Lucy 2m, Comdey DIRECTOR: Angeles Monzerrat SCREENPLAY: Enrique Oseguera CAST: Natalie Davis, Enrique Oseguera SYNOPSIS: When a couple is having a romantic dinner, the girlfriend intercepts a text message she was not supposed to see.
PURSUIT OF A CUPCAKE 5m, Comedy DIRECTOR: Joey Isabel McLellan SCREENPLAY: Joey Isabel McLellan CAST: Arjuna Maximus McLellan, Ella Giufre, Laura Owen, Stephen Giufre, Joey Isabel McLellan, Blake McCrary, Vinu Ilangovan SYNOPSIS: Through a cupcake, a boy finds togetherness. YES! THE MOVIE 4m, Animated Comedy DIRECTOR: Cole Bertling SCREENPLAY: Cole Bertling PRODUCER: Ashley Atwood SYNOPSIS: When a fellow Ghostbuster is kidnapped by Pinky the Ghost, can the rest of the crew come to the rescue, or will the Suicide Squad's Lair be the death of them all? B 12 8m, Comedy DIRECTOR: Casey Murphy PRODUCER: Larissa Pruitt SCREENPLAY: Casey Murphy CAST: Alec Ybarra, Bryan Richards SYNOPSIS: Eddie prides himself in his ability to fake sick from school so he can live his life like any adventurous 8-year-old should, but even a true con artist experiences inevitable challenges that could lead to their downfall at any moment.
CLUB 42 - A SHORT DOCUMENTARY 5m, Documentary DIRECTOR: Erin Jones Wesley and Matthew Gothard PRODUCER: Erin Jones Wesley, Matthew Gothard, Johnny Buc Lockwood SYNOPSIS: An organization in Los Angeles celebrates the legacy of Jackie Robinson in a unique way.
DELILAH 7m, Mocumentary DIRECTOR: Sean Parker SCREENPLAY: Jason Rosenblatt CAST: Angela Nordeng, Murren Kennedy SYNOPSIS: As a child, Delilah was granted three wishes. Her final wish, "When I grow up, I want to be a Mermaid," proves to be less magical than she had expected.
THE WORLD BABY!: A HAIRY SITUATION 7m, Mocumentary DIRECTOR: Alison Mason SCREENPLAY: Tora Kim CAST: Tora Kim, Andrew Hawtrey, Clint Jung SYNOPSIS: Former Kpop star-turned-travel show host, Tora Brava, is trapped in airport-hell with a TSA officer who’s bent on busting her.
OH JOY 9m, Mocumentary DIRECTOR: Erin Goulet SCREENPLAY: Rachel Braff and Chris Gatpo CAST: Cat Larkin, Nicholas Harsin, A.K. Vala SYNOPSIS: After being snowed in at work on Christmas Eve, a young woman takes in two of her co-workers where they share their beliefs, traditions and cynical suspicions of the Holidays.
Sunday, 10:30a-12p: Romantic Comedy Shorts
TASTE OF THE WORST 6m, Romantic Comedy DIRECTOR: Andrew Grace SCREENPLAY: Andrew Grace, Dylan Werth, Kasey Landoll CAST: Dylan Werth, Kasey Landoll, Andrew Grace SYNOPSIS: To spice you their relationship, a gay couple schemes how to get their female friend into a three way. WHIPPED 4m, Romantic Comedy DIRECTOR: Sander Lebau SCREENPLAY: Jess Antrobus, Ruben Sholinyan, JJ Obee CAST: Jess Antrobus, Ruben Sholinyan, JJ Obee, Chris Wise, Jeffrey Miles, Chris Wise SYNOPSIS: A Netflix overload causes mayhem within the Lebowitz household. FIRST TIME 4m, Romantic Comedy DIRECTOR: Reece Rachelle SCREENPLAY: Ty Dobbertin CAST: Taylor Cross, Morgan Tyler, Morgan Drmaj, Mia Park SYNOPSIS: *A young man's plan to impress his date with his new apartment doesn't go quite like he planned it when the real owners come home early. PINK BIKINI 6m, Romantic Comedy DIRECTOR: Chris Gatpo and Henry Power SCREENPLAY: Erin Goulet, Aysha Salam, Nicholas Harsin, and Chris Gatpo CAST:Erin Goulet, Aysha Salam, Nicholas Harsin, and Chris Gatpo SYNOPSIS: Jenny experiences an unlikely romance as she works up the courage to talk to the woman of her dreams.
