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Wednesday, August 27 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Shorts Block 2: Decisions

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SHORTS BLOCK 2: Decisions 

06 min -- “Moppet by Dave Hill: After finishing packing, the only thing left to do before John's big move is to sell his cat Moppet. Delonda, a large African-American woman, barges into his home after responding to his classified ad. After some painful bargaining, John reluctantly agrees to sell his cat to her.

05 min -- “Level 1457 Last by Xabier Urrutia Perez: A worker of Persephone solar energy maintenance is fixing the solar cylinders when he discovers a hole that may lead to the frozen surface. No human has been up there for centuries, and leaving the safety of his subterranean world could cost him his life. Will he make this ultimate sacrifice to see the sky just once in his life? (Animation, Spain)

10 min -- “Yeti Assassin by Austin Baker: All Yeti wants to do is fit in. However, he is too big! Cars, chairs, doorways -- nothing is designed to accommodate his size. Even his dreams of becoming an Ultimate Fighter are dashed, as he greatly exceeds the maximum weight allowed in the sport. His last hope is to find his niche as a master assassin, because surely a gigantic yeti can be an effective, state licensed murderer.

19 min -- “O Jogo by Pedro Coutinho: After an argument during a road trip to the countryside, Julia and Fred begin a sexual game with definitive consequences for their relationship and their lives.  (Brazil)

07 min -- “Things I Have Learned About Sex and Dogs by Janet Duncan: In a series of vignettes, a young woman delivers relationship advice gleaned from the wisdom she has learned from her past boyfriends and her loyal dog.

13 min -- “A Hundred Eighty Degrees by James Westby:  Lily travels to her boyfriend's funeral only to discover she never loved him. To find real love, she'll have to go a hundred eighty degrees to answer the question: if there were one thing we could do that would change our life in an instant... would we do it?

05 min -- “Liberty by Lanzhuan Jian: It is a typical day in Los Angeles for a typical immigrant at a typical job seeking the American Dream. Jose Guadalupe wants to climb the ranks of his humble insurance sales job, but his ruthless rival Xavier Jose will stop at nothing to get there first. Jose Guadalupe must decide if he will follow in the footsteps of America's past and fight for justice, Honor and Liberty. (Student film)

15 min -- “The House at the Edge of the Galaxy” by Gleb Osatinski: A young boy is visited by a travel-weary cosmonaut and awakens to the magic waiting to be discovered in an old, abandoned house.

13 min -- “Paper Wrap Fire by Raymond Yeung: A Chinese teenager is left alone in a Community Center where he encounters a handsome man which leads to a discovery that shatters his innocence.

04 min -- “Loving Myself - Hairy Soul Man by Kai Smythe: An anthem of self love by award winning Comedian/Musician Kai Smythe (A.K.A Hairy Soul Man) uses hand drawn props and sets with trick photography.  Hairy Soul Man shows the human race just how important it is to love yourself.

 

 


Directors
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Austin Baker

Austin Baker works in Digital Effects, Director, Editor, Sound Editor A graduate in video and film production at the Art Institute of Portland, Austin spends each breath conceptualizing, drawing and realizing a variety of films. He specialized as a director of photography and is also very skilled in motion graphics, and all other filmmaking skills.
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Dave Hill

Director, “Moppet”
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Gleb osatinski

Director - The Quantified Self, Inner Film
Filmmaker by heart.
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James Westby

Called "a wizard of concision and a master of discomfort" by the New York Times, James Westby is an independent filmmaker from Portland, OR. He writes, directs, and edits provocative films with economical budgets and no compromises. And big laughs! His features include FILM GEEK , THE AUTEUR, and RID OF ME. Westby's work has shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortsfest, and many many... Read More →
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Janet Duncan

Janet Duncan writes funny stories about the weird and crazy things that real people do. This is her first story about dogs. She is actually a cat person. She is a first time director, and most of the vignettes from this film are true – mortifying when they happened, maddening in hindsight, hilarious on film. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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Kai Smythe

Director, “Loving Myself - Hairy Soul Man”
After making independent shorts for around 5 years, Kai Smythe was accepted into Victorian College of Arts film school where he won ‘Best 2nd Year Production’ and ‘Best cinematography’ at the VCA awards. After graduating he started work on a feature documentary titled ‘Lost on the road to Shangri La’ about two musical comedians who travel though Asia to write their new musical, which is still in... Read More →
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Lanzhu Jian

Director, “Liberty”
Lanzhu Jian is a filmmaker from the Miao Minority Culture in the Southwest of China. When she turned 16, she quit high school and moved to Beijing on her own, to study art in order to pursue her dreams of being an artist and director. During her undergraduate studies at Beijing Film Academy, she focused on experimental animation, specializing in stop motion and pixilation. When she turned 19, She worked as a photographer's assistant and... Read More →
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Pedro Coutinho

Pedro started his career as an assistant director in feature films and advertisement. In 2008 he directed his first short film, "The Name of the Cat", selected for more than 30 festivals. From 2009 to 2012, he lived in New York, where he pursued his MFA in Film at Columbia University. In the following year, he began to direct commercials, making films for big brands, and he directed the second season of the TV comedy show “Elmiro Miranda... Read More →
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Xabier Urrutia Perez

Director, “Level 1457 Last”
Xabier completed this solo film as part of his junior level CG course at the DigiPen Institute of Technology.  He is now completing his senior year, and finishing his senior thesis project.  He hopes to work in feature films.



Wednesday August 27, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
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