FILMS


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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.



AGAIN

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Alexis Jacknow
Starring: Aubrey Dollar, Morrison Keddie
Runtime: 11 min

A man watches Groundhog Day over and over and over again as a strange woman brings him his lunch. Will the heart recover what the mind has lost?


A MAN FULL OF TROUBLE

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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/

AUGUST

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Caitlyn Greene
Starring: Reginald Robinson, Kaelyn Charbonnet
Runtime: 8 min

Deep in Louisiana's swampland, a woman wakes from a fever dream where it has been August for 16 years.

https://www.augustthefilm.co/

BUSINESS

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Kati Skelton
Starring: Branson Reese, Peter Reznikoff, Dagmar Stansova, Matt Dennie
Runtime: 8 min

Jonathan is a scared and impressionable young man who meets an older man, also named Jonathan, at a nightclub. After a whirlwind night on the town, Older Jonathan enlists Young Jonathan to take over his business while he leaves town for a couple months. The catch is: Older Jonathan’s business is keeping his wifes’ hands and feet clean. Young Jonathan gets to work and does his best at the intimate task, even becoming somewhat of a master of the trade. But when Older Jonathan returns suddenly to inspect Jonathan's work, he discovers that his wife's feet are covered in a horrible black goo. In retaliation, Older Jonathan slices up our hero with a sword.


CUL-DE-SAC

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Damon Russell
Starring: Phoebe Tonkin, Shawn Christensen
Runtime: 14 min

In the latest stunner by the team behind the Academy Award-winning short Curfew, a married couple's bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler's teddy bear.


FROLIC 'N MAE

Categories: Short Films, Street Cred Selects, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Danny Madden
Starring: Carissa Bazier, Dylan Conrique, McKayla Dunne
Runtime: 12 min

Outcast from her cousin's party, 10-year-old Mae creates Frolic from ink and cardboard, then Frolic creates mayhem.


FROM HASAKA WITH LOVE

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Mohammad Farahani
Runtime: 9 min

A girl's family members have been murdered and she is all alone in the city of Hasakah. In order to show her protest to the ongoing massacre, she decided to burn herself in front of a webcam.


FRY DAY

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Laura Moss
Starring: Jordyn DiNatale, Elizabeth Ashley, Jimi Stanton, JJ Condon, Paul Pontrelli
Runtime: 16 min

A celebration on the night before serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution, as seen through the eyes of Lauryn, a young photographer who happens to look like one of his victims.


FUCKING BUNNIES

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Teemu Niukkanen
Starring: Jouko Puolanto, Janne Reinikainen, Minna Suuronen
Runtime: 17 min

Raimo is a middle-aged Finnish man living his cosy middle class life with his wife in the suburbs of Helsinki. His bubble is burst when a satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door. The cult leader, Maki, is a very nice and considerate person.Maki is always on the lookout for new friends, and being oblivious to Raimo’s subtle hints to keep his distance, he volunteers to be his squash partner.

https://www.facebook.com/saatanankanit

HEAD

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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.


HEART BRAKERS

Categories: Short Films, Street Cred Selects, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Rodrigo Lopresti
Starring: Rodrigo Lopresti, Maayan Laufer
Runtime: 23 min

An episodic series, set in parallel universes, that explores how the absurd and tragic relationship of a struggling couple is doomed before it even began.


HOLD ON

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Christine Turner
Starring: Bethann Hardison, Jimmie Jeter, JoAnna Rhinehart
Runtime: 9 min

Family bonds are tested when a young man is left to care for his grandmother one morning.


HORSESHOE THEORY

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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.


JULES

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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· WORLD PREMIERE ·
Directed by: Leland James, Jillian LaVinka
Starring: Julie Ann Delude, Armando Acevedo, Morgan Reis, David Walton Smith, Julia Kwamya
Runtime: 8 min

Jules has a commercial audition. After, as she is waiting for her friend at a bar, Jules’ ex enters and it brings back old memories.


JULIAN GOT THE PART

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Yuta Silverman
Starring: Rodrigo Lopresti, Maayan Laufer, David Newer
Runtime: 20 min

An acting student attends his goodbye party after landing the lead on a feature film.


LAPS

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Charlotte Wells
Starring: Thea Brooks
Runtime: 6 min

On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.

https://www.facebook.com/lapsthemovie/

LOST FACE

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Sean Meehan
Starring: Gerald Auger, Martin Dubreuil, Morris Birdyellowhead
Runtime: 14 min

Russian America. The mid 1800’s. Fur thief Subienkow must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him. He calls over the chief, Makamuk, and begins to bargain...


MARC CHUNG PROTECTS HIS ADDRESS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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.


NOW OR LATER

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Mara Kassin
Starring: Matthew Murumba, Elena McGhee, Mara Kassin
Runtime: 10 min

Now or Later is a tale of a Shabbos Goy. Elise, a young Hasidic woman and Mike, a young black man start an unlikely relationship, after one day Elise’s mom Ruth, drags him into her home to help with forbidden tasks on Shabbat.

https://www.facebook.com/NoworLaterFilm/

PASQUALE'S MAGIC VEAL

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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/

PICKUP

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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/

RED

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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.


RESOLUTIONS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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.


SHY GUYS

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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.


SUNSET

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Saturday July 29th
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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/

THE FINGER

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Corydon Wagner
Starring: Hilary Mann, Chris Carfizzi, Kim Ramirez, David Healy Pasquale Di Stasio, Ryan Stoudt, Kyle Paul
Runtime: 10 min

A guy’s simple injury has an unexpected and profound effect on his special evening with his girlfriend.


THE KNACKERMAN

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Tom Shrapnel
Starring: Donald Sumpter, Adam Long
Runtime: 18 min

A contemporary Western set in the heart of rural East Anglia, The Knackerman tells the story of Ron - an aging Knacker who is responsible for the disposal of dying horses. When his own horse falls ill, Ron must confront his own mortality and entrust responsibility to the next generation.


THE PITS

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Friday July 28th
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Mike Hayhurst
Runtime: 3 min

In a world full of pears, what can you find to fill your pit? A story about longing, love, and finding your other half...

https://www.facebook.com/thepitsfilm/

THERE'S A SALAD STANDING BETWEEN US

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Alice von Gwinner
Starring: Dorothea Arnold, Christian Heiner Wolf
Runtime: 8 min

The length of their dining table and the unreachable bowl of salad in the middle of it has become a symbol of their slowly freezing relationship. Today it's finally time for a change of scene. But what do the portraits on the wall think of all this...


THOU SHALT NOT LIE

Category: Short Films, Narrative
Day: Thursday July 27th
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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Directed by: Sascha Zimmermann
Starring: Niklas Osterloh, Patrice Ötvös, Souzan Alavi
Runtime: 9 min

Daniel finds himself bound to a chair, locked in an unknown place, by an unknown man. The man’s identity is a secret, but he wants answers from Daniel. What are the answers? Daniel doesn’t know. Clueless and scared, Daniel must talk fast to get himself out of this situation without broken bones. Thou Shalt Not Lie is a tightly wrapped mystery laced with dark humour.


TRICK QUESTION

Categories: Jersey Creations, Short Films, Narrative
Day: Sunday July 30th
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Venue: Bow Tie Cinemas
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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.