Leo is an aspiring superstar stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. Leo sees disco balls in the scales of the fish he slices. Everyone who slices fish all day, daydreams – Leo’s are glamtastic.
After years of getting beat up by his former best friend, Leo has learned to fight back – his skills catch the eye of his cannery boss, an amateur boxer who offers to train him to be a fighter.
Director: Shaz Bennett
Writer: Shaz Bennett
Producer: Melanie Miller, Diane Becker, Shaz Bennett, Jean-Pierre Caner
Starring: Martin L. Washington Jr., Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O’Shea, Jason Scott Lee, Margaret Cho
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Heaven's Floor, based on a true story, is the journey of a Los Angeles photographer on the brink, who is rescued by her future daughter, while stranded in the icy wilds of the Canadian Arctic.
Director: Lori Stoll
Writer: Lori Stoll
Producer: Phil Rose, Justin Ford, Lori Stoll, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman
Starring: Clea DuVall, Toby Huss, Timothy V. Murphy
Mary Goes Round
Mary (Aya Cash, You’re the Worst) is a substance abuse counselor who gets a DUI and retreats to her hometown of Niagara Falls to face her broken relationship with her family and get sober.
Director: Molly McGlynn
Writer: Molly McGlynn
Producer: Matt Code
Starring: Aya Cash, Sara Waisglass, John Ralston, Melanie Nicholls-Kings
A woman lives alone in the desert surrounded by memories and ghosts. An uninvited man arrives with a secret agenda. What unfolds is a meditation on grief and how we live meaningfully in a world of unthinkable violence.
Director: Diane Bell
Writer: Diane Bell
Producer: Alexa Ammon, Chris Byrne, Matt Medlin
Starring: Gaynor Howe, Michael Piccirilli, David Zaugh
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A young man determined to be a military hero, ends up on a misguided adventure with his family and new friend Tally, which leads him to the most unlikely realization of how he can courageously “save lives.”
Director: Jennifer Morrison
Writer: Raoul McFarland
Producer: Gaston Pavlovich, Bert Hamelinck, Andrew Carlberg
Starring: Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist, Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner, Allison Janney, Ed O'Neill
Two guys serendipitously meet at a time when they both find themselves at personal crossroads and decide to embark on an unplanned road trip across the American Southwest.
Director: Hannah Fidell
Writer: Hannah Fidell, Carson Mell
Starring: Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas, Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, Casey Wilson, Ciara Bravo, Pamela Reed, Ron Livingston
A comedy of money and access, a NY love story set in the Bronx and at a pricey school for girls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Years after they’ve parted ways, Jonny Collins pursues Ruth Duffy for love — and profit.
Director: Stacy Cochran
Writer: Stacy Cochran
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Finn Wittrock, Rachel Keller, Scott Cohen, Jessica Hecht, James Ransone, Andrew Schulz, Tess Frazer, Afton Williamson, Zarif Kabier
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