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2019 Film Schedule

Representatives from the film may be available for a brief Q&A at the end of each screening.

The Indie Gathering
Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Screening room A
Film screenings 6pm-midnight

Time and Name


Documentary Short

Every July, around 100 ultra-runners will line up at the world’s toughest foot race on earth. The 135-mile race starts in the Death Valley which is the lowest point in North America. From there, the ultra-runners slowly make their way to the highest point in the contiguous United States. The race itself starts at night with a 48-hour course limitation, The long distance adventure is a struggle of the body, mind, and emotions. It's a gateaway for a reflection of the beauty that life radiates while feeling. In general, humans posses inmate tendency to seek connection with nature for personal benefits.

Drama Short

A young woman finds unexpected help overcoming a traumatic experience from a mysterious stranger.

"Don't Get Mad"
Crime-Drama Short

'Don't get mad' tells the story of a woman that lost her family due to a con artist and finally finds the courage 'To get even'.

"A Chance of Snow"
Romantic-Comedy Feature

When it's Christmas time in Texas, all things are possible as long as there is a chance of snow. The Walsh family is going through changes this Christmas: Tyler wants to get engaged, Faith's husband is deployed for their first Christmas together and Kris is finishing high school and pondering her future. It makes for a bleak holiday when it all comes to a head one snow-less Christmas. The family needs a little help from ol' St. Nick if they're going to stay together.

"The Farmhand"
Romantic-Drama Short

"The Farmhand" takes place during the height of Prohibition in South Carolina where lawlessness prevailed. Hired assassin Grayson Livingston is on a mission by a kingpin bootlegger to execute Sheriff Henry Lloyd, a small town sheriff who makes alcohol shipments moving through his county difficult. In his attempt, Grayson makes a grave mistake in judgment. Now an outlaw on the run, Grayson finds shelter on a farm where he is discovered by the owner, Everett James (EJ) Sawyer. Hired as a farmhand, Grayson crosses paths with EJ’s wife, Constance (Connie) Rose Martine-Sawyer, who quickly takes a liking to him. A relationship blossoms but it soon leads them both into danger. As Sheriff Lloyd relentlessly hunts Grayson, no one is safe.

Student Comedy Short

As one journey ends, another begins; Travis Thompson has graduated high school and must figure out what his plans for college are before the summer is over. He soon finds himself at a HBCU orientation despite his negative views toward black culture.

"Day Zero: Crusader"
Web Episode

John's identity is revealed as loyalties are tested when Ben carries out his personal agenda.

"Perfect Present"
Drama-Comedy Feature

(Language: Dutch) An awkward reunion dinner between three flawed brothers who all have a hidden agenda descends into chaos when the woman they all love announces her pregnancy without revealing the father’s identity.

Friday, August 9th, 2019
Film screenings 6pm-midnight

Screening room A

Time and Name


48 Hour Film Project: Cleveland

See the top 3 films from the 2019 competition.

"After Life"
Drama-Comedy Short

A light-hearted look at life after death.

"On Target"
Drama Short

A retired Air Force veteran recalls an incident from 1999 NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia and decides to reveal everything he knows, while being videotaped by his daughter - for her student documentary film. "On Target" explores the problem of global wars and the killing of innocent children, from the point of view of someone who participated in it. It's a minimalist psychological drama that aims to expose an ongoing tragedy and its long-term effect on human brain and human race as a whole.

"Lamia: The Zombie Slayer"
Action Short

In this "lost film footage", Lamia (from "Horror Hotel") first meets the voodoo priest Poppa Voodoo. Called in to play by an angry townsman (Joe Estevez) and aided by his assistant Pandora, he raises a horde of zombies that Lamia must put back in the ground.

"A Family Affair"
Romantic-Comedy Feature

A dysfunctional family of ghost returns from the dead to help one of their lonely living relatives find true love. In the process of preserving the family name, they cause more problems than they solve.



-"Human Resources": Three fed-up co-workers attempt to get revenge on their horrible HR representative.

-"Seasonal Creep": An important PSA about the dangers of seasonal creep.

-"The Nice Cabin": A young girl is trying to be the best freelance doctor that she can be, there’s only once problem, her teachers sucks. Then one day a mysterious stranger from a far off land comes and changes everything.

