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Friday, October 9, 2020

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The Appointment

The Appointment

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
19 min 50 sec
Country: 
United Kingdom/ United States
Synopsis: 
In this playful, supernatural tale by visual artist Alexandre Singh, a curmudgeonly novelist, Henry Salt, wakes from a nightmare to find a troubling entry in his diary: 12 o’clock at the restaurant ‘La Folie’. But whom is Henry meeting, and why doesn’t he remember making this appointment? When no one shows, Henry becomes obsessed with solving the mystery. Charging through a series of increasingly surreal encounters, Henry discovers that the truth is more disturbing than he could have possibly imagined.
Directed by: 
Alexandre Singh
Produced by: 
Natalie Musteata, Louise Palmkvist, Mike Elliott
Written by: 
Alexandre Singh
Main Cast: 
Samuel Crane, David Bamber, Harriet Thorpe, Priyanga Burford, Catherine Steadman, Ryan Kiggell
Alexandre Singh
About the Director(s): 

Alexandre Singh is a Brooklyn based visual artist, born in Bordeaux, France, to Indian and French parents. He was brought up in Manchester, UK, before studying Fine Art at the University of Oxford, UK. Singh’s work is inspired by a love of imaginative storytelling. Encompassing such diverse practices as writing, collage, installation and performance, it often consists of absurdist fables. His work has been exhibited in venues throughout Europe and the United States, including the Solomon R. G...read more

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Mime

Mime

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
7:25
Country: 
Netherlands
Synopsis: 
A dimension-shifting mime player is disturbed in his peace by a student fraternity. His response is unexpected: by using the fourth wall, he turns their world on its head; literally. However, his powers are useless to achieve romance.
Directed by: 
Ruwan Heggelman
Produced by: 
Marijn van der Ploeg
Executive Producer(s): 
Jop Gorris, Thij de Haan & Ruwan Heggelman
Written by: 
Jop Gorris, Thij de Haan & Ruwan Heggelman
Main Cast: 
Jop Gorris Thij de Haan Olaf Wilting Max Hettema Carline Dedden Marit Golstein
Ruwan Heggelman
About the Director(s): 

Ruwan Heggelman started making short films after experiencing the amazing Shaun of the Dead way back in 2004. At the age of 13 he finished his first zombie film and his journey to become a filmdirector had started. The dark side of humanity appeals to Heggelman, because it lives in everyone and it just needs the right incentives to wake up. It is one big playground for interesting themes, stories & characters. He graduated from the University of the Arts Utrecht as a writer & director...read more

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
MURDER FOR DUMMIES

MURDER FOR DUMMIES

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Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
12 minutes 38 seconds.
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
One body, two low rent strippers and a seismic “Chaingazism” of blood, guts and Splatstick fun is Murder for Dummies. After Kandy Kane kills her abusive dickhead of a husband, she recruits her BFF and fellow three dollar stripper Misty May to rid themselves of the body. As his lifeless corpse goes from trailer park to trailer park Kandy & Misty’s friendship is tested. Hiding a decomposing body is harder then red panty night at Wet Willies. “Murder for Dummies” is a guide to killing your husband without breaking a nail!
Directed by: 
Meredith Red
Produced by: 
Marie Ferro, Sonny Newman, Meredith Red
Executive Producer(s): 
Barbara Casey
Written by: 
Meredith Red
Main Cast: 
Cleo Elliott, Martha Thatcher, Doug Lane
MURDER FOR DUMMIES writer/director Meredith Red
About the Director(s): 

In 2001, Meredith wrote and co-directed a short film, Earth Day, that won several awards on the film festival circuit (including Audience Choice at Screamfest) and was featured on the IFC channel. The film was ultimately purchased by Universal Studios for online distribution, who then financed the sequel. She also developed scripts with producers and companies, including Leonard Goldberg, Disney and Gold Circle Films. Meredith lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two fur babies!

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Klaus Eats Butterflies

Klaus Eats Butterflies

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Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
6m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Had anybody known that Molly's DNA code was 14% butterfly, they probably would not have brought Klaus on as a guest seeing as his skin secretes (Z)-9-tetradecenol (Z9-14:OH), hexadecanal (16:Ald ) and 6,10,14-trimethylpentadecan-2-ol (6,10,14-trime-15-2-ol).
Directed by: 
Shane Aquino
Produced by: 
Shane Aquino
Written by: 
what writer?
Main Cast: 
Monica Keena, Denny Kirkwood and Debbie Kasper
Shane Aquino
About the Director(s): 

I hate writing about myself.
I am responsible for acclaimed documentary, ROAD DOGS.
I like cinnamon rolls too much.
I am a Filipino / Irish guy.
The short film, "Klaus Eats Butterflies" came from the idea that...nope. There was no idea. More like an anti idea.
I actually ate a salad for dinner tonight.
I love you L.A. Scream Fest.

