Blunderkind

Written/Directed by Zak Mechanic; Produced by Lindsay Burton

In 1988, 12-year-old boy genius Henry Jameson accidentally loses his best friend and sidekick, George, somewhere in time. 20 Years later, Henry has become a degenerate alcoholic whose schedule revolves around pornography, sleeping, and tacos, when George (age 12!) arrives at his doorstep needing Henry to get his act together and return him to the 80’s.

20 min

Star Wars: Blasted Behavior

Written by Alexander Galant & Carmen Gillespie; Directed by Alexander Galant; Produced by D. Kirk Teeple & Alexander Galant

Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Yoda are brought together for their greatest challenge… a group therapy session. To psychologist, Dr. Aldridge, their actions in the original Star Wars trilogy seem… crazy. Each of them has unresolved issues and soon tempers flare and lightsabers ignite.

9 min

James Vs Reality

Written by Chris R Wilson & Tim Feeney; Directed by Chris R Wilson; Produced by Hollie Olson, Matthew Sweeney, Steve Lake, Aaron Lutz, & Pat Wellington

A chronic escapee from a mental institution, our ‘hero’ James, believes he has super powers. He is a nuisance to his physiologist with his attempts to save ‘this whole stupid planet on his own’. Is he only doing the world more harm than good? Well, maybe…

23 min

Deadbeat

Written by Brenda Lee Lau & Tad Summers; Directed by Brenda Lee Lau; Produced by Michelle Summers & Adam Davis

K.D. is a single Mom who uses the Internet to track down her runaway 15- yr-old daughter, Cricket. K.D.’s worst nightmare is realized when she finds Cricket is with her deadbeat father, a member of the Chinese Mafia, the Triad.
Deadbeat is a rich multi-cultural story that embraces the American and Chinese cultures and their blending in the character of Cricket, a Happa, half Caucasian/Asian. Francois Chau of Lost and Kim Rhodes of the Suite Life of Zak and Cody star in this suspense thriller.

17 min

Djinn

Written/Directed/Produced by Matt Dallmann

A Woman sits in a fetal position on a leather chair. She blankly stares into the distance as she flicks open her silver Zippo lighter… “They think it’s the terrorists.” She flashes back to a memory of an exploding building. A Middle Eastern man tortures her against a pole. Again in leather chair, “But it wasn’t… it was me.”

5 min

The Lone Warrior

Written by David Spence & Stephen Griffin; Directed by Stephen Griffin; Produced by Emily Peck

The Lone Warrior chronicles the journey of Hanshiro, a master samurai who carries the most coveted weapon in all of Japan—a legendary sword that prevents its owner from dying in combat. For Hanshiro however, this extraordinary gift came with a price. The sword possesses a curse that deprives him from achieving any joy or honor from fighting, and has caused him to resign from the samurai lifestyle and become a vagrant traveler. When Dorin Munesuke, a prominent samurai lord, discovers Hanshiro’s whereabouts and beckons him to fight once more, bloody conflict erupts between the two men to determine if Hanshiro will regain his honor.

17 min

Plush

Written by Jason Witter & Ryan Denmark; Directed by Ryan Denmark; Produced by David C. Valdez & Joshua Sallach

Kathy is a mature, professional woman who still sleeps with her cuddly teddy bear Vincent. One night, when a burglar invades, Kathy’s home comes alive with magical surprises. To his horror, the intruder learns that not everything is as it seems and Vincent may not be so cuddly after all.

11 min

Triplets (Mitsugo)

Written/Directed/Produced by Tomoya Sato

Hana, Tsuki and Yume are identical triplet sisters. Living apart from each other, they are brought back together when Yume falls into a coma. Tsuki gives up all to stay by her sister’s hospital bed. Hana arrives for the expressed purpose of working out what to do with Yume, who no longer has any chance of recovery. Instead, the three have a most unusual conversation.

20 min

Making Friends

Written by Greg Bartlett/Gary Raisor; Directed by Marvin Suarez; Produced by Greg Bartlett

With the unpaid bills piling up, single mom Ali Grayson is forced to work a second job on Halloween night, leaving her 8-year-old son Denny home alone. After months of meticulous planning, Denny looks to make friends with the same kids who taunt him about his stutter. A Halloween urban legend comes to a horrifying reality in this haunting tale of a social outcast, and the children who bully him.

12 min

Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story

Written by David Dewes & Jenny Stolte; Directed by David Dewes & Ted Campbell; Produced by David Dewes, Jenny Stolte, Marcia Stolte, & Matt Olsen

Shortly after humanity has put down a zombie outbreak, the last two zombies left ‘undead’ are looking for their place in the world, while one lonely zombie hunter’s new-found fame and glory can’t fill the hole in his heart left by the recent loss of his undead love.

Can the zombies avoid a gruesome second death at the hands of chainsaw-wielding mobs and find a place where they can live in peace? Can the zombie hunter complete his quest to rid the world of zombies or will his past relationship with his prey cause him to falter? Can any of them hit the high notes?

37 min

Disabled But Able To Rock!

Directed by Blake Myers; Produced by Blake Myers, Mark Wynns, & Takuro Masuda

Meet Danger Woman, the Songbird of Justice that fights against the Tri-Phobes: Homophobia, Race-ophobia, and Disable-phobia. Her Karaoke singing destroys her enemies while delighting fans and a curious public. This character study follows her over a 13-year period and reveals a single woman’s struggle with autism, a tragic family history, and societal stigmas both real and imagined that paint the picture of a person that just wants to be perceived as normal.

80 min

Junk Palace

Written/Directed by Lyon Hill; Produced by John Scollon

Homer and Langley Collyer were two of the world’s most infamous hoarders. Packed floor to ceiling, their New York brownstone became a labyrinth of tunnels and traps. They were utter recluses who might have passed away into obscurity were it not for the bizarre circumstances of their deaths.

From executive producer Heather Henson, Junk Palace uses elaborate paper puppets to take you into the Collyer’s strange world and imagines what life was like for these unique individuals.

15 min

Sudden Death

Written/Directed by Adam Hall; Produced by Melanie Hall & Nick Jones

Nathan Carlson, creator of a drug that allows one to experience love without the dangers of involving other people, finds himself caught in the middle of an outbreak when Los Angeles is infected with Sudden Death Syndrome – a disease that causes death suddenly and whose only symptoms are spontaneously bursting into song and dance. Nathan quickly joins the cure research team where he meets Rachel and Jonathan (Doug Jones), and they rush to find a cure for the disease. In between uncontrollable bouts of song, Nathan unravels a conspiracy involving a high ranking military official (John Larroquette), falls in love, and attempts to save Los Angeles from sudden death… as the city turns into a real life musical all around him.

19 min

Invasion from Planet Schrump

Written & Directed by Nadine Keil; Produced by Daniel Schmidt & Lucia Scharbatke

Since Romy`s little brother has gone, her mother changed. When Romy and her best friend Moritz secretly watch a campy old invasion movie, they discover why: Romy`s mum is an alien! Embarking on a search for proof they hurl themselves into an extraterrestrial adventure.

29 min