-"Occupied": Jon has to stand up against his family's demons when they succumb to a strange affliction that leaves him with unwanted guests.

"Killer Raccoons! 2!: Dark Christmas in the Dark"
Action Feature

A gang of domestic terrorists and government-trained raccoons hijack a train on Christmas Eve.

Screening room B

Time and Name


"21 Years: A Folded Flag"
Documentary Feature

50 years ago the small town of Abington, Massachusetts not only lost a Vietnam war hero, but a young child lost his father. Before he went missing in action during a classified mission with his Special Operations Group, SSgt. Richard A. Fitts sent home his Green Beret and a voice recording with a truly special message to those left behind. Decades later his remains were discovered and returned to his hometown for a heroes welcome and funeral where a folded flag was presented to his only son. Now, a half -century later this Special Forces soldier’s story is told through a son’s cathartic journey to discover who his father was.

"Dead Bodies Below the Floor"
Animated Short

Charlie Shoemaker is a strange guy: whenever he looks in the mirror, his face deforms. No wonder, you see Charlie believes that at the age of nine, he was abducted by the Mindbending Cradle Snatchers of Planet Nibiru. And Charlie hears voices that he considers to be the thoughts of his fellow men. He warns everyone who doesn´t want to hear it about the gigantic insectoid extraterrestrials that he now sees sneaking around everywhere. THEY are going to take over the world says Charlie … and while he says so, he starts to arm himself. Now Charlie is ready: he just doesn’t know what for...

Horror Feature

HOME is a Full-Length Horror Film that tells of a story of: family, perception, and deception in a wealthy small-town household. An untraceable sickness leads to the sudden death of a small town Best-Selling author "Katherine Wells". Brought back to life after enduring a life altering out-of-body experience, her two daughters Sydney and Maya face a family darkness inside of their home.

Experimental Short

A young girl has been spending one summer day in an old mansion at the lake's shore in the suburbs of Moscow. A quiet house and a cozy garden makes a contrast with a bright an intense beach's territory. For the whole day the character has been wandering throughout these spaces and her own hurtful dreams, trying to find a hope for the sake.

"Eternal Code"
Crime-Drama Feature

After a revolutionary invention with great implications Bridget finds a character flaw in the company they've partnered with to develop the prototype that could be the fountain of youth. When she pulls the plug and step away from their original deal she quickly realizes they will stop at nothing to get it back. After her family gets kidnapped to sway a favorable vote their hopes rely on their teen daughter Miranda and her unlikely allies Corey (a suicidal military veteran) and Stephanie (a prostitute).

Saturday, August 10th, 2019
Film screenings 11am-midnight

Screening room A

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Family Short

Jordey (also referred to in life as Little Jordey, Jordey Pocket Pants, Little Buddy, Tiny Dancer, etc.) is a rescue dog who’s living life and enjoying it! Most of the time. As the protector of the house, Jordey also has to chase off any unwanted burglars, and there's one pesky burglar who frequently visits. What happens one day when Jordey is forced to square off against his cornball rival?



-"A Bunch of Disputes": (Language: Azerbaijani) The story of two friends, whose years were placed on different steps of the hierarchy. It all starts when they both linger in the office and decide to brighten up the evening with alcohol.

-"Cahaba": An educated painter seeks inspiration from a talented youth on a chilly morning by the Cahaba river.

-"Diamond": A woman's past calls her to leave an abusive relationship.

-"Perspective": A couple go on a first date, but each has a different perspective on how the evening went.

-"The Precog": A nine year old boy is given a letter from a mysterious woman who predicts the tragic circumstances of his future. As an adult, he begins to question if what the woman had written was true.

"Zombie Bro"
Horror-Comedy Feature

A young girl must enlist her childish father to help save the town from her biting brother.



-"Advice from Teenager"by I Hardly Think So
-"Ain't No Mystery" by Lacey Canfield
-"Bridges" by Fat Stallion
-"Goddess" by Ingrid Westberg
-"Hope is Hard to Kill" by Don Arbor
-"Innocent Man" by The B Foundation
-"Is this Love?" by Boublil
-"Keep Me Sane" by Kacy Hill
-"The Fire Within" by Jennifer Thomas and The Rogue Pianist

"Brain Engagement"
Romantic-Comedy Short

An inside look at Ben’s brain on the day he proposes to his girlfriend, Anna. Don’t overthink it...

