Ricky Smits is a gangly redneck who hopes that his invention, PortaPower, will make him a big shot. When he meets his bosss daughter, Abigail, a beauty pageant queen with dreams of a modeling career, the two begin an awkward courtship, connecting over their shared dreams of escaping their small, southern town. When Rickys boss discovers their relationship and fires Ricky, the two must decide what is more important their dreams or each other.
Two turtles embark on a dangerous quest for friendship. Will an encounter with a sea monster, a Sasquatch, and magical fairies, lead them to a true friend? Created during a 48 hour animation challenge, Ocean Demuth, Medina Dennie, and Zaiyah Dennie (ages 7, 8 and 6) used cut out animation and their own voices to bring Ocean's imaginative story to life.
Laowang, a trash-picker in New York City Chinatown, hides a secret from his daughter for 11 years. He finally decides to reveal the secret after her heartfelt violin performance, that she was abandoned at birth and he found her on the street of Chinatown and raised her as his own.
A young man discovers a world of endless violence and hate when he decides to try for revenge against those who take away his loved ones.
Uri and Neta, the owners of the Indian restaurant 24 Rupee in Tel Aviv, and Lilach, a photographer, decided to travel to India, in search for the Secret Ingredient in Indian food. This simple search after the secret ingredient in Indian food, leads them to encounters and experiences that only magical India can provide. The journey transforms itself to a surprising life adventure for all of them in the appearance of repressed memories, old wounds of betrayals, marriage, death and even madness, and becoming a search for the secret ingredient in their own lives.
Buried secrets, vengeful wishes and unspeakable horror confront a college student when he returns to his hometown to make peace with his troubled family.
Two brothers from two different worlds. A road trip in their dead dad's '74 Chevy pickup. Aliens, flying saucers, yoga, the wide-open desert, and of course, ostriches.
OSTRICHLAND follows ZACH, the older 'white trash' brother who never left home, and TRAVIS, the young hippie who moved away for grad school. But when their dad dies, they reunite to empty his storage locker in Roswell and haul his UFO memorabilia back to Carson City. Along the way, they're forced to come to terms with their dad's death and the chasm that's deepened between each other.
The Rising is a short film about an invasive alien species, Giant Hogweed, as it rapidly colonizes the British landscape. Filmed throughout its yearly growth cycle, from dead seed heads and sapling shoots to huge flower umbels on statuesque stems, the film captures the plant's rapid and dramatic infestation along a lowland riverbank in England. Featuring an atmospheric soundtrack score by Lord Mongo, The Rising is part natural history, part sci-fi, and presents the alien interloper as both a dangerous, toxic menace and impressive, natural wonder.
A man, a gigantic stuffed bunny, a helicopter. A five-minute silent film with an original score.
A stranded couple faces an unseen enemy. Injured and very weak, Belinda Rainey is forced to stay in hiding and wait for her husband, Bill, to return with supplies. The world is not what it seems in this surreal sci-fi short film.
The Paducah 48 Hour Film Project winner.