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Monday, October 12, 2020

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SOUND OF SILENCE

SOUND OF SILENCE

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Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
02 min 41 sec
Country: 
Italy
Synopsis: 
An old radio turns on and brings much more than just a classic song... Dare to turn it on?
Directed by: 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Produced by: 
Eryde Produzioni di Stefano Mandalà
Executive Producer(s): 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Written by: 
Alessandro Antonaci Stefano Mandalà Daniel Lascar (T3)
Main Cast: 
Alice Piano
About the Director(s): 

Alessandro Antonaci, Stefano Mandalà and Daniel Lascar ("T3") directed the Italian low budget horror film "You Die - Get The App, Then Die" that premiered at Screamfest 2018 and won Best Cinematography.

Among some other horror shorts, they directed and produced "The Crying Boy", that premiered at Screamfest 2019. They are currently working on the feature film of The Crying Boy, together with some other feature projects.

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Meat Lovers

Meat Lovers

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
4 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
To satisfy her appetite, a young woman must juggle dealing with her salacious lover and a mysterious pizza order.
Directed by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Produced by: 
JT Schindler
Executive Producer(s): 
Daniel Stebbins
Written by: 
Daniel Stebbins
Main Cast: 
Shana Goodman and Edgar Eguia
About the Director(s): 

Daniel is a writer, director, and comic book creator living in New York City. He studied film at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Dan works as a freelance camera assistant on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and Comedy Central's "This Week at the Comedy Cellar". He spends his free time creating his own films and comic projects.

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
 
In the Mirrors

In the Mirrors

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
7:47
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In town for a job interview, Clara discovers she has much bigger problems than a nerve-wracking meeting when her AirBnB turns out to be haunted by invisible creatures.
Directed by: 
Merlin Camozzi
Produced by: 
Merlin Camozzi, Kris Cvijetic, Julia Swain, Molvatu Sae-Ue
Written by: 
Merlin Camozzi
Main Cast: 
Nicole Tompkins, Mia Drake, Jonathan Groves, Lize Johnson, Andy Norris
About the Director(s): 

Merlin Camozzi is a filmmaker creating work both independently and on behalf of global brands such as Sprite, Coca-Cola, Uber, Morgan Stanley and ARRI. Merlin’s work has been featured in publications including Vice, Out Magazine, Booooooom, Flaunt Magazine, and Director’s Notes, and his short films have shown at festivals around the world. Awards received include the Cirque du Soleil Emerging Artist Fellowship and the MPAA Directing Award. Recently, Merlin was selected as a directing fellow f...read more

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Sanzaru

Sanzaru

Screens the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
87 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When a mild Filipina nurse is hired by an elderly woman declining into dementia, the walls between this world and the next crumble as she uncovers her employer’s shocking family secret.
Directed by: 
Xia Magnus
Produced by: 
Alyssa Polk, Anthony Pedone, Nathan Hertz
Executive Producer(s): 
Kenny Riches, Matt Wigham
Written by: 
Xia Magnus
Main Cast: 
Aina Dumlao, Justin Arnold, Jayne Taini, Jon Viktor Corpuz
About the Director(s): 

Xia Magnus is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. His music videos have been featured by Dazed, American Songwriter, and Paper Magazine, as well as screened at Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. His short films have been programmed on Public Television and screened at numerous festivals worldwide, including Hunter which was an official selection of the 2017 Austin Film Festival. Xia’s first feature, Sanzaru, was selected to participate in the IFP Completion Lab, U.S. in Pro...read more

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
 
The Mime

The Mime

Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
2 mins 11 secs
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A self-involved pedestrian accidentally angers a sinister street Mime... and pays a heavy price.
Directed by: 
Mark Lediard and Gavin Williams
Produced by: 
Mark Lediard and Gavin Williams
Written by: 
Gavin Williams
Main Cast: 
The Mime – Ruth Mary Johnson/ Scowler – Daniel Watson
About the Director(s): 

Gavin Williams début feature as a screenwriter, AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, was released in 2018. The film was a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times and is currently available to stream on Netflix world-wide. His short, SLEEPWORKING, won eight awards and played at over sixty festivals, including Screamfest LA. Mark Lediard has over 20 years experience directing commercials, promos and shorts. His music videos feature promos for US metal-core band ‘Of Mice & Men’ - which have been viewed o...read more

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Hammurabi

Hammurabi

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Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
10:00
Country: 
U.S.
Synopsis: 
HAMMURABI is a short about a woman on a mission in the desert with her beat-up Toyota Celica. Communication is hard, so she must use all the tools at her disposal to deliver an important message to a man she believes is her estranged father… the guy she has hog-tied in the trunk of the car.
Directed by: 
Patrick Kennelly
Produced by: 
Leo Garcia, Bethany Orr, Channing Sargent, Nikki Bohm
Executive Producer(s): 
Dennis Garcia & Patrick Kennelly
Written by: 
Bethany Orr
Main Cast: 
Bethany Orr, Joe Lando, Unati Mangaliso
About the Director(s): 

Patrick Kennelly is a Los Angeles based director, editor, producer whose body of work spans film and video, theater, live events and the visual arts. He met “Hammurabi” collaborator Bethany Orr working on his debut feature EXCESS FLESH, which toured the worldwide festival circuit in 2015. Essentially a horror film about food, it was called  "the most twisted movie at SXSW—and of the year” by The Daily Beast. In addition to developing his own projects, Patrick serves as Artistic Director at re...read more

10/12/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Ten Shots

Ten Shots

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Screens With Sanzaru and the following short films: Hammurabi | In the Mirrors | Meat Lovers | The Mime | Sound of Silence | Ten Shots

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
8:43
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A hunter hidden up in his tree stand chances upon gunmen executing hostages. He jumps into action, using his rifle and limited ammo to save the victims. But unfortunately for our hunter, he soon discovers he may not have been intervening on the right side...
Directed by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Produced by: 
Elizabeth Barchi
Executive Producer(s): 
Andrew Scrivani
Written by: 
Gordon Shoemaker
Main Cast: 
Lindsay Mushett, Raymond Sammak
Elizabeth Barchi and Gordon Shoemaker
About the Director(s): 

Director/Writer: Gordon Shoemaker is a very tall human (6'5") from a lovely farm in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2014 and currently lives in New York City with his producer, fiancé, and creative partner, Elizabeth Barchi.