Drama Short

A man wants to enjoy one final perfect day before his memories fade away forever.

Drama-Comedy Short

While grieving for the loss of his basset hound named Elvis, Doug gets robbed and looks to his neighbor for help in finding the last memory of his late best friend. Through perseverance and courage, Doug must rise to action.



Screening Order:

-"Tales from Outer Space: The Destroyer"

-"The Oil Change": In search of a deal, two strangers discuss live, love, and killing squirrels.

-Film Score: Alexander McMillan

-"Sorceress": A waitress overhears a difficult and tragic conversation... but she goes to take the order anyway.

-"Old Mrs. Jenkins": Reminiscent of the campy horror films from the 80s, Old Mrs. Jenkins tells the story of what happens to a couple after a thunderstorm leaves them in the dark. With only candles, a broken flashlight and a fireplace to light the night, together they learn that some scary stories should never be retold.

-Film Score: Ricardo Raymundo

-"The Mirror": A girl looks in the mirror and dreams… but reality is different.

-"Viscera", Trailer: For Dylan Hayden, life has been outwardly idyllic, but internally agonizing. He lives every day with the fractured memories of atrocities he witnessed a decade earlier as a young boy: the murders of his parents and two sisters.

-Film Score: David Bergman

-"Do Androids Dream of Love?": Vanessa is a human. Robbie is an android. But their feelings for one another are socially unaccepted.

-"What Do Mothers Want?" (Language: Russian)

-Film Score: Sophian Alkurdi

-"The Crossing": Life takes its toll on a woman when confronted with losing everything. What happens after an unexpected exchange with a stranger?

-"Nanna & The Ice Dog": The Ice Dog is an aspiring rap star. His grandmother Nanna interrupts his web show. Nanna gives viewers a show they won't forget.

-Film Score: Ludovic Vandepoele

-"Just the Guys": After a group of "manly" men rant about their ungrateful wives, they get a piece of their buddy's mind.

-"Letters to Daniel", Trailer: Two friends face the impact of serious mental illness and the future.

-Film Score: Clinton Clark

-"Back on Top":
An ego maniacal agent and his washed up actor discuss taking on a young hyphenate's script.

"The Hello Girls: The 100-Year Old Story of America's First Female Soldiers"
Documentary Feature

In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They wore Army uniforms and swore Army oaths. They were intrepid, united in a common cause. Like Joan of Arc before them, they wanted to save France. By war’s end, these women, known affectionately as the Hello Girls, had connected over 26 million calls. They served during the occupation of Germany and the Paris Peace Conference. The last of the Hello Girls returned home in 1920, only to told they were never soldiers after all. For 60 years, they fought the US government for recognition. In 1977, they won. Only 33 were still alive.

"Angel in a Foxhole"
Drama Short

Smoky, a 4 lb. Yorkshire Terrier, would become known as the world’s most recognized therapy dog, entertainer, and war hero. The "Smoky and All Dogs of War" memorial is located in the Cleveland MetroParks, Rocky River, Ohio. Bill Wynne, 97, was a Cleveland Plain Dealer photojournalist, NASA research photographer, and Hollywood dog trainer. He became a local Cleveland television personality in the 1950’s as "Mr. Pokey" with Smoky on Sunday mornings. He remains active in advancing Smoky’s story, which he aims to see as a full-length feature film or television series.  Smoky’s story can be found on Animal Planet, in National Geographic, in American Red Cross publications, on WWII recordings broadcast from The Philippines and 1950’s television footage, and in William A. Wynne’s self-published book, Yorkie Doodle Dandy.

"Desperate Measures"
Drama Short

When expecting the perfect day at the office, life takes a differnt direction for a long time employee.



-"Bathroom Humor", Comedy: In the spirit of the Pete Smith Specialties of the 1940s and '50s, Glaserbeam outlines the subtleties, pitfalls, and protocol associated with the 'facilities.'

