Not a Single Word

Directed by Cody Holland; Produced by Marina Conover; Written by Cody Holland

Directed by Cody Holland; Produced by Marina Conover; Written by Cody Holland

Kayden is left an orphan after his disturbed mother is shot and killed while attempting to drown him. Kayden is finally united with his estranged older brother, Lucas, who agrees to become caretaker. Bound by their childhood abuse, the two struggle to overcome their past and connect as family. When their mother returns from the grave, determined to finish what she started, the brothers must finally confront her and silence her once and for all.

13 minutes

Butterfly Dust

Directed by Anthony Bushman; Produced by Anthony Bushman, Aida Lembo; Written by Eric Jones

Directed by Anthony Bushman; Produced by Anthony Bushman, Aida Lembo; Written by Eric Jones

In this sci-fi thriller examining the ramifications of humans playing God, a team of scientists inhabits an island compound working to develop Mariposa, a drug designed to improve a woman’s beauty and amplify her intelligence. The remarkable gains achieved are short-lived, however, and the test subjects revert to savage, animalistic behavior, viciously killing many of the people working on the island. Before learning of the regression in the test subjects, Dr. Judith Nelson injects herself with an enhanced version of Mariposa–essentially a super serum that introduces transformative traits much more rapidly. Without knowing of her self-experimentation, three other remaining scientists and one security guard barricade themselves in the same laboratory with Judith to withstand their creation until help can arrive. As they learn of Judith’s secret, the small group must wrestle with their conscience to ensure survival from both the threat outside the lab and from within, a moral dilemma that will ultimately decide their fate.

16 minutes

Butterfly Dust Trailer from Anthony Bushman on Vimeo.

Curio Shop : A Post Apocalyptic Acid Western

Directed by Eric S. Anderson; Produced & Written by Zoe Taylor

Directed by Eric S. Anderson; Produced & Written by Zoe Taylor

Everything and everyone in this world is broken–even time. What starts as a rather whimsical and Mad Hatter-esque story about a watchmaker who has no concept of time, slowly grows darker and more disturbing with each scene, descending through the looking glass to a place where characters transform and harden.

Oliver and John are two lonely survivors in a decayed frontier, drawn inexorably together by a web of shattering family secrets. When the watchmaker fashions a bizarre weapon for John, it opens a surrealistic Pandora’s Box, engulfing everyone in a fever dream with no clear exit.

Robert Scott Crane and Christopher Sweeney star in this hallucinogenic fable by EMMY winning Director Eric S. Anderson, Academy Award winning DP David Stump A.S.C., and writer Zoe Taylor.

18 minutes

Recursion

Directed by Sam Buntrock; Produced by Stanton Nash, Antonio Marion, Sam Buntrock; Written by Stanton Nash

Directed by Sam Buntrock; Produced by Stanton Nash, Antonio Marion, Sam Buntrock; Written by Stanton Nash

On the way to his best friend’s wedding ceremony, Sherwin, a young scientist, loses the most important item of the day: the bride’s ring. After retracing his steps, and searching to no avail, he decides to ‘slip’ back through time via a modified elevator in his apartment building. Now existing 90 minutes earlier, Sherwin steals the ring from his previous self and attempts to deliver it safely to the wedding venue without his past self noticing. This game of hide-and-seek unfolds across New York City as over and over he fails to reach the ceremony before his original self. And, each time he jumps back in time, he creates another version of himself he must now hide from. Finally, after foregoing trains and taxis, he sprints across the East River and barely makes it in time. Sherwin leaves the ring in a bathroom where he knows his past self visits. But, as his previous self picks up the ring, Sherwin and the ring cease to exist, and an infinite loop paradox begins. Without the ring, the past version of Sherwin retraces his steps, searches to no avail, and decides to ‘slip’ back through his time machine. And this continues. Over and over and over. For each time Sherwin delivers the ring to his past self, he negates the very reason he time traveled in the first place. With no way out, Sherwin breaks the cardinal rule of time travel and confronts his past self face-to-face.

