2013 Short Films: K-P

Karl of the Future

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Written/Directed by Nick Reinhard; Produced by Josh Smooha

Written/Directed by Nick Reinhard; Produced by Josh Smooha

As the janitor of Earth’s grandest star-ship, Karl is used to cleaning up. But nowhere in his job description does it say anything about stopping an intergalactic war. So when an alien comes aboard his ship with a bomb, Karl has to get his hands dirty… off the clock.

9 min

Keye Luke

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Written/Directed/Produced by Timothy Tau

Written/Directed/Produced by Timothy Tau

Keye Luke, actor and artist, was the original Kato in the 1940s Green Hornet, the All-American “Number One Son” in the Charlie Chan films, and Detective James Lee Wong in Phantom of Chinatown. In his later career, he was the voice of “Brak” on Space Ghost, the shopkeeper Mr. Wing in the Gremlins films, and the blind Master Po on the 1972 show, Kung Fu. He would go on to later act in 200+ films and TV shows.

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12 min

Kill Switch

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Written by Robert Gadsbey & Michael Chrisoulakis; Directed by Michael Chrisoulakis; Produced by Robert Gadsbey & Michael Chrisoulakis

Written by Robert Gadsbey & Michael Chrisoulakis; Directed by Michael Chrisoulakis; Produced by Robert Gadsbey & Michael Chrisoulakis

An injured bomb disposal technician laments the path his life has taken upon his return to society, from being contently part of the system to opposing it with a vengeance. Drawing on classic comic book elements, “Kill Switch” is a dark and unique take on the traditional origin story.

13 min

Killer Kart

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Written/Directed by James Feeney; Produced by Andrew Fairbank

Written/Directed by James Feeney; Produced by Andrew Fairbank

An evil grows, hiding in plain sight: four wheels and a basket, forged of aluminum in the fires of hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of…The Killer Kart!

15 min

Kundalini

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Written/Directed/Produced by V. Alex Marquez

Written/Directed/Produced by V. Alex Marquez

Strange things happen to a couple who meditates too hard. Friends practice meditation together and find themselves stuck in an alternate reality where anything can happen, even the most negative karmic acts. A surrealistic and satirical look at society’s obsession with new age fads of yoga and meditation, and the belief that everything is available within the power of the mind.

8 min

La Bear

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Written/Directed by Alan OW Barnes & BC Thompson

Written/Directed by Alan OW Barnes & BC Thompson

Winifred is a lonely romantic who loves French films. When she takes a chance solitary vacation, she meet La Bear, a friendly wish-granting polar bear with very sensitive ears. She quickly learns that wishes are hard to control when she wishes for the love of Hector Montoya, a “make it pretend” character from the film she’s watching. Hector Montoya is a lost soul looking for love. His big problem is that every time he comes close to finding love, he becomes so controlling that he destroys the very thing he wants to badly and in doing so, he inevitably destroys himself.

12 min

The League of S.T.E.A.M. – Curses!

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Written by Rich Fogel; Directed by Russell Isler; Produced by Trip Hope

Written by Rich Fogel; Directed by Russell Isler; Produced by Trip Hope

When Crackitus, Baron and Katherine visit noted artifact appraiser Sir Angus De Cranium, they discover that some antiquities are more dangerous than meets the eye! Guest stars Grant Imahara from Mythbusters!

5 mins

The League of S.T.E.A.M. – Dead End

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Written by Andrew Fogel, Russell Isler; Directed by Andrew Fogel; Produced by Trip Hope

Written by Andrew Fogel, Russell Isler; Directed by Andrew Fogel; Produced by Trip Hope

In The Adventures of The League of S.T.E.A.M.’s “Dead End,” Crackitus, Thaddeus, Baron, and Katherine are lured into a deadly trap. Will they conquer the undead horde, or are they doomed to become a zombie’s afternoon snack?

7 min

The Legend Of The Black Dragon

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Written by Girard Tecson & Kevin Yee; Directed/Produced by Girard Tecson

Written by Girard Tecson & Kevin Yee; Directed/Produced by Girard Tecson

New York City’s newest crime fighter, The Black Dragon, battles various criminals to put a stop to Firebird’s notorious crime reign.

7 min

Little Man of Steel

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Written by Colin Costello & Larry Ziegelman; Directed by Larry Ziegelman; Produced by Monica Zaffarano

Written by Colin Costello & Larry Ziegelman; Directed by Larry Ziegelman; Produced by Monica Zaffarano

Lois and Clark go on their next great adventure: condom shopping!

10 min

Little Red

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Written by Terry Legan, Lee Crowe & Cayla Armstrong; Directed by Terry Legan and Lee Crowe. Produced by Crow’s Nest Productions

Written by Terry Legan, Lee Crowe & Cayla Armstrong; Directed by Terry Legan and Lee Crowe. Produced by Crow’s Nest Productions

Red seeks refuge from the wolf by entering a mysterious door in the forest and finds herself in a strange, underground world.

