2005 Short Films: F-I

Farmer Brown

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Producer/Director/Writer: Charlie Cline

The American farmer is an icon of hard work and determination in the face of tremendous odds. One constant during the farmer’s struggle is his imperturbable attitude in the face of these challenges. ‘Farmer Brown’ presents a typically stoic and hardworking denizen of the heartland, as we follow him addressing every challenge, from typical farm chores to decidedly atypical supernatural incursions, with the same matter-of-fact demeanor.

4 min

Filthy

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Producer: Andrew Allan, Dave Berggren, Director: John Karliss, Andy Lalino; Writer: Lalino

When reporter Dana Diamond goes in search of the ultimate story, she gets more than she bargained for. On a riot-torn Halloween night, Dana is lured into a decrepit house by a sadistic transient and kidnapped by an incestuous family.

Inside, Dana endures the most brutal and unspeakable ordeals imaginable, mentally and physically tortured to the limit, as she hallucinates monsters emerging from the garbage piles, including a humanoid being made of rotting meat pieces. Will Dana survive the unrelenting attack of her merciless tormentors?

32 min

Final Sale

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Producer: Gina DiSanto; Director/Writer: Julie Hermelin

It’s a short form action/comedy about two best friends, Jane, the conservative traditionalist, and Isabell, the sassy ballbuster, who are shopping for dresses to wear to a friend’s wedding. When they both eye the same red dress tempers flare, barbs are exchanged, and a kung fu show down ensues. But, this face-off isn’t just a fight about a dress, it’s a comedic tale about the shifting dynamics of friendship and the power struggles therein. Starring Felicia Day, Cerina Vincent.

12 min

Freakshow

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Producer: Michael Capiraso; Director/Writer: Marcus Wagner

It’s All Hallows Eve in Coney Island! Many screams cut through the calliope of this urban playground, but not every cry is one of joy. Our fable begins with two trick-or-treaters: Sara the precocious kitty-cat and her little pumpkin Joey. The two are denied entrance to the Freakshow by Mr. Fingers, the ten-in-one’s sinister barker. The costumed kids sneak their way inside, Joey wanting treats and Sara seeking freaks. As this tall tale gets told a lesson does unfold – curiosity can kill a cat and no pumpkin is ripe until its fat! Starring Erik Frandsen, with Alice Cooper as the voice of Pirate Jack. Fine out more at http://marcuswagner.net.

9 min

Herbie!

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Producer/Writer: Chris McKinley; Director/Writer: Drew Barnhardt

Meet Herbie Duck. He’s nice. Well meaning. He likes people. But he has a problem. A big one. He doesn’t want to do what he does. At least, not so much. He wants what we all want, to be happy. And he’d like someone to be happy with. Herbie meets Rosie. She’s young. Too young. Rosie is looking for her lost mother. Herbie is looking for Rosie. She might be Herbie’s last chance, or his next victim. Who’s to say? Not Herbie. He doesn’t say much. Starring Reggie DeMorton, Gena Shaw.

19 min

Herman, The Legal Labrador

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Producer: Jeremy Parker; Director/Writer: David Blumenstein

A man is dead, and the police have picked up Danny Hoang. The evidence is compelling, but is Danny innocent? Herman, The Legal Labrador thinks so! Herman, the city’s top canine defense attorney, has legal knowledge, cunning and a shiny, healthy coat, and a little sniffing leads him to a secret, powerful brotherhood of crime, comprised of, among others, the Mafia, the Yakuza, the Ku Klux Klan, the Scientonomists, the Shriners, the Market Researchers of America and the entire nation of Ireland. But can a group of the evilest people in the world really be behind this frame-up, or is the truth far stupider?

22 min

Heyday

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Producer: Mark Currie; Director/Writer: Rachel Wang

Iris (Shirley Anne Field) met her true love, Percy (Kenny Lynch) in a nursing home, when she was already old and frail. She wishes she had met him earlier. A former scientist, Iris sets out to make a time machine from a wheelchair, go back to the past, and meet Percy in her heyday. Heyday is a touching modern fairytale about treasuring moments with the person that you love.

10 min

I am Stamos

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Producers: Robert Peters, Alex Eastburg; Director: Rob Meltzer; Writers: Eastburg, Meltzer

There’s only one John Stamos…and his name is Andy Shrub. When character actor Andy Shrub makes a wish to look like a leading man, he magically begins to photograph as John Stamos, provoking the unholy wrath of Stamos. Starring: Robert Peters, John Stamos.

18 min

Ignoble

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Producer/Director/Writer: Murray Triplett

A legendary soldier returns from a mission to recover an artifact that may save his people. But he returns to betrayal and a greater threat in the shadows. A young priest must find his courage to save the artifact from slipping away, as all who surround him become victims to the evil that now haunts them.

20 min

I’ll See You in My Dreams

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Producers: Paula Diogo, Filipe Melo; Director: Miguel Angél Vivas; Writers: Melo, Vivas, Ivan Vivas

In a village inexplicable haunted by a plague of zombies, Lucio is the one man who can fight them. No one is safe in this dark near-future, when even loved ones can be transformed into horrible demons who seek to kill and eat you. This situation is temporarily forgotten in the local bar, where the inhabitants of the village take refuge, pretending that things are normal.  Well, almost normal.  But things aren’t normal, and those that drink in that dark pub demonstrate the one truth in life: the one thing that is worse than a mindless monster, is a human.

20 min

Illume

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Producer/Director: Jason Gottlieb

There is a pool of light that sits atop a cliff which is the life-force of two robots and the downfall of a smoke cat. In order to move freely and leave the shadows the cat must block off the robots’ access to the light. Likewise, the robots must have access to the light or they will perish. While the robots possess some of the light in their lantern they have a defense against the cats attacks; but when their light runs out will they be able to stop the cat before it destroys them?

6 min

Imperial Chopper

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Producers/Director: Cristofer Adrian; Writer: Johnathan Simmons

It is a time of prosperity for the Empire. Swoop Bikes are all the craze for high ranking officials seeking a symbol of status and prestige. Sith County Choppers (S.C.C.) specialize in custom-built bikes for anyone who can pay the price.

In this episode The Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, comes to the crew of S.C.C. to build his personal Swoop Bike. Sparks fly, tempers flare and employees die as the colorful crew build the ultimate swoop bike under the pressure of the Dark Lord.

15 min

Into The Maelstrom

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Producer: Marc Ferrero; Director: Peter Sullivan; Writer: Benjamin Sztajnkrycer

Responding to a distress signal on board the long-lost vessel The Maelstrom, two detectives make a shocking discovery: the crew has been brutally slaughtered. The only survivor is a frightened boy who might be the key to finding the killer.

Into The Maelstrom was produced for the 48 Hour Film Project, a competition where teams are given forty-eight hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film between four and seven minutes long.  Starring Eric Etebari, Bru Muller, Jesse Walker.

8 min

It’s About Time

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Producer/Director/Writer: Jerry Rector

Tick, tick, tick.  Time is not on the side of a captive.  Tick.  And as the torturer comes, time only becomes worse. Tick.  For the sadist has a way, he has a way of making a prisoner…

1 min

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