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Stars In Shorts

October 18, 2012
 Thursday
 @ 7:15 PM

October 19, 2012
 Friday
 @ 8:15 PM
Price $9

On the heels of the annual OSCAR® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS program, ShortsHD presents STARS IN SHORTS,  an incredible collection of short films featuring some of the world’s biggest actors! Judi Dench is a neophyte in the complicated landscape of internet dating in “Friend Request Pending.” Colin Firth is an unusually needy neighbor to Keira Knightley in “Steve.” Lily Tomlin gets lost on her way to a funeral in “Procession.” Jason Alexander is a screenwriter at the end of his rope in the musical short “Not Your Time.” Also including short films starring Kenneth Branagh, Julia Stiles, and others, STARS IN SHORTS is the first collection of short films to bring you everything you expect when you go to the movie theater – laughs, drama, and, now, some of the best actors from film and television.



THE PROCESSION
Director: ROBERT FESTINGER
Writer: ROBERT FESTINGER
Producer: TATIANA KELLY, ROBERTA MUNROE
Cast: LILY TOMLIN, JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, LUCY PUNCH
Synopsis:
Julie tearfully asks her brother, Jason, and their Mom to attend the funeral of a friend. Mom and Jason would rather not - they’d
never even met the deceased woman. But they can’t say no. They do manage to negotiate with Julie, agreeing to go to the
service, but not the burial. After the service, Mom and Jason, both famished, try to drive past the cars exiting the church and get
stuck in the funeral procession. Mom and Jason realize they have to drive all the way to the cemetery, so as not to break up the
procession. Once they get everyone there, Mom and Jason will go on their way without ever stepping foot out of their car. It’s a
plan. What isn’t the plan is where Mom and Jason forget they’re in the procession, desperately try to find the cars they were
following, and now blindly lead the rest of the procession.
Awards:
NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL - Teen View Audience Award, 2012 - WON
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST - Voted one of the “Best Of The Fest/Audience Favorite”


STEVE
Director: RUPERT FRIEND
Writer: RUPERT FRIEND
Producer: RUPERT FRIEND, JESS COLE, RACHEL KENNEDY, ANTHONY HAAS
Executive Producer: JAMES GALLIMORE
Cast: COLIN FIRTH, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, TOM MISON
Synopsis:
STEVE is a story about a man who came for tea…
Awards:
CRYSTAL VISION AWARD,’Steve’, FLICKERS RHODE ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (2011)


NOT YOUR TIME
Director: JAY KAMEN
Writer: JAY KAMEN
Producers: DAWN BRIDGEWATER, JAMES L HONORE, REGGIE JOSEPH, JAY KAMEN AND
MARJORIE MANN
Cast: JASON ALEXANDER, VAL PETTIFORD, KATHY NAJIMY, SALLY KIRKLAND,
JULLIAN ARMENANTE, JACK RAPKE, AMY PASCAL, JOE ROTH, AMY HECKERLING
AND STUART CORNFIELD
Synopsis:
A comical, autobiographical, musical, NOT YOUR TIME follows the life and career disappointment of Sid Rosenthal
(Jason Alexander) a once Hollywood screenwriter, now a studio censor film editor. When his latest screenplay proves
to be a disappointment as well, Sid takes a new approach to his career and life.
Awards:
BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - BEST SHORT FILM (2011)
NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL (Los Angeles) - BEST SHORT FILM (2011)
ATLANTA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - BEST SHORT FILM (2012)
EMERGING CINEMATOGRAPHER’S AWARD - Michael Nie Cinematographer (2011)


SEXTING
Director: NEIL LABUTE
Writer: NEIL LABUTE
Producer: TIM HARMS
Cast: JULIA STILES, MARIN IRELAND, JAMIE ANDERSON
Synopsis:
Fed up with her relationship with a married man, a young woman decides to meet his wife for coffee.
Awards:
JURY PRIZE, MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL


PRODIGAL
Director: BENJAMIN GRAYSON
Writer: BENJAMIN GRAYSON, TRAVIS CRIM
Producer: BENJAMIN GRAYSON, TRENTON WATERSON
Cast: KENNETH BRANAGH, JENNIFER MORRISON, JESSICA PETTYJOHN, TRAVIS CRIM,
TAYLOR KINNEY, WINTER AVE ZOLI
Synopsis:
Parents of a paranormal child enact a dangerous plan to free her from the frightening grip of a clandestine organization.


AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL
Director: JACOB CHASE
Writer: NEIL LABUTE
Producer: ANDREW CARLBERG
Executive Producer: JON HUERTAS
Cast: SARAH PAULSON, WES BENTLEY, SAM COHEN
Synopsis:
A man and a woman have an awkward encounter at an indoor playground in this slice of life written by Neil LaBute.
Awards:
Best short film Dead Center Film Festival 2012
Best Screenplay Visionfest film festival 2011
Best Actress in a comedy Short Ventura film festival
Best Actor in a comedy Short Ventura Film Festival 2011


FRIEND REQUEST PENDING
Director: CHRIS FOGGIN
Producer: CHRIS CROUCHER
Cast: JUDI DENCH, PENNY RYDER, PHILIP JACKSON, TOM HIDDLESTON, JOHN MACMILLAN
Synopsis:
FRIEND REQUEST PENDING is a short comedy drama about the mature generation dating in our modern social
networking world. It’s a tale of love but more importantly life long friendship. The twelve-minute tale tells the story
of Mary (Judi Dench) and Linda (Penny Ryder) who spend an afternoon discussing the pleasures, pitfalls and
problems with using social networking to try and woo the local choirmaster Trevor (Philip Jackson).

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