Over Da Rainbow

Writers: Shawn Kittelsen; Producer/Director: Jay Lap.

Homophobic rap superstar Terrier (pronounced “teh-ree-AY”) is tearing up the charts with the smash hit single “Kill Faggots” off his triple-platinum album hoMOFObic. Despite protests from groups like Homosexuals Organizing a Meaningfully Outed Society (H.O.M.O.S.), homophobia is America’s hottest trend.

Now Terrier plans to reach a wider audience by releasing a single featuring a sample from the deceased king of 80’s hair metal – Max Lightning’s “Teri Why.” But the rights belong to his eccentric homophobe widow, who demands Terrier reunite her with her estranged son, who happens to be the leader of H.O.M.O.S.

20 min

Destiny Manifest

Writer./Producer/Director: Alan O.W. Barnes.

Destiny Manifest is the story of two children, John and Clorinda, who accompanied their father on a road trip and found themselves abandoned on the day the Mexican/American War broke out.

Accompanied by two friends they met in town, the four children try to survive the war, find their parents, and a way out of town. In the process each of them saw a glimpse of their individual destinies.

This independent, artistic project features the talents of Alan O.W. Barnes, a musician and sequential artist. The goal of the project was to experiment with a ‘video comic book’ format and the work makes heavy use of digital art and sound design.

20 min

The Diary of Anne Frank of the Dead

Writers: Scott Baker, Jason Sakowski, Brad Greenwell, Lisa Garibaldi; Producer/Director: Scott Baker.

Because the trailers are always better than the movie; the Vegan Cannibals bring you the most exciting movie you’ll never see!

The year is 1944 and the Nazi army has become infected with contagious pathogens from their own biological and chemical weapons. The troops invade the cities leaving few survivors. Those left must fight the zombie hordes to stay alive. Where many people chose to run and hide, one girl stood and fought. This is the story of her adventure.

3 min


Writer/Director: Dan Riesser; Producer: Elizabeth McIntyre.

Downsized is a horror-comedy short film set in the world of corporate America. Four financial employees are called into the office for a late meeting. Turns out their inept boss has been fired for botching the big account, and now, armed with an axe, he plans to kill them off in the very cubicles where they spend their nine to fives.

16 min


Writer: Will Tully; Producers: Jenny Lenz, Will Tully; Director: Will Tully.

Based off of a Kurt Vonnegut short story. EPICAC is a science fiction romance about a machine that learns to love. When it understands that it is not made out of ‘protoplasm’, it short circuits itself out of the female and male mathematicians’ lives forever.

21 min


Writers: David Malki, Todd Croak-Falen; Producer: Todd Croak-Falen; Director: David Malki.

When Rudy starts work at A.R.A.C.H.N.I.D., he doesn’t know what to expect. But being handed an AK-47 and asked to shoot any British spies he might see wandering around wasn’t it.

Expendable answers the question of who would give their lives for a supervillain bent on taking over the world. Some of Rudy’s fellow henchmen are ideologically devoted to the evil Igor Tarantula, M.D. But Rudy meets the ones who’re in it for the overtime pay, or who just love killin’ guys. And at least one’s got a fully vested 401(k) and is ready to retire.

We’ve seen plenty of movies about spies. Now, here’s one about all the regular guys they kill.

20 min

Getting Out

Writer/Producer/Director: Ian Topple.

Barrel and Tim are two soldiers on a rescue mission trying to find any survivors they can after a destructive war. When they enter a small town, they are going to face more than they expected. Once they enter, they realize they cannot leave and must figure a way out to escape.

5 min

The Glitch

Writer/Producer/Director: Joe Fordham.

Harry Owen (Scott Charles), a heavily-fatigued man who aspires to better living, has once again fallen asleep on his sofa and woken up at 3 a.m.. When a painful headache sends Harry stumbling to his bathroom, he is unsettled to see his cooler, hipper alter ego viewing him critically from the mirror. Harry 2 attempts to calm Harry’s nerves and tries to prevent the evening from escalating into a nightmare beyond their control. The Glitch is the first narrative short subject from UK filmmaker Joe Fordham in 20 years, and is his first shot in HD format.

13 min

Hard Stapled

Writer/Producer/Director: Christopher G. Moore.

A man finds that falling asleep at work can lead to some extremely action-packed dreams of the John Woo variety. The 2008 Cape Fear Film Festival called Hard Stapled the “cubicle matrix.” Winner of the Best Short Comedy award at the 2008 All-American Film Festival.

3 min

Harvest Moon

Writer/Director: Micah Ranum; Producer: Alicia G. Dean.

In this dark comedy, a couple on the brink of divorce struggle to rekindle their relationship. As they are arguing about whether to go out or stay in for dinner, a van full of would-be burglars show up to rob them. The struggle that ensues gives us a deeper insight into the character of this couple and how they may be able to rekindle what drew them together in the first place.

9 min

The Henry Convention

Writer/Director: David Marks.

Peg arrives at her father’s wake expecting typical family drama. But once the mourners begin pushing all bounds of proper decency, Peg is caught in a clash of wills against her friends and family. Now she must choose between respecting her father’s memory or gaining her family’s acceptance.

11 min


Producer: Gregory Hobson; Director: Joel Moffett.

Horsepower is the story of Murray Meadows, a middle aged closeted man who hides from his life as a straight-laced professional automobile critic by immersing himself in internet pornography. This works for Murray until Harold, his eccentric gay boss, tries to help. In rejecting Harold’s advances, Murray triggers a bizarre breakdown in his life- and in his precious automobile. In the end, when all is lost, Murray discovers help from an unlikely source.

17 min


Writer/Director: T. Justin Ross; Producer: Clayton Hable.

Isolated on a farm in the heartland, 8-year-old Nicholas watches helplessly as a freak lightning strike kills his father. Believing that his dad still lives inside the storm that took him, Nicholas begins building a magic radio to make contact. But time runs out when his mother’s new husband turns violent. Desperate to save her, Nicholas pushes his belief in a love more powerful than death and turns to the skies for help.

9 min

The Book Dealers

Writer/Producer/Director: Andrew W. Jones.

In 1893, two book dealers’ latest acquisition unleashes an eldritch evil that can only be banished with a dose of steam-punk techno-know-how. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

8 min

Booth Girls

Writer/Director: Adam Mallinger; Producers: Matt Bolish, Bryce Forester, Jon Peele.

Booth Girls follows bright-eyed Emily during her first day of work as a booth girl at a comics convention, dressed as a comic book super heroine. Throughout the day Emily is faced with crazed fans, leering weirdoes, power-mad staff, and a cast of colorful spokes models, all with their own unique take on working the convention floor as they portray other icons of science fiction and comic books.

10 min

Boxed Out

Writers: Sarah Ruchalski, Mike Capece; Producer/Director: Sarah Ruchalski.

Some people fear that technology will eventually replace humans. That’s an absurd idea, right? An office worker does his best to carry on as his co-workers begin getting replaced by mysterious boxes.

4 min

By Appointment Only

Writer/Director: John Faust; Producer: Robert Stark, John Faust.

Jane is in search of a new life when her car breaks down in a small, desert town. To make her appointment to see an old house for sale, Jane gets a lift from a local man, Lyle. But, when the two get to know each other, the cliché of the horror movie takes a back seat. After Lyle turns on Jane, strangely an acquaintance arrives from Jane’s earlier travels to reveal a dark, supernatural secret. This small town Jane has stumbled into has more going on than meets the eye. But just when you think you have it all figured out, you too will learn how buying a house can kill you.

20 min