(Chad Ferrin, 84 mins, NH) A man struggles to escape a grisly fate on death row in this intense story of betrayal, revenge, and humanity’s horrifying capacity for evil. Starring the legendary Roddy Piper (in his final feature film role), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Noah Hathaway (The NeverEnding Story), Tim Muskatell (Deadgirl), and Bill Oberst Jr. (Circus of the Dead).
(Mitchell Altieri, 79 mins, MD) Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.
(Frank Dietz, 67 mins, CA) Feature documentary about the enduring popularity of the character King Kong, and how the 1933 film has inspired countless artists, writers and filmmakers.
(Nikhil Bhagat, 7 mins, CA)
From the writer of Marvel’s upcoming movie DOCTOR STRANGE comes a story about an aging drifter hunts fallen angels in a desolate city. Society may have turned its back on him, but that doesn’t stop him from moving forward in his endless search.
(Darren Scales, 24 mins, UK)
One hundred years from now, the DARKWAVE has left mankind stranded across the galaxy. On a distant planet, New Earth 72, a young family is on the run, escaping from the clutches of the Ministry. David, Sarah, and their young son Ben, stumble across a burning outpost. Starving and fatigued, they risk capture to stop and search for supplies, only to discover the terrifying cause of the outpost’s destruction.
(Nick Spooner, 14 mins, RI)
A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward. A macabre comedy of manners, influenced by Luis Buñuel, David Lynch and/or H.P. Lovecraft. Alternately amusing and disturbing.
(Emil Sallinen, 9 mins, Finland)
Maryam, a rebel leader in an archaic world governed by ruthless religion, is set to prove that the god hovering in the sky is a lie. But she is stopped by a holy warrior that turns out to be her lost father. Soon their lives change as they are about to find out a secret only a god can keep.
(Matthew Lucas, 22 mins, DC)
A world-weary homeless woman is given an opportunity to leave her violent life behind when a roguish mechanic devises a risky plan to send her to a colony on the Moon.
(Rob Taylor, 17 mins, OR)
It is the year 2095, and the world’s most dangerous secret agent and his team are in pursuit of a time-traveling scientist that has led them to a forest deep in the bowels of the villain’s fortress where a time barrier filled with goblins awaits…
(David Levy, 16 mins, US)
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Leila Dawn (Natalie Floyd), is the only human survivor. Raised by Robots after humanity abandoned the planet they destroyed with nuclear warfare, Leila cannot forget her parents nor ignore her yearning to find other organic life. A hunt she sets out on with a Military Unit, Marker (Lex Cassar), leads Leila to discover the reality she’s been denied—a reality that sparks her ultimate quest.
(Joshua Hoh, 21 mins, CA)
Steven Spielberg ventures back to the film school that he once dropped out of to finally earn the degree that he began 33 years before.
(Matthew P.H Read, 7 mins, Canada)
An independent production that is based around the super villains of the batman universe. Filmed in and around Toronto, this short proof-of-concept film provides a small insight into the untold stories of Gotham’s darkest hour. With the timeline loosely based around the batman comic, “Knightfall”, Arkham’s Journal is told through the words of Dr. Arkham’s Journal, detailing the lives of all the Arkham Asylum patients.
(Mike Hadley, 9 mins, NJ)
A comedic, behind-the-scenes look at a troupe of Renaissance Faire actors and the passions, aspirations and petty humiliations that arise as they attempt to bring their vision to life.A mashup of “The Office” and “Medieval Times,” Knights brings us into the unique, make-believe world of the Faire, where Game of Thrones cosplay fans, Steampunk divas and weekend Wizards mingle with Mundanes—aka normal people. Friendships are strained, love blossoms and politics trumps all.
(Eric Dean Seaton, 9 mins, CA)
When a masked gang known as the New World Knights gather illegal weapons for an attack on New York City, it’s up to a mystical warrior known as a Mantamaji to stop them. His powers are untested and he’s outgunned, can he survive this first big challenge? Based off the critically-acclaimed graphic novel series “Legend of the Mantamaji.”
(Robert Chapin, 7 mins, US)
The origin story of The Hunted, one of the longest running shows online, tells the story of how a struggling actor becomes the leader of a group of misfit vampire hunters.
(Raymond Montemayor, 2 mins, CA)
Craving the attention of her busy father, a 7-year-old Star Wars fan disobeys him and unknowingly starts a rebellion with his Star Wars toy collection that has surprising consequences.
(Rena Yamamoto, 4 mins, CA)
A Star Wars fan tries to make a good impression when he meets his girlfriend’s Trekkie family for dinner. It’s a culture clash of two universes, including between his and her family’s ethnic backgrounds (they’re Asian, he’s not).
Music Videos & Trailers
(Thor Freudenthal, 5 mins, CA)
IAMEVE’s tale begins with the 2016 release of “Starman”, a mesmerizing video short where two soulmates are reunited in a multi-dimensional plane of existence. It’s orchestral tapestry of sound and melody will worm its way down your ear canals to the base of your spine. “Starman” is part of a sci-fantasy transmedia fairy tale called The Everything Nothing, about creation, fractured identity, and transcending physical form.