16TH LDS FILM FESTIVAL 2017
MARCH 1-4, 2017 | SCERA CENTER, OREM


HOMEMADE FAMILY FILMS

Tickets for all events are available 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).


Monster

Comedy, 4 minutes, color, 2017
Writer, Director, Producer: Brian Morgan; Director of Photography: Chelsie Morgan; Production Designer: Chelsie Morgan; Editor: Brian Morgan.
Cast: Sawyer Krew Morgan, Brian Morgan,  Chelsie Ann Morgan.

Synopsis:
A little boy playing in his room discovers a monster in his closet. He tries to convince his dad of the monster but his dad doesn't believe him, until he sees for himself.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II


Annie and the Giant Carrot

Comedy/Documentary, 5 minutes, color, 2016
Director: Emily Ann Hale; Producer: Jonathan Hale; Director of Photography: E. Hunter Hale; Editor: E. Hunter Hale; Video Transfer: Richard Hale.
Cast: Annie Faye Hale, Emily Ann Hale, Jonathan Hale.

Synopsis:
Not yet one year old Annie wrestles with a giant carrot and seems to enjoy every moment of the encounter.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II


A Grandchild's Imagination

Documentary, 5 minutes, , 2016
Director: E. Hunter Hale; Writer: E. Hunter Hale, Richard Hale; Director of Photography: E. Hunter Hale; Editor: E. Hunter Hale, Richard Hale.
Cast: Frances Hoopes.

Synopsis:
A granddaughter discovers the world of Mowgli in Disney's Jungle Book and wonders if she too could swing through the trees. The film explores the imagination of Frances from 2 to 5 years old.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II


The Adventures of Trixie 1949-2016

Drama/Comedy/Animation/Documentary, 5 minutes, color, 2016
Writer, Director, Producer: E. Hunter Hale, Richard Hale; Director of Photography: Lucile Hale; Editor: Richard Hale.
Cast: E. Hunter Hale, Richard Hale, Cherie Hale, Brad Hale, Shanon Parks, Harold Smidt, Limon Littlefield, Dennis Bush, Vickie Williams, and Van Hale.

Synopsis:
67 years ago, the love affair with film of two brothers began with a 50' roll of 8mm film capturing family members, friends, a dog named Trixie and an aunt with a camera. "Hollywood Here They Come" predicted the Deseret News article announcing their film's premiere. 67 years later through the magic of technology, the film returns looking better than ever and like years ago still requires the 'imagination' of the viewer.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II


Wizarding Pranks

Comedy, 1 minute, color, 2016
Director: Luke Garrett, Elliot York; Writer: The Garrett Family; Executive Producer: Elliot York; Director of Photography: Elliot York; Production Designer: Elliot York; Editor: Luke Garrett.
Cast: Nathan Garrett, Josh Garrett.

Synopsis:
A boy pranks another boy, using magic.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II


Rimas_01

Documentary, 5 minutes, color, 2016
Director: Kyle Ransom, Christopher Ransom; Producer: Melanie Ransom; Original Score: Max Wardle.

Synopsis:
A visual exploration of the relationship between technology and human connection through the sharing of experiences.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II


Body Dysmorphia

Experimental, 3 minutes, color, 2017
Director: Angela Rosales Challis; Producer: Chad Challis; Original Score: A-List Music; Animators: Alicia, Camila, Chad Challis, and Emma Rosales.

Synopsis:
Why do we have so many Barbies? What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? it is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance, a flaw that is either minor or imagined. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don't want to be seen by anyone.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II


Crazy Beautiful Dream

Music Video, 5 minutes, color, 2017
Director: Lauren Howell; Writer: Sharie Howell; Producer: Bennett Howell, Paige Howell; Executive Producer: Brock Howell, Andrew Howell; Director of Photography: Lauren Howell; Production Designer: Campbell Howell; Original Score: Sharie Howell; Editor: Sharie Howell, Lauren Howell.
Cast: Lauren Howell, Campbell Howell, Brock Howell, Andrew Howell, Paige Howell, Bennett Howell, Sharie Howell.

Synopsis:
This is a music video featuring the original song Crazy Beautiful Dream. The song and video show how even though life might not follow the original fairy tale storyline, we can still find joy in our crazy, but beautiful journey.

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Screening:
Saturday, March 4, 10:30 am, Scera Showhouse II