WI / IL Short Slot #2

Sat Feb 15th:  5:00 pm — Café Fromage #2  Tickets
Sun Feb 16th:  5:00 pm — Café Fromage #2  Tickets
Sat Feb 22nd:  5:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets

From the Darkness Theatre

From the Darkness Theatre

Category:  Drama, Horror
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13

Runtime:  12 min.
Director:  Michael Viers
Producer: Gregory Bishop
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Filmmaker AttendingSynopsis:

A horror film about the private life of a small town TV horror host.

The private life of a local television Horror Host named Uncle Seymour Cadavers – a life filled with dingy theaters, old movies, and sinful actions. A nod to the infamous, yet never completed, Maniac 2. Written and Directed by Michael Viers, the film had been a passion piece for two years. The film stars Michael Denk and Thad Dulde.

Gadfly

Gadfly

Category:  Drama, Crime
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13

Runtime:  27 min.
Director:  Josh Halverson
Producer:  Ryan Bingham, Josh Halverson
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Filmmaker AttendingSynopsis:

Julian, a heavy drinker with a temper, has a deep bond with his sister who shared a difficult upbringing, one that forced Julian, the oldest, to protect his sister from a very young age–that bond is put to the test when she is hospitalized after falling into a coma. The doctor’s call it a new drug–they say she overdosed–but Julian finds a strange symbol and bruising on her arm which leads him to believe that there’s more to it than that. He soon finds himself in a criminal underworld as he tries to uncover the mystery of her disappearance.

 

Break

Break

Category:  Drama, Gay/Lesbian
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13

Runtime:  4 min.
Director:  Ryan Nanni
Producer:  Ryan Nanni
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Synopsis:

“Break” is a short film about two workers getting to know each other intimately while on a smoke break outside the shipping facility they work at.

White Room

The White Room

Category:  Drama, Sci-Fi
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13

Runtime:  11 min.
Director:  Tom Doherty
Producer:  Tom Doherty, Eric Smigiel
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Filmmaker AttendingSynopsis:

The White Room’ is a powerful, emotional, psychological drama, that follows a young man who wakes up trapped and confused in a mysterious room with no recollection as of how he came to be there. The events of the film play out in an unforeseeable direction that will leave a lasting impact on your life.

Love You Still

Love You Still

Category:  Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG

Runtime:  11 min.
Director:  Michael Viers
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Filmmaker AttendingSynopsis:

John, an aging fisherman, struggles with memories of his young love, Alice.  He longs for her return and lives with regret.

Overpass Light Brigade

Overpass Light Brigade

Category:  Documentary, Social Issues
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  G

Runtime:  6 min.
Director:  Dusan Harminc, Matt Mullins
Producer:  Dusan Harminc
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Filmmaker AttendingSynopsis:

“Overpass Light Brigade” is a short film that tells the story behind Wisconsin’s Holders of the Lights using innovative time-lapse photography and interviews with founding members and other activists. The film showcases OLB’s simple, beautiful approach to performance art and action that beckons any who want to creatively join public discourse and voice concerns an elitist political system clamors to quiet.

Wheel

The Wheel

Category:  Fable, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG

Runtime:  15 min.
Director:  John Roberts
Producer:  César Gamiño, Marissa Nans
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Filmmaker AttendingSynopsis:

This whimsical, visually imaginative tale concerns a dutiful young man, fated to maintain a large wheel that balances the entire world — and his rebellious sister who is determined to tempt that fate.

NOTE:  Synopsis are typically provided directly by the filmmaker themselves. Often English is not their first language. We ask reader’s understanding for less-than-perfect language and grammar

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