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Bridge

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Writer/Director/Producer: Frank Fearon.

A retelling of old moral tales. Bridge blends elements of far eastern and American cinema into a bedtime story and a wild ride. This short features fantasy, action, and comedy in its tale of four travelers who discover a tunnel into a mystical world. They explore and come upon a bridge that spans a vast, misty swamp. They set off across it, ignoring the seemingly inconsequential 25c toll request at its entrance: not a clever plan.

10 min

Bohemibot

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Writer/Director: Brendan Bellomo; Producer: Daniel Spence.

Bohemibot is a Student Academy Award winning Sci-Fi drama, which combines live-action and CGI.

After centuries of rampant industrialization, the two remaining races of planet Zednok had to endure cybernetic modification to survive their toxic world. The struggle for dwindling resources finally plunged them into endless war. All were made to serve.

The great harpist Bohemibot served as a pilot. But like all on Zednok he was ultimately shattered by the war. Relegated to working in a military facility that recycled enemy bodies, each night Bohemibot would purge his nightmares and shoot them into outer space.

This story has been reconstructed from his dreampods and is presented in the language of Zednok.

26 min

Back to Life

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Writer/Director/Producer: Mike Salva

Animated Frankenstein Monster has a few things to say about being brought back to life. A cartoon by the creator of Max the Hero and voiced by Nashville standup comedians Ryan Williams and Sean Parrott.

3 min

The Baby Shredder Song

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Writer/Producer: Mark Nutter; Director: David Avallone.

A musical fantasy about a visionary inventor and his modest proposal. With apologies to Jonathan Swift.

5 min

The Assassin Project

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Writer/Director: Hal Jordan; Producer: Monique Yamaguchi, Nick Rossier.

Recruited out of high school because of her unique problem solving skills, Seattle Leary throws herself into a unique line of work: assassination. The nature of the work is literally cut-throat, which initially appeals to her but eventually grows old. After deciding she wants more out of life than dealing death, Seattle attempts to step away from the business, but finds that walking away is not that easy.

14 min

Animated American

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Writer: Tim Talbott; Director: James Baker & Joe Haidar; Producer: Susan Cohen

The future is about to collide with the past. Eric, a digital-loving executive on a mansion hunting expedition finds himself crossing swords with his realtor, Max, an out of work toon rabbit. Like it or not, Max will make Eric see things through the eyes of an “Animated American.”

15 min

Altar

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Writer: Andrew Jenner; Director: Nathan Bezner; Producer: Madison Geer.

Every single day is the same for Casper Stipend. He wakes up, he goes to work, he cleans a lonely women’s room at the end of a deserted hallway in an indistinct building of sorts. Every day he cleans, and every day he finds the same filth and bizarre objects clogging his one duty; from dolls to bibles, there is nothing this commode won’t chuck at him. As he becomes more unhinged and disconnected from his own societal realities, he finds a connection in the last place he would’ve looked.

18 min

The 6th World

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Writer: Ben Martinez, Dave Franco; Producer: Sasa Teodosiejev; Director: Ben Martinez.

Sometime in the near future, after nearly all of the world’s population has been devastated by the virus known as ‘Red Death’, three soldiers march out to investigate a distress signal coming from one of the last remaining quarantines on earth.

8 min

300 Pounds

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Writers/Producers: Eric Valdes & David Superville; Director: Eric Valdes.

A trailer for a brilliant piece of action cinema, a feast for both the eyes and stomach, 300 Pounds is loosely based on a Zack Snyder film that was loosely based on a Frank Miller graphic novel that was even more loosely based on a history book written by Herodotus a couple thousand years ago. The point is, somebody down the line screwed up, and this film intends to set the historical record straight. Never before has this much man flesh graced the screen.

In the words of Spartan King Leonidas: ‘When this battle is over, the world will know the power of being heavy!’

4 min

3 Stories About Evil

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Writers: Walter Reuben; Producers: Andrew Sachs, Edgar Varela; Director: Michael Frost.

3 Stories About Evil is a narrative short film shot almost entirely with still photographs in 3 different photographic formats. All three stories are very black comedies about family, the media and children’s beauty pageants.

22 min

I Spit On Eli Roth

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Writer/Director: Devi Snively

Friends don’t let friends denigrate the horror genre.

(out of competition)  7 min

Dead EXIT

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Writers: Wes Young, Ryan Goff, Bob Herron, Randy Foos; Directors: Wes Young, Ryan Goff; Producers: Wes Young, Ryan Goff, Bob Herron, Randy Foos.

The reanimated infestation has reached a crisis point, overwhelming both local law enforcement and federal agencies. Left behind, alone, and abandoned by the authorities, the three survivors must deal with the multitude of ravenous undead just steps behind them.

17 min

The Action Hero’s Guide to Saving Lives

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Writers: Brett Simmons, Opie Cooper; Director: Justin Lutsky; Producer: Justin Lutsky, Clint Carmichael, Keegan Wilcox.

When lives are on the line… When there’s danger at every turn… When clichés run amuck… Sometimes the best thing to do is call Mulligan. Ace Mulligan! No matter how villainous the madman… How numerous the henchmen… How sexy the damsel, one thing is for sure: Ace Mulligan will always come out on top. Sometimes.

Starring Patrick Warburton (The Venture Brothers, Family Guy, The Tick, Men In Black II), The Action Hero’s Guide To Saving Lives takes you behind the scenes of Ace Mulligan’s perilous and not-always-successful mission to stop the bad guys, get the girl, and save the day. It’s not always easy being an action hero.

15 min

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