Short Films: 2012

2009: A Spacebat Odyssey

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2009: A Spacebat Odyssey

Written/Directed/Produced by Barry Munden

Three years ago, NASA launched STS-119, tasked with putting the finishing touches on the International Space Station. The shuttle mission carried with it an unexpected stowaway, a small, free-tailed bat who clung to the external fuel tank during lift-off. This is the untold story of that launch, and the fate of NASA’s first bat-stronaut.

8 min

88:88

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Written by Sean Wilson & Joey Ciccoline; Directed/Produced by Joey Ciccoline

Val has lost control of her life. Those around her deny the reality of the extraordinary experiences she feels powerless against. Realizing she must stand alone, she has only one remaining option: To find a way to fight back.

14 min

A Life

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a life

Written/Directed by Justin Colautti; Produced by Daniel Whidden

Robbie Diner (Guy Bradford) is an atheist, and he’s not afraid to show it. When Christ returns to Earth to renew the copyright on The Bible, he tests Robbie’s beliefs in non-believing—by exploding on his face. Robbie’s faith goes from one end of the spectrum to another, as he sees the light and joins the newly formed Church Of The Injectable Christ.

Director Justin Colautti (Chance Encounters, Official Selection, Hot Docs 2011) feasts on the absurdity of absolutes in a challenging and introspective satire that revels in the opiate of the masses.
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15 min

A Zombie Invasion

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A Zombie Invasion

Written by Brendan Vogel; Directed by Matt Green; Produced by Robert Pralgo

The inhabitants of a small town and it’s very popular diner have to fend off a nasty infestation of hungry zombies.

Baby-Sitting

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baby-sitting

Written/Directed by Lucas Masson

A young woman accepts a babysitting offer from a couple she doesn’t know. Puzzled by the children’s odd behavior, she invites some friends to keep her company. Little do they know that it will be the worst night of their lives…

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20 min

Backyard Blockbusters

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Backyard Blockbusters

Written/Directed/Produced by John E. Hudgens

For years, people have been making home movies, many times using pop culture properties that they may not own, but love. In recent years, these types of projects have come to be known as “fanfilms.” Backyard Blockbusters looks at the history and influence of the fanfilm genre, as well as the copyright and fair use problems these films create, featuring highlights from and interviews with the creators of many popular films.

119 min

Blood Fare

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Blood Fare

Written/Directed/Produced by J.A. Steel

Corporal Henry Trout fought valiantly in the forgotten skirmish of the Lethe Confluence during the Civil War. The year was 1861. In 2011, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood begins. Tyler and her brother Chad, Henry’s fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred. Starring Gil Gerard.

86 min.

Blood On The Game Dice

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Blood On The Gaming Dice

Written/Directed by Daniel Knight; Produced by Ahren Morris

Another Saturday night, and things are about to get critical at the gaming table.

Having just completed the 9th level to the Labyrinth of Lorzak, the party has now found themselves ambushed by a swarm of gelatinous cubes hell bent on engulfing what’s left of their miserable hides.

While Kat deals with the Orc Shaman in charge, it’s up to Craig and Ryan to hold back the cubes of doom and once again restore freedom to the region!

If only Gus can find his healing potion…

Blood On The Game Dice is a short film for any sized party of levels 2 and over.

12 min.

Caterpillar

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caterpillar

Written/Directed/Produced by David Field

An isolated elderly woman in desperate need of stimulation conjures an infestation of silk spinning caterpillars, thus leading her to a mind-bending epiphany.

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15 min

Cats In Space

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Cats in Space

Written/Directed/Produced by Robert and James Dastoli

Space: the final frontier. A feline starship embarks on a mission to boldly go where no cat has gone before.

2 min.

Cedric & Hope

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cedric and hope

Written/Directed by Pierce Davison; Produced by Jacob Fjord

Cedric’s life is just perfect. He has a two-bedroom hovel and he has Faith – his beautiful, but dim, princess girlfriend. He’d do anything for her… for he adores her so. That is until she dumps him for the prospect of some battle-hardened knights.

