2014 Film Guide

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Runtime: 13 minutes

Directed by: Todd Sklar

Location: Branson, MO

Jim and Dave are brothers. They haven’t spoken in years and don’t like eachother very much, but are forced to come together for a week when their daddies in Kansas City. Alonzo Mourning was drafted by the Charlotte Hornetswith the 2nd pick in the 1992 draft. He averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, and3.5 blocks per […]

A New Man

A New Man

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Hughes William Thompson

Location: New York, NY

After his wife leaves him, Charles begins to assume the identities of strangers at a local coffee shop to avoid being alone

Carrot Cake

Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Sandra Capra

Location: St. Louis Park, MN

‘Carrot Cake’ by Sandra Capra was inspired by a true story.  Starring Jay Hornbacher – A 97 year old father asks to meet with his daughters and their families to share some important news.

Chance of Rain

Runtime: 15 minutes

Directed by: Philipp Wolter

Location: Brooklyn, NY

As Jason escaped from the pouring rain and ducks into a psychic parlor, Kadian already awaits him with a towel in her hand. Hesitantly, Jason gives in to receive a reading. Only after a few words from Kadian, Jason realizes that this is not a hoax as she reveals secrets about his life that only […]


Runtime: 7 minutes

Directed by: Brodigan Morton and Nick Brandt

Location: Aberdeen, SD

Cinderblock is a gender-flopped re-telling of a classic fairy tale, Cinderella.  Cinderblock was the winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 Fischgaard Short Film Project.


Runtime: 4 minutes

Directed by: Nicola Worrel

Location: Aberdeen, SD

DANCER captures the intimacy and beauty of a traditional Lakota powwow, as told from the perspective of a Fancy Shawl Dancer

Deliver Us from Evil

Runtime: 19 minutes

Directed by: Robert McDermott

Location: Chisago County, MN

Deliver Us From Evil is a modern day thriller set in the open plains of the high Midwest. Now retired, Frank lives his life on a ranch far outside the town center. It seems Frank’s only connection with the outside world are his nephews Jimmy and Sam. Frank’s peace and seclusion are put into jeopardy […]


Runtime: 9 minutes

Directed by: Andrew Kightlinger

Location: Pierre, SD

Best described as a genre film WITHOUT the genre. Shot on location in South Dakota, Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller, Spin City) stars as a desperate husband performing a last-ditch act of love to persuade his wife that there’s still something left between them.

Evening In Decline

Runtime: 4 minutes

Directed by: Matt Eckholm

Location: Minneapolis, MN

In the music video for John Kargol’s Evening In Decline, a young man finds that his perception of his recent breakup might not be the case 

Families are Forever

Runtime: 21 minutes

Directed by: Vivian Kleiman

Location: California

Tom and Wendy were devout Mormon parents living in a conservative community: Attending church every Sunday, actively serving in their ward, raising five children and knocking on doors to promote support for California’s Proposition 8 to prevent same-sex marriage. Then one day, Wendy read 13-year-old Jordon’s diary and discovered he was gay. What happened next […]

Fight Me

Runtime: 4 minutes

Directed by: Sean A. Skinner, Director; Alec Schwandt, Assistant Director; Alex Kohnstamm, Collaborating Director

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Office politics aren’t for everyone.

First Date

Runtime: 3 minutes

Directed by: Christoph Schuler

Location: Pierre, SD

Shy guy on his first date has to face some surprises to get the girl of his dreams.

Flight School

Runtime: 7 minutes

Directed by: Jeremy Smith

Location: Aberdeen, SD

This is a Found Footage video featuring an inept fellow trying to start his own school on how to fly.

Fort Tilden

Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes

Directed by: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers

Location: New York, NY

SXSW 2014 Grand Jury Award winning film.  Allie and Harper are two inept best friends, whose journey to the beach is much harder than it should be.  

Four Brothers. Or Three. Wait … Three.

Runtime: 5 minutes

Directed by: Philip Buiser

Location: Los Angeles, CA

After his brother Rob dies, Jeremy digs him up, stashes his body in the family barn, and goes to tell his other brothers, Marc and Greg, what he’s done. But when the living brothers head back to the barn, they find that their dead brother isn’t quite as dead as they thought. Now Jeremy, Marc, […]