OPENING NIGHT FILMS – to play before “The Magic of Belle Isle”Avalon Theatre, May 4, 7:30 PM
|TROTTEUR-RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT HONORS & SCREENING
Director: Arnaud Brisebois, Francis Leclerc Writer: Anroud Brisebois
Cast: Kyle Gatehouse, Sophie Naubert
Runtime: 9 mins
A metaphorical tale of adversity. A settling of accounts between a young man and a locomotive turns into a diabolical race against a merciless opponent.Watch the trailer.
|FIRST KISS (World Premiere)-RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT HONORS & SCREENING
Director: Charles Hood Writer: Charles Hood, Michael Consiglio Cast: Jopseph Mazello, Brenda Song, Michael Consiglio Runtime: 4mins Purchase Tickets Here!
A guy and a girl encounter all kinds of obstacles while trying for their first kiss.
I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU NOTLancer Auditorium, Saturday May 5, 2012 4:00pm – 6:00pm
|DOUBLE OR NOTHING
Director: Nathaniel Krause Writer: Neil LaBute Stars: Adam Brody, Keith David and Louisa Krause RUuntime: 10 mins
Clark and Becca leave a bar after a night out with friends. They pass a homeless man on the street, and Clark gets an idea. Adam Brody, Louisa Krause and Keith David star in this dark comedy by master playwright Neil LaBute.Watch Trailer Here!
|EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF ROCKY
Director: Kevin Meul Writer: Kevin Meul Stars: Ruth Becquart, Jef Demedts and Kenneth Vanbaeden Runtime: 14 mins
Rocky grows up surrounded by death: everyone around him dies in a freak accident and each time he’s at the center of it all. A modern tale about a lot of bad luck and a tiny bit of bliss.Watch Trailer Here!
|GOD & VODKA
Director: Daniel Stine Writer: Daniel Stine Cast: Daniel Stine, Emma Reaves and Kelly Owens Runtine: 28 mins
God and Vodka’ is the story of a writer’s final attempt to capture the words and memories, both touching and comedic, of a relationship that ended all too soon. Evelyn and Ben grew up in a small Maryland town and have shared a quirky on-again, off-again relationship ever since their childhood years. Through the power of Evelyn’s written words, she pieces together the millions of moments they shared, while creating an entirely new scene – perhaps their last – that will bring them together for one more day.Watcth Trailer Here!
|LITERALLY, RIGHT BEFORE AARON
Director: Ryan Eggold Writer: Ryan Eggold Stars: Leah Pipes, Whitney Able and A.J. Trauth Runtime: 23 mins
A comedy about the tragedy of ‘what could have been.’ When Adam’s ex-girlfriend tells him she’s getting married (to someone else) and invites him to the wedding; we laugh, cringe and empathize all at the same time as he navigates through the painfully funny awkwardity he now finds himself in.
Director: Justin Wells Writer: Justin Wells Cast: Annet Mahendru, Matt Lowe and Christian Zuber Runtime: 10 mins
A man wakes up one morning to discover that he has inadvertently slept through his own wedding. Attempting to reconcile with his fiancée, he leaves a series of increasingly embarrassing and transparent voice-mail messages for her, ultimately revealing his latent doubts about marriage and the inherent uncertainty of the future.
Director: Peter Castagnetti Writers: Jeff Grimm, Jeff Lorch Stars: Jay Montepare and Jeff Lorch Runtime: 6 mins
Jarod is excited about his second date with Scarlett. Things are about to get a little strange.
WILD THINGSLancer Auditorium, Sunday May 6, 2012 2:00pm – 4:30pm
REEL LIFE: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Lancer Auditorium, Saturday May 5, 2012 10:00am – 12:00pm
Director: Brian Connors Writer: Brian Connors Cast: Ed Asner, Mark Rydell Runtime: 13 mins
A drama about two elderly Jewish friends who get into an argument over the controversial circumstances surrounding 9/11.Purchase Tickets Here!
