Short Narratives (S-Z)

 

Directed By

Andrew Kluger

Screaming Place

Two people fed up with the everyday indignities of their lives escape to a private mental forest dubbed “The Screaming Place” where they can vent their frustrations in peace - till the day they discover their secret sanctum isn’t so secret after all.

Desert Dunes

8m

Directed By

Stefanie Abel Horowitz

Sometimes, i think about dying

Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.

Desert Dunes

12m

Directed By

Harrison Atkins

That Doe Zone

I have to tell you something but I'm not sure how you're gonna react.

Desert Dunes

7m

Directed By

Stephanie Szerlip

The Follower

A misunderstood teen with dreams of escaping her dreary suburban life navigates an exchange with her internet stalker in this Southern Gothic, stranger-danger tale. Based on the 1966 Joyce Carol Oates story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

Desert Dunes

11m

Directed By

Marshall Curry

The Neighbors' Window

The story of a middle aged woman with small children whose life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street. It is the first foray into fiction by three-time Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry.

Desert Dunes

20m

Directed By

Michaela Olsen

Under Covers

On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From a pigtailed psychopath to naughty nuns and everything in between, this stop motion animated film conjures a comforting thought: that weird is relative.

Desert Dunes

7m

Directed By

Katherine Clark

Ways to Look at the Moon

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

Desert Dunes

17m

Directed By

Jamie DiNicola

Will I Say So

Simply, a story of vulnerability.

Desert Dunes

7m

Directed By

Andrew Carbone

Shooter

A widowed hunter and single father in the Australian Outback finds himself deeply in debt and falling deeper into depression. His oldest son begins to realize his father may be running out of options.

Desert Dunes

17m

Directed By

Wyatt Thompson

Spring '99 / summer '00

A young man investigates his brother's disappearance.

Desert Dunes

4m

Directed By

Tyler Doehring

The Conniver, the Backbiter, the Louse, & the Rogues

In 1977 Queens, New York, Donnie tries to square up his debts with one drug dealer by working with a different drug dealer to scam the mafia's drug dealers.

Desert Dunes

12m

Directed By

Ryan Hitzel, Ben Weiland

The Forgotten Archipelago

While they cautiously navigated minefields on a sparsely populated island in the South Atlantic, Parker Coffin, Nate Zoller, LJ O’Leary and photographer Dylan Gordon traded a barrel of crude oil and 12-packs of Budweiser for the chance to pioneer waves nothing short of extraordinary.

Desert Dunes

16m

Directed By

Geoff Marslett

The Phantom 52

Tom Skerritt stars in this animated short film about a lonely trucker waiting for a reply on the CB radio...a ghost that haunts the lonely highways...and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can even hear.

Desert Dunes

8m

Directed By

Rolando Hernandez III

Untitled: A Love Story

A husband and wife discover they no longer love eachother as they used to.

Desert Dunes

6m

Directed By

Lance Edmands

Whiteout

When a young couple encounters a strange old man wandering in a snowstorm, they must decide if he needs their help, or if he has more sinister intentions.

Desert Dunes

12m

Directed By

Russell Kohlmann

Window Shopping

A young man with an active imagination and lackluster sex life goes shopping.

Desert Dunes

7m

Directed By

Elias Plagianos

Sombra City

In the year 2037, a corporate assassin revisits a city lost in time and the love he left behind.

Desert Dunes

10m

Directed By

Lisa Steen

Stepdaddy

Patricia goes to Wyatt’s house for dinner. They eat soggy spaghetti and she gets too drunk. She asks him for a personal favor, he deals her a personal blow. Her dad comes over later in the night.

Desert Dunes

7m

Directed By

Sam Roden, Nick Hartanto

The Dishwasher

A chef at a fine dining restaurant in New York City asks a Mexican dishwasher to find good tortillas.

Desert Dunes

13m

Directed By

Ryan O'Leary

The Lost Weekend

After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating and meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae. Charlie is forced to confront the challenges of maintaining a relationship in the digital age. In an era where everyone's connected, Charlie's never felt more apart.

Desert Dunes

14m

Directed By

Gregory Bayne

The Sleepover

Ten-year-old Nico struggles to understand his parents break-up until memories of a fateful sleepover resurface, revealing a clue.

Desert Dunes

11m

Directed By

Ben Kallam

Washed Away

A teenage girl in an evangelical church youth group must deal with the fallout when her trust is publicly betrayed.

Desert Dunes

12m

Directed By

Rachel Econ

Widow

Set in the turn of the century west, a retired gunslinger learns treachery runs thicker than blood when she finds her husband murdered. Her brother-in-law mysteriously arrives after her husband's death, taking Sara down the rabbit hole of greed and betrayal as she tries to get justice for the man she loved.

Desert Dunes

16m

Directed By

Jiajie Yu Yan

Xiao Xian

Xiao Xian is in charge of finishing a dress. Her mother has decided that she is going to take care of it that night, and she obeys, as usual. Sheng Xia, her best friend, shows up at her house to convince her to go partying. Xiao Xian accepts, but she cannot imagine what will end up happening that night. (Viewer discretion is advised)

Desert Dunes

17m

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