Local Filmmakers Showcase

Thursday 27th June, 9.15pm - 10.45pm
@ Stuart Cinema & Cafe, 79 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222


Dominant Species
Dir. Joseph Sackett
USA | 19 mins
Logline: A queer sci-fi about 10 aliens in human host bodies learning how to be men.


Dir. Gene Du Plessis
USA | 10 mins
Synopsis: A young imprisoned woman subjugated to unspeakable cruelty discovers the chilling truth that humanity is at the root of her suffering- and perhaps her salvation.


The Switch
Dir. Andy Palmer
USA | 4 mins
Logline: The Switch' is a claymation music video ruminating on the inner thoughts of a god figure in light of the waywardness of humanity.


Visit 57
Dir. Kate Phelan
USA | 11 mins
Logline: A loop of hope & disappointment every 28 days- Kat’s been at fertility for 3 years. Today will be different. She’s sure.


Fall of the Matador
Dir. Griffin Davis
USA | 10 mins
Logline: A young matador struggles with his craft as bullfighting threatens not only his life but his emotional and spiritual existence.


Mud and Honey
Dir. Molly Sorensen
USA | 17 mins
Logline: Maeve and Delilah have each other and not much else in their hum-drum suburban town. They spend the days avoiding their wretched families, buying cigarettes, laying in the sun, and waiting for some cosmic force to send adventure. A pair for as long as they can remember - from catching frogs in Maeve’s pond to awkward Goth phases and teen angst. Delilah, unafraid and a little sadistic, has never stuck with a hair color for more than a month. Maeve, introverted and a bit of a dreamer, is helplessly in love with Delilah.

​In the heat of the summer, Delilah decides to leave town. Maeve is willing to do just about anything to stay together, including abandoning her sick, alcoholic mother and leaving with Delilah. But their yin and yang balance is disrupted when it becomes clear that Delilah has other plans for her escape. Now Maeve has to make her move, keeping Delilah by any means necessary.


Breakup Shoes - Playing with Fire
Dir. June Hucko
USA | 5 mins
Logline: When a girl moves in next store and steals the heart of a one of the Breakup Shoes band members- a firey situation arises.


The Badge
Dir. Derek Matar
USA | 11 mins
Logline: Eight-year old Kyle faces a dark truth when his mother takes him along on a late-night drug deal.



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

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