A terminally-ill woman and her ex-soldier step-dad make an overnight-stop while on a road trip. But while they attempt to repair their volatile relationship, a pair of strange locals stalk them.
Tinkerbelles, a Midwestern punk band plays 40 concerts in 10 days.
The animated video, on the track Alampa - Storm, shows the viewer a fictional universe, where the heroes appear in the form of the main human senses, which take part in a deadly race for survival. For four minutes, the frame plays out an exciting story of interaction between the characters and the birth of a new life in the finale.
Gregory, an aging guitarist, re-discovers his passion and finds the courage to play again.
Danny, an awkward yet kind physical therapist learns to overcome his fears through lucid dreaming.
Michael is a teenager who wants nothing more than to find love. When he stumbles upon it, it becomes apparent that relationships aren't like they are in movies.
Two families struggling with scars of tragedy are drawn together by mysterious events and a common link is uncovered. A link that will expose previous choices and force confrontation with lurking demons of the past. Propelled on a spiritual journey seeking forgiveness, healing and hope, is it a cruel twist that brought them together or something higher? Maybe the Universe does work by design.
a man finds his apartment has a violent history
Trusting someone to take care of your children can be tricky, especially when they are connected to Hell.
Bad Candy follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it’s a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?
Co-directed by Scott Hansen (The Possession Experiment) and Desiree Connell, based on the latter’s screenplay, the Digital Thunderdome production stars Corey Taylor (lead vocalist of Slipknot), Zach Galligan (Hatchet 3; The Chair; Gremlins), Derek Russo, Ryan Kiser (The Dawn; House of Manson), Kenneth Trujillo, Mike Milligan, Haley Nicole Leary, Bill Pacer and Alexandra Lucchesi.
Emma is a woman on the run from her past. Escaping to her best friend from college's house, she think she's finally found some peace. But little does she know that next door, evil is brewing. Emma must do what she must to survive... she's not the victim she seems to be.
Frank's important job interview on Zoom goes south due to his "stay at home" Covid precautious family using up his bandwidth.
The Imaginaries leave the familiar and go on an adventure to pursue their dream - together.
During the summer of '66, a former rodeo champion and cattle auctioneer from Oklahoma bonds tightly with his young grandson from suburban Pennsylvania while teaching him a few tricks from his previous trades. Shot entirely in rural Pennsylvania, Calf Rope captures the intense love that grandparents often share with their grandchildren and the legacy that lives on long after they have gone.
Infamous New York City talent agent, Yvette Slosch (LINDA LAVIN), is determined to make a star out of her newest client, jazz violinist, Aaron Weinstein (AARON WEINSTEIN). She refuses to let Aaron's lack of name recognition, jazz's dwindling fan base, or the 2020 global pandemic get in her way. As the pandemic rages, Yvette's schemes to keep Aaron's career afloat become increasingly convoluted, testing her abilities as an agent and her friendship with Aaron.
In this intense silent film, embellished with a soundtrack that is dripping with heavy bass and lyrics, watch two best friends make perilous decisions to make money for rent.
In a dystopian future, a pandemic has caused the world-wide collapse of governments. A Central Authority has risen to maintain law and order and control the supply chain of goods and services. Because most people are stuck at home, entertainment has become a premium commodity. The Central Authority has created a channel for citizens to create their own content. In exchange for doing this, citizens are compensated and given higher places in line for goods in short supply. Compensation is based on ratings of each show. However, if you fail to meet The Central Authority's minimum guideline, The Central Authority cancels your show--and your life.
Some say it's a dog-eat-dog world. But what happens when a failed stand-up comedian, Dwiyos by name, at the end of his rope -- almost literally -- meets a canine friend? Can worlds shift with an alchemical encounter? "Checking Out," is a short film that offers a different perspective on the value of a "heart-to-heart."
