FRIDAY SEPT. 9, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm
SHORT DRAMA FILMS Block 1
The Electricity In Me
Logline: Years after giving up her newborn son for adoption, a woman confronts her trauma and memories of the man she calls 'my monster’.
Review: “This is a fine bit of filmmaking. The writing is superb. The visuals really enhance the mood of the film. Well done.”
Logline: American Hero is a film about a female veteran contending with PTSD, an emotional trauma we typically associate with warfare. But as our story unfolds, we learn her trauma stems from sexual assault by a superior officer.
Logline: A young man on the cusp of adulthood wrestles with the sudden passing of his older brother.
Review: “Intriguing. Good acting. Great locations. Composing was amazing. Kept me wanting more, to see what's next.”
Logline: After a horrific incident sends his brother into a downward spiral, an MMA fighter, Marc, battles to redeem himself while seeking revenge for his brother. Marc had planned to leave fighting behind him, but getting get back in the cage is the only thing that can save them both.
Review: “Intriguing and original concept. Great performances.”
Logline: When a new "love drug" is released, two seemingly compatible people decide if dating is worth the risk to find true love or if all their problems can be solved in one little pill.
Review: “A rare 10 for this one. A powerful film without trying too hard to be powerful. The filmmaker has something to say and says it like a poet. The structure of the film is quite engaging, leading the viewer deeper and deeper as it goes.”
Logline: A fun night at a party quickly turns grim for a group of friends after being exposed to peer pressure and drugs.
8:30pm - 9:30pm
SHORT DRAMA FILMS Block 2
All That Glitters
Logline: A desperate teenager snatches a rich woman's handbag but in a bizarre twist of fate discovers her life is not as rosy as it seems and that they have more in common than he realizes.
Logline: Larry Poole is a drifter. Most nights, he can barely sleep while battling regret from decades of bad decisions. The kind of decisions that would drive anyone away…including his only daughter Jessica.
Review: “Nice gritty locations. Amazing cinematography. Well done.”
Logline: Two sisters reunite when the despondent younger sibling is kicked out of college and refuses to seek help.
9:30pm - 10:30pm
SHORT DRAMA FILMS Block 3
The Little Drummer Boy
Logline: All is not what it seems when a father and son have a violent confrontation on Christmas Eve.
Review: “From directing to the story and performances this short drama piece is award worthy indeed!”
Logline: A lonely man builds an artificially intelligent woman to be his companion only to discover she doesn't have feelings for him in return.
Review: “Great directing, acting and writing. fun concept.”
Logline: An incident at a local cemetery drives a series of supernatural events that leads to an unforeseen encounter for a boy.
Review: ““Your heart is always right…it’s a blueprint to your soul." A powerful yet simplistic and emotionally engaging film. Beautifully shot - the end image is particularly powerful and unforgettable.”
Logline: Hey Sarah is an intimate story of a young man's struggle to cope with the sudden and tragic loss of his girlfriend, and the unique journey he goes on in search of way to say goodbye.
10:30pm - 11:30pm
SHORT DRAMA FILMS Block 4
Logline: One woman's best laid plans for a romantic evening turn horribly wrong. Review: “I'm going to give this one a rare 10. Very powerful film. Great visual storytelling, and coupled with the music it is really something.”
Logline: A young couple must find a way to make peace through their perfect chaos.
Review: “Very well done. Just a single moment of struggle in the lives of two young lovers.”
In The Valley of the Moon
Logline: Petaluma 1976, realtor Mark Green prepares for his open house while another man prepares to kill him.
Logline: Adonai tells the story of Paul, a man in emotional turmoil from a recent accident in which he mistakenly shot his brother. In a desperate attempt to rid himself of the guilt, he decides that his only way forward is to take his own life. That attempt is undoubtedly thwarted by a gorgeous party goer named Adonai, who’s eerie familiarity and somewhat enigmatic departure leaves him speechless but with a split second of hope which couldn’t come at a better time.
Review: “Attention grabbing. Sitting on the edge of the seat waiting for what's coming next. Beautiful and talented actress. Good acting. Great set and location. Very realistic. Good pace. Love the music.”
Logline: A grim encounter between two women ends in tragedy.
Review: “Creative and original idea. Well done on all levels.”