Pushin’ Up Daisies

Written by Patrick Franklin, Robert Wagstaff; Directed by Patrick Franklin; Produced by Patrick Franklin, Andy Rusk

Darren, a fearless, but inept, young filmmaker, returns to his small Georgia hometown to make a documentary about flowers and their significance at the major stages of human life: birth, death, marriage, etc. By shadowing his older brother Rusty, who delivers flowers for a living, Darren hopes to capture raw truth and reality. But, Rusty has no desire to be filmed, and finding a professional crew in Tokyo, Georgia is no easy task. Yet, Darren soon finds that these are the least of his problems when zombies (yes, zombies!) begin taking over the world and threatening his artistic vision. Nevertheless, Darren is not one to give up easily; he vows to finish his documentary as he envisioned it, by filming around the zombies and pretending that nothing out of the ordinary is actually happening.

86 Min

Horrible Turn

Written by Chance McClain, Frank Bullington; Directed by Chance McClain, Kevin Ryan; Produced by Chance McClain, Joey Wright, Kevin Ryan, Tony Moles, Frank Bullington

Set sometime in the 1990s, Horrible Turn serves as an unofficial prequel to the 2008 Internet sensation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (Joss Whedon). Billy Buddy is a geeky, socially awkward whiz kid with lofty ambitions of changing the world…for the better. His dreams of living happily ever after with his Aussie dream girl, Katie Kitty, are jeopardized when a group of super-villains calling themselves the ‘Evil League of Evil’ threaten to attack the school. Billy must reluctantly recruit his brash and self-absorbed schoolmate, Kenny Hammerstein, to help derail the terrorists’ evil plots. Horrible turn is a comedy/musical chronicling the transformation of the innocent, naive Billy Buddy into the low-rent, hard-luck bad-guy, Dr. Horrible.

62 min

Doctor “S” Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie

Written by Bryan Ortiz, Evan Boston, James Hartz; Directed by Bryan Ortiz; Produced by Bryan Ortiz, Michael Druck

In a quiet American town a small group of scientists have unwittingly unleashed a horrible force.

Mary Jane, the all American sweetheart, parks on Make Out Hill with her boyfriend Billy. He smokes some reefer and is suddenly transformed into a sex- crazed reefer zombie.  That’s right: A sex-crazed reefer zombie. Just as Billy lunges forward he is pulled out of the car and destoryed. Mary Jane looks at her brutal savior, Dr. S.

Dr S. battles his way back to the city vowing to set things right, while dragging Mary Jane behind him.

What follows is a blood-soaked, fight-filled, extravaganza of pain, gore, and butchery that will bring an uncertain end for Crystal Oaks and the world as we know it.

80 min

As Good As Dead

Directed/Written by Douglas Raymond; Produced by Matthew Garvin

Drew’s luck seems to be turning when he inexplicably lands a prom date with the head cheerleader. Upon arriving at the dance, however, he finds his ex with the bully that beats him up every day, and gets shoved into a locker for his troubles. This turns into Drew’s salvation, however, when an evil tiara turns his date into a life-sucking bitch from hell, who decimates prom and raises her victims as a zombie army. Now, the only people left to fight are Drew’s hopelessly geeky friends, and their sketchy allies: the only people who didn’t go to the dance.

100 min

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We All Fall Down

Producer/Director/Writer: Jake Kennedy

After a group of college kids run down and kill an Asian schoolgirl by accident, they decide to destroy her identity by cutting off her hands and smashing out her teeth; then burying the body rather than report it to the police and ruin their lives forever.

Five years later, due to new building works occurring where the girl was buried, the group decides to re-locate the body rather than take the chance of it being discovered.

14 min


Producer/Director/Writer: Pat Yaney

How does one change classical music presentation to generate a broader appeal, while simultaneously making it seem too pretentious to be endured by anyone except the author? Violin is a computer animated two-man violin solo addressing just this concern.

What makes this cartoon disturbing to some, innocently funny to others? Why is it often found to be “just wrong” by the same people that cannot help but giggle? Why is it that this above description can apply to almost any two minute cartoon that can’t really be explained without ruining the cartoon for the viewer? Only the viewing of Violin can resolve these questions. Come. Watch. And wonder nevermore.

2 min

Valley of Gwombi

Producer/Director/Writer: Michael Granberry

Oh no! A time-machine malfunction has left Professor Marshall Gwombi and his two children, Wes and Polly, stranded in a mysterious jungle filled with hungry dinosaurs! Professor Gwombi says dinosaurs don’t eat people, and father is ALWAYS right…isn’t he?

Valley of Gwombi utilizes breathtaking claymation effects to tell a classic story of hope, courage, and why they don’t mean crap.  It is a film destined to take up 5 minutes and 41 seconds of your life…if you sit all the way through it.

6 min

To A Man With A Big Nose

Producer/Director/Writer: Cecilia Aranovich

To A Man With A Big Nose is a 2D animated short film based on a poem by Spanish author Quevedo. It is in essence a visual adaptation of Quevedo’s sonnet. The premise of the story deals with a man who is troubled because he is stuck to a disproportionally big nose. While we look at the portrait of this unfortunate man through the poem’s comparisons and metaphors we realize that the nose is a character with a mind of its own that dominates the man attached to it. The attempts of the little man to get rid of the horrible nose end up in failure. The ode to the big nose takes us through a journey of fantastic transformations and turns, always dragging the poor man along.

