Suspense

Chocolate Lava Cake

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Written/Directed by Xiao Ma; Produced by Jonpaul Rodriguez

Mary, a desperate wife, can’t bear her husband Jake’s physical abuse anymore. She decides enough is enough, and comes up with a plan. She’ll cook him dinner, she’ll pour the wine, and she’ll make him a special dessert. Then Jake will ask for forgiveness, but will Mary grant him that?

5 minutes

Home Education

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Written/Directed by Andrea Niada; Produced by Chiara Cardoso

An inquisitive girl is convinced by her controlling mother that her dead dad will resurrect if they show how much they miss him. That is, until he begins to rot…

Home Education explores fear and belief and how they can shape our perception and experience of the world around us. The characters inhabit a world within a world, in which the bizarre rules and convictions they’ve created have become their universe. Frightened of what they don’t accept nor understand, they have constructed an absurd lifestyle that constantly fights and attempts to explain it.

One of the things that interests me most is the suggestion that perhaps, these characters that appear so unhinged, might ultimately be speaking the truth.

25 minutes

Meow

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Written/Directed/Produced by Chris Jopp

Meow is a bloodstained genre mash offering life lessons in demonic cats, dubious landlords and overbearing mothers. Samantha is a strong-willed young woman in her 20s, who ignores her landlord’s strict No Pets policy and takes in a stray cat from the alleyway behind her newly settled apartment. She grows attached to the kitten she dubs Meow, but amidst a series of shockingly bloody occurrences begins to think the sweet kitten may be capable of murder.

6 minutes

The Suitor

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Written by Samuel Laskey; Directed by Alvaro Congosto; Produced by Michael Callahan, Alvaro Congosto, & Patric J Arnold

October 30th, 1938. During Orson Welles’ infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.

12 minutes

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