LA Women's Fest Shorts Program Four
An opinionated feminist blogger struggles to get followers until an impromptu rap battle makes her an overnight Youtube sensation; the notorious rap label 'Dicks of Giants' tries to sign her with the promise of a career, but how far is she willing to go to express her ideas?
The Best Friend
The quintessential best friend in a romantic comedy must ditch the sidekick role and finally become the star of her own life. Ellen has been the loyal BFF to All-American girl Kate since forever. She's there when Kate meets the guy, when Kate needs help figuring out whether she should go for the guy and especially when the romance fails and Kate hits rock bottom. The rest of the time? Ellen just waits till she's needed again..But after Ellen's very existence is called into question by her therapist, she must decide whether to take the advice she always enthusiastically gives Kate and "Go for it!"
"Wanderlust", a fashion short film about two friends who decide to escape on a spontaneous road trip after gaining some inspiration from reading DISfunkshion magazine. Embracing their inner gypsy, they venture to unfamiliar places, encounter new friendships and have a love affair with the open road. Directed by fashion photographer and director Naomi Christie and filmed by Anthony Pham, "Wanderlust" encapsulates the ideal of a free-spirited summer.
"Animalia" is a story about a teenage girl who lives on an isolated horse breeding ranch with her parents in the 1950's. Ignored and stifled by her parents, Amilia's best friend is her horse, Fetters. When Fetters gets unexpectedly ill one evening, a female vet arrives to care for the ailing horse. The bond that develops between Animalia and the vet upsets the repressed serenity of the 1950's patriarchal rancher family. After her father grows suspicious of their developing relationship, he cruelly takes matters into his own hands.
Happy Birthday Ray!
College buddies Percy and Ray have been in love with Frankie for years. When Percy ask for Frankie's hand in marriage and she accepts, a rift forms between the friends. After not seeing his friends for 4 years, Ray invites them to his home in the mountains for his birthday and a college reunion of sorts. They are then put in a rock and a hard place when Ray asks for their help in taking his life. Old tensions rise between Percy and Ray as Frankie gets close to Ray in his time of need. Frankie and Percy's marriage splits at the seams as they debate what the right decision is: let their friend die in pain, or let him go quickly and face the religious repercussions.
This short film tells the story of Dr. Rachel Moretti (Ashley Watkins) and Sofia Rios(Erika Flores) and how in one brief moment in time, their love for each other is measured beyond the norms of their everyday lives. The film opens on Rachel Moretti and Sofia Rios at home. It's romantic, it's sexy, it's safe. We quickly learn that Rachel has to go into work the next day in a somewhat shady part of town where she works with people who can be dangerous. Beside Her is a romantic thriller with an unexpected twist.
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