Shorts Block 5

Type: 
Film
Location: 
Main Theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 -
1:10pm to 2:45pm
Location: 
Upper Left theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 -
9:35pm to 11:15pm

Short Films Block w/visiting Filmmaker Q&A afterwards.

 

Howard

Directed by
Andrew Delaney
starring
Justin Whitehead
4 mins
 | 2017
 | United States
 | English
 

In this music video concerning H. P. Lovecraft, from Andrew Delaney & The Horse You Rode In On, a man's visit to the aquarium takes a turn for the Weird.

 

I Am the Doorway

Directed by
Robin Kasparik
starring
Radim Vizvary
15 mins
 | 2017
 | Czech Republic
 | English
 

A sci-fi horror film based on the story by Stephen King. A first person POV perspective allows the audience to get inside the head of an astronaut trapped in a spaceship, as a strange virus grows inside him, altering his mind. To save himself he must take drastic action.

 

Ecate

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Tommaso Frangini
starring
Paolo Agrati, Federica Carra
15 mins
 | 2017
 | Italy
 | English
 

A Knight, with a shadowy past, is lost in a dense and murky forest. He is found by a Lady who takes care of him, but who also hides a mystery. Two wandering souls in the middle of the forest. A journey through the mists of memories and conscience. Based on John Keats' ballad "La belle dame sans merci".

 

The Perch

Directed by
Patrick Mattes
starring
Nicholas Riggall
5 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

Jason, a lonely man haunted by an inhuman whispering, is on a mission to discover this unseen source.

 

The Distant Sea

Directed by
Nic Wassell
starring
Emily Lucienne, Edie Newman, Lucy-Jane Quinlan, Haruka Abe
15 mins
 | 2016
 | United Kingdom
 | English
 

On the east coast of England, a coastal erosion researcher, L, is exploring a lonely part of the beach. Her research site takes on a sinister tone when she meets two young women, Sasha and Jo. They take her on a journey to a strange house not too far away with an even stranger inhabitant, but when L tries to uncover more of the mystery, things go very wrong. Produced under Film London's "London Calling" funding scheme.

 

The Ningyo (ep. 1)

Directed by
Miguel Ortega
starring
Tamlyn Tomita, Rodrigo lopresti, Gabe Fazio, Jerry lacy, Louis Ozawa Changchien
27 mins
 | 2017
 | United States
 | English
 

A Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals. Professor Marlowe finds a piece of a map pointing to the place where the Ningyo, a mythical Japanese creature, could be found. The legend claims whomever consumes its flesh will attain remarkable longevity. He presents the project to his peers, who mock and dismiss him as a fraud. He decides to risk everything and go after the Ningyo on his own in hopes to bring to light what could be one of the greatest contributions to science. What he could not anticipate is that, in his search, he is confronted with a choice that puts the very foundations of his morality to the test.