9TH LDS FILM FESTIVAL 2010
JANUARY 20-23, 2010 | SCERA CENTER, OREM


SHORT FILM COMPETITION FILMS

Tickets for all events are available beginning Monday, January 11, at 801-225-ARTS, online at scera.org or at the door. Click here for admissions information.

All events are open to the public and take place at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem (745 South State Street).


2gether

Drama, 12 minutes, color, 2009
Director: Austin James Green; Writer: Austin James Green, Holly Green, Jonathan Steven Green; Producer: Austin James Green; Director of Photography: Jonathan Steven Green, Austin James Green; Production Designer: Austin James Green; Original Score: Austin James Green; Editor: Austin James Green; Still Photography: Holly Green.
Cast: Joseph Ries, Madalyn Smith, Vicki Robinson, Linda Eyring, Elizabeth Crofts.


Synopsis:
Christopher, a homeless man, strives for his vital survival needs on a daily basis, when one day a little child teaches him the basic principal of "giving."

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Air

Comedy, 19 minutes, color, 2009
IMDB Link: Air
Director: Scott Winn, Wayne Carter; Writer: Scott Winn; Executive Producer: Wayne Carter, Scott Winn; Director of Photography: Scott Winn; Original Score: Scott Winn; Editor: Scott Winn; Gaffer: Willem Kampenhout; Sound Mixer: Eric Johnson; Motion Graphics: Taylor Rose.
Cast: Matt Mattson, Amory Iverson, Keith Hottinger, Pat Dobson, Erin Empey-Baxter, Steve Bethers, Dalton Blaine, Spencer Vidal, Bryce Vidal.


Synopsis:
Tyler Walker is not your typical 17 year-old. He has a passion for air guitar and an imagination that thrives on music. When his parents decide they've had enough of his childish behavior, Matt is faced with the reality of abandoning his music. With the help of his best friend and his guitar teacher, Tyler learns to be himself.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Already Over

Music Video, 4 minutes, color, 2009
Production Company: Already Over
Director: The Fackrell Brothers; Writer: The Fackrell Brothers; Producer: Brian Thompson, Jason Hafer, Carolyn Vye; Director of Photography: Andy Strahorn; Production Designer: Russell M. Jaeger; Original Score: RED; Editor: Nathan Fackrell.

Synopsis:
A metaphorical journey depicting the struggle with sin and need for redemption, told through music and visuals.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


America

Inspirational, 3 minutes, color, 2009
YouTube: America
Writer, Director, Editor: Brett Smith.
Cast: In order of appearance: William Michael Paul, Tomoko Saito, Rocky Wallace, Connor Mawhinney, Joe Fronk, Cherry Byrd, Curt Fell, Vera Werre, Walter Jones, Sharyl Fisher, Sharon Delong, Michael Hudson, Eleanor Ross, Victoria Ross, Christine Asiimwe, Richard Lewis, Nikita Breznikov, Meredith Williams, Cherry Byrd, Kristen Stone, Kate Young, Mitchell Young, Abigail Young, Peter Young, Madeline Young, Matthew Young, Jeff Zornes, Chris Smith, Nylah Smith, Mack Smith.


Synopsis:
America is a short inspirational film about what it means to be an American. This film brings you back to the core of what this great country truly represents and stands for.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Born Again

Documentary, 17 minutes, color, 2007
Director, Producer, Director of Photography: Sohrab Khosravi; Editor: Loghman Khaledi; Sound Desighner: Arash Eshaghi.

Synopsis:
Noghte Sefr is a man in his sixties, who leaves behind his life in Northern Iran (Gorgan) to live in the Iranian deserts near the Pakistan Border. Living in the desert for close to 15 years, Hojat has had no connection to civilization. This film is about his rebirth.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Chicken Boy

Drama/Comedy, 18 minutes, color, 2009
IMDB Link: Chicken Boy
Director: Noah Sunday; Writer: Brigham Sunday, Noah Sunday; Producer: Kylee Sunday; Director of Photography: Ephraim Smith; Editor: Noah Sunday; Gaffer: Steve Berlin; Sound Mixer: Andy Ahlstrom; Assistant Camera: Nathan Armstrong.
Cast: David Layne, Sylvia Jorgensen, Stephen Carey, Tanner Wood, Spencer Norton.

Synopsis:
An older couple finally finds the son they've always wanted. There is just one problem. He thinks he is a chicken!

