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ACT YOUR AGE 

STARRING: Michael Muhney (Veronica Mars, JAG, ER), Adrienne Frantz (Emmy Award Winner; Bold & The) and Pat Morita (Academy Award Nominee “The Karate Kid”)
 

DIRECTOR: ROBIN CHRISTIAN 

Lake; young theater actor, with no respect for the elderly, is forced to make himself look old, in order to land a part in a Broadway-bound play. His ego drives hi girlfriend away, and when research for the play requires him to spend a week in a nursing home, he is forced to review his life choices. Lake eventually learns to abandon his... 

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ALPHONSO BOW 

STARRING: Jeffrey Pierce (The Foreigner, S1m0ne, The Nine), Michael Dempsey (Changeling, Ring II, Paparazzi) 

DIRECTOR: ROCKY YOST & WILL BAIN 

Imagine two unique fellows from different backgrounds; one an ex male-exotic dancer trained in the martial arts, who also lays countless brick and loose women; the other an older brick salesman who provides him with jobs and materials, as well as his daily obsessive debate regarding among other things, the existence of life on other planets.... 

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ARMLESS 

STARRING: Janel Maloney (West Wing) & Daniel London (Minority Report) 

DIRECTOR: HABIB AZAR 

Armless tells the story of a man who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder (B.I.I.D.), a real-life psychological condition in which an individual paradoxically doesn't feel "whole" unless he loses one or more major limbs. When he leaves his wife and goes to find a doctor willing to amputate his arms, it triggers a twisted romp filled with mistaken identities, missed chances, and tragic... 

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BEHOLD THE LAMB 

STARRING: Aoife Duffin and Nigel O’Neill 

DIRECTOR: JOHN MCILDUFF 

In an attempt to save the neck of his junkie son Joe, Eddie (Nigel O’Neill) agrees to do a mysterious pick up with the help of Joe’s girlfriend Liz. The two head off across mid Ulster and eventually find themselves in possession of a lamb. En-route they fumble their way through a series of comic, tragic and disturbing adventures; Liz, struggling with her own drug addiction, crippling sensitivity... 

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CONNED 

STARRING: Wally Carlson, John Cleary, John McGinty, Rosa Vazquez 

DIRECTOR: ARTHUR LUHN 

The Boston Underworld is about to cave in. The best have gone to jail, leaving only the dumb and amateur criminals to clash over shrinking turf. Who will take it over? Mr. Million and his mafia? Rick and his restless townies? Or this upstart incompetent deaf gang from Southie that nobody knows what to make of? As time runs out, attention turns to the biggest horse race of the year, and everyone... 

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CRUZANDO (Crossing) 

STARRING: David Barrera (Evan Almighty), Tony Campisi (Spider Man 2), Nina Leon (Machete), Michael Escamilla (Junkyard Jesus)
 

DIRECTOR: MANDO ALVARADO & MICHAEL RAY ESCAMILLA 

Many earnest films have been made recently about the struggles of Latin American migrants trying to cross into the U.S. for a better tomorrow; CRUZANDO isn't one of them. This madcap adventure follows the journey of two Mexican no‐hopers. CRUZANDO chronicles the real‐life hazards of such a trip but is as much a comedy as it is a drama. About a... 

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DARK ARC 

STARRING: Sarah Strange (DaVinci’s Inquest, Men in Trees, The L Word, The X-Files), Kurt Max Runte (Kyle XY, Battlestar Galactica) 

DIRECTOR: Dan Zukovic 

From the director of the 90’s cult hit “The Last Big Thing”. A modern noir dark comedy about love, lust, art and the power of the image in today’s culture. Dark Arc tells the story of Viscount Laris, an eccentric modern-day dandy obsessed by the power of the art and visual imagery to mold the behavior and psychology of the individual. With his... 

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DONOR CONSPIRACY 

STARRING: Ross Kelly, Matt Sanford, Miguel Martinez, Michele Heyman, Liezl Carstens, Greta Quezada 

DIRECTOR: RYIL ADAMSON 

"Chill. Relax! You Really Only Need One Kidney."

