2018 Film Guide

A Circle Over Head

Runtime: 6

Directed by: Paul Talib Bhajjan

Location: Moorhead, MN

A story depicting the lasting effects of grief and tragedy as two families cross paths under unfortunate circumstances.

A Drawing

Runtime: 6

Directed by: Brad Condie

Location: Albany, IN

A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother. Through a deep desire, he wills himself to try to see her again.

Adulthood

Runtime: 8

Directed by: Justin & Kristin Schaack

Location: Richfield, MN

Sunny and Zack have to teach their childhood friend how to be an adult after he awakens from a 20-year coma.

Attack of the Potato Clock

Runtime: 3

Directed by: Victoria Lopez, Ji young Na

Location: Sarasota, FL

In an 80’s elementary school, a mutated potato clock rises from death in a stormy night to get revenge on the cafeteria’s lunch lady who is chopping potatoes—creatures of his own kind.

Beneath the Ink

Runtime: 13

Directed by: Cy Dodson

Location: Minneapolis, MN

As society’s belief systems are changing or even reverting back in time, one Ohio artist Billy Joe White is challenging his community by saying, “Bring me your mistakes.” BENEATH THE INK is a timely look at hate and racism in the western foothills of the Appalachian region that reveals heartfelt stories of change and redemption.

Better Ride on Tour

Runtime: 10

Directed by: Dan Cleberg

Location: Aberdeen, SD

A month-long writing project designed to include people with developmental disabilities turned into a unique musical group that writes, records, and performs their own music and throws Art & Music Festivals in communities around South Dakota where no one is left out and everybody shines.

Blindspotting

Runtime: 95

Directed by: Carlos López Estrada

Location: Oakland, CA

While on probation, a black man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend. As timely as it is impactful, BLINDSPOTTING blends buddy comedy with seething social commentary and rises on the strength of Daveed Diggs’ (HAMILTON) powerful performance.

Burning Heart

Runtime: 6

Directed by: Dan Cleberg

Location: Aberdeen, SD

A music video for the song Burning Heart by the band Better Ride. The adventures of two guys in pursuit of the two ladies that they’ve been smitten by.

Butterflies

Runtime: 2

Directed by: Abby Boyce

Location: Collegeville, PA

When Peter sees a girl, Robin, that he thinks is beautiful running the local coffee cart, he is overcome with nervousness. He gets butterflies in his stomach, which only seem to increase his anxiety. As he attempts to fend off the butterflies, he unknowingly demonstrates his persistence and strength to Robin in his quest to […]

Crime Scene Inspectors

Runtime: 7

Directed by: Owen Royce

Location: Champlin, MN

A brilliant detective leads his incompetent team through an investigation of a grisly murder as they struggle to figure out if they are the cat or mouse, but the bigger question is, “Where’d the dead guy get his mattress protector?!?”

Custom Order

Runtime: 11

Directed by: Will Lowell

Location: West Hollywood, CA

After a painful breakup, Aaron purchases a life-size doll to serve as a replacement for the companionship he has lost. This simple solution to his relationship problem is complicated by a visit from his ex. Starring Matt McGorry (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER), Sophie Kargman (RAMPART, THE MENTALIST), and […]

Door Jam

Runtime: 2

Directed by: Kyle Odefey, Zachary Howatt, Bethany Goodwin

Location: Richfield, MN

Two college kids endure the most awkward encounter known to man—getting stuck in a doorway.

Echo

Runtime: 7

Directed by: Sean A. Skinner

Location: Brooklyn Park, MN

Being stranded takes on a new meaning when you realize it might be forever.

Fight Like a Girl

Runtime: 13

Directed by: Agustin Gonzalez, Nicole Wulf Maldonado

Location: Miami, FL

In this short documentary, Victoria “VikkiKitty” Perez, Priscilla “Port”Sortino, and Taylor “Xaltis” Rose, three South Florida women, push through the male-dominated competitive video gaming scene. Their efforts throughout the 2016 season break through the stigmas designed to hold them back and demonstrates to other girls that they should also dare to compete. Fight Like a […]

Finale of Seem

Runtime: 3

Directed by: Zachary Howatt

Location: Argusville, ND

Inspired by the poem “The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Wallace Stevens, this experimental short film aims to express the feeling of fatigue that some face while trying to uphold a superficial, cheerful disposition in public, all the while ignoring their own emotional needs.