Category archives: Shorts

  • Cream

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 6PM-8PM Cream by Palesa Lebona A 1960's period piece set in Oakland California centred around a 12 year-old, dark-skinned girl who is torn between her own personal identity ,and seeking the love and affection from her light-skinned grandmother.
  • The Columbarium

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM The Columbarium by Tyler Trumbo Do you have to be alive to be considered part of a neighborhood? This short black and white film shot on Super 16mm explores the concept of death through the eyes of Emmitt Waston, the long-time caretaker of thousands of cremated remains at the Neptune Society Columbarium of San Francisco, and ho[...]
  • Junior

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM Junior by Pearl Gluck A mother struggles with a new normal after her teenage son is murdered by an off- duty police officer.
  • Talking Piece

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM Talking Piece by KPage Stuart Valdes Jason Smith is a late 30’s, Caucasian high school principal in East New York. His wife, Julia, is a Cuban American climbing the corporate ladder. They have been in Brooklyn for 10 years, have a daughter, and live in a Park Slope brownstone. Samuel and Hugo are two brown-skinned teens who g[...]
  • Super Chef

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM Super Chef by Rochelle Rose Afflicted with food allergies, a young nerd concocts an imaginary hero, Super Chef, to help him conquer GMOs…and his loneliness at a flavorless summer camp.
  • On Time

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM On Time by Xavier Neal-Burgin Renee Johnson, a mother living in South Central LA, must make a difficult decision when she's late for her job interview. On Time is a proof of concept piece from the larger feature script, Rough Around The Edges, which made it past the 1st round of The Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. The script follow[...]
  • Atone

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM Atone (short, 24min) by Damon L. Smith – A respected pastor and inner city community leader is pressed to come clean by a spiritual traveler, about a crime he’s committed and hidden for decades.
  • A Meditation

  • SUNDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 4PM-6PM A Meditation (short, 16min) by Joe Petricca – A man who is a little lost finds himself connecting with a surprising woman who shows up to buy the DVR he is selling on Craigslist.
  • Pseudo

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM Pseudo (short, 8min) The Turner Brothers (Julien & Justen Turner) – Pseudo is a short film that contrasts the parallel experiences and outcomes of two unrelated chance encounters for two male teenagers. Given the tense social climate in America today, this short strives to offer a unique perspective on how the wrongdoi[...]
  • Tom Freeman of the North

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 2PM-4PM Tom Freeman of the North (short, 19min) by Mo Rabbani – A young black Harlemite named Tom, who interns at a start-up that just opened up in his neighborhood, is invited to his boss’s housewarming party off of Malcolm X Boulevard. While Tom is looking forward to use this opportunity to move up the ranks by gifting his boss [...]
  • See You Yesterday

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 6PM-8PM See You Yesterday (student, 15min) by Stefon Bristol – Presented by Spike Lee, two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas – determined to outwit fate and role-play as God – build make-shift time machines to save CJ’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.