Shorts Program: Things Are Not as They Seem

(106 min)

At its core, cinema is about mystery and surprises. These shorts exemplify the subtle secrets with which film can astound us.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:00 PM
Shorts Program: Things Are Not as They Seem (Kingsley Rm #1)

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
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Shorts Program: Things Are Not as They Seem (Kingsley Rm #1)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:00 PM

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

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List of films included in this program:

Keeper

Director: Dave Lojek
Short short
Drama | Germany | 3 min

A woman takes time in private amongst nature to contemplate a loss that has driven sudden changes in her life.  A loss that has challenged her to see the world in a different light.  A …

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Samuel’s Got A Sweet Tooth

Director: Angel Rosa
Short short
Thriller, Horror | USA | 5 min
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A strict disciplinarian lush finds herself at her wit’s end while contending with her young boy’s persistent penchant for late night bowls of ice cream. Samuel’s Got a Sweet Tooth is a compact, first person …

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40th

Director: Neil Fennell
Narrative short
Drama | USA | 8 min
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Anne’s mother died when she was 8, and left her the gift of 40 birthday cards. Today is Anne’s 40th birthday – the last card – the final reminder that Anne is not the woman …

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Imposter

Director: Chris Esper
Narrative short
Experimental, Drama | USA | 10 min
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 A silent drama that visually represents the inner struggles of suffering from anxiety. Characters from all walks of life find themselves on a bus where all have an anxiety counterpart.

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The Badge

Director: Derek Matar
Narrative short
Drama, Crime | USA | 11 min
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“You’re under arrest!” exclaims Kyle, toy gun pointed at the TV screen. Although he’s eight-years old, Kyle knows the basics of law enforcement: cops in uniform are good; drug dealers are bad. But when his …

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Fish Out of Water

Director: Alyssa Asaro
Narrative short
Fantasy | Canada | 16 min
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Fish Out of Water follows the story of 12-year old Henry, a non-verbal boy with Cerebral Palsy. While facing a difficult transition into school and with his brother growing more distant, Henry comes in contact …

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A Modern Magician

Director: Mark Heller
Narrative short
Black Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | UK | 11 min
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Not all great minds think alike… A Modern Magician is a supernatural black comedy that follows Jim; an odd young man with unusual pastimes as he meets up with the love of his life.

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SWAP

Director: Andre Gaumond
Primetime pilot
Sci-Fi | Canada | 43 min
English, French, Japanese, Thai
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John and Boris, two computer scientists, confront after the discovery of a revolutionary application that allows them to transfer thought from one person to another.

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