-"The Last Donut", Student Comedy: "The Office" meets "Hunger Games" as employees at Sizemore industries declare war over one remaining donut. Workers strategize, teams form, and a fight for the holy grail of donuts ensues. Amidst the chaos, a meek personal assistant must overcome her aggressive co-workers in order to bring the donut to her beloved boss. Will the military veteran overpower his enemies, or perhaps it will be the sneaky interns. Let the battle begin.

-"Love/Sick", Romantic-Comedy: A romantic comedy scenario told from two wildly different perspectives, the man doing the wooing and the woman responding.

-"Pills", Drama-Comedy: New Age pill salesman encounters a sarcastic nurse.

"Rivals: Dale Moves Out"
Web Episode

After Dale informs Jason and Jerry that he's moving out, they're forced to find a new roommate. They demonstrate exactly how NOT to attract a potential roommate.

"Recovery Unplugged: Episode 2"
Web Episode

Host Amy Leigh McCorkle sits down with The Connected's Brandon X Bell and discusses his projects and what it's like to be black and depressed and admit it.

"Leslie's Odyssey"
Romantic-Drama Short

A woman's journey of self discovery.

"The 404 Diner"
Horror Short

A man goes to his usual diner... but it quickly becomes anything BUT his usual...

"On the Arm"
Crime-Drama Feature

Mature. Louis Sareno, a young man born into the Mob, searches for a way out of the only life he's ever known.

Screening room B

Time and Name


"Dream State"
Drama Feature

(Language: Danish) Following the death of his estranged father, the photographer Louis is left feeling he hasn't achieved as much in life as he had hoped for. He is still chasing the same dream of becoming a famous photographer but have been stuck working on the same project for many years. Louis’ girlfriend Rosa tries to get Louis to snap out of it and grow up, but when old acquaintances make an appearance the night draws Louis back in.

"Thumb Wrestler 2: The Second Thumbing"
Comedy Short

Second chances are tempting, but some come at a cost… the second installment of the Thumb Wrestler Series finds injured thumb wrestling champ, Newt "The Digit" Feldenstein, bored with conventional life…twiddling his thumbs on the sidelines. A new scientific breakthrough, a prosthetic Smart-Thumb Technology, suddenly offers Newt hope and another shot at the big-time.

"Glitter Model"
Animated Short

The first animated series to use the glamorous universe of fashion as a backdrop, telling the adventures of Clara and her best friends Valentina and Giovanna.

"Ten Hours"
Drama-Comedy Short

Two strangers - a ride-share driver and his teenage passenger - form an unlikely friendship during the course of a ten-hour trip.

"The Final Mission"
Crime-Drama Short

Three unruly friends on the run from the law try to find out who among them may have provided secret information to law enforcement.

"Second Thoughts"
Romantic-Drama Feature

Samantha and Ryan spend a weekend down the shore with Jimmy and Tonya. The weekend makes Samantha begin to question her relationship and the choices she has made.

"Tales from the Murder Room"
Web Episode

Homicide detective Jerry July (King Jeff) looks for answers and clues while intensely studying a poem left behind at a murder scene by a serial killer. He finds help in the form of a red hand puppet.

"Meant to Be Broken"
Action Feature

Mature. A guy who has never broken a rule finds out he only has a short time to live. He teams up with a con man and travels down the east coast breaking as many laws as they can.

"Pretty Pretty Prison"
Family Short

In preparation for her daughter's 10th birthday, an Orange County housewife confronts her own dreams and disappointments (and discovers that she's not alone) in a mini-musical set in suburban purgatory.

Sci-Fi Short

(Language: Spanish) John starts seeing lights and strange objects that confuse him. His girlfriend doesn’t want to go through that situation again, so his life falls apart. But John remains apathetic and wonders what is really happening. Lucky for him, the guide always comes for who needs it.

"The Manhattan Front"
Drama Feature

Staged in a dollhouse, women, anarchists, and spies conjure the fantastically true story of how America entered WW1. Once upon a time, in 1915, a German saboteur arrived to Manhattan to interrupt the export of American munitions to Britain. He soon finds a collaborator in a wayward stevedore who unwittingly leads him to a group of labor anarchists. Sabotage and betrayal soon turn these bedfellows into agents of the other’s tragic end. In the spirit of a silent film from the era, this musical melodrama plays itself out through the interaction of archival images and the theatrical rendition of lives as they might have been lived on The Manhattan Front.

