Program 28
October 26, 6:00pm 

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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.

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Greylock

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.

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Portraying Perfect

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.

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Hua (Flowers)

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.

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Mute

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.

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The Gallerist

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.