After killing her husband, Fred, in a failed attempt to collect on a hefty life insurance policy, Maggie Dedmon had trouble maintaining the lifestyle to which she and daughter Emma had grown accustomed. So, naturally, she had Fred re-animated and sent him back to work to earn a salary. Now, Maggie has an insurance agent on his way to the Dedmon’s house to review and sign off on a new life insurance policy for the previously deceased Fred. And Maggie is ready to collect the benefit as soon as possible!12 min
2012 Short Films: L-P
Life Life in in Space Space is a concept TV show/short film that is about fanciful characters in space working together and getting along despite radical differences. It centers on the themes of tolerance and “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Some people have said, “It’s like Space Balls for the 90’s.” The truth is, political correctness on a space ship—an isolated place—is probably a horrible idea in all practicality.13 min
As the story spreads they manage to draw attention to their forgotten corner of the galaxy, but who will arrive first, the rebel alliance or the empire?40 min.
In the desolate landscape of the American Northeast, Carol, an alluring woman living on the fringe, carries out her quiet routine. Even as she lands an interview for a job as a waitress, she gets a call for work she can’t refuse. In the ensuing racy encounter, her true identity is exposed.
Erin (aka The Sci-Fi Harp Girl) plays the harp, sings, and writes songs with science fiction lyrics; Lookout, Science is a song with a story: like a five-minute Twilight Zone episode set to a pop tune about the relationship between science and religion.
God (or Mom, depending on how you look at it) has a scientist daughter and pastor son. Erin plays an angel (with a harp, of course!) given a mission by God that she must carry out in appropriately mysterious, scientific, and supernatural fashion. The video also pays tribute to the TZ episode ‘Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?’ Stars Marni Nixon and Lisa Roberts Gillan.
The last thing Damian and Pippa wanted was to fall in love. Yet when they first looked into each others’ eyes, love is exactly what happens—so much so that it makes them, and everyone else in the park, burst into song and dance.
This one-song, one-shot musical will make you want to fall Madly in Love!5 min
Victor Karloch receives a journal from a colleague who is involved in a salvage operation for a series of missing sea freighters in the North Sea. In this journal, Karloch’s friend describes his descent into the abysmal deep with the use of a diving bell and his encounters with the ghosts of a lost Templar Knights ship.
The Narrative of Victor Karloch is a Victorian ghost story puppet short film that utilizes 30′ tall rod puppets, traditional shadow puppetry, rotoscope, and rear projection to present the adventure of Victor Karloch, an alchemist, scholar, and ghost hunter, as he battles the supernatural forces of the Unknown.15 min
Spawning from the hit comic, The Devil’s Handshake, this horror-adventure romp features the title’s two main characters, Basil and Moebius. Basil (Ray Park) is a street tough brawler while Moebius (Zachary Levi) is a dashing cat burglar playboy. The partners-in-crime, who work for the mysterious and supernatural Collector, pull a daring heist during an illegal gambling party thrown by an underworld kingpin (Malcolm McDowell).
For more adventures of Basil and Moebius, visit www.whoisthecollector.com.16 min.
Two soul mates fight their fears of death and loneliness in this short dark comedy based on the Polish fable by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski.
In a farm forgotten by time, Viola and Theodore are a couple of dust bowl farm kids who love to play circus. But their lives are flipped upside down when they are caught in an accident with Viola’s abusive father in a struggle. They decide to run away and join a ghostly circus that appears in a 1920’s style Speakeasy.
This new long-form narrative music video is based on the Song “Old Man Cabbage” by Atlanta’s own Ninja Puppet Productions Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and features the magnificent Imperial Opa Circus performers.16 min
In this slapstick tragedy, handless creatures are given the opportunity to receive hands. When two of the creatures cheat the system to increase their odds of getting good pairs, the others try to stop them.8 min
Owen loves Susan (from afar), but when a kidnapper snatches her up, he’s forced to step out into the world and rescue the girl he loves (from afar). Risking the exposure of his private hobby and battling with psychological (mommy) issues, Owen’s journey tests his courage as well as his mind.
Two men find themselves trapped and on the run from a nightmarish creature.3 min
A lonely teenager, who is living with her grandfather, has a difficult cohabitation with him. One day, whilst walking outside, she will enter in an adventure out of time which will reveal a dark moment about her family history.
Through a dream-like fantasy interpretation of dying, Viola experiences the powerful seduction of the Angel of Death. Her vulnerability causes her to cross over, taking her deeper into the darkness. But through pure strength and determination, her soul suddenly breaks free of Death’s grasp and continues to go on living. A surreal journey seen through Viola’s cold, white eyes.14 min
Two sisters engage in a pillow fight that turns epic. Along with intense, hectic, and humorous fight choreography, this short has had great reviews as fast, funny, and wildly entertaining.
Set in a gritty, futuristic, and economically devastated NYC, The Price is the story of two outlaws and the bounty hunter who pursues them. Inspired by the Italian Westerns of the 1960’s, the film is a mash-up of A Fistful Of Dollars and Mad Max with a little Escape From New York sprinkled on top.
Starring Carlos Gallardo (el Mariachi), Solomon Trimble (Twilight), Mali Elfman, Michael May, and James St. Vincent.
A young woman deals with her inner demons that aren’t just fantasy anymore. Inspired by writer/director Lucas Cody Garcia’s own past with crippling anxieties, it is a humorous yet horrifying tale about the struggle with irrational day-to-day fears. This process, along with his own experience in actual psychotherapy, became very cathartic for Lucas.14 min