"Dead Friends"
Web Episode

Mel moves in with the eccentric Keely whose obsession with a dead boy causes her to question her new living situation...until that same dead boy appears to enlist her help in breaking Keely's obsession in the hope he can move on.

"Map to the Stars"
Foreign Drama Short

(Language: Spanish) After the loss of her mother, a little girl arrives at an orphanage. Outside, the greatest discovery awaits her.

Drama Short

A pair of young girls driving along in a sketchy area, upon hearing engine noises, decide to pull over to investigate the problem when a young man out of nowhere offers some unwelcome help.

Drama Short

(Language: Turkish) Two siblings accidentally violate forbidden grounds controlled by government watchmen and their journey take it's toll with them being chased, getting lost and encountering revolutionaries in a semi-realistic dystopia.

Drama-Comedy Feature

No fantasy is too obscene at the masquerade balls hosted by Christian King, known to her guests as X. The monthly masked debauchery that takes place at her beachside estate is all fun and games until the arrival of an unexpected guest from Christian's past threatens to bring to light her darkest secret: she is a voyeur who keeps a hidden camera in the guest bathroom.

Screening room C

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TV Pilot

An amateur angel is sent from heaven to guide a modern day Samson, a loner who has lost faith in God. The unlikely duo are tasked with missions to seek out and save a mishmash of characters who are at the crosswords of their lives and all seem to be searching for love and acceptance in all the wrong places.

Experimental Short

The heavy metal musical story chronicles the journey of a musician battling drug addiction while addressing the inner spiritual warfare of addiction through instrumental music and visual symbolism in a dark and haunting nightmare.

"Mark's Diary"
Experimental Feature

Mature. Mark and Andrew are two disabled boys. When they meet, an incredible attraction explodes, but it can only flourish as a "mental construction". A virtual love, a one day lasting dream and the awareness that nothing will be the same again.

"Nellie's Dance"
Documentary Short

(CC/AD) The true, inspirational story of a blind-deaf woman who survives 19 years in a state hospital, wages a battle to win her release, attends college and becomes a leader in the independent living movement for persons with disabilities.

"The Dog Walker"
Suspense-Thriller Feature

An investigative journalist, crippled with an anxiety disorder, retires from the field after a traumatic assignment on a dogfighting ring but is forced to confront the unresolved story when a psychotic stalker causes her new life to unravel.

"Project Cadmus"
Action Short

A fan film based loosely on Batman: The Animated Series canon. A younger Bruce Wayne/Batman who has stepped down from crime fighting due to the meta-humans arrival, now finds himself in position to fight one more time as he knows he is the only one who can stop Gotham from being destroyed. During this journey, he finds himself once again dealing with the one he intuitively despised, Amanda Waller. The feeling was mutual.

"Day Zero: Sanctuary"
Web Episode

Father John wrestles with helping Leo's troubled family against the United Nations' peacekeepers, while a CSA reunion is cut short due to competing factions.

"Phoenix Incident"
Sci-Fi Feature

Investigation into the March 1997 disappearance of 4 Arizona men exposes a military cover-up of the largest UFO abduction in North America.

Experimental Music Video

Mature. Identification in times of egomaniacal callousness.

Crime-Drama Short

(Language: Chinese) Ava is an Asian-American woman who was raised in Los Angeles, but adopted from China. One night, mysterious men visit her apartment. They tell her her biological father was a high-ranking crime boss of a Chinese mob called the Kongbu mafia. They tell her he has just passed away and that his dying wish was for Ava to take over the throne. They have come to take her back to China, whether she wants it or not.

Suspense-Thriller Feature

Annie and Neil embark on a '30 Days of Clean Living' documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.

Romantic-Drama Short

A day in the life of Mega Wijaya, a singer-songwriter with writer’s block and an unexpected visitor.

"Upstate Story"
Drama Feature

Ellis Martin works for a cleaning service and continues to seek new employment, but to no avail. He yearns for the innocence and ease of his past, while also anticipating his weekends. However, getting to this point is no easy task.