22 minutes

REM

Directed by Joseba Alfaro; Produced by Joseba Alfaro; Written by Joseba Alfaro

Directed by Joseba Alfaro; Produced by Joseba Alfaro; Written by Joseba Alfaro

Have you ever shared a dream with someone else? That is Lay’s story, a young man with a nondescript daily life, whose only purpose is to sleep to meet the woman he loves. His whole world changes when she comes in to the real world to rescue him. But… from whom?

17 minutes

REM: Trailer from Joseba Alfaro on Vimeo.

Rise of the eSports Hero

Directed by Stephen Gillis, Erica Landrock; Produced by Erica Landrock; Written by Stephen Gillis, Sheona McDonald

Writer/Director: Stephen Gillis; Director/Producer: Erica Landrock; Writer: Sheona McDonald

This documentary explores the sub-culture of pro-gaming through the lives of North America’s top eSports team, Team Evil Geniuses as they tour the world competing for money, fame and glory. Chris “HuK” Loranger is one of Canada’s finest eSports exports and self-proclaimed diva. Greg “IdrA” Fields is a legend in the Starcraft community but is now disillusioned with his once passion. Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson, a former college football captain turned pro-gamer, is now at a crossroads between his career and his bride to be, a Miss USA pageant contestant. Evil Geniuses’ CEO, Alexander Garfield, is faced with the growing pains of being on the leading edge of a burgeoning multi-billion dollar industry as he must deal with balancing sponsors and managing egos all while trying to lead his team into the biggest season of their career.

43 minutes

Roadside

Directed by Tim Wildgoose; Produced by Tim Wildgoose; Written by Tim Wildgoose

Directed by Tim Wildgoose; Produced by Tim Wildgoose; Written by Tim Wildgoose

Twenty years after ‘The Visitation’, when vast swathes of the planet were transformed into the inhospitable and deadly ‘Zones’, mankind struggles with its newfound place in the universe. Over time, the high walls are built to contain the swirling anomalies within, and entry into the zone is strictly forbidden to all. Cal Rainer is a black market courier. Working on behalf of his mysterious client, he trades and collects the alien artifacts smuggled illegally from deep within the zones. Cal is on his way to meet ‘Valentine’, the notoriously ruthless black market dealer in alien artifacts. Something about this meeting is not quite right, and the repercussions will start Cal on a fantastic journey…

9 minutes

Resurrection

Directed by John Wardlaw; Produced by John Wardlaw; Written by John Wardlaw

Directed by John Wardlaw; Produced by John Wardlaw; Written by John Wardlaw

The story of Jesus of Nazareth, retold in the best possible way, in a movie trailer. This film trailer, to a film that doesn’t exist, is a modern day retelling of the Crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

2 minutes

Roommates

Directed by Justin McLachlan; Produced by Justin McLachlan, Scott Sparks; Written by Justin McLachlan

Directed by Justin McLachlan; Produced by Justin McLachlan, Scott Sparks; Written by Justin McLachlan

Two roommates fight over the last donut in a magical battle that ends up destroying their apartment.

5 minutes

Lessons Learned

Directed by Toby Froud; Produced by Heather Henson; Written by Toby Froud

Directed by Toby Froud; Produced by Heather Henson; Written by Toby Froud

Lessons Learned is a live action puppet short film. In the story, the boy is surprised by special treatment on this year’s annual birthday visit with his grandfather. Instead of the regular tea and cake fare, grandfather presents an intriguing gift to the lad. When curiosity gets the best of him, the boy falls into an adventure of other-worldly experiences not intended for him. Where will this journey lead? What lessons will he learn?

16 minutes

Ruins and Reckoning

Directed by Joel Musch; Produced by Joel Musch, Mike Donlan; Written by Joel Musch

Writer/Director/Producer: Joel Musch; Producer: Mike Donlan

Their planet was being destroyed. Republic armies had been sent to aid in evacuating the planet. A law abiding general is keeping prisoners captive during the evacuation and our protagonist is in love with one of them. An epic skirmish begins between the two as our protagonist fights for her!

