2017 Film Guide

Beneath Fiery Skies

Runtime: 10 min

Directed by: Adam Hayes

Location: New York, NY

Two soldiers destinies clash in a warriors purgatory. A Knight awakes on an empty field, as a mysterious Samurai is lost in a forest. Both are ushered forward by a Valkyrie to reach their ultimate destiny.

Better Ride on Tour

Runtime: 34 min

Directed by: Dan Cleberg

Location: Aberdeen, SD

Amidst many distractions, Samantha struggles to find her voice recording a new song. She encounters a mysterious stranger who reminds her of why she loves to create music.

Born Again

Runtime: 7 min

Directed by: Jason Tostevin

Location: Columbus, OH

When five bumbling Satanists have their dark ceremony go horribly right, they must face the decidedly holy shit consequences.

Catching the L Train

Runtime: 7 min

Directed by: Eric Raingruber

Location: Modesto, CA

A bear on a losing streak attempts to save his relationship before his love leaves town for good. But when a bungled text message leads him to the wrong train platform and his sweetheart to draw the wrong conclusion, he must risk life and limb to try and win her back.

Corky

Runtime: 6 min

Directed by: Ty Primosch

Location: Danbury, CT

A corkscrew with a screw loose battles a giant glass bottle to uncork seven magical lightning bugs trapped inside.

David Stoll is a Comedian

Runtime: 5 min

Directed by: Jordan Wold & Zachary Grimshaw

Location: Boston, MA

Everyone thinks they can be a comedian, but few give it a shot. Follow David Stoll as he prepares to share his jokes – and himself – with Boston’s fierce comedy community.

Deepest Cover

Runtime: 8 min

Directed by: Keith Langsdorf, Ryan Becken

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Undercover cop Alan Dulaney has gotten in way too deep with a local crime gang. As he struggles to escape his deep undercover assignment, he discovers that he may have to go deeper still, into Deepest Cover.

Doctor B

Runtime: 9 min

Directed by: David Chen

Location: Seattle, WA

Professional yo-yoer Jonathan Best (AKA Doctor B) returns to one of the largest yo-yo championships in America, meeting and competing against a younger generation.

Etymology

Runtime: 10 min

Directed by: Maria McIndoo

Location: Montclair, NJ

Etymology follows Catherine and her daughter Millie during the build-up to an important spelling bee. But as preparations gather pace, so does the pressure, and soon the veil of perfection begins to slip.

FLiCKER

Runtime: 18 min

Directed by: Joe Greening

Location: Moorhead, MN

Over the course of one night, a rural family home is terrorized by an unseen monster lurking in the darkness…

Floating Horses

Runtime: 94 min

Directed by: Justin Koehler

Location: Denver, Co

After entering his first rodeo, a teenage boy is abandoned by his father; setting in motion the iconic career of ‘America’s Most Beloved Cowboy.

Frequency

Runtime: 7 min

Directed by: Neil Fennell

Location: New York, NY

Kathy is going to make this first date go well… even if she has to break the laws of space and time to do it!

Ghost Slapper

Runtime: 8 min

Directed by: David Mair

Location: Minneapolis, MN

It’s business as usual for ghost exterminator Keith, until he must face the biggest challenge of his life — the ghost of his former partner.

Gratus

Runtime: 7 min

Directed by: Sarah Johnson

Location: Australia

A poetic, experimental and performative documentary that explores how the power of practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on mental health. Made in collaboration with 6 people who have lived experience of complex mental health issues, this film voices their experiences in a bid to raise awareness about mental health.

Half Smile

Runtime: 8 min

Directed by: Owen Royce

Location: Minneapolis, MN

A favor for a friend becomes a bonding moment for two men as Charlie confronts the past he long forgot. 

How Far She Went

Runtime: 13 min

Directed by: Ugla Hauksdottir

Location: Pine Barrens, NJ

Adapted from the Flannery O’Connor Award-winning short story by Mary Hood, How Far She Went takes an unflinching look at family, personal sacrifice, and the lengths we will go for those we love.

Hunter

Runtime: 5 min

Directed by: Jane Geisler

Location: New Orleans, LA

A 14-year-old girl and her blind, porch-bound grandfather take extreme measures in protecting the ecological balance of their swamp.

I’m Scared

Runtime: 5 min

Directed by: Pete Levin

Location: Los Angeles, CA

8-year-old insomniac Ralf describes to his little brother all of the dangers that lurk in the shadows, waiting to devour them. ‘I’m Scared’ is brought to life through intricate hand-crafted stop-motion animation. Based on the art of contemporary artist Greg “Craola” Simkins and featuring an instrumental score by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus.