Short Films

Side Effects of Barry

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Witten/Produced by Etienne Eckert & John Charles Meyer; Directed by Amy French

Witten/Produced by Etienne Eckert & John Charles Meyer; Directed by Amy French

A new pharmaceutical promises a boyfriend in a pill, but there are side effects.

5 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

Dreamtime

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Written/Directed/Produced by Tom Van Avermaet

Written/Directed/Produced by Tom Van Avermaet

In a work-driven world where time is the ultimate dictator, a mysterious sandman spreads chaos and confusion.

20 min

Josephine and the Roach

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Written by: Jonathan Langager & Joe Swanson; Directed by Jonathan Langager; Produced by Damon Stea, Josh Tate, & Christie Hagenburger

Written by: Jonathan Langager & Joe Swanson; Directed by Jonathan Langager; Produced by Damon Stea, Josh Tate, & Christie Hagenburger

This surreal, offbeat short tells the story of a cockroach and the woman he loves. Her brutish husband stands in the way of their happiness, so the roach must resort to creative means to win her over.

15 min

The Dark Companion

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Written/Directed by Darrell C. Hazelrig; Produced by Sam Carter

Written/Directed by Darrell C. Hazelrig; Produced by Sam Carter

Howard (a puppet) has an existential crisis and nervous breakdown when he, and only he, can see his puppeteer… a featureless, humanoid shape that always looms over him, that he calls his “Dark Companion”. His relationship with his wife and friends quickly breakdown, when no one believes him, forcing Howard to take drastic measures.

14 min

Death of a Shadow

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Written/Directed by Tom Van Avermaet; Produced by Ellen De Waele

Written/Directed by Tom Van Avermaet; Produced by Ellen De Waele

Soldier Nathan Rijckx died during World War I. Stuck in a limbo between life and death, a strange collector offered him a second chance at life, if he can capture 10,000 shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But with only two shadows left to collect, he discovers she’s already in love with someone else. Jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him toward a bitter decision.

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Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.

20 min

Supervised

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Written/Directed/Produced by NIles Heckman & Rick Glenn

Written/Directed/Produced by NIles Heckman & Rick Glenn

In the near-future, Sepulcher Industries is the world leader in RFID chip implantation worldwide. A normal day at the office has turned into a nightmare as the chips start exploding, killing the design team one by one. Two remaining men desperately fend off the “Shutdown” signal, desperately clinging to the hope that someone must be sending help. But if everyone has a chip, who will be left to save them?

8 min

The Storm

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Written/Directed by Andre LeBlanc; Produced by Chris Fishel

Written/Directed by Andre LeBlanc; Produced by Chris Fishel

Locked in the security chamber of an arctic outpost, Daniel and Jane are the last survivors of a botched military experiment. Beyond the doors are the Hunters—genetically altered, sensory-deprived humans that know nothing but hunger. And they will stop at nothing to get inside.

13 min

Freeze

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Written/Directed/Produced by Brian H. Teague

Written/Directed/Produced by Brian H. Teague

It’s chase or be chased through the urban jungle. A short short action-comedy about a good old-fashioned, high energy, mysterious foot chase through an urban jungle between two perpetrators and a detective.

4 min

Dead of Winter

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Written by Keith W. Mullin; Directed by Dan Delano; Produced by Damian Walker

Written by Keith W. Mullin; Directed by Dan Delano; Produced by Damian Walker

Teenager Bethany Stevens (Lisie Krohnfeldt) clings to the last remnants of normal life after the zombie apocalypse changes her world forever. She must contend with the elements, the walking dead, and her own loneliness in the desolate frozen world she now lives in.

8 Min

Franky and the Ant

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Written/Directed/Produced by Billy Hayes

Written/Directed/Produced by Billy Hayes

Franky is a methodical, professional killer who believes that loyalty trumps all. After being betrayed, everyone close to him soon discovers that vengeance is not what he seeks. He wants a lot more than that.

9 min

Day of the Spectre

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Written by Chris Peters & June Peters: Directed/Produced by Chris Peters

Written by Chris Peters & June Peters: Directed/Produced by Chris Peters

Nearly a year ago, Mary lost her husband and son in a tragic accident, and she has grown increasingly despondent. During a moment of crisis, an unlikely visitor tells her how to build a device to bring them back from the dead…but only if she is willing to give something in return.

10 min

Rose, Mary and Time

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Written/Directed/Produced by Hardeep Giani

Written/Directed/Produced by Hardeep Giani

Barney is married—unhappily. He lost the love of his life around six years ago; she was murdered. Through the magic contained within a clock he inherited, and with the help of an old Indian shopkeeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save her… but life isn’t always as easy as that. A story of second chances.

38 min

Witchfinder

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Written/Directed/Produced by Colin Clarke

Written/Directed/Produced by Colin Clarke

A small community lives in fear of the satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive woods in search of forbidden magic and ancient rites. To aid them, the townsfolk enlist the aid of William Thatcher Blake, a witch hunter whose arrival stirs a cauldron of terror that threatens to engulf them all in a bloody pit of horror.

18 min

The Road

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Written/Directed by Owen Thomas

Written/Directed by Owen Thomas

Karma, condensed. A group of seemingly random people help Karma along, passing through many hands.

5 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

Closing Session

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Written/Directed by Raymond Calderon; Produced by Nora Lonergan

Written/Directed by Raymond Calderon; Produced by Nora Lonergan

In a future where short-term reanimation is possible, a remorseful man is given one last chance to speak to his recently deceased daughter, Anna. Edward believes this is his chance for reconciliation, but once the session begins, Anna starts to realize what has happened, forcing Edward to reevaluate his priorities.

5 min

Cold Turkey

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Written/Directed/Produced by Thor Arnarsson

Written/Directed/Produced by Thor Arnarsson

A troubled teenager is trying to move away from his cannibalistic ways to a more normal way of living. This change is not an easy one and he suffers greatly from not only the physical effects of malnourishment but also the mental breakdown that reduces him to a shell of a person.

14 min

Witch’s Reign

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Written by Elizabeth Hatcher, Marianne Chiaramonte; Directed/Produced by Elizabeth Hatcher

Written by Elizabeth Hatcher, Marianne Chiaramonte; Directed/Produced by Elizabeth Hatcher

A cat and mouse chase between a witch and a young priest ends in an unexpected, caffeine-driven, ending.

3 min

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

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