The Boy Scout

During an impromptu trip to the mountains, Grant and Leah’s car gets stuck in an early season snowstorm. After six days of captivity, they must answer the question: should we stay, or should we go?

Rat Pack Rat

A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rights at the man’s bedside.

Five Star

In a blend of fiction and reality, Five Star explores the relationship between two men – Primo, an actual gang leader in the East New York Bloods, and John, a young man trying to decide whether gang life is the path for him. As Primo mentors John in the workings of the gang world, a secret threatens both men’s futures. The film is a nuanced portrait of two men struggling with gang life, and an intimate contemplation on manhood in the modern urban environment.

Desert Runners

A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the world’s most picturesque, yet brutal landscapes, pushing their bodies, hearts and spirits through a myriad of external and internal obstacles. Desert Runners delves into the mindset of ultra-athletes, and the complex ways in which human beings deal with both heartbreak and triumph.

Counsel

Mitchell and Cara want to have sex. No games, no mess, no consequences. Just sex. However, actually doing it is proving to be more difficult than they intended.

Copenhagen

After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen. Not just another European city, Copenhagen is also the birthplace of his father. When the youthful Effy befriends the older William, they set of on an adventure to find William’s grandfather. Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenge William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds and William truly connects with someone for the first time in his life, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family’s sordid past.

Warren

After giving up on making it in the Chicago improv scene, a young comedian fatefully reconnects with the former love of his life working late one night at a coffee shop in their hometown. Afraid of growing old and alone like his divorced father, Warren must choose between winning her back, or finding the courage to go after his dreams for a second time.

Arlo and Julie

A neurotic couple’s obsession with a mysterious puzzle comically unravels their world, disconnecting them from reality and jeopardizing their fragile relationship.

Animation Hotline

Animation hotline is a series of sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-short animations inspired by anonymous messages on the artists’s voice mail.

Transcending Surgeon

Transcending Surgeon explores the life and impactful career of top trauma surgeon Dr. Edward Cornwell, his influence on underprivileged communities, and the inspirational African American medical pioneers that came before him.

Sixnineteen: A Short Documentary

The 619 Western Avenue building in Seattle was the largest all-artist colony on the West Coast for thirty years. Originally a shipping warehouse, it was taken over by artists looking for large affordable space in 1981. Since then, it has blossomed into an underground cultural mecca for the independent art scene. On October 1, 2011, city officials stepped in, ordering the building’s demolition to make way for the massive Alaskan Way viaduct tunnel project scheduled to dig directly underneath the already-unstable structure.

Reporting on the Times: The New York Times and the Holocaust

Inspired by Laurel Leff’s award-winning book  Buried by the Times, this film explores how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II. It also explores why The Times, a Jewish-owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand articles in its back pages. Through interviews and testimony of a Holocaust survivor, historians, journalists, and American citizens who lived through World War II, Reporting on the Times encourages audiences to reevaluate America’s place as The Great Liberator and to recognize the power of the press in creating change.

Great

In 1942 Yugoslavia, Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist decides to teach the German oppressors a lesson they won’t forget. The beginning of a true and astonishing World War II resistance story.

Fool’s Day

Fool’s Day is a dark comedy about a 4th grade class that pulls an innocent April Fool’s Day prank on their teacher… that accidentally kills her. Panicked and convinced they will go to prison, the blood-splattered classmates try to cover up the murder and dispose of the body before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson.

The Numberlys

Friends 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 live in a world where there is no alphabet – only numbers. One day, they decide they want something different from their orderly, black-and-white world. They set out to create each letter of the alphabet and bring color, creativity and jellybeans to their world. An epic, kid-friendly homage to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Look Up in the Sky: Shattered Dreams

In the summer of 2014, almost 10 years after a Stadium High School science class hiking trip ends in the vanishing of their classmate, a group of friends reunites to revisit the mystery, but soon discover that they are being pursued by a group of mysterious agents. The group must find out who is trying to kill them and why, before it’s too late.

B.F.E.

In a small town where everyone has been dealt a bum hand, four people seek an escape from reality. A stunning debut from local filmmaker Shawn Telford, delivering diverse, well-written characters with one distinct commonality: they all need to get out of BFE.

DamNation

DamNation uncovers how intricately the dams engineered since the industrial revolution have severely altered the landscapes, wildlife ecosystems and native populations that surround the countless river systems across America. As dam removal becomes more mainstream, rivers are bounding back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right to return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation suggests that nothing lasts forever, including the concrete monoliths that have impounded America’s free-flowing rivers in the name of “progress” for ages.

The Frame

Gathered together for photographs over different occasions, a family finds it cannot leave the frame set by the photographer. A short film about a family portrait.