(Narrative Feature, 1 hr 25 mins)
Scheduled to attend: Peter Pardini (director/writer), Katherine Muise (actress/executive-producer)
Synopsis: When a near-decade old murder case involving a movie star threatens to reopen, adult child Duke Moody decides to make a true crime documentary, financed by his mother.
Director: Peter Pardini has found success directing the official documentary about the history of the legendary rock group Chicago, Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago, which aired on CNN on New Year's Day to #1 ratings. He has also made several short films and his 2011 feature film following Chicago's 2011 World Tour played in over 500 theaters around the country.
(Local Short, 5 mins)
Synopsis: When an employee misses three days of work, he has to have an explanation. Not saying it's aliens...but aliens. Will his story stand up to scrutiny, or be written off as a hallucination? Directed by
Director: Davis Banta has a background in film, theater, and improv comedy. He studied film and Digital Media at UCSC, and graduated in 2009. He co-founded his theater company, SideReal Productions in 2013.
(Narrative Short, 9 mins)
Scheduled to attend: Cory Reeder (director)
Synopsis: After thirty nine days and nights wandering the desert, Jesus suffers the ungodly challenge of the Devil's most bizarre and tantalizing temptations.
Director: Raised in Southern California, Cory Reeder has written, directed and proded a variety of films. Most recently the award winning short film BEST FRIEND captured the attention of executives at CBS, FOX and ABC for its focus on diversity and inclusion.