Short Film Block 2 w/Filmmaker Q&A

Type: 
Film
Location: 
Upper Left theater
Date and time: 
Friday, October 7, 2016 -
9:30pm to 11:00pm
Location: 
Main Theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Short Films - Block 2, followed by Q&A with attending filmmakers.

 

The Iron Maid

World Premiere
Directed by
John Kahl
starring
John Kahl
3 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

A Victorian era gentleman finds himself stranded far from his home in London, when he misses his train. On his way home he has a strange and terrifying encounter.

 

Alchemy

Directed by
Brandon Polanco
starring
Ian Kevin Scott, Angela Pietropinto
14 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

A failed everyman begins to work through pages and pages of questions, while time seems to elongate and a strange transformation occurs. 

 

Lure

Directed by
Monsieur Soeur
8 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

 A controversial geologist takes his theories to an isolated fishing hole with strange behavior and history.

 

Naked Under The Leather

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Lucas Sá
starring
Gilda Nomacce, Miriã Possani
20 mins
 | 2014
 | Brazil
 | Portuguese, Brazil
 w/English subtitles

She protects her flesh but the leather is peeling off.

 

Pickman's Guest

Directed by
Chris Lackey & Greig Johnson
starring
Chris Lackey, Greig Johnson
5 mins
 | 2016
 | United Kingdom
 | English
 

Bosworth, an esteemed patron of the arts, is invited to a private viewing by the city's most infamous painter; Richard Upton Pickman.

 

In Lucidity

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Kays Al-Atrakchi
21 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

Eric has a problem -- a persistent nightmare that has been haunting him for months. When he seeks the help of two sleep researchers, they propose an untested experimental drug designed to induce lucidity or 'waking dreams'. Eric reluctantly agrees.

 

The Greater Evil

Regional Premiere
Directed by
William R Coughlin
8 mins
 | 2015
 | United States
 | English
 

Lilith Delaney sits in a bleak interrogation room, recounting the tale of her short-lived run as Communications Director for Victor Balch, a rising Republican candidate for the Presidency once written off as a caricature for his brash, confrontational style. Despite his glaring flaws, Balch is rising rapidly in the polls, trouncing a more established opponent and gaining a fiercely loyal following. Though Lilith initially considers her role as just another job, she gradually finds herself subject to Balch's ineffable spell... until her gradual disillusionment allows her to catch a fleeting glimpse of his horrific true nature, and to understand his ultimate intent.

 

Hypnos

Directed by
Juho Aittanen
starring
Jaakko Väisänen, Seppo Paajanen
14 mins
 | 2016
 | Finland
 | Finnish
 w/English subtitles

A love story between two men and a sentient planet. What happens when an artist's relationship with his muse is threatened by an entity beyond the void of space? A short film based on the original story by H.P. Lovecraft.