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Life Lessons

Shorts Package 3


Life Lessons

Shorts Package 3

 
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Caroline

2018, NR, USA, Drama, English, 12 minutes

Directors: Logan George, Celine Held
Producer: Kara Durrett
Writers: Logan George, Celine Held
Cast: Caroline Falk, Brooks Falk, Sally Falk, Celine Held, Tam Jackson

In the middle of a hot Texas summer, plans for a babysitter fall through and six-year-old Caroline is left in charge of her two younger siblings.

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Two Balloons

2017, G, USA, Animation, 9 minutes
  Florida Premiere

Director: Mark C. Smith
Producer: Mark C. Smith
Writer: Mark C. Smith

Two Balloons is a stop motion animated short. The film tells the story of two adventurous lemurs who navigate their handmade vessels halfway around the world to return to each other—to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

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Gringa

2018, NR, USA, Comedy, English/Spanish, 14 minutes
  Florida Film
  Spanish with English Subtitles

Director: Claudia S. Murray
Producers: Lana Link, Ryan Patch
Writers: Lana Link, Claudia S. Murray
Cast: Anna Cecilia, Lidia Porto, Ruben Rabasa, Fernando Martinez, Mario Barra, Jorge Emanuel Berrios, Jose Sarduy

An overworked Cuban-American millennial clashes with her grandfather the day before their trip to Havana when he drags her on a last-minute hunt for a rare car part. But when the motive for his seemingly trivial search comes to light, she begins to reevaluate her priorities. 

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One Small Step

2018, G, USA and China, Animation, English, 8 minutes
  Florida Premiere

Directors: Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
Producers: Shaofu Zhang, Hande Zhang
Cast: Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas

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Luna, an ambitious young girl, aspires to become an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket blasting off on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. Luna’s father, Chu, supports her with his humble shoe repair business. As she grows up, Luna battles through adversity in pursuit of her dream.

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Mick

2017, NR, Germany, Drama, German, 30 minutes
  U.S. Premiere
  German with English Subtitles

Director: Lea Nöhring-Ullmann
Producer: Svenja Lange
Writer: Lea Nöhring-Ullmann
Cast: Oliver Bender, Maximilian Brauer, Nadine Dubois, Axel Schreiber

Having grown up with his single mom, six-year-old Mick decides to search for his father, whom he has never met. The sudden urge is caused by his wish to learn to ride a bike—something that he is convinced can only be taught by a father.

 

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