The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s New York Short Film Showcase is a cinematic celebration of new projects designed to encourage performers to create their own short films and web series.
Held twice a year, the showcase features a shorts program, followed by Q&A with the films’ directors and producers with actors present at the screening.
This Q&A will be moderated by Michael Sládek, filmmaker with Plug Ugly Films, theater director, writer, actor, and New York Rep for SAGindie.
Clean | Directed by Gabriel Wilson
A young man battles his compulsions on his way to school in New York City.
Heavy Feathers | Directed by Joosje Duk
Inspired by pop-art imagery, Heavy Feathers is a colorful short drama about 18-year old Myna, who starts looking for her past in a household where her mother and sister only want to look forward.
Farewell Auntie | Written, Directed, & Produced by Louis Yin
A Muslim girl has to leave a party to meet her conservative family member at the train station. However, her boyfriend follows and puts her into a difficult situation. She has to make a choice.
Tom in America | Directed by Flavio Alves
For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along. With long-held mysteries thrust into the open, the foundation of their marriage and the path of their golden years is suddenly rocked. Now, they must redefine their future, and decide if it is one their love can survive.
The SeanTal Show | Written by Sean Hankinson and Chantal Maurice
An odd-couple office comedy about two co-workers filling time at work.
The Opposite of a Fairy Tale | Written & Produced by Jennifer Betit Yen
A woman's family slowly imprisons her against her will with the help of unwitting bystanders.
Mother's Day | Written & Produced by Gabriel Furman
Tragedy forces a mother and son to say goodbye forever.
Shy Guys | Written, Directed, & Produced by Fredric Lehne
Two strangers (2016 Tony winner Reed Birney and newcomer Blake DeLong) bring the laughs as they confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind - while standing at public urinals with their willies out.