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Faith, Livelihood, and Identity Short Film Block

11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Any story about fear is essentially a story about ourselves. But how do we define ourselves? Or job? Or religion? Who are we? This is an essential question if we are to understand what we fear.


Pet Man

Pet Man (Iran, 2017)
Running time: 7 minutes
Director/writer: Marzieh Abrarpaydar
“Pet Man” is an animated short about an animal dealer who, after falling asleep in his shop, has a nightmare finding himself caught in an animal cage.


Conductor (USA, 2018)
Running time: 7 minutes
Director/writer: Alex Noyer
Cast: Kelli Jordan, Michael Maclane, Joshua Canada, Jukka Hildén
Alexis, a sound engineer, helps an aspiring musician, Josh, win the drum machine of his dreams…

Hope in a Box

Hope in a Box (UK, 2017)
Running time: 7 minutes
Director/writer: Mick Dow
Cast: Becky Black, Richard Gittins
Kidnapped, tied up and locked in a box, unlikely heroes Ally and Mark have to make a decision.

Goodnight Gracie

Goodnight Gracie (USA, 2017)
Running time: 4 minutes
Director/writer: Stellan Kendrick
Cast: Courtney Gains, Caige Coulter
After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.

Holy F++k!

Holy F++k! (UK, 2017)
Running time: 9 minutes
Director/writer: Chris Chalklen
Cast: Stuart Bowman, Phil Sealey, Nicola Bland
A darkly erotic and comedic short film about a demon and an exorcist’s deadly sexual tangle towards release.


Roake (UK, 2017)
Running time: 12 minutes
Director: Joan Cobos
Writer: Joel Jessup
Cast: Ronan Vibert, Fleurine Wolstenholme, Jemma Jessup, Chrissy Gallon, San Rao, Sam Landon, Georgie Wilkins, Joe Hockley
Roake is a prolific yet abrasive photographer. One picture by him will catapult you to the top of the ‘A’ list, but at a terrible cost.


Prenatal (USA, 2017)
Running time: 11 minutes
Director/writer: Bears Fonté
Cast: Sara Fletcher, Kelsey Deanne, Kevin Rock
Mysteriously eight months pregnant overnight, Katie believes the Angels responsible, but her sister thinks differently.


Heartless (USA, 2018)
Running time: 13 minutes
Director/writer: Kevin Sluder
Cast: Stacy Snyder, Joanna Sotomura, Matt Mercer, Blaine Vedros, Ron Morehouse
Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.

Justice Served

Justice Served (USA, 2017)
Running time: 13 minutes
Director/writer: Patrick Rea
Cast: Elisa James, Jason Miller, Jennifer Seward, Tom Sutton
A Twilight Zone style short film about a man on trial for a crime.

A Death Story Called Girl

A Death Story Called Girl (USA, 2018)
Running time: 13 minutes
Director/writer: Nathalia Bas-Tzion Beahan
Cast: Livvy Bennet
Enjoy a day in the life of death while we follow Bambi in her hunt for blood in a wealthy and white suburban community.

The Invaders

The Invaders (USA, 2017)
“Horror for Humanity” Selection
Running time: 7 minutes
Director/writer:  Mateo Márquez
Cast: Isra Elsalihie, Alvaro Uccello, Greta Murdoch, Alastair Murdoch, Ashley Siflinger, Sean Kenealy, Joe Aquino, Keith Boratko
The Invaders imagines a not too distant future, in which an exaggerated fear of Islam has created systems without any moral or humanitarian regard.