36TH OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL: SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
TALK ABOUT YOUR DREAMS
Locked out of her apartment and on a pill that turns anxiety-triggering situations into acceptable hallucinations, a virtual reality porn star and her dejected assassin get drunk, sing karaoke, and eat ramen.
Dir. Robbie Barnett / 2019 / US / 15 min
The act of transporting an old mattress into a new walk-up apartment becomes absurdist, cinematic one-woman choreography in this wordless vignette from Adinah Dancyger, full of humor and pathos, and painfully familiar to city-dwellers.
Dir. Adinah Dancyger / 2019 / US / 8 min
TDEOMMVDH: THE DEPLORABLE EXISTENCE OF MONSTER MT. VS DREAMO HERNANDEZ
A somnambulistic prince named Dreamo Hernandez loses his family to a monster, and he doesn’t know what to do. So he runs to Seattle, and then he gets distracted by a composition of threaded animated shorts, meant to feel like a bizarre dreamscape.
Dir. Bradley Oliver Wilkinson-Vega / 2019 / US / 10 min
THE PERSON I AM WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING
A confused LA filmmaker attempts to reshape her identity through a highly curated social media presence. As she blurs the line between fiction and reality, her public persona and true self become one.
Dir. Kailee McGee / 2019 / US / 18 min
12 MONTHS FIRST LOVE
The first year of falling in love.
Dir. Ruby Mullen / 2019 / US / 10 min
IN DOG YEARS
Old dogs are celebrated in 10 short stories about love, loss and letting go. Raises questions about grief and awareness of mortality.
Dir. Sophy Romvari / 2019 / US / 11 min
WASTELAND NO. 2: HARDY, HEARTY
Captivating, handmade flicker film in which garden spirits flirt with spring’s fresh green weeds. Colorful flower petals free themselves from melting ice cubes and cavort. Roots and leaves writhe hypnotically, adding movement to nature’s calm. New flowers replace the leaves that disappeared.
Dir. Jodie Mack / 2019 / US / 7 min
SMELLS LIKE AMERICAN SPIRITS
An aspiring musician ventures out for the day in preparation for his first solo show ever.
Dir. Bella King / 2019 / US / 6 min