A World Imagined
Shorts Package 4
2018, NR, USA, Science Fiction/Drama, 11 minutes
Director: Ricardo Herrera
Producers: Ricardo Herrera, Beau Johnson
Writer: Ricardo Herrera
Cast: Kristina Emerson, Emily O’Brien, Dominic Leeder, Andy Goldenberg
Emma couldn’t imagine a world without her trusty in-home artificial intelligence system, IRIS. For six years, IRIS has been an integral part of Emma’s everyday life. However, after landing the job of her dreams, Emma is required to replace IRIS with the company’s own system. Emotions and technology clash when their relationship comes to a sudden end.
Better Than Neil Armstrong
2019, PG, Iran, Drama, 20 minutes
North American Premiere
Persian with English Subtitles
Director: Alireza Ghasemi
Producers: Hasan Najjarian, Mohammdreza Mesbah
Writer: Alireza Ghasemi
Cast: Noushika Khodashenas, Kian Alipanah, Ilia Hasani, Asal Shakeri
Four kids prepare for a trip to the moon to reach a mysterious place called the Redland, but things get complicated when they discover the gates of the Redland are guarded by a mischievous snake.
Metronome (In Time)
2018, NR, USA, Drama, 13 minutes
Director: Scott Floyd Lochmus
Producer: Valerie Steinberg
Writer: Scott Floyd Lochmus
Cast: David Patrick Kelly, Gabriel Gurevich, Patrick Cannell
An elderly, ailing maestro and a young piano prodigy venture out of their musical isolation in hopes of selling their beloved piano.
2019, NR, USA, Drama, 16 minutes
Director: Jeremy Merrifield
Producers: Christina Cha, Kate Chamuris, Alex Peurye
Writers: Jeremy Merrifield, Dave Testa
Cast: Jonah Beres, Paul Scheer, Carson Severson, Jaylin Ogle
For 14-year-old Sam, surviving junior high means staying below radar. But that becomes impossible after he becomes the target of the school’s latest viral video. He is pressured to strike back, but Sam isn’t so sure — even if he does have superpowers.
2018, NR, China/USA, Animation, 8 minutes
Chinese with English Subtitles
Director: Siqi Song
Producer: Siqi Song
Writer: Siqi Song
Cast: Bingyang Liu
A man thinks back to his childhood and growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?
This Time Away
2019, NR, UK, Drama/Science Fiction, 14 minutes
Director: Magali Barbe
Producer: Russell Curtis
Writer: Magali Barbe
Cast: Timothy Spall, Jessica Ellerby
Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had... until an unexpected visitor arrives, disrupting his lonely routine.