Donor Conspirancy tells the story of Gavin and Curt, two brilliantly talented but behaviorally challenged medical student's who get expelled from medical school for planting an electri penis inside a cadaver during their dean's instructional operation. Out of school and out of luck, and in the... 

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EITHER WAY 

STARRING: Sveinn Olafsson, Hilmar Gudjonsson, Thorsteinn Bachmann 

DIRECTOR: HAFSTEINN GUNNAR SIGURDSSON 

Either Way a subtle and playful dramatic comedy set in the remote north of Iceland, in the mid 1980s. Two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration, Finnbogi and Alfred, spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads that stretch out to the distant horizon. With noone but each other for company, the barren wilderness becomes a place of adventure, disaster and discovery as both men... 

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FANNY, ANNIE AND DANNY 

STARRING: Jill Pixley, Carlye Pollack, Jonathan Leveck 

DIRECTOR: CHRIS BROWN 

Everyone’s worst fears are realized when three adult siblings are forced by their powerful mother to reunite for a holiday dinner. Fanny is a developmentally disabled 39-year-old living in a home for dependent adults. Her world starts to implode when the candy factory where she works goes bankrupt. The oldest of three children, Fanny has long been a source of strain and resentment within her... 

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FAT CITY, NEW ORLEANS 

STARRING: JOSIAH LIPSCOMB, SEAN CARLIN & MAGGIE TALBOT MINKIN 

DIRECTOR: STEPHEN MOUTON 

Paul (Josiah Lipscomb), Ashley (Maggie Talbot Minkin) and Billy (Sean Carlin) are best buds growing up in suburban New Orleans (Fat City) 1979. It’s their senior year and all they care about is turning 18… the legal age to drink. Smoking pot is a way of being and dodging cops, girlfriends and yes, parents, make way for a hilarious “trip” to the disco era where booze and girls are all that matter... 

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FINDING PREET 

STARRING: Priti Chowdhury, Alex Skuby 

DIRECTOR: ADRIAN FULLE 

The misadventures of an Indian-American girl. WHEN LOVE CLASHES WITH CULTURE. Priti Malani is a beautiful Indian American physician and restaurant owner in search of preet (a Hindu word for Love). Having focused on her career, she finds herself alone, and thirty something. Her traditional Indian parents arrange a series of dates with eligible bachelors while Priti spends thousands of dollars on... 

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FLOOD STREETS 

STARRING: Becky Stark, Harry Shearer, Asia Rainey, Ursaline Bryant, Joseph Meissner 

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH MEISSNER 

A group of creative malcontents struggle to find love, money and marijuana in the surreal streets of post-flood New Orleans. A nuanced view of the city, Flood Streets reveals the true spirit of a defiant city many call “the Soul of America.” Interweaving characters as diverse and eccentric as the city itself, Flood Streets is based on a collection of short stories published as; In the Land of... 

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FREEZER BURN 

STARRING: Robert Harriell, Ivo Velon, c.c. Seymour, Ella Rae Peck 

DIRECTOR: CHARLES HOOD 

Virgil is a thirty-year-old scientist developing technology to permanently preserve human organs for transplant. However, his obsession with his work takes a toll on his marriage. Virgil's only distraction is Emma, a fourteen-year-old student in his wife's high school art class. His sanity hangs in the balance as he struggles to suppress his taboo attraction to the girl. Virgil decides to use his... 

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HERES THE KICKER 

STARRING: Ian Michaels, Sarah Smick, Matthew Linhardt 

DIRECTOR: CHRIS HARRIS 

Ex-NFL Kicker Simon Matthews (Ian Michaels) and his soon-to-be fiancée Brittany (Sarah Smick) are fed up with their shitty jobs and ready to ditch Los Angeles for good. So, they load up their truck and head to Brittany’s home town of Victory, Texas to open a salon-saloon (half beauty parlor, half sports bar). Everything goes swimmingly, until Simon, in the midst of their cross-country trek, gets... 