Director: Jenny Goddard Writer: Jenny Goddard Cast: Richard C. Jones, Mark Reeb and Jolyn Janis Runtime: 8 mins
Happy Voodoo follows Damien as he attempts to use voodoo dolls to alter the lives of his three best friends.Purchase Tickets Here!
Director: Pedro Collantes Writer: Pedro Collantes Cast: Joanne Kokkin, Henriette Kristine Hallar, Andreas V. Lango and Hakon Ovesen Waaden Runtime: 16 mins
In a small town by the fjord, Anna and Anton are entering adolescence. They deal with boredom in different ways-Anton is eager to explore the world, Anna spends her time with her dog, Bamse. One day Bamse finds a mysterious box on the beach.
Director: Robert Festinger Writer: Robert Festinger Cast: Lily Tomlin, Jesse Tyler Feruson, Lucy Punch, John Fisher and Ryan Lester. Runtime: 12 mins
When Jason and his mother attend a funeral service of someone they have never met, they accidentally wind up leading the procession.
|THE SEA IS ALL I KNOW
Director: Jordan Bayne Writer: Jordan Bayne Stars: Melissa Leo, Peter Gerety and Kelly Hutchinson Runtime: 29 mins
When an estranged couple, Sara and Sonny, come to the aid of their dying daughter, the experience sends them spiraling into spiritual crisis, and emotions they do not understand. In the end, this experience renews their lives, transcends their loss of faith,and even death itself.Watch The Trailer!
Director: Martín Rosete Writer: Luiso Berdejo Cast: Féodor Atkine, Javier Cidoncha and Jonathan D. Mellor Runtime: 10 mins
A French narrator jumps from one dramatic scene to another one, confused about the story that he is trying to tell and fighting with himself until he finally finds it.
REEL LIFE: REALITY BITES
Lancer Auditorium, Sunday May 6, 2012 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Director: Choice Skinner Writers: Choice Skinner (story), Choice Skinner
Cast: Farley Jackson, Choice Skinner and Sheldon A. Smith
Runtime: 17 mins
Three brothers are confronted with a horrible act committed by the youngest due to the pressure of bullying from a local gang.Watch Trailer Here!
Director: Lisa Robertson Writer: Lisa Robertson
Cast: Joel Gretsch, Annabeth Gish and Noel Fisher
Runtime 18 mins
A spiraling compulsion threatens to alienate businessman, Ken, completely from his family and leads to a chance meeting on an LA City bus with a young gambler, Pete, who could save or destroy him as he journey’s to the City of Commerce.Watch Trailer Here!
Director: Josh Levy Writers: Scott Thompson, Dave Pullano, Sergio Medrano Puga Cast: Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Michael Cera, Margaret Cho Deborah Theaker Runtime: 20 mins
After being deported back to his native Canada, once-famous comedian Bob London attempts a Hollywood comeback by enlisting human smugglers to sneak him across the Mexico-US border. Deposited in East LA after a taxing journey, Bob is rejected by his former manager and famous friends and finds himself penniless and alone. He is then adopted by a pair of migrant workers named Gerardo and Luiz who resolve to show Bob how to make it in America.Watch Trailer Here!
|INFINITY Director: Randy Crowder Writer: Randy Crowder Cast: Renée O’Connor, Jed Sura and Pat Crawford Brown Runtime: 14 mins Elizabeth enjoys the perfect life. A perfect home. A perfect 4 year old daughter, Chelsea. A perfect loving husband, David. Even a kind but quirky next door neighbor, Edith, who keeps apprised of all matters, great or small, in her community. But, something is amiss. David seems troubled since returning from a tour of duty with his guard unit in Iraq. Struggling alone, his resolve breaks as he turns to a higher power for help, leading to a stint in a mental facility. Purchase Tickets Here!|
Director: Elfar Adalsteins Writer: Elfar Adalsteins Cast: John Hurt Runtime: 18 mins
An elderly widower sets in motion series of events to veil his disappearance from a nursing home. After gathering a few things from the local fire station he heads to the village pier where a beloved companion awaits him – ready for their last great journey.