Short Films

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Alyssa Needs Gay Friends (4 Min) (USA) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Alyssa Lerner, Lauren Moon, Nate Trinrud
Alyssa Needs Gay Friends is directed, written, and produced by Alyssa Lerner. This musical comedy short follows Alyssa, a lesbian with many straight friends, who feels like something is missing.

For fans of Pitch Perfect, Hairspray Comedy Central

 

Bob and Vargas (10 Min) (USA) Webseries. Saturday 12:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Frank Caeti, Amador Plascencia, and Dennice Cisneros.

Foul-mouthed Vargas gets released from prison and moves in with Bob and Samantha. Bob is tasked with helping Vargas acclimate to "life on the outside", but Vargas has a difficult time leaving his hardened ways behind.

For fans of Eastbound and Down, prison humor

 

Breakdown (9 min) (France) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Annie-Sophie Girard, Pierre Diot, Loic Legendre
This quirky dark comedy follows Michel, a regular at the bar who lost his job and tries to stage a robbery. However, nothing goes quite as planned, and events take an unexpected turn.

For fans of Pulp Fiction, Who Framed Roger Rabbit

 

Business Solutions (10 Min) (USA) Webseries. Thursday 8:00 PM | Harold Ramis Film School

Starring: Julia Mercer, Alec Valadez. Business Solutions is a comedy webseries, directed and written by Julia Mercer and Alec Valadez. The series focuses on an unemployed man, Alec, who is shocked when he gets interviewed for a job by women who seemingly broke into his apartment. Since he is desperate, he takes the position and agrees to let them run their shady, vague business out of his apartment.

For fans of The Boss, Bridesmaids, The House

 

Buy This Button (2 Min) (USA) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Yessenia Rivas, Andrea Simons, Adam Bangser
Buy This Button, a comedy short, was written by Andrea Simons and Hannah Murphy. It follows Jenn, whose boyfriend, Steve, has the perfect solution to keep them from getting distracted while
studying: a special button to keep their grades top-notch and their purity intact.

For fans of Dogma, Funny or Die, Comedy Central

 

Cash Only (4 Min) (USA) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Tom McGovern, Emily Lynne, Mitch Lewis Cash Only, directed by Jake Rasmussen and Karl Weimar, chronicles Tom and Molly's date night. The pair is about to find out that going dutch... is going rouge.

For fans of Date Night, All About Steve, She's Out of My League

 

Dollar King (15 Min) (USA) Student Film, AFI Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Jason Boggs, John Charles Meyer Directed by Andrew Pollins, Dollar King tells the tale of Danny, Devin, and Duke, who have planned the perfect crime: robbing the Dollar King on Halloween, its busiest night of the year. They have masks to conceal their identities and squirt guns (spray-painted black) to inspire fear. There's just one problem: these three losers are totally incompetent.

For fans of Horrible Bosses, Bad Santa, The Big Lebowski

 

DonkeyXote (24 Min) (Hungary, Sweden) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Ary Katz, and Kovács Lajos

Felix, a renowned skydiver from America, attempts to break a skydiving record as part of the opening ceremony for a Hungarian Immigration Conference. He ends up landing completely off
his mark, but it leads him to finding everything he was seeking.

For fans of a feel-good story, the donkey from Shrek.

 

Douchaholics (10 Min) (USA) Webseries. Saturday 12:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring Mitch Constanza, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sean McCarthy. Doucheaholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who exhibit poor behavior and want to better themselves in a supportive, healing, and nurturing environment. Free of judgment and hostility, DA provides a safe haven for those with proclivities for social misconduct and general immorality.

For fans of Orange is the New Black, Freaks and Geeks

 

Fish with Legs (10 Min) (Australia) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Frank Woodley, Barry Otto, Rupert Degas, and Rachel King.

Charlie would consider himself a fish of science. After all of the local fish wake up with legs overnight, the only logical explanation is evolution. Right?

For fans of Futurama

 

Fitz and the Tantrums-Roll Up (3 Min) (USA) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

The animated music video opens in a world inter-populated with people and monsters. The lead singer of Fitz and the Tantrums, Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, appears as Cupid, who resorts to drastic measures when his arrows lose their effect. 

For fans of SNL Digital Shorts

 

Freedom of the Wheels- For Matt and Will Every Adventure is a No-Brainer (17 Min) (USA) Saturday 1:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Matt Segal, Will Stanhope, JP Gallo

Freedom of the Wheels... is directed by Jon Glassberg. This quirky comedy follows Matt Segal and partner-in-crime Will Stanhope as the pair embarks on a winter adventure that will test their strength, stamina, and friendship.

For fans of We're the Millers, Borat, RV

 

Fuck Everything (4 Min) (Australia) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Kai Smythe
Fuck Everything is a comedy short, written and directed by Kai Smythe. Using nothing but hand drawn cardboard sets, Smythe's Hairy Soul Man invites everyone to come together and celebrate the
insignificance of humanity through song.

