Out Of The Shadows: Postpartum (Doc Short) / Guardian of Angels (Doc Feature)
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Out Of The Shadows: Postpartum (Doc Short) / Guardian of Angels (Doc Feature)

Out Of The Shadows: Postpartum

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 6 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Brooke Allen


SYNOPSIS: Shedding light on a potentially deadly illness, Jennifer shares her struggle with the depression that followed the births of her first two children. This short documentary film follows Jennifer’s journey through the pregnancy and birth of her third child. Her candid and courageous story reveals the challenges of this common, debilitating illness.


Guardian of Angels

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Feature Doc / Runtime: 76 Min
Directed by Ensar Altay


SYNOPSIS: Can love give life? Mohamed Bzeek is a foster father who lives in Los Angeles and has looked after 80 terminally ill children, saving 70 of them from death.

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Blue Smoke: A Folk History of Oklahoma's First and Finest Beer (Doc Short), and special short film previews of the following upcoming documentaries: The 100 Mile Run, and Nomad Cowboys
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Blue Smoke: A Folk History of Oklahoma's First and Finest Beer (Doc Short), and special short film previews of the following upcoming documentaries: The 100 Mile Run, and Nomad Cowboys

Blue Smoke: A Folk History of Oklahoma's First and Finest Beer

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 34 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Greg Singleton


SYNOPSIS: Immigrants working in Oklahoma's coal mines brought many traditions to Pittsburgh County at the turn of the century. One of their traditions resulted in a very famous and notorious beer. This documentary features the descendants of some of the original brewers of Oklahoma's "Choc Beer".


The 100 Mile Run

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 26 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Brock Harris


SYNOPSIS: Follow Ramsey Chahine as he parrallels his endurance with his artwork and his mission to improve his body and life attempting a 100 mile run in New York City.

Nomad Cowboys

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Documentary Feature / Runtime: 60 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Creed Garnick & Brock Harris


SYNOPSIS: A group of young cowboys get invited to be the very first American Kok Boru team.


 

 

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American Short Film Program 1: A Little Bit Of Everything
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

American Short Film Program 1: A Little Bit Of Everything

The Scary Ham

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 15 Min
Directed by Sue Mroz


SYNOPSIS: Two middle-aged sisters sorting through 50 years' worth of family memorabilia reconnect, as they contend with their late father's beloved ham.


Martini Bombini O'Feeney Moonay

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Narrative Short/ Anim / Runtime: 6 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Gerard Mooney


SYNOPSIS: A hand drawn animation about an eight-year-old boy who builds his own hydrogen powered racecar to enter in the Big Race. When they find out he’s only eight, they turn him down. He doesn’t like that and decides to enter anyway.


Melt: A Smoking Story

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 9 Min
Directed by Jules Renault


SYNOPSIS: From Texas to Paris, smoking meat every day is their motto. A behind the scenes look of two Parisians and a Texas Pitmaster coming together with their love for barbecue


Granny Kills

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 5 Min / OK Ties
Directed by Wes DeHart


SYNOPSIS: A grandmother attempts to kill her annoying grandson.


Dear Sylvia

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Ruby Lanet


SYNOPSIS: Thirteen year old Shea deals with the small but consuming pains of adolescence by writing diary letters to Sylvia Plath.


Yous Got Somethin', Right There

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 4 Min
Directed by John Nunn


SYNOPSIS: Two friends try to have a nice meal.


Liquid Soul

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 13 Min
Directed by Allen Phillips


SYNOPSIS: Heartbroken and high from huffing gasoline, a psychotic fuel tanker driver plots revenge on the girl that broke his heart, her whole family, and their dog.


Dead Trail

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 5 Min / OK Ties
Directed by Max Federman


SYNOPSIS: Oklahoma Territory, 1897, two cavalry deserters flee pursuit of a Pinkerton, only to find something much worse waiting for them.


Monkey

Narrative Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Troy Lustick


SYNOPSIS: A Machiavellian/ Shakespearian plot, while meditating on the Americana obsession with football, adolescent homoeroticism, and the power of the female body on young men.


