Los Angeles Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Thursday 7th September, 6.00 - 8.00pm
@ 5300 Melrose Ave E, Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA


Dir. Richard Hughes
Australia | 20 mins
Ten years on, a father's relentless search for his daughter leads him to a remote farmhouse, three states away from where she went missing.


Desolate Places
Dir. Jay Worsley
USA | 23 mins
A journey of three photographers and a filmmaker searching for their own uncharted wild west. Exploring what was unknown to them. Asking the question, 'What truth might be hidden if we just press a little further?' Attempting to capture God's beauty through megapixels and try to convince those back home of its magnitude.


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Dir. Simon Ryninks
UK | 13.5 mins | Language: English
Real and imaginary worlds collide when a lonely data entry clerk reaches through his computer screen, in search of a genuine connection.


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.


A Little Grey
Dir. Simon Hewitt
UK | 5.5 mins
Is there any cure for being ‘a little grey’? One man’s search takes him through bars, churches, doctor’s surgeries, tattoo parlours and beyond, but will he find what he’s looking for? A colourful story about losing your spark and finding redemption.


Rule of Threes
Dir. T. L. Quach
USA | 10 mins
Haunted by the murder of their leader in this post-apocalyptic world, the remaining three friends struggle to maintain enough resources to survive. As secrets reveal, tension and desperation rise within the group, putting their friendships and their lives on the line.


First Mistakes
Dir. Kelly Reed
USA | 3.5 mins
A young girl's parents try to force her into being someone she is not. Unable to live a lie, she looks for away to show her parents what happiness truly looks like.


Dir. Niko Mikadze
USA | 13.5 mins
A young boy who became deaf persists in embracing his passion for music. Along with his encouraging mother, he faces the day that might change their lives.

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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