INCONGRUITY 1m, Comedy DIRECTOR: Vanessa Lyon and Jennifer Charlene SCREENPLAY: Vanessa Lyon CAST:Vanessa Lyon SYNOPSIS: Do our actions match our words? IT TAKES TWO 2m, Comedy Director: Vinu Ilangovan Screenplay: Leon Nixon Cast: Angel Sabate, Solange Witteveen SYNOPSIS: Husband sneaks home, while not knowing his wife's true whereabouts.
SANDAL NATION 4m, Comedy Director: Nicholas Acosta Screenplay: Xenia LeBlanc, Azize Erim Cast: Xenia LeBlanc, Azize Erim, Lotta Losten, Alisha Ricardi, Andrew Gonzales, Adam Gotsens, Zachary Zarvos, Morgan Matthews, Yulia Kirillova, Desi G. Ivanova, Jeremy Woodland, John Erim, Ece Yildirok SYNOPSIS: Panic is sweeping the nation. Loved ones are becoming unrecognizable shells of themselves. What could be scarier than a rapidly spreading unattractive fashion trend?
DIET GURUS 4m, Comedy Director: Ty Higgins Screenplay: Tania Camargo Cast: Tania Camargo, Nicholas Harsin SYNOPSIS: Sonia and Stefan intelligently consider their diet options amid the glut of modern day fads--because let's face it--eating is complicated.
THE DUELIST 6m, Comedy Director: Davy McCall Screenplay: Alex Rivers Cast: Joselito Marquez, Ryan Culver, Kenny Gardner, Louis B. Jack, Keith Biondi SYNOPSIS: *Wes, a gunslinging cowboy, schedules too many duels for the same morning.
LITTERALLY: A SAW PARODY 7m, Comedy DIRECTOR: Beau McCombs SCREENPLAY: Beau McCombs CAST: Phil Biedron, Mat Wright, Jordan James Smith SYNOPSIS: When Colin wakes up in one of Jigsaw's traps, he must do the unthinkable to save his best friend's life.
PEEL THE BANANA 8m, Comedy Director: Nolan Trotter Screenplay: Nolan Trotter Cast: Nolan Trotter, Marlan Farrokhi SYNOPSIS: Charlie and Shayan, get ready for their next big score, but apparently they aren’t on the same page about who’s in charge.
SKETCH 9m, Dama Director: Dylan Werth and Pierre Habib Screenplay: Dylan Werth Cast: Bessie Jo Hill, Dylan Werth SYNOPSIS: Two roommates meet to discuss why one of them cannot express their opinions artistically.
MOTHERF*CKER! 8m, Comedy DIRECTOR: Yair Shvartz SCREENPLAY: Daniel J. Parker CAST: Daniel J. Parker, Beto Angulo, Jessie Rabideau, Tory Despres, Victoria Ann Greenwood SYNOPSIS: A comedy about a man with Tourette’s exacting his revenge on a con artist.
Saturday, 10:30a-12:00p: Sci-Fi Shorts
SEED 5m, Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Nathan Trumbull SCREENPLAY: Nathan Trumbull CAST: Greyson Low, Bessie Jo Hill SYNOPSIS:
METAMORPHOSIS 5m, Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Lauren Kleeman SCREENPLAY: Stephen Larner, Lauren Kleeman, Andrea Millard, Roxy Winiarczyk, Ben Eaton CAST: Roxy Winiarczyk, Matthew Reis SYNOPSIS: A young woman wakes up in a void, only to be confronted with so much more. HDEC: HUMANS DO EXIST CLUB 5m, Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Cole Austin SCREENPLAY: Jeffrey Miles, Jess Antrobus, JJ Obee, Ruben Sholinyan CAST: Jeffrey Miles, Jess Antrobus, JJ Obee, Ashley Tapia, Chris Boudreaux, Ruben Sholinyan SYNOPSIS: A local club of believers capture a human.
ALIEN-N-OUT 5m, Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Ty Dobbertin SCREENPLAY: Ty Dobbertin, Et al. CAST: Devon Goodman, Jennifer Charlene, Vanessa Lyon, Ricardo Dal Moro, Ty Dobbertin SYNOPSIS: A man is stuck in a rut in his life and his marriage until he makes some out of this world new friends who widen his perspective on life.
PHONE HOME 5m, Sci-Fi/Romance DIRECTOR: Chris Ruetten SCREENPLAY: Chris Ruetten, Jaya Loo CAST: Jaya Loo, Johanna Jacobsen, Marlan Farrokhi SYNOPSIS:
UNIVERSAL DONOR 5m, Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Leah Caruana, Stephanie Ohlsson PRODUCER: Leah Caruana SCREENPLAY: Leah Caruana, Stephanie Ohlsson CAST: Leah Caruana, Korty Getman, Gar-Ye Lee, Rebecca Kessler, Vince Orlandi SYNOPSIS: Prompted by an O Negative blood shortage; an inquisitive Leah nags her cynical brother Nick into accompanying her to donate.