Red Hoodie

Narrative Short / Runtime: 27 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Drew Allen, Alex Allen and Hunter Cates


SYNOPSIS: After continually being bullied at school, Raymond tries to take matters into his own hands with results he may not have expected.

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Jesse Lott: Art and Activism (Doc Short) / You People (Narr Feature)
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Lott: Art and Activism (Doc Short) / You People (Narr Feature)

Jesse Lott: Art and Activism

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 28 Min
Directed by Cressandra Thibodeaux


SYNOPSIS: A look at internationally recognized Jesse Lott’s art, activism and his mentors. He is one of the co-founders of Project Row Houses and is highlighted in the National Museum of African American History in Culture. Film shot by twenty eight at-risk-teens during four documentary classes taught by the director and editor, Cressandra Thibodeaux.


You People

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 94 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Laron M. Chapman


SYNOPSIS: An intelligent, white-washed black youth adopted by a Caucasian family has a crisis of ethnic identity while growing up in white suburbia with his urban culture obsessed, white best friend.

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American Short Film Program 2: Different Forms Of Inspiration
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

American Short Film Program 2: Different Forms Of Inspiration

Walk By Faith

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 8 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Andrew Laurich


SYNOPSIS: The story of how hunting helped one man see again.


The Auctioneer

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 13 Min
Directed by Nik Kleverov


SYNOPSIS: A young man turns to auctioneering to help with his severe stutter. He ends up meeting someone who takes him to another world in the auction world, making him a star.


Give

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 16 Min
Directed by David de Rozas


SYNOPSIS: A senior reverend seeks to preserve his monumental artistic and educative legacy while facing the neighborhood’s demographic shifts.


Thy Kingdom Come

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Documentary Feature / Runtime: 42 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Eugene Richards


SYNOPSIS: A cancer patient mad at God; a Klansman seeking redemption; a mother blamed for her baby’s death; an elderly woman never not in love; a priest who doesn’t pass judgment, who listens: Interwoven, unscripted stories of life in a small mid-America town.


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How to Run Away from Home (and other useful tips for the road) (Narr Short) / Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart (Narr Feature)
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

How to Run Away from Home (and other useful tips for the road) (Narr Short) / Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart (Narr Feature)

How to Run Away from Home (and other useful tips for the road)

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 12 Min
Directed by Braven Stone and Benjamin Hayes


SYNOPSIS: A young runaway shares what he has learned during his travels across the southeast.


Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 72 Min / Okie Ties
Directed by Mickey Reece


SYNOPSIS: Newlyweds David and Madeline Middleston have just purchased a historic hotel near where Madelin's estranged mother, Dianne resides. When Dianne comes to visit she brings with her an uninvited guest.

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Zoe + Ari (Narr Short) / Soldier (Narr Short) / What We Know About Eddie (Doc Feature)
Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

Zoe + Ari (Narr Short) / Soldier (Narr Short) / What We Know About Eddie (Doc Feature)

Zoe + Ari

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Rachael Meyers


SYNOPSIS: Zoe and Ari pack their bags to fly to Zoes's sister's wedding. As they decide what to bring, Ari learns the truth about what Zoe's family knows.


Soldier

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 27 Min
Directed by Bruce Becker


SYNOPSIS: A troubled teen meets a mysterious soldier and forges a deep friendship that changes his life's trajectory in a single day.


What We Know About Eddie

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Documentary Feature / Runtime: 40 Min
Directed by Markie Hancock


SYNOPSIS: A story of resilience and love despite the odds.

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(Free) Latino American Short Film Program 1
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

(Free) Latino American Short Film Program 1

All That We Carry

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 9 Min
Directed by Erin Kokdil


SYNOPSIS: A Guatemalan woman tries to make a new home in Oakland. But can a new beginning erase a painful past?


The Cook

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 9 Min
Directed by Gianluca Morganti


SYNOPSIS: An illegal Latino immigrant works grueling hours in a restaurant kitchen to provide for his pregnant wife.


