Writer/Director: Christopher Keller; Producers: Christopher Keller, David Rodriguez, Matthew Klawitter
John, the chief suspect in a criminal investigation, finds himself in a hospital with amnesia. Doctors Crenvalt and Utterborg are charged with helping John regain his memory. When John claims that he is from another planet, one doctor thinks he’s lying to avoid prosecution, and the other thinks he may be mentally ill. A nurse, who has more at stake than meets the eye, is willing to risk everything to make sure that John doesn’t get away with murder in this sci-fi mind bender. Staring James Denton (Desperate Housewives).
Writers: Jennifer Niemeyer, Shane English, Wojciech Lorenc; Producer: Jennifer Niemeyer; Director: Wojciech Lorenc
A young man’s quest for a condom turns strangely surreal as he is bothered by an army of supermarket sellers soliciting their products. If he doesn’t outsmart them on time he will lose his chance with a beautiful girl waiting in his apartment. Will he make it on time? And what surprise will he find once he arrives?
Writer/Producer/Director: Michael Simon
An stock analyst is having the worst day of his life and heads to a dive bar to drink himself to death. Getting fired, divorced and losing custody of his daughter on the same day, send him on a tail spin. The bar is deserted: no bartender, no customers. After helping himself to a shot of Jack Daniels the analyst encounters the territorial bartender. She is a life worn woman with many stories to tell and lessons to teach. The analyst will have to decide if he will say “goodbye” to his life forever or be taken over by the bartender’s influences.
Writer/Director: Alex Ferrari; Producer: Kyra Ozuna
Cyn is a twisted tale about Cynthia, a young woman who is taken away by two psychopaths (Mr. Sugar and Otto) in the middle of the night to an old abandoned kindergarten. Cyn quickly turns the tables on them and soon the night becomes a cat and mouse mind game. While this drama is unfolding, a lone figure watches from a close circuit monitor. Who is Cynthia and what the hell is going on?
Writers: David Lyons, Helen Lyons, Jeanne Simon, Mark Simon; Producer/Director: Mark Simon
A group of clumsy rainforest creepers secretly become super heroes who stumble through rescuing their fellow creatures from the sabotage of the sinister creeper at the local festival.
Writer/Director: Benjamin Radford; Producer: Edward Summer
Clicker Clatter is an animated short that exposes TV journalism and TV for the wasteland that it is. From scare-of-the-week programming to Katie Couric’s stupid interview questions and the frustration of scrambled porn, nothing is safe in this sharp satire! Mike Reiss, writer/producer for The Simpsons, calls Clicker Clatter: “smart, funny, and beautifully executed.”
Writer: Lisa Ferber; Director: Zooey Park
A game of truth and lies: three neurotic women, a bookstore, and the benefits of eating your veggies. Park states: The Celery Stalker was inspired by my ex-girlfriend. I could never be sure if she was telling the truth. Her lies and half-truths were always entertaining, though.
Writer/Producer/Director: Gris Grimly
Cannibal Flesh Riot! is a black comedy about unusual friendships, culinary tastes and the repercussions for feasting on the dead. A stylish modern film that mixes verbal wit, stop motion, and B-Horror from the ‘50s Drive-in era.
Stash and Hub, two redneck ghouls, take a journey through an ancient graveyard to do what ghouls have done for centuries: grave defiling, necrophilia, and cannibalism. On their midnight walk, they rant about their idiosyncrasies. But this morbid journey to feast on the dead does not unfold as it has the numerous nights before. Stash and Hub have raided the resting place of the deceased one too many times and the dead do not take lightly being fed on for centuries.
This film is a cinematic representation of rock and roll, EC horror comics, drunken philosophy and a barnyard hoedown. Taste the flavors of 50’s B films, German Expressionism and stop motion effects.
Writer/Producer/Director: Raiya Corsiglia
A black and white, silent world, Winter in Coney Island. A down on his luck drifter falls in love with a woman in an old photograph. That night a storm comes and as he drifts off to sleep under his favorite bridge, the woman in the photograph comes to life.
