An inspiring and diverse variety of comedy, drama, animation and documentary shorts from Los Angeles-based directors includes:
Stephen Soucy’s “Slant” (14 min.). Lovely, Palm Springs-set story of Emily Dickinson’s poems helping two men find a meaningful connection.
Einar Baldvin’s “Baboon” (3 min.). By all accounts, it was a bad day to punch a clown in the head. Trailer
Kari Barber’s “The Fifth Horseman” (32 min.). Powerful drama about one soldier’s attempt to stop medical experimentation on prisoners of war in Japan during World War II.
Mark Columbus’ “Battle of the Jazz Guitarist” (7 min.). An inventive, probing look at a son’s relationship with his Fijian, jazz guitarist father. A finalist for the Student Academy Awards 2013. Trailer | Facebook
Braden Duemmler’s “Mimic” (15 min.). In an abandoned motel, a man is forced to face his darkest demons when he discovers a television that can see 15 seconds into the future.
Diana Ling’s “The Shopgirl” (4 min.). A female comic-store clerk has to make a choice between two boys. Facebook