Thursday May 3rd - 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Marvel Experience at Skylight 6
Friday May 4th - 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Walmart Museum World Room
Episodic Competition 2018 Block 1
Appropriate for All Ages
Episode 3 - ANODYNE: The imaginative realities of two young women living in a bureaucratic behavioral therapy ward are empowered and affirmed through the friendship that grows between them. Anodyne is one episode of the larger series, FABLED. FABLED is an anthology television series that upends the patriarchal norms of classic fairy tales and story book characters of our youth. Each of our episodes focus on a female protagonist finding the strength to become her true self by discovering the depths of personal agency. We are telling the story of American grit that has defined the country from generation to generation through our featured and capable 'princesses'.
Director: Jennifer Morrison
Writers: Evan Jonigkeit & Matt Flanders
Main Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Dee) Zosia Mamet (Allie) Norbert Leo-Butz (Mr. Beard) Paul Wesley (Joshua) Trace Lysette (Rose) Evan Jonigkeit (Dan)
Running Time: 15 minutes
The pilot episode for a series about an Indian-American family in suburban United States. The series follows Jappan and his family over the twenty years after their immigration to the US, and explores their experiences through a comedic perspective.
Writer/Director: Raj Trivedi
Main Cast: Liba Vaynberg (Riley), Aiden Eyrick (young Jappan), Purva Bedi (Mom), Siraj Huda (Dad), Marcia Berry (Mrs. Farley)
Running Time: 8 minutes
BEAST is an anthology series about small towns in America and the actual monster stories that haunt them. Set on the eerie maritime landscape of Smith Island, BEAST, Season 1 centers around the perplexing disappearance of a fisherman named Christopher Press, and his determined teenage son who, despite being warned of a formidable sea-monster that lurks in the water, will stop at nothing to find his father and figure out once and for all why people keep disappearing on Smith Island.
Writer/Director: Ben Strang
Main Cast: Elijah Mayo (Daniel), Chantal Nchako (Michelle), Jay Potter (John Barkley), Helen Hedman (Pastor Claire)
Running Time: 17:15 minutes
Dark, comedic vignettes from Susane's life. She means well, she has good intentions, but she finds herself challenged when she winds up in awkward situations.
Director: Andrew Olsen
Writers: Susane Lee & Andrew Olsen
Running Time:4 minutes
Threads is an episodic anthology that sews connections that cross age, class, and race through the clothing that's exchanged in New York City thrift stores. Each episode tracks a new piece of clothing and the people who've worn it at different times, revealing the fabric we all share.
Episode one tracks the hat of an iconic cartoon as it passes hands between the voice of the character and an immigrant mother trying to find her voice in America.
Writer/Director: Jeremy Redleaf
Main Cast: Susane Lee (Susane), Mimi Cozzens (Mrs. Thompson), Julanne Chidi Hill (Martha), Celeste Pechous (Jane), Emanuel Loarca (Herman), Malachi Crawford (Little Boy), J. Teddy Garces (Officer Rivera)
Running Time: 11:22 minutes
A funny glimpse into the world of women and men who perform as women. Web-series Whatta Lark follows childless children’s book author Megan Revere when she is forced to choose “will I or won’t I have kids” and turns to drag queen Whatta Lark for advice.
Director: America Young
Writer: Danielle Evenson
Main Cast: Tara Platt (Megan Revere), Christopher Graham (Whatta Lark), Charlie Patton (Amy), Tanya Ihnen (Elisa), Deepti Gupta (Publisher), Jonathan Reinhart (Gemma Stone), Yuri Lowenthal (Dave), Jesse Lewis (Tina Turnher), Antonio Yee (Trixie Barbie Wire), Dove Me
Running Time: 20 minutes
Mustangs FC is a goal kicking comedy drama about girls who are abandoning the sidelines and starting their local football club’s first all female team. Against the odds, they’ll stand united and overcome any challenge the club, the boys or the opposition can throw at them, all while wrestling with what it means to be a girl today.
This is the story of the team’s bid to get to the final of the divisional league and captain Marnie facing an uphill battle. Has she got what it takes to lead this rookie side through it’s first massive season? Time to girl up and see...
Director: Corrie Chen
Writer: Magda Wozniak
Main Cast: Emmanuelle Mattana (Marnie), Ashleigh Marshall (Liv), Gemma Chua Tran (Anusha), Molly Broadstock (Bella), Celine Ajobong (Ruby) , Monique Heath (Lara), Pia Miranda (Jen), Jacek Koman (Danny)
Running Time: 26:26 minutes