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Saturday, August 30 • 12:45pm - 2:30pm
Shorts Block 11 - Perception

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SHORTS BLOCK 11:  Perception

27 min -- “One Armed Man by Tim Guinee:  CW Rowe owns the cotton gin, making him the wealthiest man in Harrison, Texas, and his ascendancy has solidified an unshakable belief in the system that enriched him. Few things ever interrupt the purity of his vision, with the exception of the weekly visit of a young man, Ned, who lost an arm in the gin's machinery. Ned is a little touched and believes CW can give him his arm back. On a normal day, he goes away when CW offers him five dollars. But today is anything but a normal day.

15 min -- “Gage” by Keith Wilhelm Kopp: Set in Vermont, the true story of Gage is seen through the eyes of his physician. Life is interrupted the day Gage is injured in an explosion that plunges a rod weighing 13 pounds through his skull. Dr. Harlow saves his life, but brain damage leaves Gage’s world skewed. Harlow attempts to restore Gage’s’ life, while struggling to explain the drastic personality shift to a town of people who, in 1848, do not understand the consequences of brain injury. 

11 min -- “Whisker by Steve Saussey: A homeless, hungry drifter and his dog discover judging night at a local beard-growing contest. Desperate for the colossal meat-pack prize, but with no beard to speak of, he enters the competition and takes the stage.

12 min -- “Oh Sheila by Jeffrey Sundin: Where have all the disco cowboys gone?

12 min -- "Alis Volat Propriis" by Christopher Alley: A struggling writer, a mysterious apparition... is she his muse, or perhaps something else?

15 min -- “Subsurface Flow by Carl Bird McLaqughlin: Wounded by their childhoods, young lovers travel to the desert in search of a holy ground, where the pains of their pasts can be washed away.

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.

6 min -- “Unwelcome Guests” by Martin Vavra: A couple stumbles into an akward situation when they enter a vaction home to find unwelcome guests.

“Top Three Winners of 2014 Portland 48 Hour Film Festival”

9 min -- “Tanked Up” by Michael Parisien and Casey Whisler.

7 min -- “Haunt” by Michael Entler and Kara Sowles.

6 min -- “Bounder” by Kyle Stebbins.



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... Read More →

Carl Bird McLaughlin

Director, “Subsurface Flow”
Carl Bird McLaughlin grew up in the northern stretches of Los Angeles county. He began to study filmmaking at College of the Canyons where he received the Filmmaker of the Year award two years in a row. He later attended California Institute for the Arts for his undergrad. While at... Read More →

Christopher Alley

Director - Alis Volat Propriis
For over 10 years I have been working professionally in the film industry from big budget features to commercials, documentaries to network episodic, working in all positions within the camera and lighting departments. In fact I was working full time on season 2 of the locally shot... Read More →

Keith Wilhelm Kopp

Director, "Gage"
Keith Wilhelm Kopp is a film director originally from the Pacific Northwest. His fascination is in crafting dramatic and documentary films that explore human emotion. Before film school, he spent four years in the American Army with one tour to Iraq which provided inspiration for... Read More →
avatar for Martin Vavra

Martin Vavra

Owner/Producer/Director, Galaxy Sailor Productions
Film director and producer, avid outdoors person, lover of dogs, addict to the art of fly fishing, and one lucky idiot. Three time winner – Little Lebowski’s Urban Achiever Award. Owner of Galaxy Sailor Productions

Steve Saussey

Director, “Whisker”
Steve's comedy is intrinsically linked to the funny bone of New Zealand. After graduating from Elam School of Fine Art, Steve was a graphic designer/illustrator before becoming an advertising copywriter at Mojo Auckland and Bates London. A writer and performer on the Max TV series... Read More →

Tim Guinee

Director, “One Armed Man”
One Armed Man is Tim Guinee’s directorial film debut. He has appeared in over two hundred roles on the stage, in television and films. Some of the more recognized work include characters in Sweet Land , Iron Man 1 and 2, Personal Velocity, Synecdoche New York, Once Around, and Promised... Read More →

Saturday August 30, 2014 12:45pm - 2:30pm PDT
Laurelhurst 2735 East Burnside Street Portland, Oregon

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