2012 Short Films: E-K

ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining

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ElfQuest

Written/Directed/Produced by Paula Rhodes, Stephanie Thorpe

ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining tells the story of a tribe of elves on the distant World of Two Moons who find themselves driven from their forest by humans and must find a new home. Based on the classic comic series by Wendy and Richard Pini, ElfQuest is known for its magical artistry and for being a vanguard of the indie/fantasy scene.

5 min

Eva of the Succubi

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Eva of the Succubi

Written by Dennison Ramalho; Directed by Brian Love; Produced by Ben Rubin, Dennison Ramalho, Brian Love

When an Eastern European mobster steals from his vicious mafia bosses, he finds refuge in an abandoned and isolated cabin in the woods. Gravely wounded and starving to death, the cabin offers him a much-needed place to hide, but he soon finds that this place is not what it seems. A hidden room has trapped a naked young woman who has clearly fallen victim to some kind of demonic ritual. When he tries to help, he finds that he has an overwhelming sexual attraction to her—a lust that leads him to discover that she is something altogether inhuman!

16 min

Felix Graves

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Written by Jeff Meyers; Directed/Produced by Jeff Meyers, Keith Jefferies

Felix Graves is polite, pleasant, and personable. He works for his mother, takes pride in his work, and is dedicated to customer satisfaction. Oh, and he kills people for a living. But you couldn’t be killed by a nicer guy. During an assignment where things go wrong, Felix struggles to keep his cool—even as others lose theirs. Why can’t people understand that it isn’t personal?

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15 min

The Field Of Vision

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field of vision

Written by Siri Rodnes, Ursula K. Le Guin (original material); Directed by Siri Rodnes; Produced by Caterina Boselli, Rob Watson

Adapted from the short story by major science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, The Field Of Vision is about mankind’s pursuit of truth and the consequence of finding the answer. In an unknown future, a group of astronauts unearth evidence of an ancient alien civilization on Mars. Concealed within it is a truth so dangerous it threatens to change the world forever. On their return, a psychiatrist is brought in to assess the surviving crew, all of whom suffer from unexplainable physical disorders. What he discovers will shake his scientific and rational beliefs to the core.

26 min

Fisher

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fisher

Written/Directed/Produced by Yoram Benz

Fisher is an outcast who lives in a small cabin at the edge of the sea. A pasty grey creature living among tall furry ones, Fisher is ostracized by his village for being different. His only company is a memory, a faded photograph of his deceased mother. But his world is turned upside down one day when in a twist of fate, he is forced out of his comfort zone and into a journey of self-discovery.

A film about finding yourself and how sometimes we need that extra push to take a leap toward changing our lives.

7 min

Flight of the Melvin

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flight of the melvin

Written/Directed by Paul DeNigris; Produced by Monica Thies

In the era of the Apollo moon landings when anything seemed possible, 14-year-old space geek Melvin is constantly being nagged by his mom to “clean the danged birdcage.” Finally having had enough, Melvin gathers some spare parts and builds himself a jetpack to fly away. A few moments into his first successful flight, Melvin finds himself stuck to the windshield of an alien spacecraft full of bumbling little green men on a course to invade Earth! Can Melvin stop the aliens, or will their own comic incompetence do them in?

7 min

Giant Mushrooms

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giant mushrooms

Written by Erin Hill; Produced by Erin Hill, David Frame, Mike Nolan; Directed by Michael O’Donnell

A music video by Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp, it’s like a four-and-a-half minute Twilight Zone episode set to a pop tune. Erin (aka The Sci-Fi Harp Girl) plays the harp, sings, and writes songs with science fiction lyrics. The video is set in the 1950’s, during the Golden Age of Science Fiction, and takes inspiration from Bradbury, Bowie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Village of the Damned, and the music of the psychedelic era. Erin is also proud to have been inspired by that other great sci-fi harpist: Mr. Spock!

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4 min

The Guided Tour

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Written/Directed/Produced by Martine Asselin

Sometime in the future, a group of tourists visit an important attraction. A short science fiction film, with an environmental touch.

7 min

Harvey

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harvey

Written by Babacar Ndiaye; Directed/Produced by Drew Giles

Chaos has taken over Gotham City and only one man can bring it to order! Commissioner Gordon couldn’t do it, Batman couldn’t do it, Bruce Wayne couldn’t do it. Only former DA Harvey Dent can get the job done. Judge, jury, executioner at the flip of a coin. Justice is served Harvey’s way!

5 min

How to Get to Candybar

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how to get to candybar

Written by Sean Crouch, Matt August; Directed by Matt August; Produced by Jules Bruff, Rebekkah Sindoris

Three kids, trapped in a middle-American winter, run away from their broken home in search of comfort on the warm beaches of Africa. But after making it hundreds of miles through the driving snow and midnight freeze, reality comes crashing down on their tiny shoulders when they reach the rundown airport and meet the Security Guard who threatens to end their journey. With 9000 miles left to go, worried parents on the way and one junk-yard dog thwarting their plan, getting to Zanzibar will take a miracle.

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15 min

How To Kill Your Clone

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How To Kill Your Clone

Written by Ed McWilliams; Directed by Jack McWilliams; Produced by Asori Soto

Dick wants to kill his out of control clone, but due to their identical physical and mental abilities, he must hire the third party, Clone Killer Corporation, to do his dirty work.

5 min.

Imminent Danger

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imminent danger

Written/Directed by Alana McNair; Produced by Rebecca Drummond

In a very distant post-robotic future, Gail is an enthusiastic Motherland Protection Agency employee where her job is to notify the population of the Union’s current threat levels. After an unintentional button pressing incident alerting the Union’s population of its impending demise, people do not remain calm. Due to a minor injury back at the office, Gail wakes up in the hospital and realizes what she must do to reverse her mistake. Gail embarks on a wild journey meeting many bizarre characters in pursuit of an antique robot hand that may just be the key to saving the world.

16 min

Inner City

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inner city

Written/Directed/Produced by Alain Fournier

In a city hung between two endless walls, a boy with only pigeons for company tries to seduce his remote neighbor with wacky inventions.

8 min

Jess Archer vs. The Ex

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jess archer

Written/Directed by Amy Taylor; Produced by Chris Haak

Jess Archer and her best friend, Chase Pollard, used to be two peas in a pod. They stood up for the little guy against the tyranny of school security officer Turner, a fascist nightmare whose major weapon is the threat of detention. But then Chase got interested in girls and abandoned Jess on a particularly important mission against Turner to go make out with his girlfriend in the parking lot. Now, however, someone has stolen Chase’s beloved Phantom comic, he suspects a disgruntled ex-girlfriend, and he turns to the one person he knows can help him get it back: Jess Archer.

13 min

The Keeper

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Written/Directed by Chris St.Croix; Produced by Chris St.Croix, David Buchert

When a mysterious stranger pays a visit to the underground lair of a gang of murderers, they soon find that there is more to him than meets the eye…and he’s not alone.

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25 min

Killer Sperm From Deep Space

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killer sperm

Written by Michael Moseley, Rob Straub; Directed by MYKEL; Produced by MYKEL, Crystal Joy Dillinger

America’s top scientists must band together with Star Girl to halt the killer sperm from deep space from reaching the Earth’s surface and fertilizing the planet. Meanwhile, the evil Cosmic Brain plans on taking over the Earth and enslaving its inhabitants in this wacky 1950’s science fiction thriller.

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41 min

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