OMG – Shorts 2020
Saturday, 10/17, 1:00 PM
Children of the Moon
Directors: Will Klein, Tymon Brown, Documentary, USA, 18 min.
Three people born and raised in the Unification Church (a cult formed in Korea in the 1950s), examine their experiences.
Director: Rachel Harrison Gordon, Narrative, USA, 10 min.
Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom, spends a rare visitation day with her father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. They share a meal, she overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.
Director: Benjamin Pfohl, Narrative, Germany, 14 min.
Only a few hours until comet Calypso passes Earth at a threatening distance. A shy teenage girl is travelling with her family to a remote cabin in the alps, where she has to decide if to pursue her own path on Earth or to follow her parents, members of a cosmic cult, through a fatal procedure into a higher existence on Jupiter.
Director: Kate Hackett, Narrative, USA, 14 min.
A seventeen year old sex-positive YouTuber starts a social media war against her Christian abstinence program.
Director: Keisha Sue Martin, Narrative, USA, 8 min.
Stuck in life a maid named Terry jams through her work shifts. Holding her head high and her music even higher.
The Devil’s Harmony
Director: Dylan Holmes Williams, Narrative, UK, 15 min.
A bullied teenage girl leads an a cappella club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies.
Director: Ben Evory, Narrative, USA, 15 min.
A Christian pop band dreams of a world tour while navigating bored crowds, bad recording sessions, and a budding romance.