Short Films: 2006

Faceless

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Writer/Director: B. Jason Roer; Producer: Sydny Brown

Vincent van Gogh once said, “In an artist’s life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing”. Cynthia Navarro paints with a similar brush. Faceless is a psychological thriller about an artist obsessed with the beauty of the human body and the unique manner in which she expresses her art.

9 min

Fish Tales

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Writers: Tim Smyth, Dave Habeeb; Producers: Paul McMahon; Director: Tim Smyth

It’s an ordinary day, and Joe is fishing, with little success.  After several hours, a mysterious woman of the lake swims up to him. She introduces herself as Veronica and doesn’t think much of his fishing skills. To prove to her that he is indeed a good fisherman, he boasts that he can catch something no matter what the bait.  Using a piece of his sandwich, he casts his line, but finds that what is in this lake is better off not being caught. Joe wonders if he’s the fisherman, or the bait, as he gets the fight of his life as he tries to survive this fishing trip.

8 min

The Fishing

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Writer: Michael Aronson; Director: Dawn Boyd

After buying a house in the country, newlyweds Mark and Karen live in fear of a local fisherman who they mistake for a killer. As emotions run high, the tables turn to reveal the killer in us all.

7 min

Flypaper

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Writer/Producer/Director: Raygan Henley

In a room alone, a writer searches for inspiration, but when wit runs dry, he releases his frustration on a little house fly. The house fly dodges his blows. It eludes him and torments him, as did his lack of inspiration. The writer’s feelings are resolved only upon the death of the fly which rekindles the fire of words in his mind.  We’ve all been at a loss for words. Whether writing something for self expression or writing a paper for work or school. And like the chase for a house fly, sometimes, what we need is a little passionate distraction.

9 min

From Beyond

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Writers: Michael Granberry, H.P. Lovecraft; Producer/Director: Michael Granberry

An unsuspecting man falls into an otherworldly trap set by a psychotic genius in this spine-tingling tale based on the classic short story by H.P. Lovecraft.
(Web Site)

10 min

Full

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Writer: Gerald McClanahan; Producer: Darya Danesh; Director Mikki Willisl

When Murray was young, he was bitten by a wild dog. Since then, on full moons a beast within overcomes him. When his sister, Stevie, attempts to intervene, Murray turns on his own flesh.

10 min

Genesis Antipode

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Writer/Producer/Director: John Robinson

Jeffrey and Rebecca, two polar opposites, are forced to come to terms with each other amidst the desolation of a post-apocalyptic landscape. Initially meeting Jeffrey on a blind date, Rebecca is completely disinterested in him, while Jeffrey thinks that he’s found a lasting partner.  A devastating virus will change both their outlooks.  Told through alternating timelines, the film chronicles their relationship, from their awkward first date up to the point at which they are finally able to find a common ground.
(Web Site)

16 min

Grace

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Writer/director: Paul Solet; Producers: Rebecca Cutter, Rosie Sharkey

Madeline Matheson is eight months pregnant, and determined to deliver her unborn child, Grace, naturally. It is the most important thing in the world. When an accident leaves both Madeline’s husband and unborn Grace dead, Madeline insists on carrying the baby’s corpse to term. Nothing as inconsequential as death is going to change her plans.
(Web Site)

6 min

The Greatest Story of All Time

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Writers: Nicholas Heim, Robert LaPoint; Producer: Casey Heim; Director: Nicholas Heim

Ralph has a quest. This quest is simple. Ralph wants to talk to God. Jim has a wish. This wish is simple. Jim doesn’t want to go with Ralph on his dumb quest.  What starts as a stupid journey into the desert becomes an even stupider journey into a surreal world of talking cars, Amish, evil cheerleaders, and thrilling violations of Zoning Board Code #205-02. When our heroes are called upon to help save the world, little do they know that forces are massing against them.

So come see The Greatest Story of All Time, the film that audiences everywhere are calling “the greatest story of all time”!

23 min

Green

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Writer/Producer/Director: Sagi Zamoshchik

An innocent butterfly wants only on thing: a spot of green.  Maybe it’s a plant he’s looking for.  But whatever the case, green is hard to find in a desert.  And what little is there is more than likely to be man-made.

3 min

Hazel’s Hips

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Writer: Oscar Brown Jr.; Producer: Brandon Schultz; Director: Kobina Yankah

Sultry waitress Hazel is a balm to every males eyes and grist to their fantasies.  Hazel’s Hips is a music video for one of  jazz vocalist Oscar Brown Jr.’s most famous songs.

