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Saturday, August 30 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Shorts Block 12 - Whimsy

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SHORTS BLOCK 12: Whimsey

19 min -- “Teal's Legacy by Guy Baker: A young girl seeks to unearth the hidden truth in a family myth. Teal's belief will be tested if she is to discover the key to what will save her family's legacy.

10 min -- “Casey by Miguel Duran: “Casey” is about a young girl who struggles with her mother's misguided attempts to show love. She finds escape as an MC in an underground hip-hop club and must decide between taking a stand against her mother, or watching her owns dreams drift away.

13 min -- “Somebody's Mother by Mandy Fabian: Maggie is perfectly fine with the fact that her mother, Alice, has started dating again. A lot. In front of her. And in front of her two small children. But when Alice springs her latest boy-toy on the family Christmas morning, Maggie's most wonderful time of the year turns into her worst nightmare, and she's left to wonder: who is the mother here?

19 min -- “The Box” by Christen Kimbell:  A young boy, Michael, awakes to find an angel who hands Michael a beautiful wooden box and asks him to watch over it. Michael does, even though it means he has to spend more and more time alone. He keeps it safe from some bullies who try to take it. Eventually he starts to draw, then paint, the angel. His paintings make him famous, but he is still alone. When he is very old, the angel returns to him and takes the box away.

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.

15 min -- “Safe Word by Todd Lillethun: Greg and Billy are a couple who engage in a role-playing fantasy to spice up their relationship, but end up pushing each others buttons. Greg, the expert, plays a sailor whose boat is hijacked by pirates, and he is bound to a chair. Billy, the novice, plays a reluctant buccaneer who must overcome his squeamishness to extort from Greg the location of hidden treasure. When a surprise guest changes the stakes, the fantasy turns into a twisted endgame with shocking results.

13 min -- “A Time in a Dark Cloud by Rebecca Sgan-Cohen: Emily Lively is spending the weekend at her mother's. Her first night home, she decides to go out to the local bar. She meets a good-looking stranger and goes home with him. The encounter causes her to reflect on her choices as well as her mother's.




Christen Kimbell

Other work can be seen at christenkimbell.com.
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Gleb osatinski

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

Guy Baker

I graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1997 with a degree in audio production. I soon moved to Portland where I began my career as a sound designer and music composer, receiving commercial awards for my scores and contributions to commercial campaigns for the world’s largest... Read More →

Mandy Fabian

After graduating with a film degree from Vassar College, Mandy set up shop in New York City, writing the well-received film Tour of Pain & sketch comedy show "The Mecky Stecky Show" while performing and writing with the comedy group The Pocket Subversives, the Upright Citizens Brigade... Read More →

Miguel Duran

Writer/Director, “Monsoon”
Miguel is originally from Phoenix, AZ. He graduated with a degree in Film Studies from Claremont McKenna College. He has made several shorts as well as multiple seasons of the sci-fi web series, Chutes, which was recognized for outstanding writing at the LA WebFest. His short film... Read More →

Rebecca Sgan-Cohen

Director, “A Time in a Dark Cloud”
New York filmmaker received MFA in filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts.

Stuart Doty

Stuart Doty served six years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. After his enlistment he became a Registered Nurse specializing in Cardiac Telemetry. After working for over ten years in Health Care, Stuart finally pursued his dreams of filmmaking. He graduated from the... Read More →

Todd Lillethun

Director, “Safe Word”
Todd Lillethun works as a freelance filmmaker in Chicago. He is the former Program Director of Chicago Filmmakers, where he developed educational, networking, and grant programs for local filmmakers, and programmed over 200 screenings of independent films for the general public... Read More →

Saturday August 30, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Laurelhurst 2735 East Burnside Street Portland, Oregon

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