2006

The Wright Stuff

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Writer/Producer/Director: Ford Austin

When the Wright Brothers are called upon by the president of the united states to fight ‘evil doers’, they fly to his aid and go on many amazing adventures while remaining grounded with their lucrative bike repair business. Relentlessly hilarious!

20 min

The World Outside

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Writer: Ben Collins; Producer: Josh Lind; Directors: Josh Lind, Kevin Phillips

SLOW AND STEADY GETS YOU FIRED! Rules, restrictions, guidelines, suggestions, commands, punishments, work work work. Life in a toy factory goes as planned. Whether the toy you build is a ball on a stick or a ball on a string, you will do as you are told or feel the consequences. After meeting a bright-eyed young lady who works at the factory across the street, a young lever-puller decides to disguise his identity, fool both factories, and avoid the watchful eyes of the building officials to get closer to the one girl he could love.

28 min

Witchwise

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Writer/Director: Joe Harris; Producer: Amanda DeSeta, Hunter Shepherd

Everyone adores Andrew, including his old Aunt Mary. Rather, she did… until she died. Now, standing at her funeral, his Aunt’s casket open before him, Andrew reflects on the last time he saw Mary alive… as well as the shocking, secret chain of events that led to her death.  Was Andrew’s Aunt Mary a witch? What was the source of her power? And, most importantly, how can he make it his? Witchwise is a swirling tale of horror and magic, murder and vengeance in which one bad little boy learns an important lesson—Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it!
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13 min

Whore

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Writer/Producer/Director: Vincent Scordia

Whore, tells the story of a young married couple experimenting with a violent sexual fantasy in a sleazy New Jersey motel room. The main idea of the film was to explore a side of sexual culture that is often ignored in contemporary culture. The idea is that sexual gratification can be achieved through abuse and violence in the context of an otherwise loving relationship.
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8 min

The Urge

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Writer/Producer/Director: Chris Angus

This short film is a spoof, deflating the exaggerated horror behind old vampire movies. We are lead into the suspense of expecting the vampire to leave his coffin and commit heinous crimes, only to discover that he has far more pressing things on his mind.

2 min

Uh-Oh: A Brief Encounter

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Writer/Director: Joe Henke; Producer: Hero Motion Pictures

Uh-oh is a computer-animated short about a brief encounter on a not-so-far away planet. Told without dialogue and set to the music of the legendary Raymond Scott. Moral? Don’t leave your keys in your spaceship.
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2 min

Uh Oh Betty

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Writer: Anthony Veve; Producer: Drew Weaver; Director: Anthony Veve

Uh Oh Betty is a documentary parody that shows the lighter side of a rather bleak topic. Christina Binkley is Betty, a young woman that has had enough of her boyfriend’s sexual advances, in a fit of anger she kills him! Finding herself in a rather large quandary, her only help and savior is the narrator Dr. Rackenport who instructs Betty on the proper techniques of disposing a body. A purely black and white comedy that draws you into the comfortable era of poodle skirts and car hops, lowering your defenses enough to make you laugh. The upbeat jazz and soothing voice of Dr. Rackenport set you up perfectly as a blundering Betty knocks you down with laughter!

8 min

The Toll

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Writer/Director: J Zachary Pike; Producer: Marc Dole

The Toll is a Computer Animated mockumentary and a character study in the guise of a student project created by fictional film student Harvey Stevens. Harvey delves into the realm of not-so-fantastic myth to interview a troll who lives under a bridge. The troll is, for lack of a better word, evil. He’s aggressive, uncouth, temperamental, and has a nasty habit of eating people. His pet is a malicious cross between a dragon, a pug, and a Cuisinart. Yet strangely, the troll wants acceptance from the society he preys on, and sees the young filmmaker as an opportunity to clear up the ‘misunderstandings’ that have always plagued him.

6 min

Thumb Pow

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Writer: Joseph Clark, Steve Oedekerk; Producer/Director: Joseph Clark

Thumb Parody based on Steve Oedekerk’s Kung Pow: A young man, who some say is the ‘chosen one,’ is walking through life trying to find his purpose. In the mean time there are evil people who are trying to kill him so that they may take over the world. Thumb Animation!

7 min

That’s My Baby

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Writer: Staci Bernstein; Producer: David Bernstein; Director: Staci Simpson

That’s My Baby is a lighthearted look at maternal instincts gone awry. When two women in a park both lay claim to the same child, tempers flare and the fight is on. Though neither seems to have a strong grasp of parenting, both toss their conflict to the wind when the child’s safety is threatened. Who is the real mother? Could the child have two mothers? What’s best for the child? Assumptions about child ownership and child rearing are a gentile undercurrent in this frolicking physical comedy.