PARALLAX EFFECT: ABDUCTION 16m, Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Dave Perez PRODUCER: Dave Perez, Amanda Perez, Jo Anne Yarrow SCREENPLAY: Dave Perez CAST: Dave Perez, Phillippa Coulthard, Wesam Keesh, Alexander Ward SYNOPSIS: A young man experiences lost time after a paranormal event.
Saturday, 1:00-2:00p: Shorts
GOODBYE MATEO FOREVER 10m, Drama DIRECTOR: Christian Flashman SCREENPLAY: Ian Campbell CAST: Tania Camargo, Alex Rivera, Adam Smith, Kendall Slocum SYNOPSIS: When his best friend dies after a pivotal falling out, Devon must come to terms with his guilt and morality as he physically walks through memories with his therapist.
CAN YOU PLAY 18m, Drama DIRECTOR: Andy Helde SCREENPLAY: Andy Helde and James Clarke CAST: Nicholas Harsin, Cazimir Milostan, Deric Holden, Matthew Herrmann SYNOPSIS: On the night before the biggest game of their lives, Brandon, an all-star high school quarterback, confronts his fear of losing his best childhood friend, James, by revealing who - and what - he really is.
Saturday, 2:00-3:30p: Shorts
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT? 13m, Comedy DIRECTOR: L.P. Dohi SCREENPLAY: L.P. Dohi CAST: Michelle Timm, Bessie Jo Hill, William Gabriel Grier, Warren Barrow, Jeni Reed, Dylan Werth, C.W. Smith, Vanessa Conlon, Grayson Low, Jim Nieb,Kevin David Lin, Anastasia Narinskiy, Harris Markson, L.P. Dohi, John Strelec, Ryan Francis Johnson, SYNOPSIS: Alice is a comedy writer with a daydreaming problem. Can she get through a conversation with her roommate Rachel without... hey, what’s that over there?
LIFELINE 11m, Comedy DIRECTOR: Joe Raffa SCREENPLAY: Reed Arnold CAST: Reed Arnold, Kate Huffman SYNOPSIS: A woman working a suicide hotline takes a call from her malcontented coworker, who is sitting right across from her. HOSTEL CHICAGO 27m Comedy DIRECTOR: Scott Trost SCREENPLAY: Phil Biedron CAST: Phil Biedron, David Atsbaha, Katie Lynn Stoddard, Jim Neib, Kausar Mohammed, Greg Scali, Lauren Eather, Joseph Michael Harris, Nathalie Soderqvist, Ben Sinks SYNOPSIS: Overnight workers at a hostel in downtown Chicago try to stay awake and alert to the crazy antics of their guests.
Saturday, 3:00-5:30p: Shorts
ALL MEN CRY 10m, Drama DIRECTOR: Johnny Chang SCREENPLAY: Johnny Chang CAST: Amir Malaklou, Daniyar SYNOPSIS: Its 2019 and chaos has erupted throughout the country as a couple is now forced with the unexpected task of having to survive.
RECKLESS JULIETS 18m, Drama DIRECTOR: Skyler Barrett SCREENPLAY: Skyler Barrett CAST: Holly Gagnier, Britni Raine, Alison Kohlhardt, Melody Bernhoft, Laney Malone, David Pevsner, Andi Rexha SYNOPSIS: Carmody goes head to head with her Mother at dinner, and reflects on how her deceased sister's mental illness affected her as a child. CARTHAGE 50m, Drama DIRECTOR: John Lyde SCREENPLAY: Joshua Michael French CAST: Lincoln Hoppe, Joshua Michael French, Darin Southam, Jake Storemoen, Jasen Wade SYNOPSIS: A group of religious men await trial in Carthage jail. They have time to reflect, share, and testify of their beilefs before 2 of them are killed by an angry mob.
Saturday, 7:00-1o:00p: Short & Feature Film
Gun 29m, Drama DIRECTOR: Edward William Wasser SCREENPLAY: Edward William Wasser CAST: Edward William Wasser, John McNulty, JR Carter, Alexis Phillips, Robbie Jean, Sheila Renninger, Mike Gray, Carrie Brennan, Tom Schmitt, Ed Aristone, Eric Riley, Scott Lehman, Kisha Barr, Danny Plaza Summary: Not accepting one another for who they are can lead to a vicious cycle of hatred.
IN THIS GRAY PLACE 101m, Drama DIRECTOR: R.D. Womack II SCREENPLAY: R.D. Womack II CAST: Aleksander Ristic, Angela Nordeng, Marcus Johns, Phil LaMarr, Nick Moss, Ricardo Molina SYNOPSIS: After a robbery gone wrong, Aaron – barricaded in a rest stop bathroom – faces down the police, hallucinations, and a grim secret.