Writer/Producer/Director: Darren Herczeg
Sebastian, Balthazar, and Marion are simply the most boyish nine-year old boy princes that have ever lived. Tended to by their faithful, Indian manservant, Pasha, the boys have never known poverty, nor pain, nor despair. But when they must decide who among them is the most boyish, nothing short of blood, war, rape and murder awaits. The boys decide to hold a competition, and serving as judge is the mysterious Cousin Evelyn, a masked recluse who holds a grudge against the princes for disfiguring his face when they were toddlers. Evelyn immediately plays the boys against one another, and enlists the aid of the lusty lady Bernadine to systematically strip his dainty kin of their vaunted innocence. But the price of revenge is high, too high. For no one—not Sebastian, Balthazar, and Marion, not Evelyn and Bernadine, not even Pasha—can escape an impending tragedy of woefully monstrous proportions.
Writer/Director: Raphaello Kotziamanis
John T. Rex is a cop at the top of his game. Nobody likes his methods, but he always delivers the goods. When Rex discovers the secret hide-out of the internationally wanted criminal Ken Oh, He does what he does best: Taking out the trash! A Real Hero, Real Ninjas, Real Warlocks, Real Bullets, Real Explosions! It all adds up to Real Action Reloaded! Action has a new name: John T. Rex.
Writer/Producer/Director: Todd Lubitsch
So you’re Jesus, but what you really want to do is direct. Sure, being Jesus is difficult, but try shooting a film with no money. It’s a struggle to keep his crew together while staying in character. He’s truly a director with a messiah complex. Blood of the Cross… for those seeking direction.
Producer/Director: Galen Carter-Jeffrey
A man finds a string in his nose. That’s it. Just a string—a string that never seems to end. This is twisted, sick, horror comedy, all in two minutes.
Writer/Director: Alicia Witt; Producers: Alicia Witt, Nathan Foulger
A musical theatre singer takes the stage for her final performance in this 16 minute one-woman film. As Belinda sings and addresses her audience for the very last time, we see that all is not as simple as it seems—and get a glimpse into the inherent love/hate relationship between artist and audience.
Writer/Director: Sarah Wickliffe
A character from a famous painting about war comes alive and explores the museum for a better place to live. She visits many other paintings, but ultimately learns to create a new world for herself.
Writer/Producer/Director: Dave Kellum
Before sundown, two diplomats must defuse a volatile international dilemma. Thousands of years in the future the remnants of the human species have moved indoors to escape the wrath of an environment turned hostile. Many generations have passed, and all that’s left of communication between these isolated sanctuaries of humankind are the Ambassadors.
Long after the End of The World has passed into myth, two envoys meet to exchange the weekly numbers of their people. It is a day like any other in Rendezvous Zone Eight-Seven Northwest, until one of the Ambassadors is ordered to shoot the other.
Producer/Director: Dave Pryor
A little boy dreams of having only one thing for Christmas, and it’s up to Santa Claus to play matchmaker. This is a Flash animated short with a skew towards a traditional animation look.
Writer: Holly Martins; Producer: Jessica Wethington; Director: Jack Swanstrom
1972. An American soldier is captured and tortured in Vietnam. At the height of agony, he suddenly finds himself home, living an idyllic life with a loving wife and children that he’s never seen before.
As he struggles to take in what’s happening to him, he discovers the cruel pain of war isn’t over after all. As the clock strikes midnight every night, he is back in Vietnam where his torture resumes a few minutes each time. Escaping will take his wits, and require a gun. Stars David Morse & John C. McGinley
Writers/producers/directors: Benjamin W. Neidenthal, James Davis, Matt Corcoran
Every small town has a mad scientist. Unfortunately for Jamestown that man is Dr. Docatto, the world’s worst inventor. After years of severe failure, Dr. Docatto is about to throw in the towel when he comes up with an idea so wild, so nutty, and so hair-brained, that he is sure it will secure his place in the history books! It’s simple; he will create the world’s first Anti-Gravity Propulsion machine based on the theory that cats always land on their feet.
Without testing his theory, he invites colleagues, the media, and the citizens of Jamestown to witness the unveiling.
Writer/Director: J Zachary Pike; Producer: Marc Dole;
Endurance Challenge: Mordred’s Isle combines the best of reality TV with a fantasy setting. Twelve contestants, including six stereotypical fantasy heroes and six monsters, compete in a series of dangerous elimination challenges for a million gold pieces.
Starring the voices of Billy West and Richard McGonagle.