9 minutes

Sentient

Directed by Abel Vang, Burlee Vang; Produced by Steven Yang, Zong Khang Yang, Ae Yang; Written by Abel Vang, Burlee Vang

Directed by Abel Vang, Burlee Vang; Produced by Steven Yang, Zong Khang Yang, Ae Yang; Written by Abel Vang, Burlee Vang

After surviving an ambush, an American soldier is taken hostage by a ragtag group of Afghan insurgents. But as his captors interrogate him, they quickly discover the terrifying truth that he is not who he appears to be.

19 minutes

Dog

Directed by Robin Schmidt; Produced by Simon Wan, Robin Schmidt; Written by Robin Schmidt

Directed by Robin Schmidt; Produced by Simon Wan, Robin Schmidt; Written by Robin Schmidt

Dog is the local Triad enforcer, a simple gangster, addicted to violence, bound by a strict honor code. Standing outside an old warehouse Xian, the Boss’s right hand man takes a phone call confirming the order to go in and clear out the current occupants. Dog duly obliges, brutally laying the smack down to a group of scumbags.

As he leans in to light a post-fight cigarette he hears a noise, women’s voices and goes to investigate. He finds a group of what can only be prostitutes hiding out and makes as if to beat them too but relents. The boss calls again, ordering Dog to guard the building for a few weeks to ensure the gang don’t repossess it. Dog must not leave. He accepts but is clearly not happy. Dog’s life inside is one of routine, training, cooking noodles, patrolling the premises. But soon it’s clear that his need for violence is taking over, driving him mad.

40 minutes

The Jigsaw

Directed by Al Safar Brothers, Rashad Al-Safar; Produced by Al Safar Brothers; Written by Al Safar Brothers

Directed by Al Safar Brothers, Rashad Al-Safar; Produced by Al Safar Brothers; Written by Al Safar Brothers

A man walks through a busy market and stumbles across a dark and dingy shop selling bric-a-brac. A plain and weathered brown box laying amongst some Jigsaw Puzzles grabs the man’s attention. He asks a mysterious and unsettling vendor as to the contents of the box to which the vendor warns him against the purchase and recommends that he leave it be. This further entices the man’s intrigue and makes him more determined to find out what the contents of this puzzle holds.

8 minutes

The Looking Planet

Directed by Eric Law Anderson; Produced by Anne Uemura; Written by Eric Law Anderson

Directed by Eric Law Anderson; Produced by Anne Uemura; Written by Eric Law Anderson

During the construction of the universe, a young member of the Cosmos Corp of Engineers dreams of doing something more than his menial job of planetary ring construction, so he sets out to break some fundamental laws in the name of self-expression. On his own adventure across space and time, he discovers there is more going on behind the scenes of this new universe than anyone had imagined.

17 minutes

Tilt

Directed by Ricky Hess; Produced by Debbie Hess; Written by Al Hess

Directed by Ricky Hess; Produced by Debbie Hess; Written by Al Hess

Skinny, a cute android, and her owner, Merle, wired a motel room to catch a high profile senator with a hooker for extortion but instead of the senator, the room is occupied by a well-known computer hacker, Saul Kaplan. Merle decides he is a better catch than the senator.

17 minutes

Batman Evolution

Directed by Peter Cornwell; Produced by Eric Gable, Michael David Lynch, Peter Cornwell; Written by Eric Gable

Directed by Peter Cornwell; Produced by Eric Gable, Michael David Lynch, Peter Cornwell; Written by Eric Gable

Witness how the 60’s Batman became the Dark Knight in this action packed parody. Featuring Eric Gable portraying Batman doing authentic Ninjutsu moves never seen on-screen. Also starring Joel Hebner as Black Mask and Mark Erman as Robin with stunt team 87Eleven playing henchmen in this slick knockout black comedy action fest!

6 minutes