Ever thought you were getting a good deal only to find it raw between the buns? Well, that's what happens when in Consumer Burger. The plot is about the Customer, an old hippie traveling across America, who thinks he has found the holy grill, I mean grail, of hamburgers for just 10 cents! But is the cost a price he is willing to pay? We’ll find out in Consumer Burger, a situational comedy shot in the quirky style of classics like Napoleon Dynamite.
A brave captain and his faithful mate transport a captive warrior, who holds The Inventory of The Mind, across the interstellar line. When their ship is forced to navigate an asteroid field, their mission is jeopardized.
A collective portrait of 14 students from a state college dance department, created remotely in their native habitats, with the help of family, friends and pets.
"Dignity" is a love story between a woman and her family. However, the family's strength is tested when a moral decision must be made.
It's the summer of 1986. Erik (Andrew Eakle) is the shy, quiet type—but far more passionate than most teenagers when it comes to God and rock-n-roll. His dream comes true when he is asked to run sound for his favorite band, 316—a Christian hair metal band made up of older kids from his church.
After a blistering performance at a church camp talent show, 316 is introduced to a flashy Christian Rock promoter with a plan. Glad-handing, Lord-loving Skip Wick (Brian Baumgartner) wants to take the band on the road—promising the boys a jam-packed summer of paid Christian rock gigs and a shot at making a real record in Nashville. But most importantly, Skip’s offer represents the ultimate chance to “make Jesus famous.”
Complications arise when a woebegone pastor’s (Judd Nelson) daughter, 16 year-old Sarah (Shannon Hutchinson), stows herself away in the band's RV after a church performance in Alabama. Once discovered, Skip must keep recalcitrant Sarah along for the next couple of weeks on the road—which turns out to be plenty of time for the talented girl to emerge as the band’s muse, head-turning opening act, and Erik’s first love.
ELECTRIC JESUS is a wistful coming-of-age music-comedy reminiscent of THE COMMITMENTS, THAT THING YOU DO, and SING STREET—a rock-and-roll movie about a band that never quite makes it. While the screen band’s music is a weird mash-up of 80’s hair metal and Sunday school, ELECTRIC JESUS wears its heart on its sleeve, ala THE BREAKFAST CLUB, LADY BIRD, and ALMOST FAMOUS.
Alex is trying to start over after suffering terrible losses in her life. She tries to keep her mind busy, but haunting visions and reminders of the past keep her from moving on. But just how real are these specters, and what are they trying to tell her?
Young sketch artist realizes world changing powers.
A casual game of Thursday night poker turns sour when Pete brings a new friend to the game. That friend just happens to look like a local pedophile, that's been all over the news.
A man reflects on the difficult year that is 2020.
When Quinn receives the gift she was hoping for, things begin to unfold in strange ways. However she has to remain focused, because practice makes perfect.
An artful glimpse into the hearts and minds of Gen Z.
With the arrival of COVID, everything is uncertain. It becomes nearly impossible to create any sort of plans a week ahead let alone try and plan the rest of your life.
This movie is about a moment in time. The time during COVID-19. There's so much to be concerned about, but this film shows how young kids can still thrive. It is important that we focus on what's really important in life right now. If nothing else, I hope thinking about COVID-19 through a different lens will change people's perspectives during this difficult time.
Showing up his three Viking half-brothers with a surprisingly successful hunt, Halfdanr catches the eye and ear of his father for the very first time. Being born to a slave offers very few of these opportunities after all.
As his success and ambition grows, Halfdanr must choose between attaining everything he's yearned for, and the one thing he's truly loved.
When Hank, a likable recluse, meets a Madagascar hissing cockroach, an unconventional relationship blossoms - A love story 300 million years in the making.
A pandemic challenges a Chinese student on the path to legal immigration while sheltering in her new American home. Created for the 72 Hour Shootout by the Asian American Film Lab under the theme, Going Viral.
A group of surviving women of different ethnicity and social class meet in a Center for Domestic Violence. Seeking counseling and help, thus narrating their stories of guilt, frustrations and fears.
