SELECTED SHORTS SHOWCASE - PRESS ONLY

ADAMS

Director: Tom Stern

(comedy, 20 minutes)

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Based on a short story by Man Booker Prize winning author George Saunders, Adams is a very dark comedy starring Patton Oswalt and Fred Armisen. Oswalt plays Roger, a regular guy who's always been suspicious of Adams (Armisen), his pretentious next door neighbor. One day Roger comes home to find Adams standing in his kitchen in his underwear. The allegorical conflict that ensues explores themes like fear of the other and anti-intellectualism that are very much of the moment in America today.

CONVERSION THERAPY 

Director: Veronica L Rutledge

(student, 7 minutes)

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When Jamie's father finds out she's a closeted Yankees fan, he attempts to convert her to his team - The Mets.

FURY

Director: Samuel Yal

(animation, 4 minutes)

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Fury is a journey through the universe of human emotions, symbolized by the stunning complexity of cosmos and its savage celestial bodies.

HIDING IN DAYLIGHT 

Director: Cheryl Allison

(drama, 15 minutes)

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After a gay purge, four best friends are surviving by living in fake marriages to each other. They secretly meet once a week to see their true spouse and play a "game" where they reminisce about their former openly gay lives. After 3 years of weekly gatherings, they must determine if their clandestine meetings are worth risking their lives. In one night, emotions run high, friendships begin to unravel and everything changes in an instant.

LOCATION SCOUTS

Directors: Christiaan and Connor Van Vuuren

(episodic, 10 minutes)

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Two unlikely misfits, "Millennial" Morgan and "Baby Boomer" Steve are forced to work together as location scouts on the upcoming Australian feature film, 'Top End Wedding'.

PRETTY DEAD

Director: Inga Moren Tapias

(comedy, 9 minutes)

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Since Carol Mortimer played the pivotal Wicked Witch of the East role in her high school play, she wanted to be an actress. Landing in New York City with stars in her eyes, she soon got her big break as she — and the industry — realized she had a very special niche talent. Yonkers native Valerie Peterson is the writer.

TOUCH ME

Director: Eileen Byrne (drama, 21 minutes)

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This Academy Award contender from Germany tells the story of Alice and Moritz. Alice has cancer. She has already lost one breast. And now her hair starts to fall out. What else will the disease take away from her? Moritz, her boyfriend, is as overwhelmed by the situation as she is. The fear of losing each other makes them almost forget the one thing they can still hang on to: their love ... for each other and for themselves.

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