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Narrative Shorts 1

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101 Years

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Drama

Two women live in isolation on the same property...101 Years apart. But as they each fall deeper into their purgatories, they inevitably come closer to discovering the presence of one another through the time-bending power of shared experience.

  • Runtime:
    11:25 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Brett Dameron
  • Screenwriter:
    Brett Dameron
  • Cast:
    Kathleen Burke, Sarah Jes Austell

Ava in the End

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Sci-FI Dark Comedy Drama

After tripping over her dog and dying, a young woman wakes up in a virtual purgatory and waits for her mind to be downloaded into a new body.

  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Ursula Ellis
  • Screenwriter:
    Addison Heimann
  • Cast:
    Elsa Gay, Allie Gallerani

The Ball Method

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Drama

"Alice Ball, a 23 year-old African American Chemist living in 1915 Hawaii fights against racial and gender barriers to find an effective treatment for leprosy before Kalani, a 10-year-old patient is exiled into the leper colony of Molokai."

  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Dagmawi Abebe
  • Screenwriter:
    Dagmawi Abebe, Javier Carmona
  • Cast:
    Kiersey Clemons, Wallace Langham, Kyle Secor

Extra Sauce

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Comedy

Hans, a mediocre heartbroken actor, is greeted by an Angel of Death after attempting suicide an hour before his play's premiere.

  • Runtime:
    13:40 minutes
  • Language:
    German
  • Country:
    Germany
  • Director:
    Alireza Ghasemi
  • Screenwriter:
    Alireza Ghasemi
  • Cast:
    Ben Janssen, Antonio Lallo

i only miss you when i'm breathing

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Shorts Drama

A devastated wife and husband, stuck in the aftermath of a school shooting that killed their only son, are bombarded by friends and neighbors who want them to re-join the human race. Inspired by the real life story of Nashville country singer/songwriter Freddy Weller, and his wife Pippy. Starring Lori Fischer and country music star Phil Vassar.

  • Runtime:
    17:55 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Ashley Wren Collins
  • Screenwriter:
    Lori Fischer
  • Cast:
    Lori Fischer, Phil Vassar

No Traveler Returns

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Drama

A young African immigrant's struggles to adjust to life in America push him towards an existential crisis.

  • Runtime:
    12:37 minutes
  • Language:
    English,French
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Ellie Foumbi
  • Screenwriter:
    Ellie Foumbi
  • Cast:
    Dawuda Jabbie, Souleymane Sy Savané, Fatouma Jabbie, Maba Ba

The Reception

Narrative 1 (Shorts) LGBTQ Drama

Two men sit across each other in a bunker. Their sons were killed that day at their wedding. Gary believes they should be outside, fighting the militias that have laid siege to their town. Robert argues that there was never a good time to take up arms, and now it’s way too late. As mortars draw ever closer, the two bond over the memory of their sons and remember how they sweet they were in the moments before they died.

  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Sean Peter Sakamoto
  • Screenwriter:
    Sean Sakamoto
  • Cast:
    Richard Kind, Skipp Sudduth

Signal Problems

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Shorts Comedy

Just under 2 million civilians ride the New York City Subway every year. What if the masterminds controlling this underground system were voice over actors? Signal Problems, a 2 minute comedy starring Joel Garland (Orange is The New Black) and Molly Leland (Ozark), explores the dystopian world in which the New York City MTA is unreliable.

  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Adam Volerich
  • Screenwriter:
    Molly Leland
  • Cast:
    Joel M Garland, Molly Leland
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