3 min

Helix

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Writer/Producer/Director: Chris Barfoot

DEATH is but a doorway…

Imagine if you could navigate the ancient corridors of your ancestral DNA.

Imagine if you possessed the ability to leave your physical body behind.

Imagine if you were David, for he was such a man!
The first time was an accident!  The next time they pushed him to do it!

Now, it might be impossible to get back! His uncanny ability is soon revealed as a clinically controlled process designed to transport him to a specific point in history.  Stars Prunella Scales of Fawlty Towers.

20 min

Hombre Kabuki

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Producer: Cary Becker; Director: Leo Age

Love, lust and lucha libre.

Thomas and Vivvy appear to be a happily married couple. But the spark has begun to fade. It’s hard to keep the passion.  So Thomas brings home a Mexican wrestling mask, to spice things up. But the game turns out to be very different than he expected: duping, disguise, and a ménage a trois with luchador.
(Web Site)  (Trailer)

10 min

Hunted

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Writer: Ahmad Charif; Producer/Director: Moe Charif

Emily wakes up to find herself in the middle of nowhere, chased by a group of lunatics for reasons beyond her comprehension.  But her instincts kick in, and she fights to survive as she tries to make sense of the mess she has stumbled into. Hunted was first written with the intent to capture some of societies flaws, we live in a world today where many people in positions of authority become corrupted and drunk with power, that all barriers come crashing down, and moralities and values are nothing but a distant memory.

21 min

If I Had a Hammer

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Writer/Producer/Director: Andy Bean

Tremble mortals! Thor, the mighty God of Thunder, has lost his hammer and embarks on his quest for a new one… at the local hardware store.

Set in a shop whose proud boast is “we won’t be beaten on price—just quality and service”, If I Had a Hammer is a gleefully violent cartoon where the gags come as thick and fast as the bloodletting. It is here that Thor encounters Mud, a pimple-faced store assistant, and endures levels of customer service ill-fitting a Thunder God. It is not long before the short-tempered deity goes postal and what was once a busy hardware store is transformed into a blood-splattered war-zone.
(Web Site)

6 min

The Injured StormTrooper

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Writer/Producer/Director: Brian Finifter

We’ve all watched Star Wars.  A lot.  And we’ve all marveled at how quickly and easily storm troopers die.  So, it’s no surprise that storm troopers are at a loss when one of their own is injured, but not killed, in a run-of-the-mill firefight. With no precedent, they attempt to deal with the situation as best they can… which is to say, not very well.
(Web Site)

3 min

Just

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Writer/Director: Jesse Wheeler; Producer: Chloe Aftel, Jesse Wheeler, Stephanie Kwong

Idealistic attorney Eddie Winkle only wants to do what’s right…even if it means convincing himself that his scumbag clients are actually innocent! But even Eddie can’t deceive himself about his newest client, Lou Tanner, an aging lowlife facing Murder One for beating a crossing guard to death. When his delusions finally catch up to him, Eddie must find a way to do what’s right before his conscience rips him apart.

But what exactly does doing what’s “right” mean to someone who can convince himself of anything?  Starring William Windom.

16 min

The Key

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Writer/Producer/Director: Micah Moore

In a war torn future, two lovers are captured by a fascist military force. Now one of them must escape his chains and fight through an army to save the woman he loves. But time is running out. Emotional storytelling by Micah Moore and slick visuals by Will Stroud combine with exciting martial arts action by Matthew Sumner and Brian Lee to make The Key a brutal beautiful love story.

10 min

The Mamtsotsi Bird

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Writer: Mpotseng Mdakane; Producer: Jo Horn, Mpotseng Mdakane; Directors: Jo Horn, Matt Horn

An African mythological creature, the Mamtsotsi Bird, is called down from the thunder by witches to carry out missions of malevolence. Musa can feel something evil drawing closer. Her estranged husband Sipho tries to convince her that it’s all in her mind because of her alcohol abuse. Having gone for fertility shots, Musa thinks her strained marriage will take a turn for the better. Little does she know that her husband has already consorted with evil to get rid of her.

12 min

The Masque of Ollock

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Writer/Producer/Director: Robert Kauffmann

This animated horror-fantasy film uses delicately rendered black-and-white images and dark atmospheric music to evoke a mood of impending doom that hangs upon the unsuspecting inhabitants of a medieval castle who do not realize that sometimes, the dead are but lightly sleeping.

Related in this short but spellbinding film is the tale of the disembodied head of a fallen mage which haunts a king and his household in their own castle.
(Web Site)

8 min

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