DESPERATE LONELY GIRL 6m, Romantic Comedy DIRECTOR: Charissa Adams SCREENPLAY: Mary Jo Anderson CAST: Mary Jo Anderson, April Lang, Dianna Miranda, Emeka Okonkwo, Charissa Adams, Tony Morino, and Gus Buck SYNOPSIS: Julie is single and content in her life. That is until her family, friends and complete strangers start trying to set her up on dates.
NEBULOUS HEARTS: AN INTERGALACTIC LOVE STORY 5m, Sci-Fi DIRECTOR: Henry Power SCREENPLAY: Aysha Salam, A.K. Vala CAST: Tania Camargo, Anthony Famulari, Erin Goulet, Chris Gatpo SYNOPSIS: An alien couple hopes to mend their relationship by adopting a pet on planet Earth.
MODERN LOVE 21m, Romantic Comedy DIRECTOR: Steven A. Soria SCREENPLAY: The Unicorn & the Toad CAST:Jessie Rabideau, Kevin Lin, Zach Baz, Jessica Andres, Ed Mattiuzzi, Jermeel Hewitt, Brittney Escalante, Angela Marsden. SYNOPSIS: Modern Love follows the crazy young staff of a struggling dating service company Love-O-Rama as they try to navigate the tumultuous pursuit of love and happiness in the neon-drenched, totally rad world of the 1980s.
Sunday, 1:00-2:30: Shorts
SOLUS 7m, Drama DIRECTOR: Ifeanyi Ezieme SCREENPLAY: Madison Harwell CAST: Caroline Pitts, Deepak Adhikary, Michael Harris, Haidyn Harvey SYNOPSIS: alone or unaccompanied
WAS IT RAPE THEN? 4m, Drama DIRECTOR: Kari Lee Cartwright SCREENPLAY: Thaddeus Share CAST: Connor Kelly-Eiding, Charissa J. Adams, Elitia Daniels, Sujana Chand, Karen Pittman, Abigail Marks, Bitsy la Bourbon, Carly D. Weckstein, Jessica Goldapple, Jess M Garcia, Kari Lee Cartwright, Sabrina Bernasconi, Adam Slemon, SYNOPSIS: A narrative short following four women in their fight against sexual assault, all using the recontextualized words of Shakespeare.
NOT ANOTHER DAY 6m, Drama DIRECTOR: India R. McGee SCREENPLAY: Jenae Hope CAST: Jenae Hope, Newton Mayenge, Phillip Lee, Chirnajeev Shah, Ceejay Avilez, Nate Adair SYNOPSIS: A young woman, Cali, suffers from PTSD Nightmares after being Gang Raped. Although her Boyfriend, Stephan, tries to provide a loving and stable environment, she still struggles with coping and turns to suicide to try to re-gain her peace.
BLULEO 13m, Drama/Romance DIRECTOR: Daren McCoy SCREENPLAY: Daren McCoy CAST: Grayson Low, Dylan Werth SYNOPSIS: In a bleak future, without electricity and scarce water, a man travels cross-country to salvage lost love. MARISOL 17m, Drama DIRECTOR: Juan Escobedo SCREENPLAY: Juan Escobedo, Xavier Ortiz CAST: Toni Torres, Alejandro Patino, Jayr. Martinez, Siennah Ortiz SYNOPSIS: Inspired by real events and aimed to raise awareness on the effects domestic violence has on Women and Children.