"Love Immortal"
Horror Feature

Follows three generations of vampire women that find their lives put into jeopardy by their environmental and economic surroundings.

Sunday, August 11th, 2019
Film screenings 11am-5pm

Screening room A

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"A Brand New Kitchen"
Drama-Comedy Feature

When a Kitchen Contractor's long-lost high school sweetheart calls him to remodel her kitchen, it starts a chain reaction of temptation and revelation that threatens to destroy both their marriages.



-"TDEOMMVDH: The Deplorable Existence of Monster Mt. Vs Dreamo Hernandez" (Animation): A solo animation project by new coming artist Bradley Wilkinson. Hand drawn on flip books, Wilkinson animates, writes, edits, and also composes his own indie score for this short. It is a stoner surreal lo-brow art film with A.D.D. There is a variety of characters with small juxtaposed sub-stories. An art project turned into a story to help him deal with his brother's death.

-"Spinoza Hotel": There are eternal spirits that cannot be contained by the boundaries and limitations of everyday life. Those spirits dwell in Spinoza Hotel.

"Wu Xia 2: The Code"
Extended Trailer

IN OUR future, one simple breath could mean life or death. As we search for a solution, pollution engulfs our world. If we don't find an answer fast, all living things shall perish. We are the Five Elements, we strive to protect humanity... Years ago, many warriors came to us seeking change, joined our way of life. Right after, A Code was discovered that could save the world and was injected into one of us. We even lost one of our clan's mate. Now we must fight for our lives to bring the code - to the world...or die trying. With the MediCan Research Corporation and The FOUR 11 gang on our tails....We must protect the code....AT ALL COSTS. Watch the entire film at the Special private screening on Aug 16 at 7:30pm at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7



Screening Order:

-"Thirty-Seven Minutes": As disaster strikes, a desperate man races against the clock to reunite with his family.

-"Arriving Separately"
: Former NYC mayor Fiorello La Guardia welcomes his protege, long-time progressive Congressman Vito Marcantonio, to Heaven.

-Film Score: Shane Daniel Myers

-"The Balking Dead"
: Two animated zombies discuss "The Walking Dead", Norman Reedus and a trip to Starbucks.

-"Let Her Down": A young man recounts the story of his greatest regret to his therapist.

-Film Score: Alex Mursus

-"He Needed Killin'", Trailer

-"In Loving Memory": A dearly departed soul is remembered by a journalist.

-Film Score: Fletcher Wilson

-"Nothing Blue": A letter of grief across the solar system.

-"The Last Drive": Marshall is going on a last drive.......ever.

-Film Score: Javier Ramis

-"Secret Ingredient": A corporate spy infiltrates a rival donut company to uncover their secret ingredient in this corporate espionage comedy.

-"Birth of a Zombie"
: A Top Secret Genesis Project has started with the hopes of creating the first Super Soldier.

-Film Score: Guido Arcella Diez

: (Language: Spanish) Marta and David have been given a piece of furniture they must assemble themselves. However, the "Evströnger" assembly manual will order them to do something else entirely.

-Film Score, 1st Place: Stefano Panizzo



"The Choice", Horror: A man struggles with the loss of his wife, leading him to a cabin in the woods, and a deadly choice.

-"Cousins", Suspense/Thriller: A relationship between two cousins that becomes dangerous and twisted.

-"The Glimpse", Suspense/Thriller: Two artists unknown to each other get a glimpse of each other's possible future, and it suggests that one of them will be murdered and the other will be the murderer.

-"Poor Baby", Action: Darlene Tate is nine months pregnant and fiercely independent, and means to raise her baby on her own if she's approved for a loan. When her loan is denied she resorts to desperate measures.

"The Quit"
Comedy Short

Roger’s smoking habit has bugged his partner Sam for years. When Roger finally decides to quit, Sam is thrilled to support him, and engages in a campaign for a cure. After the campaign fails, Sam is bitterly devastated, but then sees a dangerous new idea that may save his life even though it might cost them their relationship.

"Skin: The Movie"
Comedy Short

When a socially awkward Midwestern woman inherits a porn studio, she plans to take the money and run - until her dead father and a band of misfits force her to face her fears, and learn that misfits are people too.