How To Fall in Love in a Brothel. Set in 1960 Incheon, South Korea. As a young country is struggling through rebuilding after the Korean War, two young Koreans struggling to find their place in a hard world, find love in an unexpected and unlikely setting. Showing what is possible in life when two people happen to cross paths.
Ian Ford is a troubled rock star who has just snuck out of his court mandated rehab and is on a mission to get back to his hometown. His desperation and inner turmoil leads him to track down his best friend to finally confront the deep secret that fractured their relationship years ago. His survival hangs in the balance as he attempts to finally face his fears and guilt and find a path to recovery.
A young maid contemplates her future after having an affair with her rich employer, who is struggling to reconnect with his wife after she was sexually assaulted over a year ago.
Two idiot ranch hands pretend to be fugitive train robbers to get attention from the ladies at an old west saloon.
"Jesse James" traces the moments between a neighbor's phone call and the arrival of the police, when Jesse and his lover test the boundaries of their relationship and come face to face not just with what they are losing but with what they have already lost -- when Jesse can no longer save his relationship but only himself.
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Lairs, layers, liars: In this poetry film, hatred insidiously supplants a couple's love.
A retired super hero is forced into a final confrontation.
Herb just died, and his family finds romantic messages from a strange woman on his answering machine. They struggle to protect his widow from this dreadful news, but their efforts fail spectacularly with enduring effects on the family’s future.
After yet another verbal confrontation with a teacher, high school punk rocker "Darby" is moved into a new elective class - theater. There, she is faced with a daunting new assignment: performing a monologue as a woman living in a nearby retirement community.
Can a young boy survive the supernatural creatures of the wild with nothing but a bow and his wits? With his clan totem at his side, Little Wolf just might stand a chance.
Dylan comes home to find his girlfriend, Alanah, is hiding something from him. While he was at work, his roommate died. Now, the couple must figure out which will decompose first: their relationship or their roommate.
A meditative road trip film about a doubtful, soon-to-be Priest (Paul) who meets a troubled, beautiful woman (Lydia).
MATCHED is a short thriller written, directed, and shot by Zack Kron. Heather Drew stars as a young woman who finds herself in an unfamiliar apartmentin the midst of a blackout. As she searches for an item of vital importance, there are indications that she is not, in fact, alone.
MATCHED is a short tale of suspense in circumstances both ordinary and extraordinary at the same
Mike asks Janine to have a threeway with another woman. Janine agrees to the threeway-- but thinks the 3rd player should be a man. Donny wants to take his relationship with a pregnant Bohemian beyond the friend zone.
After an outbreak of monsters being reported, a man must fight to survive and help save his sister.
Based on real events, real people, and real things they actually said, MY DINNER WITH WERNER is a wildly bizarre and wacky farce about a 1987 dinner date with a murder plot as the main dish.
A proof concept film about an American-Born-Chinese waitress conflicted by her identity is drawn into an unimaginable circumstance by a mysterious man in a black limo.
We follow four NGOs (non-governmental organizations) throughout Southeast Asia that are struggling to end sex trafficking and save as many children, girls and women as possible. The movie is an investigation that digs deep into the wounds of societies that are still traumatized by recent historical tragedies which have led to poverty and the systemization of abuse.
A classic romance with a twist of the stomache.
or - Surrealism and the New Wave meet for an evening of the Grotesque, a Queer Comedy.
Dani’s morning seems to be going pretty well, until she’s told by her best friend that her life is pathetic. Now all Dani wants to do is go home and hide from the world. However, Dani’s roommate blames Dani for her dog running away. Now she has one day to find Scout, or lose her apartment for good. Dani spends the day hiking through her outdated hometown encountering new and familiar faces forcing Dani to re-evaluate her life by confronting her dreaded past. Maybe, if Dani can just make it through the day, she’ll find a little more than she thinks she’s been scouting for.
