It is a rainy night in an unnamed metropolis, when a salesman (Brad Fisher) walks into a deserted bar to drown his sorrows. With the friendly bartender (Barry A Stigler) as his only company for the night, the man confesses his sins of an extra-marital affair, and expresses his hope of making one last sale in the city. As the night progresses, a mutual enjoyment of drinking and smoking develops into a deadly battle of wits as these two seemingly unconnected individuals uncover a common web of deceit. Plot twists and misdirection make One For The Road an atmospheric film noir with a dark, humorous bent.15 min
Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. Starring the voice talents of Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, and Tommy Dysart.26 min
Mosquito: Behind the Scenes Preview is a comedic parody of Joss Whedon’s sadly short-lived Firefly television show. Clips and interviews with the cast and crew accentuate this humorous sneak peak at another up and coming, yet doomed to failure, science fiction/western series.11 min
Ex-con Jack Norris has cleaned up, gotten a real job and even met a nice girl. One cold night, he falls asleep at the wheel of his car, with his wife besides him.
Jack wakes up in a hospital and realizes he’s been in an accident and that his wife is in critical condition. As he slowly goes in and out of consciousness, under the spell of morphine, he thinks he sees a nurse euthanize another patient. When Jack tries to tell the doctors what he saw, no one believes him. Fearing for the safety of his wife, Jack decides to take matters into his own hands.20 min
Pete and Jasper are two horror-crazed special effects artists with big aspirations and a unique philosophy about their beloved genre: Horror needs special effects that are REAL.
When they find themselves ostracized by the mainstream industry as a result of their unorthodox techniques, they set out to make their own film, starring themselves. Production is a bloodbath. Battered, bruised and slashed, Pete and Jasper cut together an excellent film and set forth on a quest for distribution. But they remain blacklisted. No one is willing to take a chance. Finally, they find one executive willing to take on their film, under one condition—they must find a climax that KILLS….14 min
One day you meet a poor stray dog. Inevitably dirty, hairless and of course bad smelling. The dog decides to follow you. Now, imagine that it doesn’t stop, that it follows you everywhere, all your life.15 min
A female dragon wishes to share her life with the warm touch of another being once again. So, putting her failed marriage behind her with melancholy optimism, she prepares herself for a journey to find love. As she travels through the snowy landscape, which is at odds with her whole being, Dragon meets some incompatible suitors which only serve to make her feel more alone. So, can the perfect mate be found, for such a hot blooded woman?
Told using traditional 2D hand drawn animation, and subdued color pallet, The Love Train is set in a mythical northern, snowy landscape in the age of steam.8 min
Ah, the trials and tribulations of being dead. A dead girl attempts to travel from the grave to a rock concert, befriending strange creatures along the way. Music by the Bronx Casket Co.5 min
Although he lives with an Alarm clock, Lightman has a flaw in his character; he always oversleeps. It doesn’t help that he has a bad memory. Once he wakes it is time to rush, and nothing can get in his way, because without him, the show can’t go on.2 min
A man of the cloth who has lost his faith tries to help an anguished mother free her daughter from an ancient demonic curse. But it is a nearly impossible task as they are lost in an occult underground where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.23 min
A divorced parent always too busy working, a son who craves his mom’s attention; “Latchkey” is a psychological thriller that explores the dynamic of the broken home. Observed by a child predator, Danny causes schoolyard fights and breaks into custodial rooms. He is moving toward the wrong path in life. When confronted by a dignified adult with these life issues, Danny blows off that person’s positive advice, which leads him to his impending doom—a killer’s silent avocation.12 min
Refusing to accept their relationship is over, the good doctor begins an experiment to discover how much Alice really wants to leave.4 min
Boss Watanabe is clinging to his sanity and control of Kyoto’s yakuza after Boss Aihara massacres most of his men in a sneak attack. Holed up in a dingy bar with Uchida, his lieutenant, Watanabe starts to see the mutilated ghosts of his dead soldiers. The specters blame him for their deaths, and they want revenge. Terrorized by both his inner demons and the threat that Aihara’s thugs will find him at any minute, Watanabe has only one way out: he hires K, an alluring American hit woman, to assassinate Aihara. For the right price, K will kill anyone. Even her own client.22 min
Every night at midnight, Thomas and Simon, two medieval suits of armor, come to life and explore the museum in which they are displayed. The museum is constantly growing with new wings and exhibits, and it is enchanted. Often the new displays are just some broken old pottery from long before their time, but every now and then, an exhibit comes along and completely catches Thomas and Simon by surprise. This night is such a night. They run across several very interesting exhibits, and more importantly, they discover that they aren’t the only ones who are enchanted in the museum.6 min
The morning commute inspires a bunny to daydream of heroic conquests stretching across the galaxy and back again. This handpainted world comes to life with a pumping, dark and magical score.4 min
Tick, tick, tick. Time is not on the side of a captive. Tick. And as the torturer comes, time only becomes worse. Tick. For the sadist has a way, he has a way of making a prisoner…1 min
Responding to a distress signal on board the long-lost vessel The Maelstrom, two detectives make a shocking discovery: the crew has been brutally slaughtered. The only survivor is a frightened boy who might be the key to finding the killer.
Into The Maelstrom was produced for the 48 Hour Film Project, a competition where teams are given forty-eight hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film between four and seven minutes long. Starring Eric Etebari, Bru Muller, Jesse Walker.8 min
It is a time of prosperity for the Empire. Swoop Bikes are all the craze for high ranking officials seeking a symbol of status and prestige. Sith County Choppers (S.C.C.) specialize in custom-built bikes for anyone who can pay the price.
In this episode The Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, comes to the crew of S.C.C. to build his personal Swoop Bike. Sparks fly, tempers flare and employees die as the colorful crew build the ultimate swoop bike under the pressure of the Dark Lord.15 min
There is a pool of light that sits atop a cliff which is the life-force of two robots and the downfall of a smoke cat. In order to move freely and leave the shadows the cat must block off the robots’ access to the light. Likewise, the robots must have access to the light or they will perish. While the robots possess some of the light in their lantern they have a defense against the cats attacks; but when their light runs out will they be able to stop the cat before it destroys them?6 min
In a village inexplicable haunted by a plague of zombies, Lucio is the one man who can fight them. No one is safe in this dark near-future, when even loved ones can be transformed into horrible demons who seek to kill and eat you. This situation is temporarily forgotten in the local bar, where the inhabitants of the village take refuge, pretending that things are normal. Well, almost normal. But things aren’t normal, and those that drink in that dark pub demonstrate the one truth in life: the one thing that is worse than a mindless monster, is a human.20 min