Writer: Gabrielle de Cuir; Producers: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki; Director: Gabrielle de Cuir.
Alice in Wonderland meets Audiobooks.
A reluctant-reader teen encounters temperament, talent and a glimpse of the supernatural as she wends her way through a series of recording studios, until her imagination skyrockets her into a full-blown 1830s Mad Tea Party Scene. Cast includes Orson Scott Card, Emily Janice Card, Harlan Ellison, Michael York.
Writer/Director: David Lindabury; Producers: Mary Grace Higgs, Nancy Miller, Jack Charlop.
Juan and Esteban have worked plenty of dirty jobs before, but nothing has prepared them for a day in the office. Can they survive the cubicles and conference rooms of corporate America?
Writers/Directors: Nolan Wang, Kyle Dickinson; Producer: Mike Cersosimo.
Ten years ago, Kiefer Donovan solved Global Warming… but what has he done lately? He has just been denied tenure as a Chemistry 101 professor, and now must battle his own animated psyche, face his scientific nemesis, and most importantly, learn to stop living in the past.
Writer/Producer/Director: Mikey Reyes.
In a post apocalyptic world cities are controlled by a militant government. Mass exterminations are being carried out. Only the strong will survive. Every a rejected test subject, gets a second chance at life after being rescued by Clair, a street smart survivor. The two must find safety by avoiding the cameras and guards that are always watching.
Writer: Tak Masuda; Producers: Blake Myers, Tak Masuda; Director: Blake Myers.
William, a disaffected, pretentious projectionist at a prestigious film festival, has high notions of cinema. When screening one terrible film after another, he’s jolted from his daze when a film is destroyed in the projector. Soon he’s forced to confront Madeline, a wannabe filmmaker with an explosive temper. After enduring a slew of verbal abuse from Madeline, an unfortunate accident renders her into a corpse and William is finally given a chance to show the audience the true meaning of cinema.
Writers: Jon Niccum, Jai Nitz; Producers: Ryan Jones, Jon Niccum, Josh Robison, Patrick Rea; Director: Patrick Rea.
Thompson needs to find somebody to work his Saturday shift at the hardware store. But his fellow employees aren’t exactly coming to his aid, and the store is short staffed ever since his jerkwad boss Gary fired the underperforming Chuck. When the disgruntled and well-armed Chuck returns for revenge, Thompson and his callous co-worker Hannah get caught in the middle of the rampage. Gary locks himself in a storeroom while Chuck attempts to extricate the frightened manager. Once bullets start to fly, things don’t quite work out the way everybody had hoped. Or do they?
Writer/Director: Yvonne McDowell; Producers: Brandon Ley, Yvonne McDowell.
Terminus Presents: Henchmen attempts to re-imagine the comic book genre from the perspective of the people merely seen in passing in standard comics. Rob and Tim are two slackers who stumbled onto jobs as henchmen for their city’s notorious crime boss, Erin O’Reilly. Their faith and loyalties are tested as they are sent on a mission to retrieve an amulet for the murderess.
Rob and Tim encounter death and violence while on their mission. They also incur the wrath of The Stalker, the city’s vigilante superhero and Erin’s biggest enemy. The center of the film is a character study about two guys stuck in a low level job in an extraordinary universe. It is the pilot of a series that uncovers many things brewing beneath the surface of one city.
Writer/Producer/Director: Alessandro Ceglia
A woman, apparently alone in her house believes there may be an intruder. The viewer shares her fear and is never certain whether or not there is an actual intruder. As the woman grows increasingly paranoid, the suspense grows and various filmic elements, such as tempo, composition, set design, color palette, and camera angles change to match and heighten the mood. Is the woman delusional or is someone really trying to terrorize her? This film is inspired by film noir tradition, where various elements such a light and dark, shadows, camera angles, and sound are manipulated in an expressionist manner to amplify the emotion of a scene.
Writer/Director: Lauren Timmons; Producer: Sean Cassity
Ben Rutter is an aspiring Paranormal Researcher with one shot at the investigation of a lifetime. Problem is, tonight could be the last straw for Ben’s skeptical girlfriend Sheila. And Ben’s best friend Travis is much more interested in the new girl than in documenting evidence. Still, Ben’s determined to prove everyone wrong—but in the world of paranormal research, he’s about to discover that things really don’t always go as planned.
Writer/Producer/Director: Joaquin Baldwin
Papiroflexia (Spanish for “Origami”) is the animated tale of Fred, a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.
Originally created as a poem by the director, it was turned into a short animated film in the UCLA Animation Workshop.
Writer/Producer/Director: Lance Meyers
Toby Radloff explains chaos theory while dressed like a killer moth. Plus, it’s a cartoon!
