Insomniac

Written/Directed/ Produced by Tarek Sursock

An insomniac struggles to find his sleep again. Desperate for release, he tries every possible remedy in vain. Broken nights follow endless days. Mysterious events start to take place in his apartment. Are these real or is sleep deprivation driving him mad?

15 min

The Lady ParaNorma

Written/Directed by Vincent Marcone; Produced by Rodrigo Gudino & Marco Pecota

The Lady ParaNorma can hear ghosts, but cannot see them. They whisper and sing and tease her, but refuse to reveal themselves, until one fateful day, when one ghost in particular calls her from his tomb which lies beneath a treacherous pile of rocks.

6 min

Prom King

Written & Directed by Taylor Cohan; Produced by Matt Clegg

After getting nominated for prom king, a nerd Antoine asks the girl of his dreams to go with him. She says yes, and she wants to go to his house after school so that they can discuss it. Why are all the kids so nice to Antoine? Will he win prom king?

8 min

Suffer

Written by Aaron Au & Kimani Ray Smith; Directed by Kimani Ray Smith; Produced by Aaron Au, Dylan Thomas Collingwood, & Kimani Ray Smith

Kidnapped professional fighter, Logan O’Connor is thrown into an underground fighting tournament where the losers are served up for dinner. In order to save himself from the cannibals, Logan must fight his way out of Hell’s Kitchen or become the evening’s main course.

18 min

G33K & G4M3R GIRLS

Written/Produced by Team Unicorn; Directed by David Yarovesky

Geek and Gamer girls
We’re unbelievable
Comic books
And Manga in stock

An anthem for gamer girls and geeks of all sorts, lovingly crafted by the ladies of Team Unicorn (Milynn Sarley, Clare Grant, Rileah Vanderbilt, Michele Boyd), with a little help from their friends Seth Green, Stan Lee, and Katee Sackhoff.

5 min

Masks

Directed/Produced by Patrick Smith

Begun as an audio experiment, Masks illustrates modern exploitation, production and consumption in animated terms. In Masks the audio came first, thus all images exist to tell the musical story, instead of the typical method of scoring music after animation has been completed. In this manner, Masks projects itself as a musical interpretation, a contemporary and disturbing version of the Disney formula of Fantasia.

8 min

Incubator

Written/Directed by Jimmy Weber; Produced by Annie Baker

A young man wakes up in a bathtub full of ice in a dingy motel room only to discover his problems have just begun. You’ve heard the urban legend…this is worse.

6 min

Cockpit: The Rule Of Engagement

Written/Directed by Jesse Griffith; Produced by Charles Danek

In the year 2103, mankind is at war with the Tarceds, an alien race that can control minds. Our brave men and women of the U.E.S. Navy hold the enemy at the outer edge of the galaxy. But when a pilot returns mysteriously from a bombing run without his wingman, suspicions arise. The Captain of a Star Carrier must decide whether to let him land and risk exposing his carrier to alien control, or succumb to the will of the cold Government Agent and let him die in space; insuring that the rule of engagement is followed.

12 min

If We Were Gay

Written/Produced by Ninja Sex Party (Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian); Directed by Jim Turner

A music video by NY comedy band Ninja Sex Party. Band members Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian think about how awesome the world would be if they were gay.

2 min

Some Guy Who Kills People

Written/Produced by Ryan Levin; Directed by Jack Perez

Ken Boyd, fresh out of the loony bin, has returned to his small town, where he lives with his mother (Karen Black) and works at the ice cream parlor. When not scooping ice cream or dealing with his mom’s insults, he’s out seeking revenge on those he deems responsible for his miserable life. However, carrying out his plan becomes more difficult when his estranged daughter shows up, eager to get to know her father. Further complicating matters is the Town Sheriff (Barry Bostwick), who is hot on Ken’s trail, and sleeping with Ken’s mom. Executive produced by John Landis.

97 min

Gilded Age Gladiator

Written by Brad Lambert; Directed/Produced by Brad Lambert & Rob Benica

An animated documentary detailing boxer John L. Sullivan’s rise from barroom brawler to America’s first sports celebrity, highlighting Sullivan’s epic 1889 battle for the Heavyweight Championship of the World, the last title bout fought under bare-knuckle rules.

12 min

Certified

Written/Directed by Luke Asa Guidici; Produced by Kimberly Browning

In 1950’s rural America, a postman’s first day takes a terrifying turn when a precocious young girl tells him of her family’s horrible tragedy.

8 min

The Ninjews: ‘Goy-L’ Trouble

Written, Directed, & Produced by Josh Bass

Yoav and Fyvush Goldsteinfeldbergowitzblumbaum are your average mohels (that’s ‘professional baby penis carvers’ in layman’s terms) with secret identities as Jewish ninja superheroes. When Fyvush begins dating a Catholica woman, Yoav tries to put aside his reservations and be supportive. But is this apparently sweet girl all she appears? (SPOILER ALERT: she’s not. She’s an evil demon bent on converting everyone to Catholicism. Damn, I spoiled it).

13 min