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NARRATIVE SHORTS 1

Q&A with expected guests Naomi Rhema, Katie Hilliard and Joseph Patrick O’Malley (brief.), and Caroline Bloom and Maddie Mindling (Da Capo).

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:

THU, NOV 9 | 10:00 AM | Charles Krug

SAT, NOV 11 | 9:30 AM | Farmstead Theater

SMALL TALK

Two exes meet by chance for the first time in years. Between idle chatter and catching up, unspoken thoughts and feelings are expressed through song.

RUN TIME: 9 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Becca Gleason
PRODUCER(s): Alex Greer
SCREENWRITER(s): Becca Gleason
KEY CAST: Nicholas Braun, Leah Bobbey, Georgie Flores

THE POET

After the Second World War, an inspired poet takes the stage at a swinging nightclub where jazz music meets spoken word.

RUN TIME: 7 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Adam Cushman
PRODUCER(s): David J. Phillips, Adam Cushman
SCREENWRITER(s): Christopher Redman
KEY CAST: Christopher Redman, Mackenzie Astin

brief.

Shot in one continuous take, boy and girl meet at a pretentious art exhibit. The two playfully banter and bond, but must eventually face their inner demons.

RUN TIME: 14 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Sammi Cohen
PRODUCER(s): Joseph Patrick O’Malley, Katie Hilliard, Naomi Rhema
SCREENWRITER(s): Joseph Patrick O’Malley, Katie Hilliard
KEY CAST: Joseph Patrick O’Malley, Katie Hilliard

AWAREWOLF

Geneva, a former gymnast living in San Francisco, will do whatever it takes to help her son win a prestigious yoga competition. But at what cost?

RUN TIME: 9 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Dan Damman, Chris Thomas
PRODUCER(s): Reena Dutt
SCREENWRITER(s): Dan Damman, Chris Thomas
KEY CAST: Nicolas Yurkevich, Michelle Maxson, Arash Marandi, Marguerite Insolia

BARRIO

Carlos has always called The Mission district of San Francisco his home. He now must face the many challenges of his neighborhood becoming gentrified.

RUN TIME: 10 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Alexi Papalexopoulos
PRODUCER(s): Alexi Papalexopoulos, Arianna Papalexopoulos
SCREENWRITER(s): Alexi Papalexopoulos
KEY CAST: Chris Petrovski, Brandon Wardle, Marisa Barley, William Armando

BUTTERCUP

Maggie is dealing with the aftermath of her mother’s death when her bubbly friend Janie unexpectedly swoops in to help her process her grief.

RUN TIME: 12 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Megan Brotherton
PRODUCER(s): Megan Brotherton, Elizabeth Bates
SCREENWRITER(s): Megan Brotherton
KEY CAST: Megan Brotherton, Elizabeth Bates

DA CAPO

The exchange of a used piano forces two strangers confront their failures in music. At what point should someone give up the pursuit of their passions and dreams?

RUN TIME: 14 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Barbara Stepansky
PRODUCER(s): Madeleine Mindling, Abraham Amkpa
SCREENWRITER(s): Caroline Bloom
KEY CAST: Caroline Bloom, Moe Irvin

TERMINAL

Elderly Frank and young Anne meet through a dating site for the terminally ill. The two form an unlikely bond while discussing what to do with their remaining time on earth.

RUN TIME: 10 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Narrative Shorts 1
DIRECTOR(s): Raji Barbir
SCREENWRITER(s): Raji Barbir
KEY CAST: Kelsey Glasser, Bob Barr