Shorts Package 1
2018, PG, Canada, Drama, French Canadian, 17 minutes
French with English Subtitles
Director: Jérémy Comte
Producers: Maria Gracia Turgeon, Evren Boisjoli
Writer: Jérémy Comte
Cast: Félix Grenier, Alexandre Perreault, Louise Bombardier
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game while Mother Nature looks on as the sole observer.
2017, NR, USA, Animation, English, 16 minutes
Director: Trevor Jimenez
Producer: Jeremy Slome
Writer: Trevor Jimenez
Cast: Jennifer Ceci, Bonnie Tai, Jerome Ranft, Krista Sheffler
Weekends is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently-divorced parents. Surreal, dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken-up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980s Toronto.
2017, NR, USA, Drama, English, 17 minutes
Director: Zach Bandler
Producers: Meg Steedle, Victor Mazzone
Writer: Zach Bandler
Cast: Meg Steedle, Bruce Davison
On a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a defiant former Marine agrees to join an aging reclusive author at his home for dinner. The Lightkeeper is a story about the enormity — and simplicity — of reconciliation with the past as two apparent strangers discover that they share some unexpected connections.
2018, NR, USA, Documentary, English, 11 minutes
Directors: Amy Hill, Chris Riess
Producers: Amy Hill, Chris Riess
Cast: Joan Anderson
Hula Girl is the true, surprising and unfortunate untold story behind one of the biggest fads in modern American history. At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to prove that “a gentleman’s handshake” was hardly a deal, and it’s time to set the record straight.
2017, NR, UK, Comedy, English, 6 minutes
Director: Johnny Kelly
Producer: Greet Kallikorm
Writer: Johnny Kelly
Cast: Monica Dolan, Frank Bourke, Helena Jinx Jones
An unlikely friendship takes root between a lonely widow and a household plant. But their relationship takes an ugly turn in this darkly comical short film from Johnny Kelly.
2017, NR, USA, Science Fiction, USA, 17 minutes
Director: Jocelyn Stamat
Producer: Joe Russell
Writer: Terry Rossio
Cast: Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, Paulo Costanzo, Lisa Renee, Robert Scheid, Casey Strand, Laura Maccabee, Gayla Goehl, John Kearney
Late one night at a hospital, a physician discovers that one of her terminally ill patients is missing. After tracking down the body to a nearby medical school where she discovers students conducting an illicit experiment, she faces an ethical dilemma weighing human compassion against scientific research.