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Circle of Stone

Circle of Stone

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
19:29
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When rural cops respond to a call for help from one of their own, their search through the woods reveals what happened to a young girl stolen away sixty years before. They find themselves stuck in a supernatural world with their only escape to fight their way out.
Directed by: 
Mark Andrews
Produced by: 
Patricia Gatz
Written by: 
Mark Andrews
Main Cast: 
Vic Mignogna, Danielle Levine, Will Springhorn Jr, Will Lurie, John Crosthwaite, Kim Donovan, James Silverman, Gary Armagnac, Samantha Jo, Patricia Gatz
Mark Andrews
About the Director(s): 

Mark Andrews is an Academy Award Winning director of Brave the 2012 Pixar animated film. He’s worked on numerous Pixar films as Head of Story, Incredibles, Ratatouille as well as being part of the Pixar senior creative team. He Co-directed and Co-wrote the live action blockbuster, John Carter of Mars for Disney Feature. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his short animated film One Man Band. He’s received an Emmy for his writing and storyboard work on Star Wars Clone Wars the Anim...read more

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Into the Uncanny Valley

Into the Uncanny Valley

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
12 minutes 47 seconds
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
When a woman takes a new drug meant to enhance assertiveness by blocking empathy, she ends up locked in a deadly power struggle with her dismissive husband. Mousy Hana is thrilled to discover a new pill that temporarily disables the empathy center of the brain so that people who have always had trouble putting themselves first can finally get a chance to succeed in life and love. Her husband, Aleksi, calls all the shots in their marriage, largely by criticizing and manipulating her into feeling sorry for him. With the help of the drug, Hana hopes to assert herself and improve their relationship. At first, the pill seems to be paying off: she’s able to stand up for herself and meet her needs. But there’s a downside: when the drug wears off, all of her guilt comes rushing back. In order to avoid these attacks, Hana increases her dosage and, as a result, begins to lose her humanity. Into the Uncanny Valley is a psychological horror/thriller with a touch of dark comedy that explores the cost of choosing to live without empathy - a trait traditionally associated with the feminine - in order to succeed in a man’s world.
Directed by: 
Liz Fania Werner and Carlos Montaner
Produced by: 
Dreamlet Productions
Executive Producer(s): 
Carlos Montaner, Liz Fania Werner, Gustavo Bowes
Written by: 
Liz Fania Werner
Main Cast: 
Kimberly Alexander, Mikael Mattsson
Liz and Carlos
About the Director(s): 

LIZ FANIA WERNER
Director / Writer
Liz earned an MFA from the University of Southern California’s Writing for Screen and Television program.
She went on to work as a staff writer on the one-hour drama series RPM MIAMI, which aired on the Mun2 network, and to pen a feature adaptation of BABYLON SISTERS, a novel by Oprah Book Club selected author
Pearl Cleage. Most recently, her feature script, KIN, won the PAGE Award Silver Prize in the Horror-Thriller category. Liz liv...read more

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Fucking Ghosts

Fucking Ghosts

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Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
3:00
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
What if a family bought a new house that was haunted by ghosts... that had sex all over the place? What if the ghosts were just people under sheets? What if there was a Scottish priest involved? I set out to find some answers.
Directed by: 
Jason Cook
Produced by: 
Kelly Parker, Jason Cook, Ben Morrison
Written by: 
Jason Cook
Main Cast: 
Colin Ferguson, Ben Morrison, Natalie Lynch, Piotr Michael, Isabel Herrman
Jason Cook
About the Director(s): 

Jason Cook is writer/director from Los Angeles. With a background in advertising that started in design and animation, and transcended into commercial directing, Jason has a unique approach to storytelling. His love of comedy led him to join forces with SUPERFUNNY, a live comedy variety show where he wears many hats as director, producer, and brand director. Jason's sensibility straddles the line between the everyday banality of life and the surreal. Pretty much, he's always down to get weird...read more

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Good Head

Good Head

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Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
8:02
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man awakens in a strange room to discover he no longer has a body.
Directed by: 
Izzy Ezagui
Produced by: 
Sonja Mereu & Nicholas Paul Ybbara
Executive Producer(s): 
Haim Saban & Tony Ruben
Written by: 
Izzy Ezagui
Main Cast: 
Jeremy Scharf Max Faugno Rick Howland Spencer Weitzel
Izzy Ezagui
About the Director(s): 

Izzy Ezagui is the world’s only one-armed Special Forces sharpshooter. After losing his dominant arm in combat, he literally soldiered on.

