SHORTS PROGRAM 1: FAITH, FAMILY, AND PATRIOTISM
Don’t miss this inspiring and moving selection of fresh short films that look at our very best qualities.
SCREENS: SATURDAY DEC 8, 12PM
(dir: Matthew McGee/USA/5 min)
A collaboration between musical poet J.ournal and classical crossover pianist/composer Jennifer Thomas, More short film than music video, Nine Twelve is a “video poem” that vividly captures the emotion of the day after the infamous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It brings a message of reflection and hope that resonates deeply in America’s current perilous political climate.
(dir: Matt Hanisch/USA/6 min)
After losing his way, a young man must reconcile his past mistakes if he hopes to reconnect with his parents and find the light in his life again.
(dir: Joey Katches/USA/3 min)
A tale about a man so consumed with technology that he misses out on the simplest and best parts of life.
DREW’S DANCING DRUM
(dir: Brandon King Chappell/USA/5 min)
Drew loves playing his drum for people until he is bullied by a boy named Malcolm. His dad encourages Drew to go on drumming and befriend the very boy that bullied him.
(dir: Aelita Archbold/USA/11 min)
An Iraq war veteran with PTSD and his son must overcome huge obstacles to restore their relationship and for the son to understand that his father is a hero.
(dir: Cheryl Felicia Rhoads/USA/9 min)
An Uber driver, who is a would-be writer, drives a blind woman on her way to meet her old boyfriend, a veteran of three tours of duty. And all three will find that God is in charge of their journey.
WHY CAN’T I?
(dir: Daniel Widdowson/AUS/5 min)
A young girl absorbs the wonders of the world around her, questioning her own significance and abilities. It isn't until she receives paternal advice that she accepts her worth.
THE FIEND AT MY ELBOW
(dir: Robert Hodges/USA/16 min)
Forced to work late on a dark and stormy night, Bill learns he has to find a new way to face down an old temptation. He discovers that sometimes when you kick a bad habit, the habit kicks you back.
(dir: Molly Vernon/USA/12 min)
As a man faces the reality of his wife's dementia, he must decide whether to hold on to his guilt or let her go.
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN I CAN SAY
(dir: Peter Stewart/USA/3 min)
“All great art tries to describe love: given freely by a wondrous God. It is bottomless, boundless, and eternal. And recently, I have a grateful glimpse of this love in my life. So, here is my attempt to express it. “ Peter Stewart
(dir: Lolita Naranovich/RUS/19 min)
Vanya tells his younger brother a story of his childhood, how he secretly tried to find out where Yushka, the holy blacksmith's assistant was going every year.
(dir: Serena Travis/USA/8 min)
A therapist finally learns to take his own advice.
ALL GOD’S CHILDREN
(dir: Joseph Holmes/USA/7 min)
Men and women struggle through their problems alone while ignoring God's frustrated attempts to help them.