Local Shorts 19

Local Selections

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PROCESSING

directed by Tommy Butler

One morning inside the mind of a young adult on the autism spectrum as he and his older sister try and get through the day.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (8 minutes)

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HERE

directed by Kim Viscio

A short story of pregnancy, presence and purpose.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (4 minutes)

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LUNA

directed by Olivia Busby

In the early 1990s, a boy named Carter is introduced to a mystical woman, Luna, after meeting her at a party. After he met her, he was kept away from her for an unknown reason. Carter spends his life consumed with only trying to find her. He loses touch with reality, abandons his relationships with his parents, and leaves everything in his life behind until he can find Luna again.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (9 minutes)

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AMERICAN LOVE

directed by Kelly Tran

American Love follows Maria, an undocumented person, in the 24 hours after losing her job. While out to dinner with her boyfriend, their waitress accuses Maria of stealing a tip-off a table. A simple misunderstanding quickly escalates into a life-threatening situation.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (9 minutes)

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SIGNS OF AGING

directed by Tara Gadomski

A skin-cream salesperson sells her anti-aging potions to women-over-forty, by shaming them for having wrinkles. But one enigmatic young woman challenges her tactics, and finds a way for the others to understand that their changing faces are beautiful.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (10 minutes)

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ON OUR OWN

directed by Chad Hamilton

A young girl learns to adapt to her new reality after a death in the family.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (11 minutes)

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WAYS TO LOOK AT THE MOON

directed by Katherine Clark

Sensing their relationship is drifting apart, an artist attempts to reconnect with an astronomer but gets lost in a universe of her own making.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (17 minutes)

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SHE CARRIES A PEARL

directed by Sean Regan

A young woman is pressured by her family to have children. Her late sister haunts her as the mental burden boils.

(Pennsylvania, USA) (14 minutes)