OCTOBER 27, 4:00PM
United States / Drama / 9 mins
Director/Writer: Aidan Whitman Baker
Producer: Matthew Romanski
Cast: Jena Brooks
Two young and naive star-crossed lovers are caught between their forbidden relationship and the expectations of the world around them. While hiding their innocent romance from the devious and calculating Lady Redwood in her antebellum estate, they try to find a way for love to conquer all.
United States / Comedy / 5 mins
Director/Writer: Zazie Sales
Producer: Amaya Guevara
A young mother-to-be hopes that everything will go smoothly at the meticulously planned gender reveal party of her first child. But when her social justice warrior sister arrives, things quickly start to fall apart, leading to a disastrous end.
United States / Drama / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Diana Miao
Producer: Diana Miao, Guillermo Prieto IV
Cast: Elena Cramer, Jolie Cook
A college girl attends her popular friend’s potluck party in hopes of being accepted by the social group, but her animated inner self joins to ruin the plan.
United States / Drama / 7 mins
Director/Writer: Nelson Downend
Producer: Nelson Downend, Katinka Locascio
Cast: David L. Townsend, Celestial Aurora Rose
Following a family funeral, a widower is caught off guard when his precocious 8-year-old daughter makes a wish to become a vampire so that she will never die.
United States / Drama / 11 mins
Director/Writer: Manya Branham Glassman
Producer: Manya Branham Glassman, Victor Pigasse
Cast: Maddy Wood, Louis McWilliams
Lily navigates the blurred lines of consensual sex and self blame while pressured by her boyfriend’s persistent and menacing advances. Her relationship to her own body, human touch, and identity as a dancer get caught in the cross fire
Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives
United States / Drama / 15 mins
Director/ Writer: Yaari Nadav Tal
Producer: Halley Freger, Julia Maddox, Yaari Nadav Tal
Cast: Tirosh Schneider, Arti Gollapudi, Michel Simon
"Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives" is the intimate depiction of the tensions between a young Jewish man, Ash, and the two worlds he is stuck between: one with his non-Jewish girlfriend, Rosie, a tattooed musician, and another with his religious Israeli father, whose tenderness for his son is expressed through food and tradition.
Strangers In The Night
United States / Horror / 20 mins
Director: Ellen Askey, Kyle Oleksiuk
Writer: Kyle Oleksiuk
Producer: Ellen Askey, Christopher Giacomini, Kyle Oleksiuk
Cast: Deborah Fischer, Xander Jackson, David Dotterer
When a landlord tries and fails to buy out two of his longtime tenants, he inadvertently invites his newest tenants—vampires—to attack them. Chaos ensues.