Meeting Brown

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Ana Lydia Monaco


SYNOPSIS: A LatinaX woman is forced to choose between her culture or a future with the man she loves.


Kiko

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 24 Min
Directed by Felix Martez


SYNOPSIS: A young factory manager is forced to choose between what is right and what is legal when ICE raids the factory and a friend is deported and separated from her daughter.


Paralysis

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 5 Min
Directed by Melissa De Leon


SYNOPSIS: Diana, a young mother, fears what comes in the night.


Mestizo

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 17 Min
Directed by Kristofer Karlsson


SYNOPSIS: Two young migrants attempt to cross a deadly stretch of desert known as the "Devils Highway" between the U.S./Mexico border.

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(Free) Latino American Film Program 2: DACAmented (Doc Short) / Rich Kids (Narr Feature)
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

(Free) Latino American Film Program 2: DACAmented (Doc Short) / Rich Kids (Narr Feature)

DACAmented

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 17 Min
Directed by St. Clair Detrick-Jules


SYNOPSIS: Nine fearless and young DACA recipients narrate their wrenching stories about navigating life under Trump.


Rich Kids

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 97 Min
Directed by Laura Somers


SYNOPSIS: A group of troubled teens break into the local mansion and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.

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The Future Of Okie Film: Student Short Film Program
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Future Of Okie Film: Student Short Film Program

Getting There

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Spencer Patton


SYNOPSIS: A young musician abandons his dreams to pursue other interests, but eventually finds that music has always been his purpose.


Burlington

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Anna Frieden


SYNOPSIS: Personal retellings of short stories in small town Oklahoma.


A Transmission From Oklahoma

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 3 Min
Directed by Zach Hurley


SYNOPSIS: A sort of quilt.


Perfect Profile

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 3 Min / OK Filmmaker
Directed by Lauren Bowman


SYNOPSIS: A closer look into the truth that lies beneath the perfect profile of a popular girl in high school and the silver lining between illusion and reality.


Unlucky Day

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 17 Min
Directed by Ethan Norvell


SYNOPSIS: After being kidnapped for witnessing a crime and nearly being killed by her captors, a woman sets off to take vengeance on her lover who left her for a younger woman.


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Narrative Short / Runtime: 20 Min
Directed by Kara Singleton


SYNOPSIS: A woman's tragic murder was oce the talk of the town. 10 years later, this missing person's case is revisited and the truth is revealed through the eyes of an unlikely witness.


The Library

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 6 Min / OK Filmmaker
Directed by Halle Frieden


SYNOPSIS: When Phillip's friends go missing, he begins researching to find that something is odd about their local library.


Okay

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 7 Min
Directed by Hayden Klein


SYNOPSIS: A dramatic short film covering an abusive relationship that hits a breaking point.


Film Boy

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 11 Min
Directed by Tyler Tush


SYNOPSIS: A film student trying to make a film.


Lights

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 6 Min
Directed by Matthew Hanisch


SYNOPSIS: After losing his way, a young man must reconcile his past mistakes if he hopes to reconnect with his parents and find the light in his life again.

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Guardian (Narr Short) / Alaska The Drag (Narr Feature)
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Guardian (Narr Short) / Alaska The Drag (Narr Feature)

Guardian

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 15 Min
Directed by Nicolas Jara


SYNOPSIS: Manuel is a gay Latino teen who lacks guidance and support. Even though his mother deeply cares for him, she is only able to prove and instill her love through video tapes made from afar. Keeping his sexuality and boyfriend a secret from his homophobic father, Manuel must decide the life he wants to live or end.


Alaska the Drag

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Narrative Feature / Runtime: 88 Min
Directed by Shaz Bennett


SYNOPSIS: This is a fish out of water story -- literally. Everyone who slices fish all day daydreams - his are just glamtastic. He's had to learn to fight to survive. And his boss who is also an amateur boxer takes note. When a new kid offers to be his sparring partner – he and his twin are forced to confront the real reason they’re stuck in fish guts.


