Short Films: 2012

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Life After Death

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life after death

Written/Directed/Produced by Patrick Peacock

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

Life Life in in Space Space

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Directed by Tyson Persall; Produced by Cary Martin, Tyson Persall

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

A Light In The Darkness

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A Light In The Darkness

Written by Fed Wetherbee & PJ Tamayo; Directed by Fed Wetherbee; Produced by Renee Otero & Wendy Dye

On a small planet in the Outer Rim. A young boy watches the Jedi who saved his people be killed by the very clones who once fought by his side. Years later, as a member of an insurgency against the empire, he and his team hatch a new plan to take back their planet by drawing the attention of the newly formed rebel alliance. Armed with the fallen Jedi’s light saber, they battle to strike fear into the local imperial garrison and overthrow their despotic governor. Their silent attacks give birth to a legend, and the people speak of a phantom Jedi whose spirit has returned.

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.

Long Days

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Written/Directed by Adam Keleman; Produced by Adam Keleman, Ted Feldman

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.

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16 min

Lookout, Science

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Lookout Science

Written by Erin Hill; Directed by David Frame & Matt Bockelman; Produced by David Frame

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.

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5 min.

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