Short Film: FORGOTTEN FLORA, 5min., USA, Animation/Drama

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“Forgotten Flora” is a short, 2D animated film about a successful businesswoman named Megan living in the big city. With work life becoming harder and harder to say no to, Megan forgets to nurture the important things in life and gets a thorny wake up call.

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  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    drama, comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital/Animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Kaitlyn Fae

Director Biography

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Kaitlyn Fae was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a degree in English in 2012. Since graduating, she has written for a number of magazines. She is currently writing the libretto to an opera, ​Los Californios, a comedy set during the Californian Civil War.

Director Statement

“To create anything is an act of self-love, because to create is to bring the self into the physical.”

Short Film: MADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama

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Carmen arrives at Pacey’s house and presents him with a gift of Madeira wine. As the night unfolds, the nature of their relationship is revealed, and it becomes apparent Carmen has something up her sleeve.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Heath Harris

Director Biography

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Heath Harris was born and raised in the Cayman Islands. She
began her entertainment career working on Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games while earning her undergraduate degree at NYU. Since then Heath has worked with various global youth entertainment labels. She currently studies directing at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and is an active member of BAFTA’s Newcomers Program.

Short Film: PAPER PALACES, 6min., USA, Drama

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Paper Palaces is a film about a teenage boy named Charlie (played by Emmy winning actor Austin Trace), during the onset of schizophrenia. Tormented and unable to tell reality from fiction, Charlie begins to believe his mother is out to get him. Taking matters into his own hands, Charlie finds a gun in the spare bedroom.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: THE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES, 7min., USA, Animation/Drama

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Based on a true story, the film tells a story from the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 from the perspective of Haleh, an eight year old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates. The film raises questions about the human cost of surveillance and the criminalization of immigrant communities, linking past policy decisions with current national discussions around security and xenophobia.

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  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color