Infinity Baby; Screening with (External)
Narrative Feature, 1 Hr, 20 mins
Synopsis: A dissection of contemporary life and relationships, Infinity Baby involves babies that don't age, emotionally stunted men, and a unique technique for breaking up with unwanted girlfriends. Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded Infinity Baby, run by the garrulous Neo, is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble -- infants that do not age. Ben, a serial monogamist who says he wants to find the right woman but is always looking for the next one, and his half-competent pals Larry and Malcolm, are hired to market the service to those keen to nurture. While Ben swipes through his smart phone looking for the next partner, Malcolm and Larry consider taking on the maintenance of one of the timeless toddlers.
Director: Robert Byington
Robert "Bob" Byington grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. He studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz and received a major in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Byington directed his first film Shameless in 1996, and followed up with Olympia in 1998, which played on opening night of the South by Southwest Film Festival. He then entered a decade long "God-imposed" hiatus before directing his next three films RSO (Registered Sex Offender) (2008), Harmony and Me (2009) and Somebody Up There Likes Me(2012).
Screening with: (External)
Local Short, 7 mins
Scheduled to attend: Brandon E. Lee (director, writer, producer, actor), Jonatan Garibay (composer), Luis Berumen Lopez (cinematographer), David Wallace-Goldstein (digital effects), Robert Cardinal (art director), Aaron Monajjemi (actor)
Synopsis: A highly insecure artist encounters a strange man while out during a night of introspective drinking.
Director: Brandon E. Lee was born and raised in nearby San Jose. Throughout his childhood, he frequently gravitated towards film and television. He joined the Boy Scouts, and eventually earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. In 2014, he began studying Film at UC Santa Cruz. He hopes to go on to have a successful career in directing and acting.