Student Filmmaker Showcase
A Collection of Short Films
The Fleeting Nature of a Rainbow
2019, NR, USA, Drama, 8 minutes
Director: Isabella Korunda
Producer: Isabella Korunda
Writer: Isabella Korunda
Cast: Celine Brouet, Letizia Benes
A woman grapples with the changes in her life after the death of her daughter.
2019, NR, USA, Comedy, 6 minutes
Director: Josh Ceranic
Producer: Gwyn Brarmen
Writer: Josh Ceranic
Cast: Richard Jewell
Harry is offered a mysterious ride home after a rough night on the town.
2019, NR, USA, Comedy, 4 minutes
Director: Sage Croft
Writer: Sage Croft
Cast: Thomas Dyer, Alex Mohr, Sam Marzella, Blake Croft
Four young boys enjoy a classic game of Dungeons & Dragons, yet one of them has a secret that must come to light through their adventures. This film is a lighthearted take on growing up and the friendship of four teenage boys.
2019, PG-13, USA, Animation, 8 minutes
Directors: Kevin Barwick, Carlos Mejia
Writers: Serpendipity Crew
Gordon does not want to freeze during his dinner date. Not only is he nervous, but he has a secret — he has snakes for hair, with a bad habit of turning people into stone. Will he find love, or is this a date with disaster?
2019, NR, USA, Dramedy, 8 minutes
East Coast Premiere
Director: Claire Grim
Producers: Shalom Simmons, Kersten Schatz
Writers: Kersten Schatz, Shalom Simmons, Claire Grim
Kailli’s hair is so curly that it has a life of its own. With the help of her younger sister, Kalli quickly discovers that being true to one another and to themselves is far more important than conforming to social norms of beauty and peer pressure to fit in.
A Sidewalk Becomes a Street
2019, NR, USA, Drama, 14 minutes
East Coast Premiere
English and Korean with English Subtitles
Director: Chris Lee
Producers: J. Izon, Don Ohmer
Writer: Pierson Carlsen
Cast: Trey Noh, Avery Hwang, Chris Yejin
John, a high school senior, is forced to leave soccer practice early to pick up his little sister. After a fight with his mother, John decides to run away with his sister. But when John loses her on the streets of Los Angeles, he must come to terms with his role in the family in order to return home and face his mother again.
2019, NR, USA, Animation, 7 minutes
Director: Christina Christie
Producer: University of Central Florida: School of Visual Arts and Design
Writers: Christina Christie, Savannah Berry, Desiree Vargas, Sara Villa
Cast: Callie Wills
While packing away her deceased grandmother’s belongings, Pauline discovers that one of their stained-glass sculptures has come to life. As the lights in the house go out and their memories together begin to dim, Pauline realizes there is joy in celebrating the legacy of those who have been lost.
2018, NR, USA, Drama, 16 minutes
Director: Frank Donnangelo
Producers: Luca Miano
Writer: Frank Donnangelo
Cast: Yaz Canli, Lane Compton, Charles Maceo
Overworked and under-slept, Mara, a conflicted paramedic, struggles to maintain focus in her life after her terminally ill husband requests her help with ending his. Confronted with the possibility of losing and letting go of the person she loves most, will today be the day Mara follows through with his request — one that will crystallize and define her life forever?