As a forlorn Cedric struggles to get over his break-up a chance encounter with Hope thrusts them both into a series of unfortunate events. Enlisted into a scheme to bring soap back from the holy crusades, Cedric is given the opportunity to become the brutal and bloodied soldier that Faith desires – but is that what he really wants?

14 min.

Chosen

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chosen

Written by Aaron Pagniano, Haley Manrique; Directed by Aaron Pagniano; Produced by Haley Manrique

Eric, a semi-loser, is visited by his dead girlfriend, now an angel, and told that he is the chosen one, destined to save the world from the flames of hell. The next morning, as the world is being torn asunder, he heads to the site of a meteor crash where he finds a terrifying creature. A desperate conflict with not only angels and demons, but also with his own self-confidence takes him to a realization that he may not be ready to handle.

8 min

D.N.E.: Do Not Erase

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Written by Nar Williams, Rudy Jahchan; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Amy Skerkoski, Kevin R. Grazier, Nar Williams

Written by Nar Williams, Rudy Jahchan; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Amy Skerkoski, Kevin R. Grazier, Nar Williams

When Brian’s graduate thesis on time travel costs him the love of his life, he forces himself to choose the best way to live out the rest of his days.

10 min

Dark Vessel

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dark vessel

Written/Directed/Produced by Rocky Curby

A hopeless romantic is caught trespassing while trying to woo a girl. Problems occur when the girl’s father forces him to remove a dead man’s shadow. Tragically, the romantic becomes a vessel of death.

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6 min

Dead Lions

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dead lions

Written and directed by Michael Bennett Smith; Produced by Zachary Johnson

Deep in the jungle, Petruis is part of an expedition whose leader has just killed a mysterious primate. Jealous of the victory, Petruis hatches a plan to lure in an ape of his own, but just as Petruis is underestimated by his companions, he may be underestimating the very environment he seeks to pillage.

7 min

Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday

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Written by R.K. Brooks, Trevor Garner; Directed by Keith Brooks; Produced by Anthony McHie, Keith Acton, Shawn Borsky, et al.

Marvel’s popular crimson assassin has been hired to take out a specific target. Kill the man, get the cash. The problem is, he’s not the only one on the job.

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17 min

A Deed Without A Name

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A Deed Without A Name

Written by Martin Vavra & Jeri Klein; Directed/Produced by Martin Vavra

Vanessa has strange proclivities when it comes to sex, as well as a history of pushing the limits of her sexual appetite, mostly pushing her suitors beyond their own comforts.

Jay is all too willing to be one of those suitors. His overwhelming desire for Vanessa makes it favorable for her to seek safety with him. Jay agrees to help Vanessa cover up her latest mistake.

How many men does Vanessa have helping her this evening? It becomes all too clear to Jay that he is just another pawn in Vanessa’s ever evolving sexual game of cat and mouse. Unfortunately for Jay, his realization may have come too late, and with a greater cost than he could ever imagine.

15 min.

Devil Board

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Devil Board

Written/Directed by William Bazyl Dripps; Produced by William Bazyl Dripps, Jeff Shipman, Ray Nafziger

Rule No. 1: Never Play Alone. On a dark stormy night three girls play a dangerous game. Before the sun rises they will realize that screaming won’t make it stop.

6 min

Devoted to the Dark Side

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devoted to the dark side

Directed/Produced by Adam Ruckersfeldt

The 501st Legion is a worldwide costuming organization devoted to creating and wearing replica costumes of popular villains from the Star Wars series. Go behind the masks and discover the intense devotion the Legion members have to bringing their passion to life and sharing their dedication to the epic saga everyone has grown to know and love.

9 min

Dinosaur Laser Fight

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Dinosaur Laser Fight

Written/Produced by Dan Avidan, Brian Wecht; Directed by Jim Turner, Egoraptor (animation)

NYC comedy band Ninja Sex Party explores what it would be like if a bunch of dinosaurs had a laser battle in space. Based on a true story.

3 min

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