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Program 5
OCTOBER 13, 10:00PM 

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Dear Vanessa

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Roku Jingwen Long

Writer: Roku Jingwen Long, Liz Shaodan Ji

Producer: Emily Xiaoyue Ruan

Cast: Jueun Kang, Isabel Yun-ru Chen

Amidst a night of heartache and longing, two Asian girls, Lucy and Vanessa seize an opportunity to get closer through laughter, tears, and shared dreams. As their connection deepens, Lucy must navigate her hidden feelings toward Vanessa while exploring the possibility of a profound and unexpected love. 


United States / Drama / 32 mins

Director: Justin Nguyen, Jackson Yeomans, Milo Orozco

Writer: Justin Nguyen, Elena Woodruff, Kevin Loh

Producer: Menny Son, Justin Nguyen

Cast: William Xie, Ayesha Saleh

In search of new beginnings away from their traditional parents’ expectations, aspiring chef Sam finds himself an unlikely roommate in wannabe comedian Zoya. Now, the two must help one other achieve their dreams or risk sticking to the status quo.

Love Song

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director/Writer: Cameron A Tubbs

Producer: Jonathan Villanueva

Cast: Jonathan A Villanueva, Sarah Wisser

Love Song tells the story of Lexi and Adam who painfully learns that love songs aren’t only about meeting and falling in love. Unbeknownst to Adam, Lexi explodes with the realization that while falling in love with him, she has lost the essence of who she is.

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Debts of Affection

United States / Drama / 12 mins

Director/Writer: Jivensley Alexis

Producer: Reece Daniels

Cast: Trevor Lyons, Olivier Kegan Dubar, Nora Gentile

In an anonymous bedroom, photos of David and Jasper, a couple, are slowly taken down from a wall, once displayed affectionately among other memories of love.

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Ashes to Ashes

United States / Romance / 3 mins

Director/Writer: George Zouvelos

Producer: George Zouvelos

Cast: George Zouvelos, Deanna Doyle

'Ashes to ashes' starring George Zouvelos is a short film sitcom/romance about tragic events that happened a year ago, when John had tragically lost the wife he loved dearly from a heart-attack. At the same time Lauren dreadfully lost her husband when he was arguing on his cellphone with his talent manager and walked into the path of an oncoming bus.

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Yu Under Water

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director/Writer: Beatrix Chu

Producer: Joyce Yueyi Xing

Cast: Mingjie Li, Kevin Oliver Lynch, Julia Xi Gu

A couple, Yu and Jonathan, set off on a hike near Jonathan’s childhood home in upstate New York, glad to be away from their life in the city. When a lost backpacker Tian stumbles upon their path, Yu convinces Jonathan that they should join her in search of a lake.

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Post Infest

United States / Sci-Fi / 16 mins

Director/Writer: Justin Van Voorhis

Producer: Justin Van Voorhis, Michael Chuney, Alex Zielinski

Cast: Mary Linehan, Joshua Michael Payne, Justin Bennett Bennett

Two friends try to find love during a murder hornet infestation

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