2018 SHORT FILMS

(In alphabetical order)

1 CHANCE

Dir. Joseph Austin II

1 Chance tells the story of an up and coming boxer who must prove his naysayers wrong after he’s diagnosed with type one diabetes days before the biggest fight of his career.

A FATHER’S LOVE

Dir. RonReaco Lee

The telling of a teenage love story with an unusual twist..

BLUE DIAMONDS

Dir. Patrick House

A group of friends dealing with erectile dysfunction decide to resort back to their thieving ways to solve their problem and make some extra money in the process.

BY HIS STRIPES

Dir. Meiko Taylor

A SAG/AFTRA Drama that explores the relationship between a Mother and her son after she is diagnosed with cancer and the incredibly difficult choices she is faced with as she undergoes treatment.

DRAGTIVISTS

Dir. Savannah Rodgers

A short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance.

ESCAPE

Dir. Johnny Cortes

A New York accountant disenchanted with his mundane life finds an unlikely and exciting escape.

FORTRESS

Dir. Amir Arison

‘Fortress’ tells the story of April and Kalev who meet at an Italian restaurant after agreeing to go on their first on-line date. Is this unlikely match destined for disaster, or is something bigger at play?

I GOT A CALLBACK

Dir. Christopher Fox

An actor is put to the test in an audition that goes left.

KENYA

Dir. Davon Gilliam

Hip-hop head Kenya finds difficulties balancing her love life with her career.

LEMONADE MAFIA

Dir. Anya Adams

Kira’s organic lemonade dynasty becomes in jeopardy, when new comer Shantel Osgood moves in on her territory with her high fructose corn sugar version of Lemonade. It’s an all out neighborhood war in a good natured battle of wills between competing kid entrepreneurs in this light hearted comedy for all ages.

NARCOLEPTIC 

Dir. Allen Maldonado

Junior, a ten year old boy suffering from narcolepsy, is befriended by the most popular kid in town and his life is changed for the better. However, things quickly turn upside down when he finds his newfound friendship isn’t quite what it appears to be and there is a cost to being popular.

ON TIME 

Dir. Xavier Burgin

Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she’s late for her job interview.

REVELATIONS

Dir. Taina Elena Hernandez

An interaction between a snappy high schooler and an overly charming pastor occurs after a funeral service. Their escalating conversation turns into an impromptu confession, which leads to 3 revelations, each more shocking than the last.

RUMINATION

Dir. Chad Eric Smith

A heartbroken man travels into the past for a second chance at a failed relationship.

SHH…

Dir. Patrick Coker

When he sees things in black and white, but she sees them through rose-colored lenses, what is the true color of love? And…is it enough?

TAKE FLIGHT

Dir. Sandra Daley-Sharif

Darius is deaf. Been deaf all is life. He swears being deaf saved him. Saved him from the tenements of Alabama… to a band of signing warriors… where words take flight.

THE ONE I ADORE

Dir. Jason Seelmann

A story of love lost and the lengths some can go to get it back.

WHY COMEDIANS LAUGH

Dir. Allen Maldonado

Deon Cole stars in his first dramatic role as “Cash”, a struggling comedian having the hardest day of his life just before the biggest night of his life.