Drama Shorts 

BLOCK 1

Wednesday April 13th, 2:00pm

"Self Offense"
Director:  Wendy Keeling
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Self Offense is an award winning and seat gripping suspense film about the journey of four women victimized by abuse and violence. Their individual stories are woven together through the self defense course where they meet and gain tools necessary to break the cycle of abuse that has paralyzed them from moving forward. Shot as a suspense film, engaging a broader audience, the message is important and has the power to create dialogue about the issue of violence against women.

"CASTAWAYS"
Director:  Antonio Such
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They will both lie to each other. But there are lies that work for two life castaways which adapt in their own way when they find firm ground.

"Yours Accidentally"
Director:  Steven Forrester
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Driving home one day from his summer job on a lavender farm, student Luke Jacobs runs over a beautiful young woman. Insisting that he takes her home rather than to the hospital, the young woman works her seductive charm on him and it isn't long before he falls in love with her. However, others around Luke start to show concern for him the more he becomes entangled in this mysterious woman's world. It isn't long before Luke reaches a point of no return, unable to pull his life back from the edge as he gradually comes to realise what has really been going on in this romantic drama with a twist.

“HELL ON WHEELS”
Director:  Jonathan Smith
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In a world slightly stranger than the one we inhabit, a calculating assassin pursues her final target with a ruthlessness that could only come from total loss.

“Jackson's Gateway”
Directors:  Adam Wright,
 Steven Weed,
 Vladimir Leshchenko,
 Andrew Williams
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In a desperate attempt to escape his nightly episodes of sleep paralysis, Bill Amberson allows a specialist into his home who works for a mysteriously persuasive man named Jackson who claims he and his assistant can help Bill.

“Beaumont”
Director:  Joseph Colby Doler
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A teenage girl struggles to come to terms with herself after she and her friends bullied another girl to suicide

“Promise Me”
Director:  Kevin Machate
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Promise Me paints a touching, intimate portrait of one dying woman's final day on Earth and her plight to right the wrongs of her past while attempting to convince her recently reconciled son not to follow in her footsteps. Promise Me broaches the topic of Death with Dignity in an environment where the practice is not legal, but shows the reality of a situation that happens in America on a daily basis.

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