Writer: Bill Hall; Producers: Jonathan Budine, Bill Hall; Director: Jonathan Budine
The story of a woman on a journey into a dark unknown cavern she considers familiar…the parking garage. Relying on her inner strength, she must trust her instincts to carry her, unharmed, back to her family. Heart-pounding suspense may make this the most tension filled car retrieval ever.
Introducing Mary Ann Emerson, with an appearance by Fangoria’s own scream queen, Debbie Rochon, this short shocker of a film illustrates how unsafe it is to be alone in a parking garage these days…Regardless of why it is that you’re there!
Writer/Director: Erahm Christopher; Producers: Erahm Christopher, John C. Pohl
In a dismal town, Daniel, a lonely bicycle deliveryman with a scarred face, says nothing to the beautiful Rose, unaware that they share the same longing to bury a troubled past and flee the small town life. When a dark rain falls on the town, a devilish gentleman proposes to make Daniel attractive so he may satisfy his needs. Daniel agrees to the accord and gives the stranger freewill to decide his fate and ultimately collect his soul. There are no coincidences in life, only unintended consequences.
Writer: Oscar Brown Jr.; Producer: Brandon Schultz; Director: Kobina Yankah
Sultry waitress Hazel is a balm to every males eyes and grist to their fantasies. Hazel’s Hips is a music video for one of jazz vocalist Oscar Brown Jr.’s most famous songs.
Writer/Director: D. Christopher Weidner; Producer: Shawn Hunter
A lonely, quiet stretch of wooded Texas back road. A car appears on the horizon and passes revealing the words “Just Married” written in shoe polish on the rear window. The Bride stirs and smiles at her husband but her smile soon fades. The reality of it all suddenly begins to sink in and unforeseen questions about their future begin to surface as doubt. Doubt turns to sadness. Sadness turns to fear. Unfortunately for these two youthful lovers, some fears are more real than others. And tonight, on this dark, Texas back road, their eternal love will be put to deadly test. Tonight, “till death do us part” is only the beginning…
Writer/Producer/Director: Steve Gentile
A man battles his disruptive downstairs neighbors: a family of telekinetic psychics. After complaining about the pervasive noise, broken glass, and bent spoons, the psychic children wage a campaign of levitation which leaves their upstairs neighbor’s apartment—and nerves—in a shambles. In retaliation, the man proceeds to glue, screw, nail, and staple every item in the house, effectively nullifying the psychic family’s powers. Fearing a curse upon their home, they flee. Peace for the upstairs man? Hardly.
Producer: Andrew Allan, Dave Berggren, Director: John Karliss, Andy Lalino; Writer: Lalino
When reporter Dana Diamond goes in search of the ultimate story, she gets more than she bargained for. On a riot-torn Halloween night, Dana is lured into a decrepit house by a sadistic transient and kidnapped by an incestuous family.
Inside, Dana endures the most brutal and unspeakable ordeals imaginable, mentally and physically tortured to the limit, as she hallucinates monsters emerging from the garbage piles, including a humanoid being made of rotting meat pieces. Will Dana survive the unrelenting attack of her merciless tormentors?
Producer/Director/Writer: Charlie Cline
The American farmer is an icon of hard work and determination in the face of tremendous odds. One constant during the farmer’s struggle is his imperturbable attitude in the face of these challenges. ‘Farmer Brown’ presents a typically stoic and hardworking denizen of the heartland, as we follow him addressing every challenge, from typical farm chores to decidedly atypical supernatural incursions, with the same matter-of-fact demeanor.
Producer/Writer: Eric Richter, Director: Anthony Sumner
Tom just popped “the question” to Suzi and she couldn’t be more excited. Everything seems perfect at first, but is Suzi all that she seems? When Tom wakes up finding himself tied and bound in a plastic covered room, he soon learns exactly what Suzi expects their life together to be like. As she literally cuts away the flaws in their relationship, Suzi makes it clear that this marriage will not be without sacrifice. Hanging helplessly from the rafters, Tom clings on to consciousness as Suzi carves away at his masculine imperfections. Is this really happening? Many of the graphic scenes in Jitters will test the stamina of audience members.
Producer: Errol Oktan; Directors/Writers: Oktan, Heather Harris
A Jedi trains for four years at the Jedi Academy in the hopes of becoming a Jedi Knight. For some, it can take decades. In this faux trailer from SpatCave Films, we see what College life might be like for some Jedi training at the Academy. From panty raids to parties, and everything in between, will Jedi House be able to graduate in just four years? Will they somehow pass the Jedi Trials? Will the Hippies get their underwear back? Will Kegboy find his clothes? Will Yoda expel them? Will Pinki the Hutt finally find a girl? All these questions and more get answered in this short trailer.