Los Angeles Lift-Off 2017 – Local Filmmakers Showcase, Mixer & Screening

Local Filmmakers Showcase, Mixer & Screening

Sunday 10th September, 7.45 - 10.00pm
@ 5300 Melrose Ave E, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA


Dir. Jeannie Donohoe
USA | 15 mins
A new kid shows up at the high school boys' basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?


Somehow so normal
Dir. Denis Semikin
USA | 23 mins
Unassuming Norman identifies the one and only remedy for his fraternal issues in the enlargement of his ego.


The Accomplice
Dir. John F. Beach, Jon Hoeg
USA | 8 mins
Arriving home from a long business trip, Jerry discovers a number of urgent messages on his answering machine from his impulsive and inept friend, Randy. Much to his surprise, Jerry is now an unwilling participant in one of Randy's boneheaded schemes.


Dir. David Joseph
USA | 13 mins
The film is called P.O.V / Perception Of Violence it is a short film that is based on true events. This film takes a serious look at the relationship between law enforcement and Young African American men in America. This film identifies the underlying tension and racial unrest between law enforcement and Young African Americans and coincidentally the factors that shape the stereotypes and perceptions of each while attempting to deal with the issue of racism and how even today it is still a prevalent part of American culture.


Ain't Over
Dir. Kelsey Boncato
USA | 3 mins
An experimental music video of consciousness through indigo hues; a young woman discovers strength in an internal world while daydreaming on a train. Animated dreamscapes overlaid on dyed canvas merge geometric and organic forms. Combined with layered analog synths, bass, and ethereal vocals, Ain't Over evokes themes of persistence, yearning, and memory.


Rosie, Oh
Dir. Andy Koeger
USA | 9 mins
An unsupervised little girl goes looking for her lost dog, only to find something else unexpectedly lost.


Cool Hair
Dir. William Cubbon
USA | 10 mins
A girl, a guy, and a gun.


Dir. Mark McKinsey
USA | 5 mins
Vows is the story of a man on one of the biggest days of his life - he is incredibly excited, but is suddenly reminded of a deep sadness that plagues this very happy day with the person he loves most.


Dir. Cheree Cassidy
Australia | 15 mins
An alcoholic seeks redemption from the man whose life he destroyed, leaving his own fate in the hands of those he wronged.


Dir. by Nickolas Powers-Gomez
USA | 17 mins
A poor amateur cage fighter gets his shot at a professional career, but when his hustler brother betrays a dangerous friend, he is faced with a life changing decision.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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