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Take some time to get lost in a story. Gather together to make positive change. Indie Street is honored to present films from some courageously Independent human storytellers.
Directed by: Michael Johnston
Starring: Keith Conallen, Corinna Burns, Dito Van Reigersberg, Jared Delaney, Bill Zielinski, Griffin Stanton-Ameisen
Runtime: 20 min
A foul-mouthed and confrontational Alexander Hamilton re-enactor loses his place in American history and Philadelphia’s tourism industry.https://www.facebook.com/AManFullofTrouble/
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Directed by: Jack Ballo
Runtime: 33 min
Broke and alone, two brothers who drank away their inheritance start a new life together while trying to put their troubled past behind them. Living off the grid in Sayreville, NJ, their innovative ability to survive went on for four years…until one of them decided it was time to get out, leaving his brother to make an important decision.
Directed by: Stacey Maltin
Starring: Jay Deyonker, Marzy Hart, Ron Tsur
Runtime: 5 min
A spoiled young man on the brink of adulthood has trouble calming the anxious voices in his head. He deals with them by spoiling himself even more.
Directed by: Jonathan Daniel Brown
Starring: Jackson Rathbone, Amir Malaklou
Runtime: 12 min
A story of love blooming on the battlefield. After arranging a weapons deal over the internet, a white supremacist named Bobbo and a Jihadist named Abdul meet behind a diner. Over the course of a magical evening they both discover they have much more in common than either of them could have possibly imagined.
Directed by: Michael Chan
Starring: Robert M. Lee, Corban Cloward, Christopher Carrillo
Runtime: 10 min
Marc Chung buys a pellet gun to protect his address.
Directed by: D.J. Higgins
Starring: Vincent Pastore, Joseph D'Onofrio, Dan Grimaldi, Angie Marie Muscat, Artie Pasquale
Runtime: 21 min
A dark comedy about a magic piece of veal that forces all who eat it to tell the truth.https://www.facebook.com/magicveal2016/
Directed by: Jeremiah Kipp
Starring: Mandy Evans, Jim True-Frost, Griffin Robert Faulkner
Runtime: 16 min
Autumn in new york. Megan is a wholesome, athletic, attractive soccer mom whose static life is being disrupted by an increasingly ravenous sex addiction. As she balances her routines of dropping her 3-year-old son liam at school and shopping at target with scheduling quick bursts of anonymous sex, her husband ben either willfully ignores or doesn’t notice his wife’s struggle. Megan’s appetites are approaching the point of no return. When an 11am quickie stands her up at a bar, she can’t let it go. throwing caution to the wind, she becomes engaged in a progressively violent sexual encounter. One that threatens to completely unravel the secret life she’s so carefully built around herself.http://pickupfilm.weebly.com/
Directed by: Peter Dolshun (PROJECT FX WINNER)
Starring: Aidan Laliberte, Lori Ann Johnson, Lionel K. Thomas
Runtime: 8 min
When a closet-cross dresser is disowned by his mother, an unlikely cashier convinces him suicide is not the answer.
Directed by: Tamara Fisch
Starring: Nadine Malouf, Sean Meehan, Eric Clem, Victoria Mack
Runtime: 15 min
Frankie thinks she has it all figured out. But as the clock counts down to midnight on New Year's Eve, she learns something -- and it changes everything.
Directed by: Fredric Lehne
Starring: Reed Birney, Blake DeLong
Runtime: 8 min
2016 Tony-winner Reed Birney brings the laughs as two strangers confront and resolve one of the most insidious and perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind - while standing at neighboring urinals.
Directed by: Gary S. Jaffe, Katie Ennis
Starring: Niccolo Walsh, Ryan Trout
Runtime: 15 min
In the days following Pearl Harbor, a duty-bound young man must decide whether to serve overseas or stay in New York City with his streetwise male lover.https://www.sunset-film.com/
Directed by: David LaPorta (PROJECT FX WINNER)
Starring: Rich Joyce, Luke Sweeney
Runtime: 4 min
A young man goes on a spiritual journey to discover an answer to a difficult question.