Find feuding brothers, traumatic memories, a man made of metal, misadventures with a call girl named Coffee, and more in this selection of all-Ohio short films. Films include: Prodigal Son Director: Ryan Gagnet Runtime: 15 minutes, 43 seconds A dispute between two brothers as they take on their family farm. Touching Kids Director: Peter John Ross Runtime: 13 minutes, 45 seconds Peter Politowski wanted to fill a void he saw in children’s television programming. He, along with his childhood friend Thomas Payne, created Uncle Pete’s Playtime to bring a fair and balanced perspective for the youth watching TV after school. After several controversies, the show was cancelled, but the creators of the show are hopeful to bring back their message. Reaching Out Director: John Zanardelli Runtime: 11 minutes, 57 seconds While staying overnight at a hospital, one visitor has an experience that defies explanation. Past Images Director: Adam Mark Brown Runtime: 12 minutes, 27 seconds After a traumatic accident, a woman must recount the remains of the past. The Icons Director: Mitchell Rose Runtime: 4 minutes, 21 seconds Alternative interpretations of signage from America’s favorite generic couple, the Icons. 3831 Director: Jacob Gregor Runtime: 10 minutes, 44 seconds An anxiety-filled recent graduate tries to distract himself at home, but his wandering mind makes it hard. Traveling with Coffee Director: Patrick Lipscomb Runtime: 18 minutes Unable to support the woman he has been seeing through an abortion, Keanu follows a San Francisco call girl named Coffee on a different kind of misadventure. The Train Director: Thomas DeCarlo Runtime: 5 minutes, 48 seconds “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Leaves of Fall Director: Marc Wiskemann Runtime: 2 minutes, 52 seconds Even a man made of metal and wire can feel the effects of time on his heart. Wait Pretty Butterfly Director: Brynne McGregor Runtime: 4 minutes, 10 seconds Wait Pretty Butterfly is an experimental sensory study on authorship. The film comprises audio and visual samples blended with original footage and an original score by Brynne McGregor. It is an exploration that juxtaposes primary content from sources of inspiration with original content that is in many ways the result of that inspiration.
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