Life Is Full of Surprises
A Collection of Short Films
All I Want
2017, NR, India, Drama, Hindi with English subtitles, 7 minutes
Director: Venika Mitra
Producer: Venika Mitra
Writer: Venika Mitra
Cast: Ballu Panchal, Bansari, Atteet Bhandari, Kamal D. Khatak
The story of the purposeful, single-minded and unwavering pursuit of a street urchin named Ratan to buy one mango.
2017, NR, USA, Drama, English, 20 minutes
Director: Reed Van Dyk
Producers: Cory Desrosiers, Christopher Leavins, Enrique Diaz, Reed Van Dyk, Morgan Peterson, Ricardo Ramirez
Writer: Reed Van Dyk
Cast: Tara Riggs, Bo Mitchell
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
2017, G, Latvia, Drama, Latvian with English subtitles, 11 minutes
Director: Pavels Gumennikovs
Producer: Pavels Gumennikovs
Writer: Laura Lapina
Cast: Aleksandrs Ronis, Jana Herbsta, Toms Velicko, Sergejs Fjodorovs
A young man who lost both his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.
2017, NR, Ireland, Animation, English, 5 minutes
North American Premiere
Director: Ned Wenlock
Writer: Ned Wenlock
A young stag lacking impressive antlers knows he needs to improvise sweet music if he’s to have any chance during the mating season.
Child for Child (Hijo por Hijo)
2017, NR, USA, Drama, Spanish with English subtitles, 11 minutes
Director: Juan Avella
Producers: Juan Avella, Sharon Waich B., Shelby Farrell
Writer: Juan Avella
Cast: Oliver Morillo, Ernesto Campos, Maria Alesia Machado, Alejandro Furth, Fanny Veliz
The life of a Venezuelan kidnapper takes an unexpected turn on his last job.
The Eleven O'clock
2016, NR, Australia, Comedy, English, 13 minutes
Director: Derin Seale
Producers: Derin Seale, Karen Bryson, Josh Lawson
Writer: Josh Lawson
Cast: Josh Lawson, Damon Herriman, Jess Donoghue, Alyssa McClelland, Eliza Logan, Greg Thorsby
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other, the session gets out of control.
2017, NR, USA, Animation, English, 5 minutes
Director: Nicholas Arioli
Producers: Jennifer Dahlman, Jessica Sittig, Andrew Bosworth, Serkan Piantino
Writer: Nicholas Arioli
Becoming a space explorer takes time. And money.