Narrative Shorts, Program 1
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 at 9PM
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The Dinner Table by Nathan Williams (Seattle, WA)
Changes within a family are witnessed in glimpses at their dinner table.
Deserters by Erik LeDrew (Seattle, WA)
A traumatized vet called to report for deployment goes AWOL. His lover and fellow soldier tries to convince him not to bail: Love and War don’t mix.
Madman’s Diary by Alexander Tsway (Sammamish, WA)
The ever-growing addiction of online gaming has taken over the lives and incomes of Chinese Generation X teens.
Bad Penny by Linas Phillips (Seattle, WA)
Shawnsey, Barry’s childhood friend, is staying at Barry’s New York City apartment. Barry has a date and needs Shawnsey to leave for the evening, but Shawnsey has a different plan.
Wish by Norman Tumlova (Shoreline, WA)
In this thriller, a genie in a bottle teaches unsuspecting humans the cost of changes in life when nothing is freely given.
In the Rough by Peter Edlund (Stanwood, WA)
An old man’s quiet routine is disrupted by a landscaper with strange talents.
Night Visions by Christian Palmer (Seattle, WA)
After meeting at a party, a girl and a guy drunkenly traverse their neighborhood in a quest to find her missing car.
The Men’s Room by Jane Pickett (Seattle, WA)
A cautious young man enters a park uncertain how to facilitate his first anonymous sexual encounter in the men’s room.
Zinka by Collin Neal (Seattle, WA)
A bleak Russian war finds two female comrades forced to navigate a skirmish alone. The repercussions will last down the years.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 9PM
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Four Students by Tommy Yacoe and Andrew Mitrak (Seattle, WA)
This documentary follows the lives of four University of Washington students; each offers a unique perspective on the value of higher education.
Typecast Dragon by Cassidy Dimon, Morgan Dusatko, Katie Killeen and Shauna Hargrove (Seattle, WA)
Seattle cult icon Goddess Kring wrestles with her public access fame as she transitions to a new cycle of her life.
Lanie Riley’s Big Adventure by Morgan Dusatko (Seattle, WA)
After a series of challenging life events, Lanie must go on an adventure to find herself again.
A Light in the Booth by Alistair McMeekin (Seattle, WA)
A Scottish cinema projectionist and his 60 years in the business.
Honor the Treaties by Eric Becker (Seattle, WA)
A short documentary that explores photographer Aaron Huey’s advocacy work for Native American rights on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Decoding Murray Fisher by Nathan Lessler, Cindy Chen, Stephen Toyofuku (Seattle, WA)
On his 82nd birthday, WWII veteran Murray Fisher’s family starts to realize Murray has been keeping a huge secret for over 50 years.
Narrative Shorts, Program 2
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 7:15PM
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The Heavens by Brian Perkins (Seattle, WA)
A deep space psychodrama about two lost astronauts, filmed entirely in warehouses and bedrooms.
The Epiphany by SJ Chiro (Seattle, WA)
A man must channel his inner superhero just to get up from the breakfast table.
Door to Door by Daniel Brockley (Seattle, WA)
A dark comedy about what happens when a missionary and a con-artist make a bet to find out who can persuade more people to believe in Jesus.
Things Left Behind by Nathan Williams (Seattle, WA)
Two opposing Mesolithic groups meet at a small river in a canyon.
Pretty Face and Green My Eyes by Sam Graydon (Renton, WA)
A story of first love told through a nostalgic look back at the early 90s grunge music explosion in Seattle.
Bobby Ellis is Going to Kick Your Ass by Craig Packard (Seattle, WA)
Mark “Fuckley” Buckley just smacked Bobby Ellis on the school bus. So how will he spend his last day on Earth? Bobby races through denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance.
Cougar Hunt by Paul Maupoux (Seattle, WA)
Richie Aldente leads Tim Kennedy as he hunts for “cougars” in this music video.
The Taste of Heaven by Paul Maupoux (Seattle, WA)
A steampunk story of tragic love, in the form of music video for the Seattle hip-hop artist Props.
On the Mountain by Ashley Cozine (Tacoma, WA)
A game of cat and mouse begins as two hikers try to make it down a mountain after discovering a dead body.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 9PM
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The Three Body Problem by Dalyce Lazaris & John Ned (Seattle, WA)
Two developing filmmakers set out to make a profile piece on a local heavy metal clothing designer. Visiting filmmaker Michael Glawogger gives them a startling new direction for their style.
Vertere by Jacob Slatten (Seattle, WA)
An eerie and brilliant animated take on the circle of life.
Goodbye, Kodachrome, Goodbye! by Jason Gutz (Tacoma, WA)
A surrealist film about life and loss, using every cartridge of Kodachrome Super 8 film that the filmmaker owned before it could no longer be developed.
Gold Moon, Sharp Arrow by Malic Amalya (Seattle, WA)
An adaptation of Stanley Milgram’s 1963 experiment on obedience to authority. Gold Moon, Sharp Arrow explores how queer communities reenact, resist and respond to assimilation and coercion.
Sanctuary Song by Jenna Pool (Seattle, WA)
A documentary portrait of the ecological community surrounding the Beaver Lodge Sanctuary public shore in Seattle, Washington.
Hazzard by Ruth Gregory (Lynnwood, WA)
Dr. Linda Hazzard strongly believed that fasting was the only logical remedy for all maladies. She watched as 40 of her patients withered into death’s embrace in the early 1900s.
In Dreams by Jonah Vigil (Seattle, WA)
Ex-lovers meet in a lucid dream.
Aornos by Steve Demas (Seattle, WA)
An ambivalent journey through a fractured environment, punctuated only words of wisdom from a portable radio.
The Whale Story by Tess Martin (Seattle, WA)
A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters of San Francisco. Is it inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke?
Hula Hoop by Tess Martin (Seattle, WA)
A girl with a hula hoop becomes a gold fish, who becomes the earth itself. The ordinary and the extraordinary loop and transform in this playful take on the circle of life. All told in grains of sand.
Mighty Tacoma by Vanessa Renwick (Tacoma, WA)
A portrait of the powerful mechanical operations of the industrial tide flats between the languid waters of Puget Sound and the towering splendor of Mount Rainier. With a soundtrack written and performed by Lori Goldston.
31 Haiku by Morgan Dutsatko (Seattle, WA)
A series of video Haiku, all uniquely different.
King Kong Kitchie Kitchi Ki Me O by Britta Johnson (Seattle, WA)
Animated Laura Veirs music video about the courtship of a frog and a mouse. Bela Fleck on the banjo!
Asyndeton and Synecdoche by Leif Anderson (Portland, OR)
The view from a floating hand as it encounters surfaces near and far.
I’m not Proud by Leif Anderson (Seattle, WA)
An emotional rant about personal history grows into something much more violent.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 7:15PM
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C.B. by Nathan Williams (Seattle, WA)
Seattle Center employee C.B. suffers from selective mutism when a fellow employee courts and then abuses her generosity.
The Return by Jeremy Mackie (Seattle, WA)
When a techie college grad gets a job with the maintenance crew at the Seattle Center, they endeavor to orient him to the job and its slightly spooky history.
D.C.I. by Lacey Leavitt
Two astronomers whose love is on the wane engage in a radical experiment, in hopes of finding passion for more than just science.
Reviens-moi by Tracy Rector
A young man wakes to a profound memory from his past, which ignites a yearning for his childhood sweetheart.