STRANGE MAGIC: Exploring the weird, wonderful and unexpected ways that we connect, disconnect and coexist. A summer shorts program curated by Jim Vendiola.
Dir. Zak Forsman / 6 minutes
"An award-winning glimpse at an amateur photographer, a young aspiring model, and the history between them."
DAVID'S STORY (SEX O-CLOCK IN AMERICA)
Dir. Rose Stark / 2 minutes
"I was commissioned to work on a short segment for a tv pilot for the Sundance Channel. They gave me a voice track, and I animated it."
Dir. Matt Paley / 11 minutes
"In the suburbs of Reno, a teenage friendship is threatened when the sweltering summer heat exposes a long-ignored secret."
Dir. Jim Vendiola / 33 minutes
"Boy places ad. Girl responds. Two twenty-something strangers decide to ditch work on the very same Tuesday, wondering where exactly a winter's day together might take them."
"HEARTBEAT" by SLEEPOVERS
Dir. Jim Vendiola / 5 minutes
"Though DRIFT's two lead actors play complete strangers in the film, Annie and Dan are a real-life married couple who also front a Power Pop quartet called Sleepovers. This is the video for a lovesick little foot-stomper featured on their debut LP."
BAD AT DANCING
Dir. Joanna Arnow / 11 minutes
"A perpetually awkward third wheel, Joanna inserts herself into the relationship of her more charismatic roommate Isabel. The mismatched threesome becomes increasingly contentious as the characters vie for control. With darkly comedic tones, Bad at Dancing examines the leader-follower dynamic of the two friends – their jealous rivalry plays out in the film's surreal world of singing, dancing and sex."
A REASONABLE REQUEST
Dir. Andrew Laurich / 8 minutes
"A desperate son reconnects with his estranged father to ask an unspeakable favor that will change their lives forever."
Total Running Time: 77 minutes