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JUMP OFFS 

STARRING: Derrick Simmons (American Gangster, Dogma), Chuck Jeffreys (Gladiator, 12 Monkeys, Hannibal), Tim McAdams (Salt, Body of Lies), A.J. Ekoku (A Bronx Tale, Someone Like You) 

DIRECTOR: DERRICK SIMMONS 

Actor, Stuntman Derrick Simmons makes his directorial debut with this urban, romantic comedy where he also plays a dual role as Malik, the two timer all star player, and Oops, the team hustler. Here’s his theory. In a relationship, there are only two positions. Either you’re somebody’s significant other or you’re somebody’s “JUMP OFF”. The movie... 

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LAST BIG THING, THE 

STARRING: Mark Ruffalo (Shutter Island, Zodiac, Collateral), Dan Zukovic, Susan Heimbinder 

DIRECTOR: DAN ZUKOVIC 

From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. Geist starts up a magazine called “The Next Big Thing” which he uses to confront and insult upcoming actors, comics, models and rock bands. As Geist’s mysterious Underground Agenda escalates, will he become the... 

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LEFT/RIGHT 

STARRING: Matthew Wolfe and Caitlin Mulhern 

DIRECTOR: MATTHEW & TODD WOLFE 

D. Ray Morton, is a small-town have-not who has grown up to be a conspicuous big-city socialite. But after a human resource audit reveals an overstated educational background, Ray loses his job, his gaudy paycheck and in turn his identity. In an attempt to salvage his career and
self-worth, Ray returns home to feebly check the boxes on his embellished resume. While there, Ray comes to find out... 

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LILLY’S THORN 

STARRING: Geraldine Lemay and Deirdre Schwiesow with Jack Hartman, Lanny Slusher and Doug Grieneisen
 

DIRECTOR: ROCKY YOST & WILL BAIN 

For young, small business owner Lilly, it’s a week from hell. Her flower shop is about to be taken over by ruthless estate mogul Hillary Thorn, while her two-timing husband is fighting their divorce, and Victor, her under-age shop helper, suddenly declares that he loves her. And then, into this chaos returns the man who had been the center of... 

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MASLIN BEACH 

STARRING: Micheal Allen (Lethal Weapon 2 & 3, Fawlty Towers), Eliza Lovell (Siam Sunset, Kiss Or Kill) 

DIRECTOR: WAYNE GROOM 

Set on a famous nudist beach, MASLIN BEACH is a film about crazy people involved in crazy misunderstandings and romantic squabbles, a naked and hilarious search for the meaning of life. And it’s also a gentle story about love. Simon attempts to summon the courage to face the truth about his relationship with Marcie over the course of one... 

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MIDSUMMER MADNESS 

STARRING: Maria De Medeiros (Pulp Fiction), Dominique Pinon (Amelie, Delicatessen), Chulpan Khamatova (Goodbye Lenin), Victor McGuire (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), Yevgeni Sitokhin (The Bourne Supremacy) 

DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER HAHN 

Midsummer Madness is a quirky romantic comedy set in Latvia, the former Soviet republic, on the shortest night of the year. The whole country is going crazy on midsummer night when Curt, a young American, arrives in Riga, and the festivities are about to start. He’s there to look for his Latvian half-sister and hates the place from the moment they... 

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MIXING KARMA 

STARRING: Colin Stark, Ajay Vidure, Shazia, Jay Harik 

DIRECTOR: KEN OELERICH 

From the time Ryan was just a boy, he has had only one dream – to become an artist. But his cowboy father thinks art is a joke, while an Indian family across the street believes art is Ryan’s destiny. He struggles to find his voice as an artist, while getting rejected by gallery after gallery in his attempts at securing an exhibit of his work. Priya, the exotic Indian girl across the street,... 

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MOVIE HERO, THE 

STARRING: Jeremy Sisto, Peter Stormare, Dina Meyer 

DIRECTOR: BRAD GOTTFRED 

Jeremy Sisto (six feet under, clueless), stars as Blake Garnder, a young Hollywood eccentric who believes his entire life is a movie being watched by an audience only he can see. Only now in Blake's strange world, there's a suspicious character, with a resourceful sidekick, and a beauty therapist who might be his love. For anybody who thinks they're somebody, happiness may not be a delusion; Get... 

