2007 Short Films: #-C

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

When a mysterious package ends up in the hands of a feared terrorist, the fate of the entire city of Los Angeles rests in the hands of just one man, special agent Jack Dour. Now Jack and his partner, Soulpatch, have just seven minutes to find a secret warehouse and save the world. Good thing they brought the Jack Sack.

11 min

A.W.O.L.

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Writer: Holly Martins; Producer: Jessica Wethington; Director: Jack Swanstrom

1972. An American soldier is captured and tortured in Vietnam. At the height of agony, he suddenly finds himself home, living an idyllic life with a loving wife and children that he’s never seen before.
As he struggles to take in what’s happening to him, he discovers the cruel pain of war isn’t over after all. As the clock strikes midnight every night, he is back in Vietnam where his torture resumes a few minutes each time. Escaping will take his wits, and require a gun. Stars David Morse & John C. McGinley

22 min

Alien for Christmas

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Producer/Director: Dave Pryor

A little boy dreams of having only one thing for Christmas, and it’s up to Santa Claus to play matchmaker. This is a Flash animated short with a skew towards a traditional animation look.
(Web Site)

3 min

Ambassadors Day

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Writer/Producer/Director: Dave Kellum

Before sundown, two diplomats must defuse a volatile international dilemma. Thousands of years in the future the remnants of the human species have moved indoors to escape the wrath of an environment turned hostile. Many generations have passed, and all that’s left of communication between these isolated sanctuaries of humankind are the Ambassadors.

Long after the End of The World has passed into myth, two envoys meet to exchange the weekly numbers of their people. It is a day like any other in Rendezvous Zone Eight-Seven Northwest, until one of the Ambassadors is ordered to shoot the other.
(Web Site)

20 min

Art’s Desire

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Writer/Director: Sarah Wickliffe

A character from a famous painting about war comes alive and explores the museum for a better place to live. She visits many other paintings, but ultimately learns to create a new world for herself.

4 min

Belinda’s Swan Song

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Writer/Director: Alicia Witt; Producers: Alicia Witt, Nathan Foulger

A musical theatre singer takes the stage for her final performance in this 16 minute one-woman film. As Belinda sings and addresses her audience for the very last time, we see that all is not as simple as it seems—and get a glimpse into the inherent love/hate relationship between artist and audience.

16 min

The Big Pull

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Producer/Director: Galen Carter-Jeffrey

A man finds a string in his nose.  That’s it.  Just a string—a string that never seems to end. This is twisted, sick, horror comedy, all in two minutes.

2 min

Blood of the Cross

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Writer/Producer/Director: Todd Lubitsch

So you’re Jesus, but what you really want to do is direct. Sure, being Jesus is difficult, but try shooting a film with no money. It’s a struggle to keep his crew together while staying in character. He’s truly a director with a messiah complex. Blood of the Cross… for those seeking direction.
(Web Site)

12 min

Bloodbath

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Writer/Director: Raphaello Kotziamanis

John T. Rex is a cop at the top of his game. Nobody likes his methods, but he always delivers the goods. When Rex discovers the secret hide-out of the internationally wanted criminal Ken Oh, He does what he does best: Taking out the trash! A Real Hero, Real Ninjas, Real Warlocks, Real Bullets, Real Explosions! It all adds up to Real Action Reloaded! Action has a new name: John T. Rex.

9 min

Blue Dreams Downtown

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Writer/Producer/Director: Raiya Corsiglia

A black and white, silent world, Winter in Coney Island. A down on his luck drifter falls in love with a woman in an old photograph. That night a storm comes and as he drifts off to sleep under his favorite bridge, the woman in the photograph comes to life.

3 min

The Boy Princes: A Tragedie Most Monstrous

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Writer/Producer/Director: Darren Herczeg

Sebastian, Balthazar, and Marion are simply the most boyish nine-year old boy princes that have ever lived. Tended to by their faithful, Indian manservant, Pasha, the boys have never known poverty, nor pain, nor despair. But when they must decide who among them is the most boyish, nothing short of blood, war, rape and murder awaits. The boys decide to hold a competition, and serving as judge is the mysterious Cousin Evelyn, a masked recluse who holds a grudge against the princes for disfiguring his face when they were toddlers. Evelyn immediately plays the boys against one another, and enlists the aid of the lusty lady Bernadine to systematically strip his dainty kin of their vaunted innocence. But the price of revenge is high, too high. For no one—not Sebastian, Balthazar, and Marion, not Evelyn and Bernadine, not even Pasha—can escape an impending tragedy of woefully monstrous proportions.

27 min

Cannibal Flesh Riot!

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Writer/Producer/Director: Gris Grimly

Cannibal Flesh Riot! is a black comedy about unusual friendships, culinary tastes and the repercussions for feasting on the dead. A stylish modern film that mixes verbal wit, stop motion, and B-Horror from the ‘50s Drive-in era.

Stash and Hub, two redneck ghouls, take a journey through an ancient graveyard to do what ghouls have done for centuries: grave defiling, necrophilia, and cannibalism. On their midnight walk, they rant about their idiosyncrasies. But this morbid journey to feast on the dead does not unfold as it has the numerous nights before. Stash and Hub have raided the resting place of the deceased one too many times and the dead do not take lightly being fed on for centuries.

This film is a cinematic representation of rock and roll, EC horror comics, drunken philosophy and a barnyard hoedown. Taste the flavors of 50’s B films, German Expressionism and stop motion effects.

29 min

The Celery Stalker

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Writer: Lisa Ferber; Director: Zooey Park

A game of truth and lies: three neurotic women, a bookstore, and the benefits of eating your veggies.  Park states: The Celery Stalker was inspired by my ex-girlfriend. I could never be sure if she was telling the truth. Her lies and half-truths were always entertaining, though.

6 min

Chiayi Symphony

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Producer/Director: Stefano Giannotti

The project was born casually from an even more casual trip in Taiwan in August 2006. The idea of the symphony poured out from a river spring in the mountains, at the margins of a little tea-field, where a woman was launching fertilizer in handfuls, with a beautiful wide gesture; the natural soundtrack of the place was composed by cicadas, a very peculiar kind of, listenable only in the Alishan mountains; Thus, the idea of the symphony, taking from the classic symphony only the style of the titles, and not the structure (8 movements intervalled by interludes, instead of 4 movements like in the the eighteenth-nineteenth century symphony).
(Web Site)

59 min

Clicker Clatter

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Writer/Director: Benjamin Radford; Producer: Edward Summer

Clicker Clatter is an animated short that exposes TV journalism and TV for the wasteland that it is. From scare-of-the-week programming to Katie Couric’s stupid interview questions and the frustration of scrambled porn, nothing is safe in this sharp satire! Mike Reiss, writer/producer for The Simpsons, calls Clicker Clatter: “smart, funny, and beautifully executed.”

6 min

Creepers

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Writers: David Lyons, Helen Lyons, Jeanne Simon, Mark Simon; Producer/Director: Mark Simon

A group of clumsy rainforest creepers secretly become super heroes who stumble through rescuing their fellow creatures from the sabotage of the sinister creeper at the local festival.

6 min

Cyn

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Writer/Director: Alex Ferrari; Producer: Kyra Ozuna

Cyn is a twisted tale about Cynthia, a young woman who is taken away by two psychopaths (Mr. Sugar and Otto) in the middle of the night to an old abandoned kindergarten. Cyn quickly turns the tables on them and soon the night becomes a cat and mouse mind game. While this drama is unfolding, a lone figure watches from a close circuit monitor. Who is Cynthia and what the hell is going on?

5 min

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