3 min

Locked Up

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Written/Directed by Jane Eakin; Produced by Ruth Millard & Jane Eakin

Written/Directed by Jane Eakin; Produced by Ruth Millard & Jane Eakin

While on night duty at a storage lock-up, Simon sees a woman crying to herself outside her storage unit. He leans in to get a better look, but she runs away. Then Simon hears singing coming from inside the lock-up. Is there someone in there wanting to get out?

Some things are better left locked up.

9 min

Magic the Gathering the Musical

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Written by Charles Thomas; Directed by Molly Coffee; Produced by Molly Coffee, Raymond Carr, & Steven K. Greer

Written by Charles Thomas; Directed by Molly Coffee; Produced by Molly Coffee, Raymond Carr, & Steven K. Greer

Jake, a teenager who lives to play Magic: the Gathering, heads to the local comic book shop one Saturday to try his hand at the latest tournament. There he finds a wide variety of characters, including a Vampire: the Masquerade enthusiast, a bumbling nerd down on his luck, and a pair of battling rappers, all there to take the top prize. Jake must gather his strength and use his training to win the day, although his true reward may not be what he expects.

Be ready for puppets and singing.

27 min

Man of Steel Song

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Written by Melissa D'Agostino; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Matthew Campagna & Melissa D'Agostino

Written by Melissa D’Agostino; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Matthew Campagna & Melissa D’Agostino

With Marvel showing up DC at the box office, Man of Steel better make lots of money if the other members of the Justice League stand a chance of having their shot on the big screen…and Wonder Woman isn’t going to take it lying down.

5 min

The Meeting

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Written/Directed by Karen Lam; Produced by Victoria Angell & Karen Lam

Written/Directed by Karen Lam; Produced by Victoria Angell & Karen Lam

In a weekly church meet-up, four serial killers confess their darkest sins, hoping to cure themselves of their homicidal tendencies. But when pretty, blonde Harriet bursts into the room, the men are torn between wanting her to stay, and claiming her as another victim. They begrudgingly allow her to join the group, where Harriet admits she killed her husband in cold blood. But in a surprise twist, all expectations are turned upside down when Harriet reveals the darkest secret of all.

16 min

Miracle on Metal Street

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Written by Andy Paige & Max Stephen Kronick; Directed/Produced by Carl Bachmann

Written by Andy Paige & Max Stephen Kronick; Directed/Produced by Carl Bachmann

George is a timid freelance artist that has been hired by a famous heavy metal band. Plagued by artist’s block, George falls behind deadline and the band’s daunting front man, Gary, threatens to beat George to a bloody pulp. When George approaches the final hours before deadline and all hope seems lost, he is visited by Scott, an over-confident bipolar demon from hell. Through song and dance, Scott forms a bond with George in order to inspire him to make the most badass album cover ever!

14 min

Objects of Desire

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Objects Of Desire

Written by Brian Wecht & Dan Avidan; Directed by Jim Turner; Produced by Dan Avidan

Comedy band Ninja Sex Party finds that true love can be found with a sofa or kitchen appliance as easily as with another person.

3 min.

The Plan

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Written by Daniel Fallik & Yotam Motzafi; Directed by Daniel Fallik; Produced by Yotam Motzafi

Written by Daniel Fallik & Yotam Motzafi; Directed by Daniel Fallik; Produced by Yotam Motzafi

Ben’s dreams often mix with his surroundings. Years of self-neglect lead him to look back at his past decisions, unable to fully comprehend why he took a certain path in life. Ben travels through his twisted memories, unable to let go.

However, Ben’s memories are shattered and painted with darkness. His heart wishes to erase his past actions as he slowly drowns himself in misery and masochism. Ben travels through an important day in his life, a day that will never let him go. While venturing through his demented past, things slowly become clearer to him, but is drowning in his own thoughts enough to help Ben let go?

13 min

Poison Apple

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Written/Directed by Dane Neves; Produced by Chadwick Shimomura, Christopher Latronic, & Dane Neves

Written/Directed by Dane Neves; Produced by Chadwick Shimomura, Christopher Latronic, & Dane Neves

Everyone knows the classic story of “Snow White,” but very little light has been shed on one particular character: the poison apple. This film explores the tragic journey of Red, an optimistic apple, whose affection for Snow White surpasses the power of any spell. After being dipped in a deadly potion by Snow White’s jealous Queen stepmother and essentially killing the girl of his dreams, Red begins to realize the true meaning of love and sacrifice. Featuring five original songs, state-of-the-art puppets, and dazzling special effects.

9 min

Polterghost

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Written/Directed by Zack Ogle; Produced by Monika Kluziak

Written/Directed by Zack Ogle; Produced by Monika Kluziak

Edward Wyman is up to his waist in paranormal activity. What starts out as a few harmless shenanigans soon becomes an absurd nightmare of insane proportions. Luckily, when things do more than bump in the night, there’s only one person to call: Molly O’Malley, Ghost Exterminator. But does she have what it takes to unravel this grizzly mystery?

7 min

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