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"WILD ANIMAL" Directed by Joseph Marconi
A young, transient MMA fighter is forced to choose between court-ordered Equine Therapy and the familiar path of self destruction, after a traumatic brain injury threatens her promising career.
Wild Animal (90-Second Trailer).mp4 from hpifilmfest on Vimeo.
"YOU MISSED A SPOT" Directed by Liam Walsh
In a world where every single person is a clown, a mime escapes a cabin massacre and must find his voice to save the girl of his dreams.
YMAS Trailer.mp4 from hpifilmfest on Vimeo.
"LAKE FOREST ROAD" Directed by Ashton Avila
On their way home from a party, four friends find trouble in the woods.
"FARMER LEE JONES & THE CHEF'S GARDEN" Directed by Stephen Helstad
A short documentary capturing the story of Farmer Lee Jones and his Chef's Garden.
"ATOMIC CAFE: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN" Directed by Akira Boch
In the late 1970’s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo started by Japanese Americans returning from America’s WWII concentration camps, became one its most popular hang-outs. That’s when Sansei “Atomic Nancy” with her “take-no-prisoners” punk make-up and demeanor took the café over from her parents and cranked up the jukebox. Infamous for its eclectic clientele – from Japanese American locals and kids from East L.A. to yakuza and the biggest rock stars of the day - the Atomic Café became an important part of L.A.’s punk rock history.
"YOU'RE FAMILY NOW" Directed by Ryan Mack
Sam always wanted to know more about her husband Eli’s past. After discovering he had inherited a family home, she pushes for them to visit. As strange things start to happen in the house, Sam isn't so sure this visit was the best idea. That night Eli shares a haunting story about a mysterious family curse. When Eli suddenly falls Ill, and strange things continue to happen in the house, Sam starts to realize his story just might be true after all.
You're Family Now (Teaser) from Ryan Mack on Vimeo.
"TRYING" Directed by Susan Kemp
A friendship breakup film. "Trying" follows Nora and Sarah, two best friends who haven’t seen each other in months as they meet for coffee and take a walk around Glassell Park in Los Angeles. Inspired by films like My Dinner with Andre, The Before Trilogy, and Esther Perel’s podcast, "Trying" explores the relationship between two female friends who have grown apart over the years as they T-R-Y to reconnect one afternoon.
"IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH" Directed by Brian Scott Steele
Jeremy. Just. DIED. So, in the event of his death, he leaves behind a series of clever clues and witty video messages for his best friend and bandmate Sam, and his brash sister Mandy, which sends them on an adventure through their shared past. They get to experience one last day with Jeremy after he's gone, and in the end are compelled to mourn the best way they know how.
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER - In the Event of My Death from Brian Steele on Vimeo.
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