Short Films: 2013

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

Posthuman

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Written/Directed by Cole Drumb; Produced by Cole Drumb & Jennifer Wai-Yin Luk

Written/Directed by Cole Drumb; Produced by Cole Drumb & Jennifer Wai-Yin Luk


PostHuman follows Terrence and his dog Nine in an adrenalized future of espionage, super science, and assassins.

Terrence agrees to help Kali, an escaped test subject from a black ops ESP test lab, in her effort to free the last surviving imprisoned test subject.

The assault on the lab is fast paced and intense as Terrence uses every hacker trick he knows to destroy the lab’s defenses and give Kali the opportunity to free her tortured lab mate, Benjamin.

Gritty, hyperstylized, and dripping with intense images, PostHuman is NSFW, for children, or adults with no sense of adventure.

6 min

The Quirk and the Dead

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Written by Ken MacGregor; Directed/Produced by Ken MacGregor & Brian Lillie

Written by Ken MacGregor; Directed/Produced by Ken MacGregor & Brian Lillie

Dan and his fiancee set out to escape the zombie apocalypse, but it catches up with them. After losing her, Dan meets up with Craig, a survivor who’s lost his friends along the way. Together, they negotiate their way to Dan’s hideout, sharing their stories. But Dan has a secret—a dark and terrible secret—and Craig has no idea what he’s in for.

16 min

Red Sand: A Mass Effect Fan Film

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Written/Directed by Caleb Evans; Produced by Paul DeNigris & Samantha Hammond

Written/Directed by Caleb Evans; Produced by Paul DeNigris & Samantha Hammond

Serving as a prequel to the Mass Effect game series,”Red Sand” is set 35 years before the time of Commander Shepard and tells the story of the discovery of ancient ruins on Mars. Left behind by the mysterious alien race known as the Protheans, the ruins are a treasure trove of advanced technology and the powerful Element Zero, an energy source beyond humanity’s wildest dreams.

14 min

Restitution

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Written/Directed by Justin Miller; Produced by Justin Miller & Mike Gowen

Written/Directed by Justin Miller; Produced by Justin Miller & Mike Gowen

Architect and workaholic Preston Sanders struggles to reconcile with his wife, Susan, after the recent death of their oldest child. Their relationship is further strained when Preston discovers that his wife has resorted to an unconventional coping mechanism: cloning their youngest son.

13 min

Revelation

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Written by Joseph Morgan & Persia White; Directed by Joseph Morgan; Produced by Joseph Morgan, Paul Cha, & Persia White

Written by Joseph Morgan & Persia White; Directed by Joseph Morgan; Produced by Joseph Morgan, Paul Cha, & Persia White

A woman trapped in a post-apocalyptic situation questions her reality. As she secures her house against an unknown terror outside, she reflects upon the darkness that took her husband and changed the world as she knew it. But she is not alone. After barely surviving a brutal encounter that pushes her to her limits, both physically and emotionally, she is forced to leave the safety of her home and is propelled towards a staggering conclusion that will change her forever.

9 min

Riverside

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Directed by Chris Garrison; Produced by Chris Garrison & A. Vernon

Directed by Chris Garrison; Produced by Chris Garrison & A. Vernon

Edwardian-era widower Ambrose struggles to cope with the death of his young wife, Virginia. But when his grief turns to anger, he decides to confront the bride who abandoned him and heads for the graveyard.

Lovingly created in an ancient tradition, rendered with pencils on paper, and with backgrounds painted in ink washes by hand, the film is tinted in a style reminiscent of early silent productions. Music by 13ghosts.

3 min

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