NY Shorts Fest

PROGRAM 5
WEDNESDAY - MAY 31 - 7:45 PM

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Ari

Drama / USA / 10 min.

Ari is uncomfortable in his own skin. Spurred by a crush on his classmate, he makes a series of attempts to change into someone else. But when his plan backfires, he finds his greatest success is in simply being himself

Director: Alex Murawski
Producer: Annmaree Bell
Writer: Alex Murawski
 
Cast: Jaxon Graham-Wilson, Tiarnie Coupland
The Candidate

Comedy / USA / 7 min.

The Candidate goes through a rigorously impossible vetting process to determine if he is The One for someone's very specific agenda.

Director: Michael Hilf
Producer: Blaire Baron, Robin McDonald
Writer: Blaire Baron, Robin McDonald
 
Cast: Robin McDonald, Blaire Baron
House of Teeth

Drama / USA / 26 min.

After her divorce, Lucy sets out to find her bearings – and her mojo. When Lucy’s daughter Charlotte decides her mom needs to “get back in the game” and takes steps to make it happen, Lucy comes up against the limitations – and liberation – of life on her own.

Director: Susanna Styron
Producer: Joshua A. Foster
Writer: Susanna Styron
 
Cast: Deborah Hedwall, Amanda Kristin Nichols
The Rough Part

Comedy / USA / 17 min.

An apprehensive woman stuck in a dead-end relationship hires an escort to seduce her boyfriend so she can have an excuse to break up with him.

Director: Ryan Brown
Producer: Ryan Brown, Richard Manus
Writer: Richard Manus, Ryan Brown
 
Cast: Hina Abdullah, Camille Mana, Leah Lamarr
F is for Friendship

Comedy / USA / 8 min.

Emily has been avoiding her friends, especially Lucy who is hosting a dinner party that evening. Its just Emily’s luck that, while at the Laundromat, Lucy happens to walk by. Lucy, mystified as to why her friend has been elusive recently, tries to convince Emily to attend her dinner party.

Director: Shaya Mulcahy
Producer: Shaya Mulcahy
Writer: Shaya Mulcahy
Crossing The Line

Action/Adventure / USA / 29 min.

"Crossing the Line" is the story of Khadijah, a Muslim High School female track runner, who defies gender and cultural expectations when she falls for an 'all American' Football player.

Director: Andre Fuad Degas
Producer: Eric Marciano, Andre Degas
Writer: Andre Fuad
 
Cast: Kristina Asryian, Conor Hammil
 
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