5:15pm-approx. 6:30


Screening room B

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"Paradise Boogie" Documentary Feature

Paradise Boogie shines a light on the influence of Detroit's early blues musicians, the neighborhoods of Black Bottom & Paradise Valley and how it all influenced the music makers of today and tomorrow. Detroit's bluesmakers demonstrate the melding of times and sharing of cultures through the blues. Highlighting the alliance of a veteran hall of famer musician and a 10 year old harp player, we honor the past, savor the present and strive toward the future of Detroit blues.

"New Dreams for a New World"
Documentary Feature

New Dreams for a New World is a documentary film by Robert Flame Lamothe that will be looking at what people's hopes and dreams are for this world, their government, their lives. How can a broken dysfunctional United States government that has a corrupt economic and political system be fixed? Topics include climate change, pollution, anthropology, social movements, parallels between the fall of the Roman Empire and the US Empire, search for alien life, right wing organizations, left wing organizations, manufacturing, social media, animation, technology, economics, and world history.

"I Can Only Be Mary Lane"
Documentary Feature

Born in 1935, Chicago singer Mary Lane is one of the last living legends of American Blues. If only the world knew.

"Faces of EMS"
Documentary Short

Emergency Medical Service providers talk about the reasons they became involved and more importantly why they stayed.

"Amy's World"
Student Documentary Short

A Documentary Short about an artist/professor working at The University of Montevallo and her paintings that are based off of the works of Albert Bierstadt and Google Earth.

"Siyabonga (We Are Thankful)"
Documentary Feature

(Language: Zulu) The true story of Siyabonga Majola, a young man from a South African township with dreams of being a actor who does all he can to make his dreams a reality when a film production comes to a nearby town.

Screening room C

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"1985: Indestructible"
Documentary Feature

Mature. In January 1985 the heavy metal band Forcer was anxious to sign a record contract, after turning down a deal three months prior. With vintage footage from the 80s, this is the tale of a young, determined and scandalous band seeking fame while making kick-ass music.

TV Pilot

'Bands' is an ensemble dramedy that follows a local indie band through the highs and lows of a music scene that could care less about them.

"Forever Young"
Sci-Fi Short

This is the story of an ambitious scientist as she brings her own revolutionary beauty product to the market, but it's not your every day treatment. The results are spectacular but the cost is high.

"What Was That"
Suspense-Thriller Short

An entity persists in a house with a family of a mother and three children. The sequel to short film "WHAT".

"I Belong Home for Christmas"
Family Short

The stresses of relationships and holidays make it difficult for families to get along. Tyler (Andreas O'Rourke) needs to make the choice between family or his relationship with Jenny (April Yanko). Or can he have both? Join us in this Indie adventure of family love, holiday stresses, and an original whimsical score of tears and comedy.

"Poster Boy"
Comedy Short

In this silent comedy film, Stuart, a mild-mannered average joe, somehow finds himself on a poster and doesn't know how he got there. Hilarity ensues when he tries to evade his newfound notoriety by disguising himself.

"Twenty Dollar Limit"
Comedy Short

Twenty Dollar Limit is a holiday themed short about four women (Carol, Joy, Merry, and Holly) whose annual holiday party gets out of hand after an awkward gift exchange.

Horror-Comedy Feature

BIGFOOT! is a true horror comedy! Divided into three acts- first two comedy, then horror in the final act. Act One: Bigfoots are sick of TV squatching shows. They know just how to even the score, through juvenile schoolyard pranks. Now the joke is on for the unwary humans. Act Two: Bigfoots have the same problems as us! They seek love and inner peace through therapyand psychic readings, while experiencing intimacies, idiosyncrasies, impotencies, and fetishes. Oh the humanity! Act Three: When unsuspecting campers wander into their territory, bigfoots attack! Now a crew of hunters and scientists, dispatched to capture or kill the bigfoots, join a psychic stranger with a sensual link to the creatures. Whether defending their woods, or bent on revenge, dinner is served.

The Indie Gathering will also be hosting the 4th United Latino Film Festival
Aug. 8th and 9th in separate screening rooms. Schedule TBA.

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