Sunday, 2:30-4:00p: Shorts
NIGHT WALK 2, Horror/Thriller DIRECTOR: Nicholas Acosta SCREENPLAY: Nicholas Acosta CAST: Xenia Leblanc SYNOPSIS: When you wander the house at night, it’s easy to get lost.
BROTHER'S KEEPER 6m, Drama DIRECTOR: Alexander Delgado and Nash Lundquist SCREENPLAY: Nash Lundquist CAST: Carlena Britch, Benjamin Barrett SYNOPSIS: A vengeful young woman races down a barren California highway with a problem in her trunk.
PHOTOS FOR THE DEVIL 13m, Drama/Suspense DIRECTORS: Chris Gatpo SCREENPLAY: Angel Sabate, Chris Gatpo CAST: Aysha Salam, Angel Sabate, Solange Witteveen, Molly McIlhargey, Sean Bayat SYNOPSIS: A naive actress goes to a 'renowned' photographer to get her pictures taken, but slowly discovers the photographer has ulterior motives.
ART, LOVE AND OTHER HABITS 13m, Drama/Suspense DIRECTORS: Cristobal Valecillos SCREENPLAY: Jeronimo Henao and Marcelo Romero CAST: Jeronimo Henao, Meria Mesa, Isabella Santadomingo, Matt Brough SYNOPSIS: An art student is invited to the opening of her favorite artist new exhibition and what promised to be an amazing first date, turns into a horrible nightmare where she becomes the subject for the artist's future work.
IMBROGLIO 15m, Drama/Action DIRECTORS: Christopher Zetta SCREENPLAY: Christopher Zetta CAST: Zoe Bell, Joseph Michael Harris, Jason Tobias, Deosick Burney, Travis Johns, , Robert Dill, Kiralee Hayashi, Alina Andrei SYNOPSIS: Two warring groups of criminals meet to exchange hostages, each side unaware that the other harbors a deadly secret. As their standoff unfolds, everything goes south for everyone.
Sunday, 4:00-6:00: Shorts
ANGELA 8m, Drama/Thriller DIRECTORS: Nicholas Acosta SCREENPLAY: Nicholas Acosta (based on a story by Nicholas Acosta and Savannah Schoenecker) CAST: Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, Lulu Jovovich, Chara Burgh, Xenia Leblanc, Hollie Schwarz, Mike Erwin SYNOPSIS: After Mia introduces herself to a strange girl named Angela at a party she soon starts seeing her everywhere. Worried what her intentions are Mia confronts her but is unprepared for the shocking truth.
THE OTHER PLACE 18m, Noir/ Crime Drama DIRECTOR: Lee Amir-Cohen SCREENPLAY: Lee Amir-Cohen CAST: Amanda Maddox, Lee Amir-Cohen, Shoshana Bush, Cameron Diskin SYNOPSIS: An amnesia-stricken mobster and his fiancé imprison the district attorney- his brother-in-law.
CHARLIEVILLE 14m, Drama/Fantasy DIRECTORS: Jon Durham and Wayne Dalglish SCREENPLAY: Jon Durham CAST: Ashton Moio, Mia Serafino, Ian Gray, Jim Freivogel, George Fisher, Brandon Reiss, Steve Stone SYNOPSIS: A spiteful creative decision turns an artist's perfect little world upside down.
A SONG FOR KATE 25m, Drama DIRECTORS: Morgan Drmaj and Christopher Liebe SCREENPLAY: Tara Emerson CAST: Tara Emerson, Christopher Liebe, Jim Nieb, Isabella Bazler SYNOPSIS: Jason and Kate, high school sweethearts, unexpectedly reunite after 20 years. What happens next changes them both forever.
Sunday, 7:30p 2017 PWFF Awards Ceremony
Playhouse West Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The presentation of the 2018 Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards is open to the public. No tickets required.