The Root of the Problem

Written by Mark Davidson & Ryan Spindell; Directed by Ryan Spindell; Produced by Nathan Lavine-Heaney & Ryan Spindell

Written by Mark Davidson & Ryan Spindell; Directed by Ryan Spindell; Produced by Nathan Lavine-Heaney & Ryan Spindell

Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface?

13 min

The Secret Keeper

Written/Directed by Bears Fonté; Produced by Bradley Fletcher, Sara Fletcher & Bears Fonté

Written/Directed by Bears Fonté; Produced by Bradley Fletcher, Sara Fletcher & Bears Fonté

A secret is a precious commodity. If a person can seal their secrets away and live guilt free, they can truly be anyone, do anything. Somewhere, sometime in an alternate future or past that vaguely resembles the styles and prejudices of our late 1940’s, the Secret Keeper provides clients with that very opportunity. But who keeps the Secret Keeper’s secrets?

17 min

Shotrocity

Written/Directed/Produced by Brian Burroughs

Written/Directed/Produced by Brian Burroughs

Meet novice sadist Jack Marbellous, and observe as he sets out on his lifelong journey to becoming a violent, dangerous maniac. Watch as he grows into a teenage nightmare, with ever increasing disregard for the property and lives of others, always discovering bigger and more creative ways of destroying things.

At a time when he should rightfully be thrown into an asylum, bizarre circumstances converge to instead encourage his destructive ways, and propel him into a position of authority and influence. Be afraid!

10 min

With Paper Hands

Written/Produced by Zachary Burke; Directed by Sarah Plonski

Written/Produced by Zachary Burke; Directed by Sarah Plonski

Explore the dazzling artistry of the Paperhand Puppet Intervention, a North Carolina based company that transforms paper, fabric, and paint into masks, shadow puppets, even giant puppets that stand 30′ tall for use in their engaging theatrical performances. This documentary explores the unique ability of puppetry to engage audiences on a visceral level, draw them into fantastical worlds, and spark the imagination in a way that makes artists like Jan Burger and Donovan Zimmerman stand out, even in a culture saturated with entertainment media.

11 min

Restitution

Written/Directed by Justin Miller; Produced by Justin Miller & Mike Gowen

Written/Directed by Justin Miller; Produced by Justin Miller & Mike Gowen

Architect and workaholic Preston Sanders struggles to reconcile with his wife, Susan, after the recent death of their oldest child. Their relationship is further strained when Preston discovers that his wife has resorted to an unconventional coping mechanism: cloning their youngest son.

13 min

She’s Having a Baby!

Written by Stefan Meza, Chris Smellin, & Robert Smellin; Directed/Produced by Chris Smellin and Robert Smellin

Written by Stefan Meza, Chris Smellin, & Robert Smellin; Directed/Produced by Chris Smellin and Robert Smellin

Simon wakes up alone and tied to Jenny’s bed. Jenny is a psychotic woman in her late 30s, obsessed with having a little baby boy or girl. Held prisoner, Simon is forced to help Jenny conceive her baby or die. A cat and mouse struggle unfolds as Simon fights to survive.

14 min

Shtarkers: Tough Guys

Written by Tony Perzow; Directed by Tony Perzow & R.S. Bailey;  Produced by Gabby Egito & Tony Perzow

Written by Tony Perzow; Directed by Tony Perzow & R.S. Bailey; Produced by Gabby Egito & Tony Perzow

Shtarkers, meaning “strong men” in Yiddish.

What happens when a hooker, a drug dealer, a couple of thugs, a Shylock, three bums, and a Hasidic Jew find themselves in a dark alley?

One evening, a couple of degenerate thugs are unpleasantly surprised by the dreaded Uncle Moe, the Shylock. He came to collect an unpaid debt; however, an unexpected intervention embarrassingly rears its ugly head. What happens next? Laughter! A hilarious Jewish gangster musical based on the award winning play Angelo’s by Tony Perzow.

7 min

There’s an Octopus in Your Head

Written/Directed/Produced by Ari Grabb

Written/Directed/Produced by Ari Grabb

A young pancake master explores the boundaries of his mind by searching through the darkest depths of his mind with the cerebral manifestation of Satan. Through song and dance, the Pancake Master and Satan explore the limitations of being human in an infinite universe, weighing love over mastery, and most importantly ask, “Why does he make pancakes?”

7 min

Titanadon vs. Mechamantis

Written/directed by Adam Ruckersfeldt; Produced by Lauren Brinkman

Written/directed by Adam Ruckersfeldt; Produced by Lauren Brinkman

Greg, the star of a series of B-movie monster films, wakes up fused to his costume. When Greg’s diabolical co-star reveals the misfortune to be part of his scheme to command the spotlight, Greg must battle the monster inside him or unleash it upon his nemesis. Will anyone escape the wrath of Titanadon?