Growing up is hard, and for some it's harder. Young and impressionable Tony grew up in the late 1980's club rock scene where drugs and women were easily accessible. Tony flashes back to his memories of this time as a grown man in therapy. Will Tony find the closure he so deeply desires?
Short film shot from my apartment window while I was in quarantine with Covid 19.
A film by Phil & Rob Snyder.
When Frances discovers his wife's sexual apathy, he goes on a journey to rekindle the fire in his marriage. He soon finds himself recruiting the help of a mysterious sex shop owner who promises his troubles will be fixed with a unique potion. But Frances finds himself in deep trouble after drinking the cocktail and must face the humorously dark consequences.
One year in quarantine, parts lockdown, parts dreamlike, parts is this reality or a game or is game the reality.
Rainshadow, a high school for at-risk students, is threatened with being taken over by the state for low test scores, but the school's art teacher and principal have one last shot to save the school that has saved so many kids.
The duo searches for truth on their journey away from their past towards redemption.
Road Trippin' is a film that puts you in the shoes of Meredith, an inexperienced traveler looking to make it to her fathers home safely. As things start to slowly slip out of her control, she becomes more and more distraught, being pushed to here breaking point.
During a mysterious pandemic, Cassie’s quarantine life has turned into a routine, day in and day out. Nothing new seems to happen, until she realizes she’s out of coffee. And she’s determined to get her cup of joe, even if she must face the horrors of the outside world. Because “she’d kill for a cup of coffee.”
In this part-animated live action short, anything goes.
A group of Amish teenagers are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant during their religious rite of passage known in Pennsylvania Dutch as Rumspringa
ICTC Class project: Create a horror movie trailer for a hypothetical movie.
A tall, sparking goddess from Paris. A small, flashy, desert town in the West. Las Vegas and its showgirl were an odd but perfect match. Theirs was a complicated relationship that helped lead Las Vegas to become the Entertainment Capital of the World. "The Showgirl: A Las Vegas Icon" reveals the Las Vegas Showgirl’s fascinating story.
Adia Victoria seeks to reclaim the Blues as protest music for those who are silenced. Along the way, this restless artist builds a tight-knit community of like-minded musicians, artists, poets, entrepreneurs and family.
GUNMAN is a vagabond in the deep forest of chaos. He must ascend from madness on a mystical journey and return to reason.
Joey the crook is at a crossroads and knows he's a dead man. When his buddy Mike is revealed to be a dirty undercover cop, the pair spend the night staking out a perfect spot to rob their former employer, and Joey's last chance at escape. Caught in a no-win situation, Joey and Mike come to terms with their choices.
At the end of summer in 2020, Kate hangs out with her high school friends Dex, Hope, & Royal once more before moving from Vermont to LA. Royal, an unexplored flame, wants Kate to stay; but she just doesn't feel "at home". After reminiscing all afternoon, Kate realizes that the decision to move is truly the right choice to make her happy...even if it isn't easy.
After a man's beloved dog passes, he embarks on a backpacking trip with his brother to bury his dog where he found him ten years earlier. Along the way, they encounter a stranger who turns out to be a killer on the run. The brothers must unite in order to survive and finish their mission to bury the dog.
A young girl meets a homeless ex baseball player. The common bond of their love for baseball brings them close together. Then tragedy strikes…
Time is not ours to own. It is but like water flowing beneath a bridge
A coming of age comedy about a girl with a hopeless crush on an eccentric grocery store worker.
Ricky Rodriguez was born into the infamous Children Of God cult. Ricky endured a lifetime of sexual abuse before escaping. His past haunts him, and is compelled to seek retribution against the cult by any means necessary. Ricky sees a window of opportunity to strike, so he makes his final preparations and records a manifesto to explain the actions he’s about to take.
The couple endures a tireless quest through the desert to find their way and one another with glimpses of another world giving them hope and direction along the way.
Two rugged cowboys, stranded in a barren wasteland, play chess on a chest full of gold. Winner gets the last bullet in a revolver, for all the gold in the world is meaningless when you're stranded in a scorching desert with no water.