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Clean Break

Documentary, 15 minutes, color, 2009
Director: Chas Kelly; Writer: Chas Kelly, Maria Haynie; Producer: Maria Haynie, Chas Kelly; Executive Producer: Tom Lefler; Director of Photography: Chas Kelly; Editor: Chas Kelly.

Synopsis:
A young man of the LDS faith booked in the county jail for some serious misdeeds goes through a journey of self discovery as he serves out his sentence.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Dinner with Barbara

Drama/Comedy, 5 minutes, color, 2010
Director: John Lyde; Writer: Scott Champion; Producer: John Lyde, Jed Ivie, Scott Champion; Director of Photography: John Lyde; Original Score: James Schafer; Editor: John Lyde.
Cast: Danielle Chuchran, Kurt Doussett.

Synopsis:
A recently divorced father introduces his troubled teenage daughter to his new girlfriend...with surprising results.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Ego's Epiphany

Comedy, 17 minutes, color, 2009
Trailer: Ego's Epiphany
Writer, Director: Nathan Smith Jones; Producer: Brendon Porter, Nathan Smith Jones, Mario DeAngelis; Executive Producer: Kirk Williams, Nathan Smith Jones; Director of Photography: Mario DeAngelis; Original Score: Jason Barber; Editor: Brendon Porter, Nathan Smith Jones.
Cast: Holly Larsen, Nathan Smith Jones, Antonio Lexerot, Chris Miller, Bryan Loudon.


Synopsis:
When Nick sees himself on video talking to the co-worker he's in love with, he's horrified. Now his Ego, convinced that his 'goofy side' has prevented him from getting her all these years, is out to get rid of him! Nick's internal conflict is depicted on screen in what many have called "the freshest take on the Action Romantic Comedy since...the Action Romantic Comedy!" (FilmToad)

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


I Love You Bernie Summersby

Drama, minutes, color, 2009
Director: Alla Volkova; Writer: Sally Meyer; Producer: Christian Vuissa, Sally Meyer; Executive Producer: Christian Vuissa; Director of Photography: Devin Graham; Production Designer: Whitney Donald; Editor: Alla Volkova, Whitney Donald; Gaffer: Steve Berlin; Sound: Jacob Howell; Makeup/Hair/Wardrobe: Liz Boggess Hales, April Higham, Rochelle Durkee, Whitney Donald.
Cast: Lynne Carr, Bob Walkinshaw, Caitlin EJ Meyer, Marjorie Wilson, Kylee Thurman, Luke Porter.


Synopsis:
Agnes Summbersby decides to surprise her husband on their anniversary, with disastrous results.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Man of the Cloth

Drama, 19 minutes, color, 2009
Writer, Director: Bryce Gandy; Producer: Jeremy Warner, Bryce Gandy; Executive Producer: Tom Russell; Director of Photography: Byron Kirkland; Production Designer: Natalie Neal; Original Score: Evan Witt; Editor: Nathan Grout; UPM: Aaron White; 1st Assistant Director: Michael Van Orden; 2nd Assistant Director: Tiffani Barth.
Cast: Joseph Reidhead, Moises Lopez, Olivia Rojas, Debbie Ellis, Ron Hausman, Keith Hottinger, Emily Burnworth, Bradley Moss, Matthew Carlin.


Synopsis:
Father Archibald is a new priest on his way to a small parish in a dying mining town. It's not the assignment he was hoping for, but the few parishioners that are left help him remember why he joined the priesthood in the first place.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Mashed

Comedy/Animation, 5 minutes, color, 2009
Art and production blog: Mashed
Writer, Director, Producer: Anthony Holden; Executive Producer: Anthony Holden; Director of Photography, Production Designer: Anthony Holden; Original Score: Richard Williams, Stephen Nelson; Editor: Anthony Holden; Animator: Anthony Holden.

Synopsis:
An inventor, rejected, finds creative ways to get revenge on those who wronged him.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Pas de Deux

Drama, 13 minutes, color, 2008
IMDB Link: Pas de Deux
Director: Justin L. Cook; Writer: Justin L. Cook, Jasmine Rivera; Producer: Jasmine Rivera; Director of Photography: Rory Haines; Editor: Justin L. Cook; Steadicam: Dave Gish; Production Sound: Theodore Utley.
Cast: Kimberly Dawn Neumann, Rachel Darden Bennett, Barry Brown, Charlotte Partow, Lorian Gish.