9 min

Shelf Life

Written by Yuri Lowenthal; Directed by Steven Calcote; Produced by Steven Calcote, Tara Platt, & Yuri Lowenthal

Written by Yuri Lowenthal; Directed by Steven Calcote; Produced by Steven Calcote, Tara Platt, & Yuri Lowenthal

What shenanigans do your toys get up to when you’re not looking? Find out in this irreverent web comedy about four action figures on a young boy’s shelf where no topic is off limits: sex, politics, gender, race, religion, sex, and more from a pint-sized perspective. Watch these tiny toys, ahem, “collectibles,” deal with the biggest topics.

9 min

Supine: A Dream

Written by Jennifer Hill; Directed by Lyon Hill; Produced by Patricia Fox & Brad Jayne

Written by Jennifer Hill; Directed by Lyon Hill; Produced by Patricia Fox & Brad Jayne

In a woman’s dream, a shadowy figure chases her through a barren city and performs a strange underground ritual. Full of compelling imagery and potent symbols, “Supine” has the feel of a moving painting full of potent dream imagery, more surreal than horror.

7 min

Killer Kart

Written/Directed by James Feeney; Produced by Andrew Fairbank

Written/Directed by James Feeney; Produced by Andrew Fairbank

An evil grows, hiding in plain sight: four wheels and a basket, forged of aluminum in the fires of hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of…The Killer Kart!

15 min

The Meeting

Written/Directed by Karen Lam; Produced by Victoria Angell & Karen Lam

Written/Directed by Karen Lam; Produced by Victoria Angell & Karen Lam

In a weekly church meet-up, four serial killers confess their darkest sins, hoping to cure themselves of their homicidal tendencies. But when pretty, blonde Harriet bursts into the room, the men are torn between wanting her to stay, and claiming her as another victim. They begrudgingly allow her to join the group, where Harriet admits she killed her husband in cold blood. But in a surprise twist, all expectations are turned upside down when Harriet reveals the darkest secret of all.

16 min

Hide N Seek

Written/Directed/Produced by Hanuk Lee

Written/Directed/Produced by Hanuk Lee

Mi-young is playing hide-and-seek with a doll. Oh-geon lives hiding his dark history. And Min-su follows Oh-geon on a course to revenge. The destiny of these three becomes entwined, and their story begins. Some people never repent their sins. But what happens when the attacker becomes the victim?

49 min

Little Red

Written by Terry Legan, Lee Crowe & Cayla Armstrong; Directed by Terry Legan and Lee Crowe. Produced by Crow’s Nest Productions

Written by Terry Legan, Lee Crowe & Cayla Armstrong; Directed by Terry Legan and Lee Crowe. Produced by Crow’s Nest Productions

Red seeks refuge from the wolf by entering a mysterious door in the forest and finds herself in a strange, underground world.

3 min

Locked Up

Written/Directed by Jane Eakin; Produced by Ruth Millard & Jane Eakin

Written/Directed by Jane Eakin; Produced by Ruth Millard & Jane Eakin

While on night duty at a storage lock-up, Simon sees a woman crying to herself outside her storage unit. He leans in to get a better look, but she runs away. Then Simon hears singing coming from inside the lock-up. Is there someone in there wanting to get out?

Some things are better left locked up.

9 min

Hibakusha

Written by Choz Belen, Ivan Tsang, &  Steve Nguyen; Directed/Produced by Choz Belen & Steve Nguyen

Written by Choz Belen, Ivan Tsang, & Steve Nguyen; Directed/Produced by Choz Belen & Steve Nguyen

An animated documentary/drama featuring Kaz Suyeishi, an 84 year old woman who recalls her most vivid and horrific experiences as an 18-year-old Japanese American student during the morning of August 6, 1945, when the atomic bomb dropped on her hometown of Hiroshima, Japan.

Inspired by the desire to raise awareness of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in hopes that nothing like this will ever happen again. This project commemorates the 67th Anniversary of the bombings and is dedicated to the Association of Hiroshima & Nagasaki A-bomb Survivors.

45 min

Man of Steel Song

Written by Melissa D'Agostino; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Matthew Campagna & Melissa D'Agostino

Written by Melissa D’Agostino; Directed by Matthew Campagna; Produced by Matthew Campagna & Melissa D’Agostino

With Marvel showing up DC at the box office, Man of Steel better make lots of money if the other members of the Justice League stand a chance of having their shot on the big screen…and Wonder Woman isn’t going to take it lying down.

5 min

Fist of Jesus

Written by David Muñoz; Directed by David Muñoz & Adrián Cardona; Produced by Adrián Cardona, David Muñoz, Marc Velasco, Paco Ferrari, Monica Murguia

Written by David Muñoz; Directed by David Muñoz & Adrián Cardona; Produced by Adrián Cardona, David Muñoz, Marc Velasco, Paco Ferrari, Monica Murguia

Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, but there are others that will taste his fist.

15 min

The Rose of Turaida

Written/Directed/Produced by Ryan Grobins

Written/Directed/Produced by Ryan Grobins

Based on a true story set in 17th century Latvia, “The Rose of Turaida” tells of the tragedy of a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honor.

6 min