Progeny

2019 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss’s parasitic offspring, he must persuade his wife to perform a dangerous and illegal surgery to remove the parasite.

Director(s): Justin Daering
Writer(s): Kenda Greenwood-Moran & Justin Daering
Producer(s): Gregory M. Schroeder
Cast: Chasen Tyler Bauer, Wyni Landry, Christian Dunlop, Clayton Hoff, Hans Christopher

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The Lost Weekend

2019 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating.

Director(s): Ryan O’Leary
Writer(s): Ryan O’Leary
Producer(s): Anthony Pedone, Ryan O’Leary
Cast: Sam Vartholomeos, Gracie Gillam, Chris Bellant, Libe Barer, with Catherine Curtin and Reed Birney

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It was good until it wasn’t.

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Our Next Caller

2019 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

A failing legal advice radio program gets a sudden boost in popularity when a mysterious caller offers a violent proposal.

Director(s): Troy Whitaker
Writer(s): Troy Whitaker
Producer(s): Christian Ackerman, Troy Whitaker
Cast: Eric Roberts, Bert Emmett, J. Christopher Sloan, AJ Fleuridas

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You need the attention as much as I do.

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Maizey’s Song

2019 Official Selection: Music Video

This animated video explores a day in the life of BJ and his dog Maizey. Animated by Exceptional Minds – a vocational school and working animation studio featuring artists on the Autism spectrum.

Director(s): Howie Hoffman
Writer(s): BJ Leiderman, Howie Hoffman
Producer(s): Jon Clark
Cast: BJ Leiderman, Maizey

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BJ’s dog Maizey sings about a day in the life of she and her owner

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Brolga

2019 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

In a ravaged future-Australia, a solitary hermit guarding a priceless treasure is forced to offer sanctuary to a young girl who is fleeing murderous scavengers.

Director(s): Adrian Powers
Writer(s): Adrian Powers
Producer(s): J.J. Todd
Cast: James Saunders, Tiarnie Coupland

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The most important things we have are our stories.

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Nancy

2019 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

A father struggles to come to terms with his son coming out.

Director(s): Alana de Freitas
Writer(s): Alana de Freitas
Producer(s): Alana de Freitas, Matt McGee
Cast: Michael Yavnieli, Rahart Adams, Cameron Meyer

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He can’t accept his son until he can accept himself.

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