Leningrad – Kolshik | a short film MATURE


Leningrad – Kolshik


Director – Ilya Naishuller
Produced by Dimitry Mouraviev and Ekaterina Kononenko
Art director – Petr Bondarenko

A film that begins at the end and specifically goes backward in its story telling. Quite an experience. Extremely unusual. It shows what can go sideways when wrong things are happening. Not meant for young children to view. – j.k

Rating . . . Mature . Violence . Sexual Content
Length . . . 4m 18s


Director – Ilya Naishuller
Produced by Dimitry Mouraviev and Ekaterina Kononenko
Art director – Petr Bondarenko

Owen | short film


Length 13m 37s

Hellen lives on the streets with her aging dog, Owen. Her luck seems to change when an opportunity for housing comes her way, but Owen is not allowed to join her.

Really rips at you heart and your compassion & the injustice toward the homeless people as well as their animal companions. Be prepared to feel deep emotions and the torn feelings Owen’s companion Hellen feels. It’s an embarrassment to the supposedly just community of animal caretakers who bring your anger to the surface. Unfortunately, what they do is not uncommon. They look so caring on the surface but underneath they can be just as cold and callous as the rest of those who don’t care about the homeless whether human or beast. I know this with way too much personal experience when it comes to those who are suppose to care about animals in need. – j.k

Written & Directed by Kelly Pike

SuperHuman(ity): Optimizing Human Potential | Vivienne Ming | short film

Vivienne Ming – SuperHuman(ity): Optimizing Human Potential

Inspired by a remarkable personal transition, Vivienne Ming, CEO of Socos and self-proclaimed mad scientist, has set out to make people better versions of themselves. Whether she’s creating wearable technology to help autistic children learn empathy, or designing cutting-edge neuroprosthetics, her goal is the same—to augment human potential. While she believes technology can help us be our best selves, she also cautions of a future where some people are augmented and others are not. It’s imperative that we start these conversations now, so that all humans have the same opportunities to live out their full potential.

Length . . . 4m 12s

Writer’s Workshop | a short film

Things not spoken at a writer’s workshop or one at least one would hope. Enter as a listener & evaluate what you hear. – j.k

Writer’s Workshop
Ryan Francis Johnson

Aspiring writer, Jeremy, attends an exclusive writer’s workshop session. A dark, absurdist look at the world of peer review.

Grayson Low – Jeremy
Larissa Pruett – Layla
Kevin David Lin – Michael
Bessie Jo Hill – Denise
Nathan Trumbull – Sherman
Dylan Werth – Clark/Ghost Clark

Writer/Director/Editor: Ryan Francis Johnson

Transparent Machine™ | a short film

Transparent Machine™ – a short film

This may give you pause. Is there really any escape?

We are the Transparent Machines™

Our society is obsessed with the conflicting concepts of transparency and privacy. We are “outraged” by the actions of the NSA, yet continue to willfully upload more and more of our personal information to Facebook and Google. This film explores the contradictory nature of our actions and beliefs regarding transparency.