10 min

Tell-Tale Art

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Writer/Director: Jeremy Dylan Lanni; Producers: Jeremy Dylan Lanni, Bradley Sellers, Noah Goldsmith

Lenore brutally murders her husband, dismembers his body, and conceals the pieces within a grotesque sculpture. Why? Perhaps Lenore was right in claiming it was Allan’s cataract eye that drove her to do it. The milky orb was certainly repulsive to behold. But did it really scour her soul with a supernaturally critical glare? And when one Officer Morley questioned Lenore, something made her lose her composure. What exactly shattered her resolve? That, like Lenore’s motive, is a mystery. All we know for sure is that Lenore dissolved into a gibbering wreck, confessed to her heinous crime, and remains stark raving mad to this day!
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6 min

Surrogate

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Writer/Producer/Director: Peter Podgursky

A childless alien couple just want a baby.  Looking over all the possibilities, they choose a handsome astronaut to be their unknowing surrogate. The female makes herself look human and goes to him. But his romantic human ways sparks more than her maternal instincts.  This is a love triangle that can’t end well.

6 min

The Sparkle Lite Motel

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Writers: Sarah Dodd, Cory Kinney; Producer: Cory Kinney, Mel Weisbaum; Director: Cory Kinney

Newlyweds George and Anna check into a questionable motel expecting a night of marital bliss. Once in the room, the couple begins to see manifestations of their parents. Anna is visited by her mother, Sidura, a demure sophisticate who does not approve of her daughter marrying this boy from the wrong side of the tracks. George begins to see his father, Tavish, a coarse, Scotsman who teases his son mercilessly.

As Anna and George’s relationship is tested by Tavish and Sidura, the couple quickly figures out that there is something very wrong with room 24 and The Sparkle Lite Motel.

15 min

Sound Of Slyness

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Writer: Diane Ruggiero; Producer: Darya Danesh, Freeman White; Director: Mikki Willis

Marty comes home to find his wife, Vivian…distracted.  She had hired a private investigator to spy on him.  Now she has the evidence of his philandering. When confronted by audio surveillance of he and his mistress, Marty resorts to “creative storytelling” as an attempt to explain.

10 min

Robots Are Blue

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Writers: Biill Sebastian, Toby Halbrooks; Producer: Bill Sebastian, Toby Halbrooks; Director: Bill Sebastian

Complete with mindless humanoids and talking cats, Robots Are Blue is an absurd comedy about life in the future. In 2029, robots live and work among humans. Tensions rise at the workplace when John (a robot) writes Tom a poem for his birthday. Tom tries to silence his ‘worker’ before he is discovered and reprogrammed. When upper management gets wind of the situation, Tom must decide whether to expose himself as a sympathizer or live in an oppressive work environment under the cloak of secrecy.
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8 min

The Resurrectionist

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Writer/Director: Susan Bell; Producer: Ben Kim

In 1847 in the Deep South, a lowly gravedigger, Fredrick, struggles to provide for his family. At the urging of his wife, Elizabeth, Fredrick steals a recently buried corpse to sell to the local medical college for anatomy study. Setting off in his horse-drawn wagon on a journey through the dark woods, Fredrick quickly realizes that the dead man has other plans. Terrorized by supernatural happenings, Fredrick is at the mercy of an angry ghost as it reveals its chilling story. And the nightmare won’t stop until retribution is found.
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15 min

Reign Of The Fallen

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Writer: David McLeavy; Producer: Jon Wang; Director: David McLeavy

In the times since great wars laid waste to Prias, its people have learned to embrace a simple life, away from the perils of technology and war. As the mighty Sith army spreads across the galaxy, subjugating every planet in its path, all the people of Prias can do is wait, their world protected by an energy shield held in place by ancient towers. While the people wait in fear, one Jedi trained by Master Oram Bren will be chosen to be the future leader of Prias, a title decided by a vote of the entire population of the planet. But little do they know that one Jedi’s dark secret could spell their doom.
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59 min

Reason

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Writer/Producer/Director: Bivas Biswas

Trapped in a world inundated with heartache, David is forced to find the truth about his lost love. Flashes of what happened on the night of her death haunt him. David must push past his fear to understand the dark details of her untimely death. While caught in a cycle of confusion, he wonders if the visions are real, self induced, or clues to finding the truth. He is soon faced with the fact that he may be on the road to insanity. Is it love or guilt that visits him in the night? Is his deceased wife, the only one to turn to for answers? Will he be able to understand what is happening to him? David will eventually stumble upon the Reason.
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3 min

Raven Gets a Life

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Writer: Devi Snively; Producer: Agustin Fuentes; Director: Devi Snively

When a 150-year old vampire, trapped in the body of a 12-year-old girl, is diagnosed with manic depression, she seeks solace from prescription drugs, Bela Lugosi and the Grim Reaper.

9 min

Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills and Painted Nightmares

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Writer/Producer/Director: Jamie McDonald

Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares brings the lost art of pulp fiction magazines back to life. It tells the story of the unique art form the pulps unleashed on depression-era America. Pulp publishers had to work especially hard to get cash strapped Americans to buy their magazines. Therefore the covers were bold, audacious, and at times, controversial.  This documentary includes an exclusive look at the world’s largest pulp art collection, and interviews with some of the very few pulp artists still living.

59 min

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