The Drifting Reel Shorts Block

The Drifting Reel Shorts Block

Showtime: 1:00PM on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

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Vessel

Vessel

An experimental look into a day in the lives of street performers attempting to support themselves on Hollywood blvd.

2018 / USA / 18 Min. / Documentary, Comedy, Musical, Experimental
Directed by Zack Kasten


The Neighbors

The Neighbors

A diaristic exploration of intimacy forced through sonic bleed, this piece explores the blurring of public/private boundaries and details an individual’s honest attempt to foster relationships. Agency is asserted as aural pollution is subverted. The subjunctive turns into reality.

2018 / USA / 12 Min. / Experimental
Directed by Janelle VanderKelen


“F” For Formula

“F” For Formula

This stop-frame animation depicts “lost footage” and subsequent outtakes from a commercial starring a bad-tempered, baby Orson Welles.

2017 / USA / 2 Min. / Animation
Directed by Santino Vitale


Zoe + Ari

Zoe + Ari

Zoe and Ari, a couple of two years, pack their suitcases to fly to Zoe’s sister’s wedding in Portland. As they decide what to bring, Ari learns a devastating truth about what Zoe’s family knows.

2018 / USA / 10 Min / Comedy, Drama
Directed by Rachael Meyers
Cast: Anastasia Leddick, Carter Scott


Since. Now. After

Since. Now. After

Three channel, experimental animation and video exploring three-different states in time.

2018 / USA / 6 Min. / Animation, Experimental
Directed by Peter Murphey


Follower

Follower

A story of a regular guy who has achieved the dream of internet fame. However, Internet fame comes with risks.

2018 / USA / 12 Min. / Drama
Directed by Eric Flores
Cast: James Gorday, Chadd Hawkins, Gabriel Mason


Faceshop

Faceshop

There is a shop located in a mysterious street that can help people to achieve their dream faces by cutting and modeling. It’s called “Faceshop.” One day, a man without a face came to the shop to have his first experience.

2018 / USA, China / 6 Min. / Animation
Directed by Zhongwen Hu


Shut Your Eyes I’m Gonna Dance

Shut Your Eyes I’m Gonna Dance

A trans man’s memory search is interrupted by his female alter ego in a surreal garden where he has to reconcile with the place to claim freedom.

2018 / USA / 6 Min. / Drama
Directed by Ulya Aviral
Cast: Nicholas Shannon


Thin Ice

Thin Ice

The short film “Thin Ice” shows the story of a person in the tension between longing for a ordinary live and the inability to integrate socially. A woman in her late 50s starts watching a family from a hiding place in the front yard at night. In the further course of the plot we develop a very immediate feeling for the biographical reasons and the reality of a person at the very edge of society. The futile attempts and the inability to integrate professionally and socially, lead to an escape into the seemingly perfect world of family life. She escapes in her imagination further into total security, which turns out to be a fatal miscalculation.

2018 / Germany / 24 Min. / Drama
Directed by Alexander Herzog
Cast: Susanne Bredehöft, Andreas Schröders, Mario Pokatzky