For fans of Funny or Die, Comedy Central, Weird Al Yankovic

 

Get Staffed! (3 Min) (UK) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Jack Barry, Ed McArthur, Will Brown Get Staffed! is directed by Big Red Button. In this oddball comedy, the central character points out, why waste money on trinkets, baubles, bric-a-brac, or even furniture when, for a fraction of the cost, you can employ a whole army of staff?

For fans of SNL Digital Shorts, Comedy Central, Funny or Die

 

It's Been Like a Year (9 min) (USA) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Jack Quaid, Nikohl Boosheri, and Mathew Edwards.

A man finds himself in a motel room with an attractive young woman and her hired security. After the tension between them rises, the film builds to a finale with a punch.

For fans of Superbad, awkward sexual encounters.

 

JimMortal (30 Min) (USA) Thursday 8:00 PM | Harold Ramis Film School
Starring: Owen Weber, Hunter Bradley, Adam Shalzi
JimMortal, a comedy television pilot, is directed by Owen Weber and Hunter Bradley. It follows Jim and Lyle, two millennials who are not from this millennium. A freak fire and a business meeting with potentially world changing consequences unwittingly puts the brothers on a crash course with the fate of humanity, eternity, and, if Jim can help it, the end of it all.

For fans of Silicon Valley, Louie, Tuck Everlasting

 

Kill the Engine (10 Min) (USA) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Gil Damon, Steve Kuzmick, David Amadio. Kill the Engine, directed by Derek Frey, follows three broke men who decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning. However, the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.

For fans of Comedy Central, Heathers, Funny or Die

 

Knife Fight (3 Min) (USA) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Cobb, Mariola Figueroa. Knife Fight is written by Mary Elizabeth Cobb and Mariola Figueroa and directed by Miguel J. Soliman. In this quirky comedy short, a seedy, side alley stand-off takes an unexpected turn.

For fans of Mean Girls, Clueless, Comedy Central

 

Nathan Loves Ricky Martin (7 Min) (Australia) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Verity Higgins, Dennis Manahan, and Albert Goikhman.

The mother of a developmentally disabled son attempts to lure a man into her home for some bonding.

For fans of dark, dark comedy

 

Not the End of the World (8 Min) (UK) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Mike Skinner, Chris Ashby, Pia Marie Pose
Not the End of the World is an animated comedy short, directed and written by Jack Bennett. It follows high school student Joe, whose life is turned upside down by an anonymous love letter.

For fans of (500) Days of Summer, Superbad, Juno

 

Office Comic (3 Min) (USA) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Logan Short, Carlo Pietro Sanfilippo, Jason Flamm Office Comic is directed, written, and produced by Brandon Rice. This quirky comedic short tells the tale of an office employee who lives for stand up comedy.

For fans of Comedy Central, SNL Digital Shorts, Funny or Die

 

Pretty Boy (17 Min) (USA) Saturday 12:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Jason Millner, Kimberly Botbyl, Solomon Brende, and Nick Mayer.

The mission is to buy a sacred pair of converse. The journey there is anything but simple. Pretty boy Jackson knows all the right moves to get the job done.

For fans of Hot Rod, Napoleon Dynomite. 

 

Rap Skool (18 Min) (USA) Thursday 8:00 PM | Harold Ramis Film School
Starring: Nnamdi Ngwe and Stanley Sievers.

After joining rap class, two friends test their limits when it comes to success with their rhymes. The challenges build, and someone has to be the victor.

For fans of The Office, mockumentaries

 

Roger (7 Min) (UK) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: John Bradley, Seann Walsh Roger, written and directed by Brendan Cleaves, tells the story of Stephen, who arrives home after six months in Mongolia to discover his best friend, Roy, has replaced him with a ventriloquist's dummy named Roger.

For fans of Lars and the Real Girl, Her, Comedy Central

 

Rose (2 Min) (USA) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Holly Martin, Daniel Montgomery. In Rose we meet Mrs. Palicki, who always wanted a singing telegram.

For fans of I Love Lucy, SNL Digital Shorts, Comedy Central

 

Sad Steve (10 Min) (USA) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Alex Staggs, Cate Freedman, Eliot Schwartz, and Alex DiGiacinto

Steve finds himself stuck in an office full of people who want to talk about the one subject he wants them to drop: his divorce. After talk of a divorce party starts, the party train cannot be
stopped.

For fans of Portalandia and things just not going your way

 

Shy Guys (8 Min) (USA) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Reed Birney, Blake DeLong, Nick Wyman.

Shy Guys, directed, written, and produced by Fredric Lehne, tells the tale of two strangers who confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind: standing at the public urinal with their willies out.

For fans of Step Brothers, 21 Jump Street, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

 

Smooth Talk (6 Min) (USA) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Jamal Douglas, Angie Dick

Smooth Talk is directed by Zachary Isenberg. A comedy short, it explores how romance is a little different in real life than an R&B love song.