An amazing group of diverse women, whose sole focus is to eradicate the social stigma on mental illness through education, laughter and empathy.
Franklin, in a blur of a week, faces the heavy burden of disassociation after trauma. She struggles to piece together how to open up to her family about the trials she's facing. She resorts to ignoring her problems and partying.
During the COVID-19 self-quarantine, a nurse finds herself experiencing mixed emotions including loneliness, boredom, and fear; as attacks on Asian Americans hit closer and closer to home.
This film was made with nearly all Asian cast and crew, including the director, writers, DP, and 3 cast members.
crafted time lapse of birth and death of an amaryllis
One-liner: A Japanese-American high school student spars with his father while forging a close bond with two social outcasts — one of whom is bullied because he is gay, while the other claims she is being followed by a spirit.
Synopsis: Akira is a high school transfer student with a deteriorating relationship with his father. When he arrives at his new school, he stumbles onto a classmate being bullied. His intervention triggers two new friendships — one with the victim Scott and the other with Elizabeth — the classmate who aids him after he is knocked out. Scott has a worse problem than the bullies — he has not come out at home yet. But Elizabeth may have an even bigger problem: she is a social pariah because she keeps acting as though someone or something is after her. Meanwhile, Akira’s home front situation is going from bad to worse.
A shy, comic book-obsessed young man finds an unlikely hero when forced to room with a cranky, older man in an assisted living facility.
Two seasoned Homicide Detectives investigate a series of murders that seem to be connected. They need all their expertise to stop the shed of blood.
A woman tells two friends, "We make up the perfect woman! You're the brains, you're the personality, and I'M the beauty!" It's a major breakup. Alone, each questions her own value: Am I really just a beauty, a brain, or a personality or am I much more?
Dr. Stone's mysterious mining outpost just got a new employee. Ian is finally making something of himself, but will he become a hero or dinosaur food?
When a religious vision convinces cash advance tycoon Teddy Richardson that he is the chosen one to stop the president's agenda, he enlists the help of his mischievous 90-year old grandmother to take over the local party chapter and jumpstart his political career.
time lapse of downtown san francisco
On the outskirts of a utopian city where only perfect health and wholeness are accepted, a mute cripple and his autistic brother smuggle resources to an outcast community.
Homeless veteran discovers the abandoned train car he sleeps in is haunted by the spirit of a woman who passed away on her trip to a Japanese American WW2 interment camp. Part of the anthology film A Good Morning.
A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other breaking the rules.
In search of protection and fellowship, Pedro a teenage latino graffiti writer is lured to join the notorious Vessel gang lead by his cousin Miguel and must undergo a final vicious initiation ritual.
Jane is a bright young woman who longs for, but always feared change. Following the sudden murder of her fiancé, she finds herself caught in a web of manipulation. The detective leading the case is Jane’s old friend, but Jane questions if he can bring justice to the case. When the facts surrounding the murder fail to match the explanations, Jane is forced to rely on herself.
Celeste and Robert meet at a speed dating event. A lonely widow yearning for connection and a lover of art in search of perfection.
A couple days out of jail, Freddy is eager to show his new baby boy the ropes on how to be a man. But Freddy's Machismo ways get him into something he wasn't expecting.
Nightwalkers tells the story of a couple lost in South Texas who discover something that should have been left alone. Met coldly by the unwelcoming locals, they soon find themselves facing danger in an abandoned town.
After 30 years of employment, Joe retires from his job so that he can spend the rest of his time with the love of his life, Eva.
A unique experimental found footage take on an anti-hero protagonist. ‘Wisper’ is the true story of the murder of a middle-class African American family in Northern New Jersey. In the summer of 2016, three children and their mother were found shot to death in their large suburban home. Loosely based on the personal videotapes and diaries owned by the father of the victims.
Laramie and Leonard are the hottest comedy duo in the local scene. Tired of Leonard getting all the credit, Laramie considers branching out on his own.