SHORT TAKES 2 • Saturday, Oct 6 • 1pm


A police detective that commits suicide must uncover his dark past and also the reason why he is still alive.

Directed by Zachary Brinkerhoff
USA • RT: 15:00


A wide-eyed, newborn sea turtle named Fin finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It is a perilous time to be a hatchling, with hazards of artificial light and debris present at every turn. With the help of Abueluna, his caring, celestial guide, Fin will make the daring trek from his cluttered nest to the open seas.

Directed by Yamiset Trujillo & Jane Suarez
USA • RT: 7:52


After Audrey’s failed suicide attempt, her 9 year-old sister Lucy must attempt to reconnect through their shared love of fantasy stories.

Directed by Ryan Wagner
USA • RT: 13:42


Drew’s a young female musician working at a local music venue in 1970s Los Angeles. When she books her idol, Marcie, a sultry blues singer, to come play at the venue, her expectation of what opportunities this will bring clash with her budding relationship with Marcie’s boyfriend, Reid.

Directed by Meg Sutton
USA • RT: 18:45


Feeling unwanted and unworthy of love manifests in how we treat and perceive others. These fears sit in the dark corners of our minds and sell negative self-talk that can fester and make us begin to question our own worth and identity. The song and video for “Often,” depict the struggle of self-love on the journey to finding love for others.

Directed by Victoria Stein
USA • RT: 4:19


Sunshine in the Winter has a different feeling to it than most hiphop I’ve heard. It sort of leaves the ego behind and takes you on a friendly journey. I wanted the video to make people Vibe out and smile. I wanted it to have a lot of soul and texture but I wanted it to feel real too.

Directed by Quinn Feldman
USA • RT: 3:02


A beautiful love relationship goes awry when substance abuse enters the scenario.

Singer/Songwriter Matt Cline


Matt, also known as DJ Sqwidwerdd, struggles to follow in the footsteps of his idol, DJ Dopemei$ter, a vintage act. When Matt takes a gig at a sweet 16 birthday party, he encounters another DJ, Dystopian Milkshake, who has already claimed the party as his own. Matt ends up in a DJ duel for the right to DJ the party, only to discover that Dystopian Milkshake has a real understanding of his music, like no one else before.

Directed by David Bashford
USA • RT: 14:18