The Love Box

Writer: Ira Nayman; Producer/Director: Christopher Cordell

The Love Box is a comedy that follows the struggle of Samuel (Mathew Lemche) as he meets his girlfriend Poppie’s (Caroline Lesley) family for the first time. A normally daunting task that is further complicated by the fact that Poppie’s parents own the largest family run, adult intimacy store (porn shop) in the world. Samuel is forced to deal with an androgynous sibling, porn star dinner guests, and a crash sex-ed course by Poppie’s father.
The Love Box reminds us all that it’s not what we are but who we are that truly matters in life.

23 min

Monster Job Hunter

Writer/director: Yehudi Mercado; Producer: Arnie Reyes

Monster Job Hunter is about a man/child rising to the occasion and becoming the hero he only dreams to be in his world of video games. Morgan Aquinaldo is out-of-work, emasculated by his wife, socially awkward, and is about to experience the job interview from hell.

9 min

My Friend Sam

Writer: Andre Ford; Producers: Charlotte Acker, Monica Vega; Director: Catherine Linebarger

Nine year old Amy tells the slightly twisted story of her summer vacation and of Sam, the unusual best friend she made.

15 min

Night of the Hell-Hamsters

Writers: Haydn Green, Mike Roseingrave, Paul Campion; Producer: Elisabeth Pinto; Director: Paul Campion

Julie is babysitting the neighbors’ children when her boyfriend Karl pays her a surprise visit. Disappointed that he didn’t bring the Ouija board that she’s been wanting to play with for ages, Julie fashions one out of a child’s alphabet toy and a drop of Karl’s blood.

The game turns nasty when lightning crashes outside and the poor family hamsters are fried to a crisp. But when Karl checks on them, one hamster viciously attacks him and the other climbs up inside his trouser leg and starts having a go at his private parts, it’s the beginning of the end for Julie and Karl…and for the rest of the world!

16 min

Noir Total

Writer/Producer/Director: Francois Jamin

A man wakes up in a flat with a huge hangover, and finds the dead body of a girl in the bathtub. Not remembering anything from the night before, he calls a friend to help him to get rid of the body, but soon, things don’t go as planned, and his troubles get worse…
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15 min

Operation: Fish

Writer/Director: Jeff Riley

Operation: Fish is a stop-motion animated short utilizing a variety of additional mixed media, including live action, still photographs, and 2-D graphic animation.
A child’s goldfish is abducted by a criminal mastermind with nefarious intent and a secret agent is dispatched to rescue it. Utilizing his time displacement gun to manipulate events, the agent attempts to foil the villainous scheme.

10 min

Ordinary Angels

Writer: Todd Downing; Producers: Darlene Sellers, Sally Sparkman Dagna, Todd Downing; Director: Todd Downing

Front line angelic soldiers battle their fallen brethren, while the souls of mortals hang in the balance. One part police drama, one part supernatural thriller, one part mockumentary, Ordinary Angels puts a unique contemporary spin on ancient angelic lore.

37 min

Osama Bin Latte

Writers: Ross Marroso, Greg Hildebrandt; Producer: Greg Hildebrandt; Director: Ross Marroso

It’s Terrorism vs. commercialism in Osama Bin Latte, a political satire on the making of one of the Taliban’s internet videos as though it was shot with a professional production crew in America. A case of Mid-East meets Mid-West and everyone will be lucky to get out alive.

13 min


Writer/Producer/Director: Joaquin Baldwin

Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.

Originally created as a poem by the director, it was turned into a short animated film in the UCLA Animation Workshop.

3 min


Writer/Director: Lauren Timmons; Producer: Sean Cassity

Ben Rutter is an aspiring Paranormal Researcher with one shot at the investigation of a lifetime. Problem is, tonight could be the last straw for Ben’s skeptical girlfriend Sheila. And Ben’s best friend Travis is much more interested in the new girl than in documenting evidence. Still, Ben’s determined to prove everyone wrong—but in the world of paranormal research, he’s about to discover that things really don’t always go as planned.

16 min

Passing Darkness

Writer/Director: Kenneth Mader; Producers: Kenneth Mader, Flo Speakmank

It begins innocently enough—athletic martial artist Elaine Ways preparing dinner for her 10-year-old daughter Samantha. But when a cryptic phone call from a mysterious couple shatters the façade, it becomes apparent that Elaine is hiding out, paranoid.

Visions of her dead husband Derek foreshadow the arrival of dark forces, forcing Elaine to take up her sword and fight her own destiny as well as a skilled, sinister opponent.
Eventually she wins out, only to be confronted by a new reality that makes her question her very sanity. Her only salvation lies in the embodiment of husband Derek, a surprise connection to little Samantha, and a shocking revelation that leads to redemption.  With Andrea Thompson (Babylon 5) and Don S. Davis (Stargate SG-1)

18 min


Writer/Producer/Director: Rene Amadori

An extremely stylized sci-fi action short taking place in a near-future of corporate intrigue and skilled mercenaries. Featuring martial arts, dazzling effects, and an expressionistic visual style, the film attempts to create a new vision of sci-fi cinema.
A warrior is thrown into a new assignment while his corporate masters fear the destruction of their technological creations. While escorting his company’s prodigy developer to an exchange meeting, the warrior must protect the company’s interests against a clever attack through only his guile.

7 min

The Professor’s Daughter

Writer/Director: Luke R. Pebler; Producers: Nora Donaghy, Michelle Reed, Luke R. Pebler

A brilliant but awkward computer science professor creates an intelligent program that develops a challenging personality. His struggles with his computer child force him to reconsider his relationship with his flesh-and-blood daughter.
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17 min


Producer/Director: Patrick Smith

A young man fabricates a simple sock puppet, not knowing the abuse the entity will soon inflict. Through an escalating series of torture, the possessed puppet takes on the embodiment of fear, chaos, and willful self-destruction.
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6 min


Producer/Director: Hyojong Chun

Three sprinters compete to win in a race. Each player has a different motivation for success, and those motivations deliver completely different results. The animation Race is a story about life, and the race within the film is used as a metaphor. The sprinters run to win, but cannot see what is beyond the success of their accomplishment. It is a fable stating that it is more important to live with the right vision and direction than to live obsessed with only speed.

7 min

Rest Stop for the Rare Individual

Writer/Producer/Director: Roberto Bentivegna

After being berated by his Acting Coach, struggling actor Paul Denby embarks on a new line of work. His infatuated colleague George Sheperd offers him a part-time gig while he is out in L.A. Desperate for cash, Paul finds himself in the confines of the infamous Chelsea Hotel, locked in a room with a strange old man who has a unique role in store for him.

14 min

The Ring of Ultimate Power

Writer/Producer: M. Sweeney Lawless; Director: Jay Stern

When all seems lost, one brave and noble former accountant boldly sets out on a quest for the Ring of Ultimate Power. Witness the prophesy of the Weird Sister of Central Park! Wonder at the wise counsel of the Enlightened One of Seventh Avenue! Become uncomfortable when our hero meets the Keeper of the Riddle in some undergrowth near a school! What vile perils does fate hold in store for the bold and uninsured William of 23rd Street?

17 min

Roma Sub Rosa: The Secret Under the Rose

Writer: Jim Thalman; Producer: Matt Walsh; Director: Michael Fischa

On the eve of war, a politician’s empty words echo the glories of war, as a generation of battle hardened veterans decide that the murder of a politician is a wiser course of action that to knowingly march thousands to their death. Set in southern Italy 212 B.C.

The Secret Under The Rose is the birth of Ma’fia, the death of politicians, and the dawn of an Empire. Una Cosa Nostra

28 min