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Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Thirst

Thirst

Screens with the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
90 minutes
Country: 
Iceland
Synopsis: 
Hulda is a drug addict, arrested and accused of murdering her brother. After she is let go because of insufficient evidence, she meets Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old vampire. Together they have to fight a cult while being investigated by a rogue detective.
Directed by: 
Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson
Produced by: 
Haraldur Hrafn Thorlacius
Written by: 
Björn Leó Brynjarsson
Main Cast: 
Hjörtur Sævar Steinason, Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir, Jens Jensson
10/15/2020 - 7:00pm
 
My Mother Mary

My Mother Mary

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Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
11:37
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young boy begins to suspect his mother may be possessed by a demonic entity.
Directed by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Produced by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Written by: 
David Lee & Alex Pappas
Main Cast: 
CHARLIE - Harrison Andrews MARY - Marilyn Sanabria
About the Director(s): 

Alex and David both graduated from Emerson College with majors in Film Production. Since re-connecting in Los Angeles, they've been writing / directing partners on everything from short films to music videos.

10/15/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Miniature

Miniature

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Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
10:10
Country: 
U.S.A.
Synopsis: 
A young woman discovers the strange reality of the town where her best friend disappeared. Now they must get out before it's too late.
Directed by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Produced by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr. - James Preston - Gigi Gustin
Written by: 
Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
Main Cast: 
Jenna Kanell Gigi Gustin Peter Xifo
About the Director(s): 

Emmy-nominated, award winning filmmaker and Top 200 Director on HBO's Project Greenlight. Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Central Florida, Gonzalez showed an interest in film at an early age. Spending most of his youth making home movies with neighborhood friends, he never had any doubt about his path to storytelling in film.

After graduating high school and without a way to pay for film school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Immediately following Basic Combat Training, Gonzal...read more

10/15/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Warm Blood

Warm Blood

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Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
4:47
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
While in solitary confinement, a female prisoner is taunted with photos of her crime. She reminisces about her violent gruesome acts. She clings to those treasured moments to remain in bliss during isolation.
Directed by: 
Marc Van Holt
Produced by: 
Alyssa Amer
Written by: 
Alyssa Amer
Main Cast: 
Megumi Morino Ty Bamla Kyle Samples
Marc Van Holt
About the Director(s): 

Director- Marc Van Holt is a visual storyteller based in Los Angeles, California. Marc is an MFA student at the University of Southern California majoring in Film and Television Production with an emphasis in visual effects and directing in a virtual world. Marc is set to graduate in May 2021. He currently works part time as a videographer and editor for USC Dornsife and local independent film productions in Los Angeles.

Writer/Producer/Cinematographer- Alyssa Amer is a graduate of New...read more

10/15/2020 - 7:00pm
 
MetaVision

MetaVision

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Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
12:06
Country: 
UNITED STATES
Synopsis: 
Malcolm is an angry 26 year old who lives on the fringes of society. While desperately straddling the blurred lines of sanity, Malcolm receives a self-help tape in the mail from an unusual organisation called MetaVision. Soon, Malcolm finds himself slowly deconstructing his own identity as well as the societal constructs around him, as the tape might offer more than just harmless advice.
Directed by: 
Jai Love
Produced by: 
Jai Love, Basia Stefaniak
Written by: 
Spencer T. Heath, Jai Love
Main Cast: 
David Yow Spencer T. Heath Paul Ford Drew Tietz Greg Puciato
About the Director(s): 

Jai Love is an emerging filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. Jai began making short films with his friends from an early age, with an interest in the darker aspects of human behaviour. Jai interned for Tommy Lee Jones on the 2014 feature film The Homesman, before returning to Australia to study at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. During this time, Jai realised his interest in both documentary and in California's punk music scenes, resulting in Dead Hands Dig Deep (2016) working w...read more

10/15/2020 - 7:00pm
 
The Last Leaf

The Last Leaf

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
13:15
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Haunted by dark visions and unable to protect her family, Cathy has a final chance to save her lover Sue and stand up against the mysterious gentleman that has haunted her since childhood.
Directed by: 
Sia Aleskovskaya
Produced by: 
Kamilla Brenneysen
Written by: 
Sia Aleskovkaya
Main Cast: 
Nova Gaver, Whitton Frank, Kevin Allen
Sia Aleskovskaya
About the Director(s): 

Sia Aleskovskaya is a director, writer and a production designer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Sia grew up in Moscow, Russia and moved to the US in 2012. She graduated New York Film Academy in 2019. Sia's previous film "Faces" premiered at Scottsdale Short Film Festival. Her next films - comedy "All men are pigs (?)" and gothic horror "The Last Leaf" are set to premiere in 2020. Sia has a strong interest in telling women's stories through a female eye. Sia is an active member of...read more

10/15/2020 - 7:00pm
 
Vikaari

Vikaari

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
14 minutes 34 seconds.
Country: 
Sri Lanka
Synopsis: 
The widespread birth of babies with similar deformities triggers a worldwide panic. Disease is ruled out but the actual cause could be something more terrifying. The children, nicknamed Vikaari, all share remarkable set of characteristics and may even possess, if rumors are to be believed, paranormal abilities. In Sri Lanka, a multicultural island nation, their arrival creates an atmosphere of political and cultural unrest. Some factions want to eliminate the Vikaari while others want to use them for their own purposes. Among them three key individuals, a professor of evolutionary biology, a social activist and the leader of an extremist right wing group try to take control of the destiny of these remarkable children. In Sanskrit Vikaari means 'change' or an 'entity that can change'. The Vikaari are here and the world is about to change.
Directed by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Produced by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Written by: 
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
Main Cast: 
Ashan Dias - Bandara Gamage Bimsara Premaratne - Dr. Sulakshana Jayaweera Richard Dee Roberts - Prof. David Hameroff Chevaan Daniel - Head of State
Sandun Seneviratne, Charlie Bray
About the Director(s): 

Director Biography

Sandun seneviratne

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Sandun first studied film making under Internationally acclaimed director Sammy Pavel. His first short film 'Opinion' was about the devastation caused by the Tsunami in Sri Lanka. He then came to London Film Academy to further develop his skills in film making where he made several Short films in Super 16 and HD.

One of the short films he wrote and directed called 'The Seer', a post-apocalyptic sci/fi ac...read more

10/15/2020 - 7:00pm
 
You Wouldn't Understand

You Wouldn't Understand

Screens with Thirst and the following short films: Warm Blood | The Last Leaf | Metavision | My Mother Mary | Miniature | Vikaari | You Wouldn't Understand

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
9 minutes 25 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
An idyllic picnic of one is upended after the arrival of a stranger.
Directed by: 
Trish Harnetiaux
Produced by: 
Jacob A. Ware, Trish Harnetiaux
Written by: 
Jacob A. Ware, Trish Harnetiaux
Main Cast: 
Anthony Arkin, Jacob A. Ware
Trish Harnetiaux
About the Director(s): 

Trish Harnetiaux is a playwright, novelist, and co-creator of short dark comedies. Current projects include her play Bender and Brian, a new play commission: California, and the narrative podcast The MS Phoenix Rising, a serial podcast about a cruise ship conglomerate using avant-garde theatre to rebrand on their latest voyage. She’s developed or presented work with Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, JACK, Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Incubator Arts Project, NYU and Playwright’s Horizons. MFA in playwriting ...read more

10/15/2020 - 7:00pm