"This is one of the few festivals that actually like filmmakers, unlike most that just screen your film and kick you out right after. I highly recommend this festival...had a lot of fun last year, great venue and organizers with a great host."
To erase his trauma and be cleared for interstellar migration, Omar must alter the memory that ended his marriage but reconnecting with his ex-wife makes it difficult to say goodbye. 10 m. www.studiocityfest.com
Queer Fish in God's Waiting Room
Two Brothers. One Landlady. Zero Common Sense. Based on Lee Henshaw’s bestselling novel Queer Fish in God’s Waiting Room. Adrian Pasdar’s comedic romp follows two young brothers on holiday from London, England to Coney Island, New York, where they meet up with a kooky landlady who runs a low rent B&B that is more Alice-in-Wonderland than just a place to rest your head. Shot by legendary cinematographer Barry Markowitz, this 11 minute short film stars Jesse Spencer, Jackson George, and Amanda Righetti. 11 m.
An ex-boxer must help his friend, a hot young comic, when he gets in trouble with a local big shot.
A short film about living with yourself. 11:40 m.
730 Million and Counting
A man's lifelong secret has come to the surface after having a conversation with his 5 year old daughter. 8:40m
When dysfunctional Ray walks in on her perfect best friend Cora trying to kill herself, secrets are revealed and humor is found in unexpected places. A dark comedy exploring the themes of postpartum depression and female friendship. 15 m.
BLOCK TWO - FRIDAY NOV. 4TH - 4:15 PM
[insert family here]
Evan is a child of adoption whose journey begins when a DNA test links him to a birth father that he never knew.
Above the Branches
An adopted introvert aims to find his biological parents to feel a sense of belonging, but after taking a genealogy test he discovers he may not belong to the human race.
When Google unexpectedly goes down, the people of the world are confronted with the reality that its presence in their lives was the only thing holding them together as a functioning society.
Spy vs. Spia
Spy V Spia, a MADCAP Spy Parody... …served up with an unexpectedly romantic twist! .
A day in the life of a modern Midwestern community as a farmhand hunts for the cow he scared away.
The Only Joke is You
A down on his luck comic gets a phone call from his Uncle Roger.
A man and a woman wait for AAA to arrive after a hard day.
After John gives up his Acting career, he rock-bottoms as a Chimneysweep...perhaps in a subconscious homage to Dick Van Dyke? Are there even chimneys in LA? Art imitates life. 6 m.
BLOCK THREE - FRIDAY NOV. 4TH - 6:30 PM
400 to Oahu
When the island of Oahu is blown to bits by a North Korean nuke, an inbound flight learns that, with nowhere to land, they are as good as dead.
A young woman's world is turned upside down when she discovers someone else's bloody cell phone in her car after a wild night out.
On the one year anniversary of his traumatic car crash, Ambrose prepares to drive to an audition but instead has a panic attack. He wakes up in a theatre where his younger self challenges him to move forward with his life. He wakes back up, still in the car and calls a therapist to make an appointment.
Gabriela and Neil celebrate their anniversary with a brand new kink: BDSM. What was meant to be a fun and sexy night goes awry when Neil, the sub, is ordered to divulge the greatest secret of all: the password to his phone
Watch My Stuff
A simple request in a coffee shop turns into cloaks and daggers.
An unwelcome guest, who thinks she knows best, attends a book reading.
Billy Upton, a proudly bougie, deaf, and gay man, finally meets his match in love. But will his bougie ways ruin it all? 4 m.
A desperate mother tries to reconcile a distant relationship with a son she gave up for adoption over 20 years ago to have a life altering conversation. 16 m.
A desert camping trip turns deadly when one of the campers returns to the group to find herself sitting at the campfire. 5 M.
Butterfly Boxing is a sweeping fable, employing magical realism to chronicle a city threatened by gentrification and at risk of losing its dreams. Rose, a talented photographer, is visited by Ant in her dreams, as he urges her to follow her path. Instead, she denies this vision, choosing to run her family’s Timeless business. When her home and business are put in jeopardy by rising rent and greedy developers, her landlord, Amari, forces his brother, Cassius (aka Cash), to fight in a boxing match in hopes of winning the prize money to pay off their loans. Amari must decide if his dusty dream is worth pushing Cash beyond the brink. Rose and Cash, however, must decide if they really want the status quo, or if they should leave it all behind and embark on a greater journey. 12 m.
Payback was declared... mistakes were made. An abduction goes off the rails. 6 m.