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(Free) Native American Short Film Program 1
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

(Free) Native American Short Film Program 1

The Bridge

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 14 Min
Directed by Randi LeClair


SYNOPSIS: After two high school football stars are found dead, decade’s long racial tensions sizzle in a small-town diner.


Jack

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 4 Mins
Directed by Maya Craig


SYNOPSIS: The disappearance of what was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, and the demise of the Native Americans that relied on it.


Our Tiospaye // Our Family

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 11 Min
Directed by Meg Griffiths and Scott Faris


SYNOPSIS: Three Pine Ridge-bound Teach For America educators who arrived in South Dakota with radically disparate perspectives on the place. Shaped by the contours of the land, the support of their communities, and the strength of their students, each discovered a deeper purpose.


ᎠᏴᏓᏆᎶᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎧᏖᎾ

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Narrative Short / Animation / Runtime: 9 Min
Directed by Joseph Herb


SYNOPSIS: Long ago, two boys feed a small starving snake. It grows up to be a large Uktena that fights Thunder.


The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 10 Min
Directed by Adam Khalil


SYNOPSIS: An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and postmortem justice through the case of the "Kennewick Man".


Cowboy

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 21 Min
Directed by Boise Esquerra


SYNOPSIS: Beau, a lonely bitter cowboy is set at ease when he crosses paths with a promiscuous female vagabond.


Neemkomok

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 20 Min
Directed by Douglas Cushnie


SYNOPSIS: Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised in the early 1800's.

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(Free) Native American Film Program 2: Lakota in America (Doc Short) / Defending The Fire (Doc Feature)
Oct
14
2:30 PM14:30

(Free) Native American Film Program 2: Lakota in America (Doc Short) / Defending The Fire (Doc Feature)

Lakota in America

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 14 Min
Directed by Malcolm Pullinger


SYNOPSIS: On the Cheyenne River Reservation, one of the poorest communities in the US, a Lakota teenager named Genevieve Iron Lightning finds hope for her future.


Defending The Fire

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Documentary Feature / Runtime: 57 Min
Directed by Lisa Lucas


SYNOPSIS: The journey of the Native Warrior as he (and she) continue conflict resolution in order to survive and secure resources and culture.

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American Short Film Program 3: Family & Friends
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

American Short Film Program 3: Family & Friends

Pickle

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 22 Min
Directed by Grant Moore


SYNOPSIS: After accidentally freezing the family dog to death, Oscar attempts to make good with his soon-to-be stepson by driving the family pet’s ashes across the country.


Story of Self

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 3 Min
Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo


SYNOPSIS: What does it mean to choose, when you only have one choice? What does it mean to be unafraid, when your enemy seems undefeatable? What does it mean to have a story, when you are undocumented? This is my story of self.


Do We Belong?

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Documentary Short / Runtime: 14 Min
Directed by Sofian Khan


SYNOPSIS: An Indian immigrant in Kansas is shot and killed in a senseless hate crime, leaving his wife to grapple with the question of whether America is truly her home.


Willow Creek Road

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 15 Min /
Directed by Francesca Mirabella


SYNOPSIS: The internal world of a lonely, Montana ranch hand, Ruth.


Sun Shine

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 9 Min
Directed by Cirle


SYNOPSIS: When an African American teenager gets a seemingly depressed white guy to open up, she discovers he’s on his way to commit a horrible act.


Pat and Joe

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 6 Min
Directed by Ethan Cappello


SYNOPSIS: A man misses his wife.


Night Call

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 18 Min
Directed by Amanda Renee Knox


SYNOPSIS: When on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.


Take Cover

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 12 Min
Directed by Ryan Hart


SYNOPSIS: An ailing vagabond moves on down the road.


1993

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Narrative Short / Runtime: 17 Min / OK Filmmaker
Directed by Kyle Bergersen


SYNOPSIS: A man accidentally transports back in time and tries to seduce the younger version of his wife. However, his younger self stands in the way.


Rock Paper Scissors

Narrative Short / Runtime: 7 Min / OK Filmmaker
Directed by Brian Lawes


SYNOPSIS: A boy and girl must exchange numbers at an intersection before the light turns green.

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