Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 26, 2017 -- New Filmmakers LA

Shorts Program #1
5:00PM Pre-screening Reception | 5:40PM Shorts Program #1 Screenings

Con Boys

Dir. & Writ. by Ryan Casselman | USA

Jimmy, a small-time con artist is forced to look after his neighbor's little brother, Robbie. 

Twenty-Something (Pet Shop Boys)

Dir. by Gavin Filipiak | USA

Music video follows the hardships of an ex gang member as he struggles to integrate into society after incarceration. 

Quelle vie!

Dir. & Writ. by Joakim Scheidegger | Switzerland

Remy is moving into an apartment, in an old house. The problem, he can't hear the principle bell, so he goes to the home owner, Henry, to ask if he can do anything. 

Plastic Ankles

Dir. & Writ. by TKHS | USA / Hong Kong

Hello my name is Marlon and I am innocent! 


Dir. & Writ. by Vijay D. Varu | UK

Running late for work, an out of breath Jake begins a journey towards enlightenment and self-discovery. But he must overcome his own shackles if he is to reach his 'true' destination! 


Dir. & Writ. by Jesse Atlas | USA / Ireland

A supernatural experiment merges the past and the present in this narrative/dance collaboration with Emmy-Nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, and Teddy Forance. 

The Cage

Dir. & Writ. by Ricky Staub | USA

An honest picture of redemption in the face of overwhelming darkness. Written and directed by Neighborhood Film Company's founder, Ricky Staub, The Cage is an honest picture of redemption in the face of overwhelming darkness. 
Shorts Program #2
7:10PM Pre-screening Reception | 7:50PM Shorts Program #2 Screenings

Come Here Often?

Dir. & Writ. by Morgan Dameron | USA

Three vignettes in the same sleepy bar about romance, friendship and taking chances. 


Dir. & Writ. by Rebecca Feldman | USA

A Brooklyn curmudgeon receives a surprise visit from a British gentleman claiming to be his son. 

The Singing Bones

Dir. & Writ. by Danishka Esterhazy | USA

Adapted from the story by celebrated author Francesca Lia Block, The Singing Bones is a modern dark fairy tale. 

Real Artists

Dir. by Cameo Wood | USA

In the near future, a young animator is offered what should be her dream job. But when she discovers the truth of the modern 'creative process', she must make a hard choice about her passion for film. 


Dir. by Justine Raczkiewicz | USA

Roger lives a grim and detached life, picking up medical waste for a living, but looks forward to his evening conversations with his quirky roommate and foodie, Olive. 
Feature Program – InFocus: Youth Cinema
9:30PM Pre-screening Reception | 10:10PM Feature Program Screenings

How to Get Girls

Dir. & Writ. by Omri Dorani & Zach Fox | USA

In this raunchy teen comedy, an awkward high schooler takes advantage of his childhood best friend's newly developed good looks in order to gain popularity and get girls. 

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