2012

Flight of the Melvin

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Written/Directed by Paul DeNigris; Produced by Monica Thies

In the era of the Apollo moon landings when anything seemed possible, 14-year-old space geek Melvin is constantly being nagged by his mom to “clean the danged birdcage.” Finally having had enough, Melvin gathers some spare parts and builds himself a jetpack to fly away. A few moments into his first successful flight, Melvin finds himself stuck to the windshield of an alien spacecraft full of bumbling little green men on a course to invade Earth! Can Melvin stop the aliens, or will their own comic incompetence do them in?

7 min

The Field Of Vision

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Written by Siri Rodnes, Ursula K. Le Guin (original material); Directed by Siri Rodnes; Produced by Caterina Boselli, Rob Watson

Adapted from the short story by major science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, The Field Of Vision is about mankind’s pursuit of truth and the consequence of finding the answer. In an unknown future, a group of astronauts unearth evidence of an ancient alien civilization on Mars. Concealed within it is a truth so dangerous it threatens to change the world forever. On their return, a psychiatrist is brought in to assess the surviving crew, all of whom suffer from unexplainable physical disorders. What he discovers will shake his scientific and rational beliefs to the core.

26 min

Eva of the Succubi

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Eva of the Succubi

Written by Dennison Ramalho; Directed by Brian Love; Produced by Ben Rubin, Dennison Ramalho, Brian Love

When an Eastern European mobster steals from his vicious mafia bosses, he finds refuge in an abandoned and isolated cabin in the woods. Gravely wounded and starving to death, the cabin offers him a much-needed place to hide, but he soon finds that this place is not what it seems. A hidden room has trapped a naked young woman who has clearly fallen victim to some kind of demonic ritual. When he tries to help, he finds that he has an overwhelming sexual attraction to her—a lust that leads him to discover that she is something altogether inhuman!

16 min

D.N.E.: Do Not Erase

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Written by Nar Williams, Rudy Jahchan; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Amy Skerkoski, Kevin R. Grazier, Nar Williams

Written by Nar Williams, Rudy Jahchan; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Amy Skerkoski, Kevin R. Grazier, Nar Williams

When Brian’s graduate thesis on time travel costs him the love of his life, he forces himself to choose the best way to live out the rest of his days.

10 min

Dinosaur Laser Fight

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Dinosaur Laser Fight

Written/Produced by Dan Avidan, Brian Wecht; Directed by Jim Turner, Egoraptor (animation)

NYC comedy band Ninja Sex Party explores what it would be like if a bunch of dinosaurs had a laser battle in space. Based on a true story.

3 min

Re: Play-Girls

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Directed/Written by Yuki Saito

Michi, a high school girl with a seemingly perfect life—loving parents, popularity, average grades—one day finds herself wanting to end her own life. When Michi reveals a big secret to her best friend, Haruna, she is betrayed by her. The one person she has trusted most has turned on her and Michi becomes the target of bullies at school. Blinded by her agony and hurt, Michi stumbles onto a suicide chat room where she exchanges stories with others in similar situations. After spending time on the site she is asked “Would you like to replay?” Michi impulsively presses “yes” which catapults her on a quest to her own death in the suicide game, “Re: Play-Girls.”

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94 min

Nailbiter

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Written by Kendal Sinn; Directed by Patrick Rea; Produced by Aaron Laue, Patrick Rea, Ryan S. Jones, Hanuman Brown-Eagle, Kendal Sinn

It all begins with a trip to pick up daddy from the airport. On the way, things take a … bad turn, and the Maguire family is trapped while fleeing a tornado. They believe they’re all alone in that storm cellar. They aren’t. And whatever is in there with them means to take them one at a time.

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82 min

Dark Vessel

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Written/Directed/Produced by Rocky Curby

A hopeless romantic is caught trespassing while trying to woo a girl. Problems occur when the girl’s father forces him to remove a dead man’s shadow. Tragically, the romantic becomes a vessel of death.

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6 min

Chosen

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Written by Aaron Pagniano, Haley Manrique; Directed by Aaron Pagniano; Produced by Haley Manrique

Eric, a semi-loser, is visited by his dead girlfriend, now an angel, and told that he is the chosen one, destined to save the world from the flames of hell. The next morning, as the world is being torn asunder, he heads to the site of a meteor crash where he finds a terrifying creature. A desperate conflict with not only angels and demons, but also with his own self-confidence takes him to a realization that he may not be ready to handle.

8 min

2009: A Spacebat Odyssey

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2009: A Spacebat Odyssey

Written/Directed/Produced by Barry Munden

Three years ago, NASA launched STS-119, tasked with putting the finishing touches on the International Space Station. The shuttle mission carried with it an unexpected stowaway, a small, free-tailed bat who clung to the external fuel tank during lift-off. This is the untold story of that launch, and the fate of NASA’s first bat-stronaut.

8 min

ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining

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Written/Directed/Produced by Paula Rhodes, Stephanie Thorpe

ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining tells the story of a tribe of elves on the distant World of Two Moons who find themselves driven from their forest by humans and must find a new home. Based on the classic comic series by Wendy and Richard Pini, ElfQuest is known for its magical artistry and for being a vanguard of the indie/fantasy scene.

5 min

‘Til Death

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'Til Death

Written/Directed/Produced by Philip Chidel

Mark is a newlywed and his bride has just passed away. He is now left with nothing, except the love for his wife which will never die. This connection is so strong that he now contracts an extreme case of sympathy sickness — and he begins to decompose, as if he had died himself. Now, with his body deteriorating, he enlists the help of his unsuspecting friend, Ron, to save not only his own life but that of his dearly departed as well.

24 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

Owen’s Hobby

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Owen's Hobby

Written/Directed by Zachary Burke; Produced by Zachary Burke, Molly Mayo

Owen loves Susan (from afar), but when a kidnapper snatches her up, he’s forced to step out into the world and rescue the girl he loves (from afar). Risking the exposure of his private hobby and battling with psychological (mommy) issues, Owen’s journey tests his courage as well as his mind.

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17 min

Devil Board

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Devil Board

Written/Directed by William Bazyl Dripps; Produced by William Bazyl Dripps, Jeff Shipman, Ray Nafziger

Rule No. 1: Never Play Alone. On a dark stormy night three girls play a dangerous game. Before the sun rises they will realize that screaming won’t make it stop.

6 min

Moonfishing

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Written by David Michael Friend & Stuart Cudlitz; Directed/Produced by David Michael Friend

A fisherman’s hobby of sculpting is interrupted when he must perform his monthly task of illuminating the town he lives in. With container on back, fishing pole in hand, and his current carving stashed in his pocket, the lonely soul goes searching for the perfect spot to catch the moon’s shimmering sister. But his shattered hope for exchanging his catch for the villager’s fellowship returns him to his art for companionship. From executive producer Heather Henson.

12 min

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