4 min

The Three Rs

Producer: Chris Hobbie; Director/Writer: Nathan Voltz

A light-hearted short film with a bit of a dark side. Done in the style of 50’s educational film, this production pokes a little good-natured fun at some of humanity’s most universal values.

We join our story as five young people are driving toward the beach down a seemingly abandoned road, blissfully unaware of anything but themselves, when a twist of fate suddenly thrusts them into the midst of a moral crossroad. Luckily they have the disembodied voice of the narrator to steer them in the right direction.

13 min

Terror In The Outer Zone

Producer: Darius Shahmir; Director: Benji Gillespie; Writers: Shahmir, Gillespie

Here is the tale of three heroes who have been chosen to defeat darkness and determine the fate of the world. In recent months terrible things have been triggered all around the globe due to the recent return of an ancient god, the dreaded, Yim Yahm! Long thought to be dead and banished from our world. His Demons and servants of evil have begun rising from every corner of the earth to terrorize humanity.

Based loosely on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Terror In The Outer Zone is a fun filled, sci-fi romp that is a welcome return to the old serials that we used to love so much.

12 min

Teenage Superhero Pregnancy Scare

Producer/Director/Writer: Steven Tsapelas

When Superman gets Wonder Woman pregnant on prom night, he insists that she “take care of it.” Wonder Woman seeks the help of Batman to find the right back alley abortionist for the job. Done in the style of an after school special, this short features the cheesiest superhero costumes of all time.

12 min

Stephen King’s Gotham Café

Producer: Julie Sands; Directors: Jack Sawyers; Writers: Sands, Peter Schink, Bev Vincent

The attractive young couple has hit a point in their marriage where it’s time to divorce. At the beginning of Stephen King’s Gotham Café, the pair decides to meet in a ritzy restaurant with her lawyer and put an end to their suffering. Once there, they find out that their real misery is only beginning.

Gotham Café examines the death of a relationship, addiction and the age old question of the existence of fate.

15 min

Staring at the Sun

Producer/Director/Writer: Toby Wilkins

Clay Roberts is a Scottish expatriate cautiously navigating the new life he has made for himself in America. Having left his past far behind him, he obsesses about always being in the loop, about being one step ahead. When uncertainty looms large in his life he follows the questionable advice of The Smokers and seeks clarity from an unlikely source. Frustrated by the fortune teller’s refusal to reveal her vision of his future, Clay becomes so obsessed with finding the truth. Starring Alec Newman.

19 min

Star Wars: Revelations

Producer: Dawn Cowings; Director: Shane Felux; Writer: Cowings

Seers once shaped the path of the Jedi Order. But their visions grew unreliable and the Jedi came to distrust those with the ability. Seers hid their visions or left the Order forever.

In the wake of the Temple’s destruction a power struggle has emerged between Darth Vader, the dark Lord of the Sith, and Zhanna, the Emperor’s Hand. Each seeks to eliminate the last of the Jedi and gain the Emperor’s favor.

Caught between them is one woman who cannot deny the truth of her visions as all race to possess an ancient Jedi secret.

47 min

Snow Day, Bloody Snow Day

Producer: Dom Zook, Directors/Writers: Faye Hoerauf, Jessica Baxter

An unexpected snowstorm strikes Seattle, rendering its population helpless. To make matters worse, the dead have risen from their graves to prey on the city’s unsuspecting citizens. From the confines of their living room, four movie club geeks try to make sense of the chaos. A knock at the door signals the arrival of a street-smart mechanic. This dashing stranger manages to translate the foursome’s geeky musings into a plan of action; they must get to the television station so that they can tell the population of Seattle how to kill the zombies. Starring Justin Alley and Ben Dunn.

14 min


Producer/Director: James Oxford; Writer: Joseph Anaya

Smart Card, is a tale of a utopian future where every aspect of your life intergraded into one system. Convenience and simplicity is the product and Smart Corporation does the packaging. Robert Sharpe (David Kreigel) has been living this care free life. Everything is perfect, until he encounters a philosophical vagrant (Bret Roberts) at a local fueling station who steals the one item you can not do without, his Smartcard.

16 min


Producer/Director/Writer: Bennett Cain

Seed is the story of a dark and mysterious room tucked away behind a door that rarely opens and the unimaginable things happening within. A young boy, full of curiosity, discovers it and its terrible secrets.  He witnesses the ancient machines, humming and pulsing as if they were alive, and the manufacture of a peculiar substance that is eagerly ingested by the strange inhabitants lurking within. Through his own choice, he learns the dire truth of this substance and finds himself forever bound to it.

7 min


Producer/Director: David Brocca; Writer: Frank Miller

An emaciated war criminal lives in filth as Death comes knocking on his door. From Frank Miller’s Lost, Lonely, & Lethal comes a bone-chilling tale of revenge.  An absolute must see for fans of Sin City.

3 min

Rainbow’s End

Producer: Jason Wolk; Director/Writer: Chris Mancini

Small time crooks Sam, Phil and Thomas can’t get a break. They’re out of money and out of options. Their boss is coming by and they don’t have the money they owe her.

Luckily, Thomas has caught a Leprechaun. An honest to goodness Leprechaun! Now all they have to do is figure out how to get his pot of gold and all three of them will be on easy street. Of course, no one has gotten a Leprechaun’s gold in over 700 years. Still, that little fact doesn’t stop the three from trying.

15 min