgiveness.
Finally, she forgives him and walks into the night without fear of her identity again.
United States / Drama / 8 mins
Director: Wesley Wang
Writer: Harry Scott, Wesley Wang
Producer: Wesley Wang
Cast: Kat Tramantano, Mark Shock
In a world where words cost money, a woman saves up for her first word in the hope of standing up to her abuser.
United States / Drama / 22 mins
Director: Adam Holoubek
Writer: Jesse Newman
Producer: Lewis Feemster, Adam Holoubek, Jesse Newman
Cast: Katya Collazo, Emmeline Prior
Lara is a painter who is unexpectedly visited in her apartment-studio by her former lover Antoinette. At first, the mood between the two in uncertain, the only thing that is certain is that they share a past. Slowly, we begin to grasp at the outlines of Lara’s internal landscape scattered with fragments of emotional pain and longing. Lara yearns to paint her memories of Antoinette onto a static canvas, replaying them over and over like a record. But the more Lara yearns to hold on to her memories, the more they elude her.