2021 / 9 min / USA / Documentary, Experimental
Directed by Jacqueline Arias
Bite Mark Evidence
2021 / 3 min / USA / Experimental, True Crime
Directed by Daniel Watkins
A film about a highly controversial forensic technique that gained national prominence during Ted Bundy’s trial for the murder of Lisa Levy.
Main in a Maze
2022 / 23 min / USA / Mystery, Thriller
Directed by Sergio Jimenez
Cast: Ashley Richardson, Sergio Jimenez
Grief leads man into orchestrating a bizarre plot to retrieve a lost love’s soul.
2021 / 19 min / USA / Drama, Sci-Fi
Directed by Casey T. Malone
Cast: Mario Andre Alberts
A grieving astronaut drifts through space and memory in order to understand his place in the universe.
Pretty is as Pretty Does
2022 / 7 min / USA / Experimental
Directed by Jenny Elizabeth Stark
Pretty Is As Pretty Does takes a gander at Southern “lifestyle culture” represented in books like Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon, Pinterest lists of Southern sayings, and Hollywood representations of the South. The film remembers matriarchal traditions, recipes, and language long after leaving home. It’s also about being charmed by kids with good manners, still hearing the relentless hum of cicadas even thousands of miles away, and missing the humid air, fireflies, and distant storms. Storms can be deadly, though, and sometimes politeness is an excuse to hide painful truths. Memory is just the road we’re lost on.
2021 / 30 min / Ireland / Experimental
Directed by Juana Robles
Cast: Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, John Linnane, Dagmar Gertot
Inspired by Joan of Castile (1479-1555) and her episode of life spent in grief and isolation, Anastatica explores ambiguous mental and physical conditions under institutional concepts of control and oppression through an expressive cinematic form shot on Super 8mm film. In an improvisational performance distinguished by a strong sense of space and design, integrating lighting, costume and architecture, the film creates surreal worlds between life and death, dream and poetry.