Synopsis:
Odette's love of dance is threatened by the onset of scoliosis and self-doubt.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Puppy's Super Delicious Valentine's Day Biscuits

Animation, 3 minutes, black and white, 2009
Production Company: Annie Poon
Director: Annie Poon; Original Score: Annie Poon.
Voices: Dash Nelson-Puppy; Kathryn Godwin-Miss Duck.

Synopsis:
Puppy decides to bake something sweet, hoping to win the heart of Miss Duck on Valentine’s Day. His dish turns out to be something only a puppy could love!

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Pyramid Scheme

Comedy, 6 minutes, color, 2009
Production Company: Pyramid Scheme
Director: Phillip Goodwin; Writer: Phillip Goodwin; Producer: Taylor Rose.
Cast: Joel Ackerman, Jared Shores, Justin Ahlmann, Julie Barber, Mary Goodwin, Michael Walker.

Synopsis:
Fed up with being a nobody, Neil time travels to ancient Egypt to impress the Pharaoh with modern technology. It's a brilliant plan - except for how retarded it is.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


She's a Fox

Comedy, 18 minutes, color, 2009
IMDB Link: She's a Fox
Writer, Director: Cameron Sawyer; Producer: Ashley Zastrow; Director of Photography: Jennifer Makhoul; Production Designer: Ora Yashar; Original Score: Greg Neil; Editor: Julia MacMullen.
Cast: Jake Nutty, Hailee Steinfeld, Anthony Mathew Scott, Todd Mitchell, Stephanie Drapeau.

Synopsis:
Infatuated with the hottest girl in school, fifth-grader Cameron Sawyer puts everything on the line - including his mullet - to win the girl of his dreams.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


The Bake Shop Ghost

Comedy, 16 minutes, color, 2009
Director: Lorette Bayle; Writer: Bob Gibbons; Producer: Lorette Bayle, Nic Emiliani, Brian Udovich; Director of Photography: Alice Brooks; Production Designer: Chris Tournow; Original Score: Russ Howard III; Editor: Shilpa Sahi.
Cast: Emmy winner Kathryn Joosten, academy nominated Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

Synopsis:
In a haunted bake shop, a determined young woman struggles to find the perfect recipe to tame an unruly ghost and satisfy two lonely hearts. Based on a best-selling children's book, this film provides enchantment for all ages.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


The Missing Song

Drama, 11 minutes, color,
Director: Kristal Williams-Rowley; Director of Photography: Nathaniel Hansen; Original Score: Valerie Larsen, Phil Liddiard; Editor: Kristal Williams-Rowley.
Cast: Valerie Larsen, Malia Morris, Felicity Salmon, Phil Liddiard.


Synopsis:
A music student overcomes her writer's block by realizing what is missing in her life.

Screenings:
Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


The Tragic Self-Improvement of Ross Lawson

Drama, 19 minutes, color, 2009
Official Website: The Tragic Self-Improvement of Ross Lawson
Director: Jolie Hales; Writer: Chris Wiltz; Producer: Gretl Kruse; Director of Photography: Benjamin Kantor; Production Designer: Ora Yashar; Original Score: Delicia Michelle Leach; Editor: Elizabeth Galbraith; Sound Designer: Bettina Zachariah; 1st Assistant Director: Tom Flynn.
Cast: Michael Kaiser, Jessica McGoldrick, Miriam Korn, Cory Lewis Pearman, Sam Gipson.


Synopsis:
Upon discovering that anything he types into his online social profile becomes reality, high school reject Ross Lawson begins to transform his life into the one he's always wanted… but with a price.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II


Veronique

Comedy, 7 minutes, color, 2009
Director: David Skousen, Paul Green; Writer: Sarah Bell; Producer: Paul Green; Director of Photography: David Skousen; Original Score: Greg Duckwitz; Editor: Paul Green; Boom Operator: Paul Hunt; Production Assistant: Richard Skousen.
Cast: Sarah Bell, Paul Green, Paul Hunt, Joel Bishop.


Synopsis:
Veronique struggles with her over-active conscience until she learns a valuable lesson from her friend George....that life is about finding joy in the little things and letting go of the things you can't control.

Screenings:
Friday, January 22, 5:00 pm, Scera Showhouse II