Written/Directed by Andrew Racho
Hope you’re saddled up for this ride, cowpoke!
Three friends (Kelly, Craig, and Andrew) discover they’ve fallen behind the times by never getting smart phones. This prompts Andrew to make a pact: don’t upgrade phones, don’t upgrade life, don’t become douchebags. One by one, the group joins the 21st century, leaving Andrew to question whether he’s being a stodgy luddite or if he’s just afraid to change with the rest of the world. And at some point an animal may get decapitated. Just sayin’!
Written/Directed/Produced by Greg Kovacs
A little boy named Jason gleefully and poetically hacks and slashes his way into darkness only to discover his true calling in this short animated adventure.
Written/Directed by Mark Simon; Produced by Lilly Vogelesang
An old man and his grandson battle for the keys to the contemporary family car for a night on the town.
Written by James Turner; Directed by James Turner & Andrew Foerster; Produced by James Turner
The film is a tongue-in-cheek look at the dichotomy between physical and emotional reality through an absurdest flight of fancy. Here the pursuit of a morning coffee turns into a world shattering existential crisis of war and destruction. The seemingly senseless becomes sensible through dream logic.
Written/Directed by Jacquelyn “Jac” Piette & Nasheet Zaman; Produced by Melissa Nemcek & Brian L. Tan “BLT”
Chuck and Nancy are two fast-food employees who compete for customers by handing out free chicken samples. Their vastly different styles of salesmanship results in an amusing duel and an unexpected story of self-discovery. The film is a fresh take on the disappointing first job that many of us had to endure, and how staying positive can turn a dead-end situation into a new lease on life.
Written/Directed by Jeff Draheim
The Snowman’s Hat is a simple and sweet stop-motion animation about the lengths a Snowman would take to retrieve his beloved top-hat.
Written/Produced by Chris Deir; Directed by Bryon E. Carson
An all-American family deals with the trials and tribulations of celebrating Christmas in a world overrun by zombies.