For fans of Funny or Die, Comedy Central, Key and Peele

 

Table For Three (7 Min) Student Film, Harold Ramis Film School Thursday 8:00 PM | Harold Ramis Film School
Starring: Nico Carter, Laurel Krabacher, Brandon Shockney
Table For Three, directed by Dax de la Monta, follows a cool cucumber who introduces a nervous nelly to a lovely lady, as all three get to know each other in a restaurant setting. Developed through
improvisation with the players.

For fans of SNL Digital Shorts, Funny or Die, Comedy Central

 

Tha Park (10 Min) (USA) Webseries Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Harley Foos, Jesi Gaston, Owen Harrington. This oddball comedy short tells the tale of three stoner skateboarders and their misadventures at Tha Park.

For fans of Superbad, Dude, Where's My Car?, Half Baked

 

The Artist (2 Min) (USA) Starring: Cooper Johnson, Beth Franklin Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

The Artist is written and directed by Neal E. Fischer. This comedy short gives the audience an in-depth look at the torturous process of writing a novel from an artist who echoes Henry David Thoreau by living in the wilderness to create inspiration.

For fans of SNL Digital Shorts, Comedy Central, Funny or Die

 

The Cable Men (11 Min) (USA) Saturday 12:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Holt Boggs, Jon Michael Davis, and Brandi Hollsten.

To get back at her cheating husband, a woman hires an escort service to show up at her house. Instead of things playing out how they should, two cable men enter the wrong house and find
themselves in an awkward situation.

For fans of Workaholics, The Naked Gun.

 

The Deadline (12 Min) (USA) Thursday 8:00 PM | Harold Ramis Film School

Starring: Mark Piebenga, Flavia Borges, Loredan Krug. The Deadline, directed and written by Robert Bruce Carter, is an absurd and colorful comedy about a playwright who goes to a cafe to get some writing done but finds himself interrupted by a series of offbeat characters and circumstances.

For fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Amelie, The Good Place

 

The Grandmasters (2 min) (USA) Saturday 12:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Eric Nigg, Mitch Hansen
The Grandmasters, a comedy short, is directed, written, and produced by B.J. Maier. This oddball comedy follows two chess opponents who are battling in an epic match. Little does each player know,
their opponent hides a shocking secret.

For fans of SNL Digital Shorts, Funny or Die, Tour de Pharmacy

 

The Life of Pitti Peacocks (4 Min) (USA) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Jamies Gillies The Life of Pitti Peacocks is a mockumentary, directed by Aaron Christian, which provides an inside glance at Pitti Uomo, a four day long menswear trade show in Florence, Italy.

For fans of Tour de Pharmacy, 7 Days in Hell, The Calcium Kid

 

The Manny (29 Min) (USA) Pilot. Saturday 12:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Monty Franklin, Buddy Lewis, Pippa Black, Rob Schneider. A laissez faire Aussie surfer finds himself answering to Malibu's most desperate housewife after marrying her for a green card during a drunken night out.

For fans of Miranda, Outsourced

 

The Motivator (8 Min) (USA) Saturday 12:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Bryan McDonald, Bill Borea, Max Caudell The Motivator, directed by Ryan Becken, is set in the year 2032. Humans have been wiped out and machines rule the world. However, they have grown bored and strive to motivate others to better themselves.

For fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, Robots, Funny or Die

 

The Suitor (7 Min) (Australia) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Eamon Farren.

Mr. Nuttel, sweating with unease, attempts to chat up the beautiful Charlotte at her family estate. After learning of a horrible family tragedy in the past, things become all too real for Mr. Nuttel.

For fans of The Princess Bride and period pieces.

 

Who's Who in Mycology (15 Min) (Czech Repub., USA) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Joel Brady and Johana Schmidtmajerová
After taking a drunken partygoer to her home, Tony ends up having a wild night -- with a bottle of wine, some books, and tons of mold.
For fans of Amélie, Return to Oz

 

Yard Sale (8 Min) (USA) Saturday 4:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Jill Marie Hoffman, Juliana Robinson, and Mandy McMillian.

Two women find exactly what they want when they attend a yard sale, but when a yard sale enthusiast shows up and wants the same treasure, things descend into an all-out scuffle.

For fans of SNL Digital Shorts, the evil queen in Snow White

 

Yes, God, Yes (11 Min) (USA) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Natalia Dyer
Alice becomes concerned with her sins after a brief encounter with a man in an online chatroom. As her thoughts begin to weigh more and more heavily on her, she has an ironic dose of reality in
an unexpected place.
For fans of Freaks and Geeks, The Good Girl

 

You're Alive (5 Min) (USA) Friday 9:00 PM | The New 400 Theater
Starring: Sam Howard and Michael Palascak

A man runs into an ex-girlfriend he had presumed dead for three years.

For fans of SNL Digital Shorts, Portlandia

 

Zombie Christmas (3 Min) (USA) Saturday 6:00 PM | The New 400 Theater

Starring: Melanie Ehrlich, Larry Bailey. Zombie Christmas, directed by Bryon E. Carson, is an animated comedy short about humans and zombies celebrating a post-apocalyptic Christmas.

For fans of Rick and Morty, The Simpsons, South Park