El Primo (The Cousin)
Mark, a sheltered, sensitive teenager reunites with Louis, his tough, older cousin who lives on the rough side of Laredo, Texas. At first, Mark wants only to impress his cousin, but Luis quickly sees through his façade. Luis decides to break him out of his shell by taking him for a night out on the bad side of town. Mark reluctantly goes along for the ride, but soon loosens up and the two bond like they did when they were boys. But before the night is over, Mark s sheltered world is cracked wide open, and he learns a hard lesson about what it means to be a man.
Winner: Best Short: Downtown Film Fest, Los Angeles
Winner: Best of Fest: 2008 Outfest, Los Angeles
11-year old Tommy discovers that fitting in is not as easy as it seems. He does not want to play baseball or basketball. Instead, he is more interested in doing a triple salchow on ice-skates than making a free throw. Meanwhile, he has just discovered his latest passion -cheerleading. Tommy decides to test his artistic passions in public and auditions for the cheerleading squad. Will Tommy make the squad? Will he be laughed out of school? This short film reaches a hilarious conclusion and reminds us of what it is to be true to yourself no matter what the world thinks of you.
Finalist: 2008 Planet Out s Scion Viewers Choice Short Film Awards
The police suspect Philip Long of multiple murders. Murders he knows nothing about. But the people Philip loves most are dead, and his secrets could be to blame. Lieutenant Wilma Kittle and Detective Mike Young uncover Philip Long's hidden life and lay bare the brutal crimes he is accused of; but they wrestle with one another and the facts to decide what is true. Truth itself and the standards of interrogation become suspect in this gritty, realistic film inspired by actual events. Are you guilty? It s a question of degrees: Four Degrees.
Winner: Institute for Humane Studies Film/Fiction Award
When Polly, John, and Jane meet for coffee, as usual the talk turns to guys, and more specifically Pollys ex-boyfriend Chris. It turns out that Polly has a delicious bit of gossip about Chris and why they broke up. Or is it just a rumor? John and Jane hatch a plan to find out for themselves. Why does Chris friend Alex hate Polly so much? Is Jim just stoned again? And is Jane ready for a new guy? Either way, they are all about to find out that the coffee is not the only thing that is hot, hot, hot!