Snuggle Time

Writer/Director/Producer: Angela O'Sullivan.

It’s bedtime and everyone needs their favorite toy to snuggle with in order to sleep. Snuggle Time is the story of a little girl, a vampire, and the stuffed toy lamb that is caught between them.

5 min

Snowyville

Writers: Michael Attardi, Peter Raymundo; Director/Producer: Michael Attardi.

Have you ever wondered what magical things could happen under your Christmas tree?

In the miniature village of Snowyville, Sir Evil, a power-hungry knight charges in atop his dim-witted sidekick, the Dragosaurus, only to find the village deserted. In order to find out where the villagers are, the Dragosaurus has the ridiculous idea to go in and spy. But first, he needs a title: “The Head of Intelligence.”  With Jim Belushi, Tim Curry, and Joey Fatone.

4 min

Snapshots

Writer/Director/Producer: James Mullins.

This is a stop motion short about an average Joe type of alien taking a trip to an asteroid field. While enjoying the scenery of one of the larger asteroids, he mistakenly picks a flower that is much more than a common flower. He is chased off the asteroid with the flower still in his pocket. Things get crazy when he places the flower into a soft drink in order to revive it.

6 min

Sirens

Writer/Director: Benjamin Radford; Producer: Edward Summer.

A young boy in a library neglects his math homework, and is instead drawn into a world of fantasy while reading about the mythological Sirens, lovely women who lured ancient sailors to their deaths.

6 min

Shoot!

Writer/Director/Producer: Jim Menza.

Mel hires a local production company to shoot a regional commercial for his small, family owned, plumbing business. It turns out to be much more than he bargained for.

8 min

SHADOW.NET

Writer/Director: John V. Knowles; Producers: Lotti Pharriss Knowles, Guy Birtwhistle.

Welcome to The Scene… Inspired by the Wired magazine article “The Shadow Internet” by Jeff Howe, SHADOW.NET is set in the underground world of online movie piracy—a secret network of anonymous groups that compete to steal the latest films. Greg McKenna (Screen Name: Deckard) and the other members of an upstart group known as DMG are tired of being overshadowed by other groups with better access to stolen films. Deckard jumps at the chance to raise DMG’s rep with a huge score: Marvel’s latest release. But just like in any other high-risk heist, things don’t quite go according to plan.

20 min

Scrimshander

Writer/Director/Producer: George Smaragdis.

A friendship blossoms between an inquisitive young boy and a solitary bone carver. But, the old man’s mysterious past catches up with him, resulting in terrible consequences.

7 min

Rosfeld

Writer/Director: Henning Ricke; Producers: Marc Meester, Axel Ricke, Henning Ricke, Michael Harmata.

In 1972 NASA launches the Pioneer 10 satellite. On board it carries a golden plaque with an engraved message for extraterrestrial intelligent life: The symbolic picture of our solar system and the image of a man and a woman.

For the inhabitants of Rosfeld encounters of the third kind are not on their daily agenda. A lot more pressing is the question why rival neighboring village Bisiningen has once again won the local football tournament. All attempts by Rosfeld’s mayor Berger to change his insignificant village’s fate have failed for years. The small world of Rosfeld is turning upside down, when unexpectedly an alien spaceship materializes over the rooftops of the village. Now mayor Berger sees his chance to eternal glory. He will make the first interstellar contact! And this time NOBODY will question Rosfeld’s right to a place in the history books! What Berger does not take into account while planning the reception is, that everything the alien life form knows about mankind fits on a small golden plaque…

30 min

Revenge Academy

Writer: Alan Steadman; Director: Andrew W. Jones.

Within the walls of Hunter Duke Academy lurks the world’s most dangerous after school club. Dedicated to death, war and vengeance, this group of malicious students must now face their greatest adversary: Public Relations.

Revenge Academy is an irreverent, blood-soaked comedy about selling out and getting even.

13 min

Rekindled

Writer/Director: Jack Daniel Stanley; Producers: Jack Daniel Stanley, Mark Johnson.

When a woman with fragmented memories and a slippery grasp on reality returns to her lover, she discovers that he’s been disemboweling women in their basement ever since she left him long ago. The grotesque meets the sublime in Rekindled, a gritty yet strangely elegant tale of serial killers and supernatural romance.

8 min

Red Lines

Writer/Director: Frazer Lee; Producer: Joseph Alberti.

Young schoolgirl Emily (Kirsty Levett) has been caught running in the hallway again…  She is kept in detention and is forced to write lines by her teacher (Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley). All alone in the eerily quiet classroom, Emily’s night becomes a nightmare when she discovers the mystery of the ‘Red Lines’.

(out of competition) 7 min

Quiet

Writers: Steve Barr, Marshall McAuley; Director: Marshall McAuley; Producers: Rod Ramsey, Steve Barr, Marshall McAuley.

A newly-deaf girl’s struggle to cope with her disability turns deadly when she is attacked by a stalker.

Horror movies usually create tension by limiting the audience’s perceptions, to give them a sense of unease because they don’t know where the danger is going to come from. In Quiet, the protagonist goes deaf, and the audience goes deaf at the same time.

15 min

The Peasant and the Root

Writer/Director/Producer: Brock GallagherX.

After reading in a book of spells about the wonderful powers a mandrake root can grant its owner, a peasant tries to obtain one. This proves to be quite difficult; when the root is pulled it lets out a terrible scream that kills anyone who hears it. The spellbook reveals that special precautions can be taken to avoid this fate, but it involves the sacrifice of a dog. Will the peasant get the amazing powers he seeks?

4 min

Parking Garage

Writer/Director: Justin Lazernik; Producer: Valerie Wicks.

Blair can’t remember where she parked.  Was it on the first floor? The third? Was it past that column, or before it?  Unfortunately for her, this is all just the start of an unusual journey.

9 min

On Edge

Writer/Director: Frazer Lee; Producer: Joseph Alberti.

This 35mm Cinemascope, short, independent, horror movie is guaranteed to set your teeth ‘On Edge’. Charley Boorman (Excalibur, The Bunker) is Peter Thurlow, an angry businessman who arrives at the dentist’s without an appointment. He gets more than he bargained for in the surgery when he encounters the mysterious Dr Matthews (Doug ‘Pinhead’ from Hellraiser Bradley).

15 min

Mythic Journeys: The Bone Orchard

Writer/Director/Producer: Steven & Whitney Boe.

In this stop-motion adaptation of an ancient myth, a noble king accepts the invitation of a sorcerer, finds himself in a spectral burial ground full of macabre magic, and learns the secret of the universe through a series of riddles.

Beautifully shot in true HD with puppets designed and created by internationally acclaimed artists Brian and Wendy Froud (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth) and voiced by iconic actors Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Legend), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, VI), and Lance Henriksen (Alien, Millennium), The Bone Orchard is a feast for the eyes.

23 min

Mrs. Brumett’s Garden

Writer/Director: Patrick Rea; Producers: Patrick Rea, Ryan Jones.

Helen Brumett, an elderly woman, believes she is talking to fairies in her garden. Her husband, Abner thinks she is crazy and has plans to put her away in a home. Are the fairies just a figment of Helen’s imagination, or are they real?

22 min

Makazie One

Writer/Director: Brent 'Clutch' Gaubatz; Producer: Matt “Redeye” Paisley.

Set in the Star Wars universe during the time period between episodes 3 and 4, an elite soldier has been sent to track down and destroy a known threat to the Empire through intense ground battles and haunting imagery of death that surround the environment. The unsuspecting enemy to the new Imperial order has no idea what he is up against when the two finally meet for an action packed surprise ending.

20 min