Second Thoughts is a great comedy short written by Matt Heath, Eric Stevens and Joshua Dimarcantonio, and directed by David Shane. It tells the story of High Priest Nebula (Rory Scovel), the leader of a religious cult, who is about to lead his acolytes in a mass suicide so that they can transcend to the planet Quathcore. However, with the moment upon him, he is unsure whether he has faith enough to proceed. The only problem is that it was he who prophesised that he would lead in their transcendence.
One of those short films you know the festival directors will love because it is about childhood, Six Dollar Fifty Man is set in 1970s New Zealand and follows Andy, a gutsy 8-year-old loner without much in terms of possessions who is relentlessly bullied. However, when push comes to shove he will break out of his make-believe superhero world. It was co-directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland.
Written and directed by the American filmmaker and visual effects artist, Jeremy Hunt, who had a big internet hit with 405, one of the very first virals. Fix It In Post is a comedic tale made by filmmakers for filmmakers. It follows a man who is unknowingly starring in his own action movie as, what starts as the climax to a romance, quickly turns into a series of dangerous scenarios. The problem is that someone is making changes to his film in post production and each edit wreaks havoc on our hero’s day.