In 2018, Gordon's first independent short film, “Lara,” screened at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, the Soho International Film Festival in NYC, and six other festivals, including the PA Indie Short Film Fe...read more

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Fragile.com

Fragile.com

Screens with Sweet River and the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:15pm
Run Time: 
23:07
Country: 
U.S.
Synopsis: 
A teenage girl with acting dreams, an empty wallet, and a broken heart is approached by a charming man who promises her fame, fortune, and affection—if she agrees to livestream herself crying for his niche website, Fragile.com.
Directed by: 
Alison-Eve Hammersley
Produced by: 
Russell Sanzgiri
Executive Producer(s): 
Lena Waithe
Written by: 
Brittany Menjivar
Main Cast: 
Carly Stewart Colin Woodell
About the Director(s): 

Alison was one of five directors chosen by Lena Waithe for AT&T's 2019 Hello Lab Mentorship Program. She received her BA in film production from Emerson College and MFA in directing from AFI. She was hired as the first female staff producer/director at media company, All Def Digital, and has been featured in publications including Vanity Fair, Deadline, and Free the Bid, which highlights female filmmakers. In addition to a number of nominations on its festival run, her short film, YOU'LL ...read more

10/12/2020 - 9:15pm
 
SWEET RIVER

SWEET RIVER

Screens with the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:15pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 42 min
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
Hannah's search for her son's body leads her to sleepy Billins, where her investigations uncover more than she expected and threaten to expose towns dark secrets....secrets that both the living and the dead will fight to protect.
Directed by: 
Justin McMillan
Produced by: 
Ashley McLeod
Written by: 
Eddie Baroo, Marc Furmie
Main Cast: 
Lisa Kay, Martin Sacks, Jack Ellis, Charlotte Stent
About the Director(s): 

Justin McMillan grew up in a small fishing town in the Australian State of New South Wales. He started working as an art director in Sydney’s advertising scene before moving to directing commercials and then to feature films.

10/12/2020 - 9:15pm
 
Kalley's Last Review

Kalley's Last Review

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Screens with Sweet River and the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:15pm
Run Time: 
9:41
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Aspiring beauty vlogger Kalley is positively determined to finish her first sponsored review video for an unknown brand’s chemical peel.
Directed by: 
Julia Bailey Johnson
Produced by: 
Julia Bailey Johnson
Written by: 
Julia Bailey Johnson
Main Cast: 
Julia Bailey Johnson as Kalley
Julia Bailey Johnson
About the Director(s): 

Julia Bailey Johnson was born and raised in Southern California. She received a B.A. in Film from Vassar College, and has worked in a variety of roles in commercial and independent film production since, from performing blood spatter tests as an art PA to catching wayward pixels as a post house creative producer. In addition to filmmaking projects like KALLEY’S LAST REVIEW, Julia also writes short stories. She is looking forward to adapting one of them for her next short film, this time with ...read more

10/12/2020 - 9:15pm
 
A Strange Calm

A Strange Calm

Screens with Sweet River and the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:15pm
Run Time: 
14:30
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When 12-year-old Rosie and Miles encounter a strange man on the 4th of July, their journey to the watch the fireworks on the outskirts of town becomes an unexpected fight for survival.
Directed by: 
Austin Rourke
Produced by: 
Jai Marquel Pellerin
Written by: 
Austin Rourke
Main Cast: 
Giovanna Bush, Jacob Sandler & Price Carson
Austin Rourke
About the Director(s): 

Austin Rourke is a Los Angeles-based writer/director currently in pre-production on his sixth short film, WITHOUT ADDRESS. His American Film Institute short film, A STRANGE CALM, is an official selection at a number of festivals around the country, and has been awarded Best Director, Best Short Film, and Best Thriller by Indie Short Fest in Los Angeles. Most recently, Austin was hired as 2nd Unit Director by Palme d’Or-nominated director, Michael Spiccia, based on the strength of his film wo...read more

10/12/2020 - 9:15pm
 
We All Scream

We All Scream

Screens with Sweet River and the following short films: A Strange Calm | Fragile.com | Kalley's Last Review | We All Scream

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:15pm
Run Time: 
6m 48s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young boy with a sweet tooth is visited by a malicious entity in the form of a chilling ice cream man.
Directed by: 
Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff
Produced by: 
Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff
Written by: 
Jener DaSilva
Main Cast: 
Jojo Martinez Amber Medina
About the Director(s): 

Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff | Writers, Directors, Producers, Co-Owners; TREMENDUM PICTURES

Born and raised in a small Nebraska farm town, Chris Lofing’s filmmaking aspirations began when he
was 13. Immediately after graduating high school, Chris moved to Los Angeles to attend The New York
Film Academy.

Around the same time, Travis Cluff, living in Fresno, California found himself suddenly laid off when the
market crashed in 2008. Determined to turn things...read more

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