Discovering Heaven // Daily Short Picks

Discovering Heaven

In 1969, Captain Dale Black along with two other pilots died in a non-survivable airplane crash in Burbank, California as covered by the LA Times. Dale later came back to life. Today, he lives to tell about it sharing this harrowing near-death experience that is unique, personal, and evocative in[…]

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Crowdfunding Picks We Dig | Dance

Dance – Finishing Funds

A secondary campaign to finish a silent film for the digital age that explores modern courtship. A year ago, DANCE began with a concept — can we make a SILENT FILM for the digital age? It also began with a series of questions that form the theme of the piece[…]

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Kong's || Featured Short Film

Kong’s

A low level criminal makes a bad decision leading to serious consequences. Kong’s is a short film built on brute emotion by filmmaker Ian Schiller, who used his home town of Santa Cruz, California, as a backbone to his storyline. Santa Cruz is a town where the tech billions of[…]

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The Mountain King || Featured Short Film

The Mountain King

In 1970s Northern California, a counterfeit artist helps his boss with a vanity film project, getting tangled up with a free-spirited actress and some unpredictable criminals in the process. Welcome to Northern California, 1970’s. The Mountain King is a character driven up beat film following a counterfeit artist who gets[…]

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Wanderer || Daily Short Picks

Wanderer

A psycho-thriller following a young traveler who is invited to stay the night at a couple’s remote cottage in the California desert. The couple and the young man share a meal and a discussion. An odd tension mounts as we discover who they truly are.

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Liquify

LIQUIFY follows the story of Cyra, a college student who uncovers a conspiracy behind the California drought and ends up at a bar in the middle of rural central coast, where a bunch of military veterans decide to take on one more mission and help her.

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Companion | Daily Short Picks

Companion

Jody sets out on a dangerous wilderness adventure in order to connect with her fiancee who died hiking the very same trail. COMPANION is a gritty, vérité look at the struggle and determination of a woman unprepared for the journey ahead of her. All set amongst the gorgeous – if[…]

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The Useless Sea | Daily Short Picks

The Useless Sea

The Salton Sea – California’s largest body of water, and a tragic mistake. Tucked away deep in the Southern Californian desert, the Salton Sea is quite a peculiar place in desperate need of relief to assure the survival of its fragile ecosystem. “The Useless Sea” takes viewers on a cinematic[…]

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Sea Change | Featured Short Film

Sea Change

A young woman journeys with her younger sister- who suffers from a rare terminal disease to find an alternative medicine doctor. Nickolas Duarte created a film that grasps your attention by raising lots of questions, but not your typical plot line twist confusions that you might have, rather leaves voids[…]

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