Shorts Program 2

Community School

Saturday March 18, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm


Short Program 2
Filmmakers in Attendance for Q&A
SCREENING: Saturday, 3:45│Community School

Writer/Director: Will Lowell
Producers: Katherine Lodge, Natalie Qasabian, Tim Smith
Cast: Jack Kilmer, Eleanore Pienta

A run-in at a roadside bar between a repressed boy and a desperate girl leads to a dangerous exploration of their darker impulses.

CUL-DE-SAC (15 min.)
Director: Damon Russell
Writer: Shawn Christensen
Producers: Brenden Hubbard, Matt Raffa
Cast: Shawn Christensen, Phoebe Tonkin, Avery Finn, Dina Shihabi

A married couple’s bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise insider their toddler’s teddy bear.

Writer/Director: Aqsa Altaf
Producer: Alvin Joo
Director of Photography: Micah Johnson

Karen. is a story about a lonely teenage girl who has to make a decision to stay with her controlling grandma or to abandon her life in America for a promised life in the Islamic State.

MUSCLE (14 min.)
Director: Heidi Miami Marshall
Writer: Tom Wilton
Producers: Johnny Sanchez, Fiona Graham, Tom Wilton
Cast: Fiona Graham, Reiko Aylesworth, Marc Menchaca

Amanda is married to Craig, a terminally ill man. She cares for him day in and day out, the weight of it all taking a toll on her life and her marriage. Now, frayed by a life in stasis, Amanda realizes it’s time to make a choice. A meeting with a stranger becomes Amanda’s final chance to regain her hope.

THRESHER (14 min.)
Writer/Director: Alex Clark
Producer: Chris Luckhardt
Director of Photography: Ryan Knight
Cast: Darryl Dougherty, David Tompa, Madison Ferguson

A lone man is terrorized by a masked burglar late one night, but the intruder soon realizes that the man’s house is not what it seems.

WADE (10 min.)
Writer/Director: Devereux Milburn
Producer: Devereux Milburn
Director of Photography: Dan Kennedy
Sound Mixer: Alistair Farrant

A maladroit bumbler marvels at an associate’s sustained charm and fluidity in contrast to his own ineptness. What begins as a simple spirit of inquiry quickly becomes a dark obsession.