When it comes to channeling resilience and beating the odds, Izzy credits his appetite for the arts. After all, the stories we tell ourselves often serve as the fuel to keep us going.

Izzy's obsession with story began when he was a kid in Miami, consuming Animorphs, The Hardy Boys, and all of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld—probably all before he...read more

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
An Ideal Host

An Ideal Host

Screens with the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterfiles | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder for Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
84 minutes
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Liz just wants to host the perfect dinner party but an unexpected guest sends the evening into chaos, with potentially apocalyptic consequences.
Directed by: 
Robert Woods
Produced by: 
Robert Woods, Tyler Jacob Jones
Written by: 
Tyler Jacob Jones
Main Cast: 
Nadia Collins, Evan Williams, Naomi Brockwell, St John Cowcher
Robert Woods
About the Director(s): 

Robert has been working as an editor, composer and visual effects artist for over a decade in his home town of Perth, Western Australia. After many successful musical theatre collaborations with his writing partner, Tyler Jacob Jones, they decided to try make the jump into film production using the limited resources they had available. An Ideal Host is the result of an insane month of summer holidays.

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

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Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
9 minutes 15 seconds
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
Mind Over Matter is a short film set in the not-too-distant future that pays homage to the art scene... warts and all. We join the opening night of an anonymous Artist's new exhibition of work as he unveils his most daring collection of art to date. What price would you pay for art?
Directed by: 
Paul Cheung
Produced by: 
Alastair Eales
Executive Producer(s): 
egomunk
Written by: 
Alastair Eales
Main Cast: 
Jennifer Woodward Kevin Golding Steve Hope-Wynne
Paul Cheung
About the Director(s): 

Paul is a commercials writer/director who has built a reputation for applying innovative filming techniques with unrivalled creativity across a variety of different genres - from automotive and food to sport and lifestyle. He has produced and directed TVCs and branded content and is now taking his first steps into the world of narrative film making.

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
RAINY SEASON

RAINY SEASON

Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
14:48
Country: 
Austria
Synopsis: 
A couple rents a summer house in a small village. Residents ignore all warnings from local people about upcoming mysterious things and are drawn into a story that repeats itself every seven years, claiming its victims.
Directed by: 
Patrick Haischberger
Produced by: 
Patrick Haischberger and Andre Mayerhofer
Written by: 
Patrick Haischberger and Stephen King
Main Cast: 
Thomas Stipsits, Sabrina Reiter, Inge Maux, Wolfgang Hübsch, Fritz Karl
About the Director(s): 

Patrick Haischberger (born 23 November 1984) is an Austrian award winning director, screenwriter and producer. He is widely know for directing the Stephen King film Rainy Season (2019). Haischberger has also directed Wonderland (2016) and Damnation (2018).

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm
 
My Victims of True Crime

My Victims of True Crime

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Screens with An Ideal Host and the following short films: The Appointment | Circle of Stone | F*cking Ghosts | Good Head | Into the Uncanny Valley | Klaus Eats Butterflies | Mime | Mind Over Matter | Murder For Dummies | My Victims of True Crime | Rainy Season

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
5 minutes 6 Seconds
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
When two women search for vigilante justice, they are blind to the fact that they don't really know the woman offering the answer to their prayers
Directed by: 
Ryan Curtis
Produced by: 
Leslie Appleton, Kassidee Campbell and Vivian Davidson
Written by: 
Ryan Curtis
Main Cast: 
Leslie Appleton, Kassidee Campbell and Vivian Davidson
About the Director(s): 

A native of Vancouver, Canada Ryan is a busy Visual Effects Supervisor working primarily on set for the American television market. Coming from many years of experience in TV Ryan is now transitioning into Writing and Directing and hopes to continue to take on bigger and more challenging projects. See more at http://sigildigital.com/

10/09/2020 - 7:00pm