2012 Short Films: Q-S

The Quiz

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Directed/Produced/Written by Daryl A. Moon

As a man and woman go through the time-honored tradition of the magazine quiz, the poor man does quite well until he is forced to answer honestly about the Zombie Apocalypse. A relationship will be tested by its greatest, historic enemy: the truth.

3 min

Remote Control

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Written by Mark Johnson, Matthew McGahren, Mike MacManus (story); Directed by Matthew McGahren; Produced by Matt Green, Richard Rosenthal

A newly invented Spiderman has recently turned to catching animals as opposed to criminals and has been recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. When he tries to take the television remote from his disinterested girlfriend, the Black Cat, who is more interested in watching romantic movies and the Vue, it becomes quickly apparent that the power struggle is much more than he bargained for.

12 min

Reverse Parthenogenesis

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Reverse Parthenogenesis

Written/Directed by Javier Grillo-Marxuach; Produced by Devon Kliger, Jessica Mills & Sarah E. Baker

In this satirical look at love, marriage, and the pitfalls of potential parenthood, a happily married couple undergo genetic testing before deciding whether to have a baby. The results are bizarre, comical, and ultimately bloody when their test reveals a dark and improbable secret that could change the very course of human history and bring about the end of civilization as we know it. From the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer of the TV series Lost and staring Amber Benson and Adam Busch (both of Buffy The Vampire Slayer).

17 min.

Scrap Metal

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Written/Directed/Produced by Anthony Straus

The Cold War is over, but with a different ending. New York is in ruins and is overgrown with a network of some kind of sentient plant organisms. All human life has vanished. However, roaming the empty streets is a lone robot leftover from a Soviet spy initiative. The robot’s only companion is a screw which the robot lives with inside his out-of-place subway car wreck. When mutant plant monster known as Gigaplant emerges, threatening to eat the screw, the robot must do everything he can to defend his helpless friend from certain demise.

4 min

Secret Life of Objects – Outhouse

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Written/Directed/Produced by Nathan Jones

Secret Life of Objects is an animated series being developed by Nathan Jones. The series is composed of 30 stories and 30 objects and explores the social interactions of various commonly occurring personality types brought to life through the animation of everyday objects.

“Outhouse” is the first short film/episode of the series and is the story of a cynical, used up, toilet paper roll and a far less worldly new kid on the bock—a modern day parable, dark comedy, and humorous exploration of social politics.

Every object has a story…

3 min

Serene Valley

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Serene Valley

Written/Directed by Justin Lewis; Produced by Daniel Ford

A young girl who is sent on a dangerous mission to deliver a young boy to a military camp. Through their travels, the two form a touching relationship and she questions whether she is making the right decision.

Watch the trailer.

13 min.

Shoreditch Slayer

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Shoreditch Slayer

Written/Directed by Simon Levene; Produced by Mavreen Brown

Vampires have hunted humans since the dawn of time. Yet with rising inflation, soaring unemployment and higher taxes, it is vampires who are currently struggling for survival.

The 20th century was a golden age for the undead; a little known fact is that real vampires have often appeared in horror movies. Cinema offered a chance at cash, glamor and respectability.

However, after years of steady income, the vampire film craze ended, largely due to the over-saturation of Twilight, Buffy, etc. This left many out of work and unprepared for a life outside of cinema.

This comedy/horror mockumentary follows five vampires as they attempt, at all costs, to look for new sources of income. However, getting paid or not, the killing never stops.

2 min.

Skyrim: To Lydia With Love

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Written/Directed/Produced by Kristen Nedopak

A Skyrim parody dedicated to the companion we love to hate: Lydia.

2 min

Souvenir

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Directed by Rachel Morgan

Several days captured in a matter of seconds through an animation created from hundreds of photos.

1 min

The Stolen

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Written/Directed by Karen Lam; Produced by Karen Wong

Young Essie turns to the fantastical world of her imagination to escape her emotionally abusive home. Her father, a veteran, committed suicide after witnessing the horrors of war in Afghanistan. Her older brother, Braden, is now lashing out in anger at the world around him. One day, Essie witnesses Braden and his friends beating frail teenager Sebastian and putting him in a cage. Essie rescues Sebastian and tells him she is a fairy princess. When Sebastian promises to grant her a wish, she discovers he is more than he seems.

5 min

Stuffed

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Written by Gabby Egito, Marcelo Carneiro da Cunha; Directed by Gabby Egito; Produced by Gabby Egito, Janaina Duarte

A mysterious private eye is hired by an arrogant advertising executive to investigate whether his partner is stealing from their ad agency, triggering fiendish consequences in this neo-noir film with a dash of creepy magical realism.

Filmed in Los Angeles, the story is loosely inspired by the critically acclaimed Brazilian novel The Devil To Pay In The Backlands. Like in noir novels, Stuffed depicts a world full of cynical attitudes with dialogues that sometimes sound outlandish. The title is used in the whimsical sense of “turned into stuff.”

15 min

SWOOSH!

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Written/Directed by Sabina Sattar; Produced by Ash Maharaj, Brian Lavery, Gladys San Juan, Julianne Honey-Mennal, Sabina Sattar

S.W.O.O.S.H! – the Support Week Of Overlooked Super Heroes therapy group gets a new member, Melder. Melder’s polite interest soon turns hostile as he begins to bully all the other members. Melder finally reveals himself to be the Super-Villain Melter and demands the other members join his evil empire. The other members aren’t sure. There’s only one person who could possibly save them but she retired years ago…

20 min

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