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NEVER SAY MACBETH 

STARRING: Joe Tyler Gold, Tania Getty 

DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER J. PROUTY 

Danny Teller, a high school science teacher, shows up at auditions for Macbeth trying to get his girlfriend back. But the director mistakes Danny's story of love for a passionate acting monologue, and casts him as Witch #1. More comfortable with spacecraft than stagecraft, Danny struggles with rehearsals, and incurs the wrath of the cast when he breaks the cardinal rule of acting by saying... 

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OFF THE LEDGE 

STARRING: Justin Whalin, Anne Ramsay, Brooke Anderson, Carlee Avers, Nathan Baesel, Maria Cina, Andrea De Oliveira, Yan Feldman, Jenny Mollen, Raymond O'Connor, Alex Petrovitch, Nectar Rose, Fay Wolf 

DIRECTOR: BROOKE P. ANDERSON 

"Sex, Drugs and Suicidal Tendencies… This ensemble-cast driven comedy-rama revolves around a New Years Eve Party, here most of the party goers are oblivious to the true atmosphere of pain amid their celebration of life and renewal… As off beat party-goers spontaneously ring in the New Year at a Hollywood hills home, four hapless individuals... 

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PERMANENT VACATION 

STARRING: Frank Harper (Bend It Like Beckham), Gina Bellman (Jekyll, Wrong Door), David Carradine (Epic Movie, Kill Bill 1,2) Michael Bowen (Magnolia), Phobe Thomas (Holby City), and introducing (JONATHAN BAILEY 

DIRECTOR: SCOTT PEAKE 

Eric Bury, a mild mannered and workaholic Englishman, is ordered by his boss to take a vacation. After briefly consulting with his wife and teenage children, he decides on a family camping trip. When the family arrives at the rundown Florida “Adventures Unlimited” campground, they are plunged into a world of escalating sexual debauchery, religious... 

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STRANGE GIRLS 

STARRING: Angeline Berliner, Jordana Berliner, Adrienne Wehr (Inspector Gadget, Dogma), Andre Delawrence Rice (Judging Amy) 

DIRECTOR: RONA MARK 

Dr. Jessica Karp is making a fresh start as the head of the Mayfield Institute of Psychiatric Medicine. She takes over the case of Georgia and Virginia Gruczechy; twin sisters who haven’t spoken to anyone but each other since they were locked up at the age of fourteen. Set for release, Dr. Karp decides to keep them interned for a little while... 

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SUBPRIME 

STARRING: Aaron Miller, Quinn Kieffer-Wright, Kristina Plisko, William Gilmore 

DIRECTOR: BROOKS CAMPBELL 

Leo Monroe is a young man on the verge of adulthood - - and on the verge of a meltdown – in this charmingly dysfunctional comedy filled with wacky characters, a topical storyline and budding romance. Forced to leave college after losing his student loan in a bad economy, Leo returns to his childhood home to find it is in the primary stages of foreclosure. To make matters worse, he also discovers... 

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SUNNY & SHARE LOVE YOU 

STARRING: Michele Mulroney & Micah Schraft, Mink Stole, Diedrich Bader (Bolt, Vampires Suck), Chris Parnell (SNL, 30 Rock, Anchorman) and Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean) 

DIRECTOR: MATTHEW BUZZELL 

Anneka Hawn and Clay Monroe, one-hit wonders “Kill The Puppy,” may be washed-up… but they are still dirty. Modesto filmmaker; Kevin Keith Baker, follows the bitterly divorced rockers as they unleash their music on a whole new audience: Kindergarteners. By day, they’re “Sunny & Share,” injecting their twisted tunes about pedophilia, lung cancer and... 

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THE EVOLUTION OF ANDREW ANDREWS 

STARRING: WILL KLIPSTINE, AMY MILLS, DAVID CASTAGNETTI AND LEE RAZALAN
 

DIRECTOR: WILL KLIPSTINE 

30-year-old Andrew Andrews (Will Klipstine) has never had a friend, unless a 3-foot rubber alien doll counts. Yet, in his quest to be a somebody, this clueless “man child” ruins a full-length feature film in one morning. When his studio mogul father exiles him from his cushy womb, Andrew must fend for himself for the first time in his life. After bankrupting a family and losing all of his... 

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