Director: Patrick Coyle
A man has been missing from work. When he returns, co-workers treat him strangely until one finally asks him, "What happened?"
Patrick Coyle writes, directs and acts in movies and plays, most recently his MN made 2009 feature film Into Temptation. Producer: Ann Luster. Executive Producer: John O'Brien
Director: Stephen Gurewitz
After leaving the bar together, two strangers are unable to find a parking spot.
Stephen Gurewitz is a filmmaker from Minnesota. His films have screened at festivals including South by Southwest, Sarasota, and Vail. His first feature Marvin Seth & Stanley is currently in post-production.
Good Morning, Beautiful
Director: Todd Cobery
After the death of his newborn daughter, a man deals with his grief as he struggles to keep his grasp on reality.
Todd Cobery has earned a reputation as a filmmaker with a unique perspective and sense of humor. His films have screened all over the world at festivals like SXSW and Tribeca.
Hour of the Dark
Director: Jila Nikpay
Haunted by the massive unrest and brutality in her homeland, a distraught exile descends into a personal nightmare.
Jila Nikpay was born in Iran and studied visual arts and communication at the University of Minnesota. Her films weave the political and personal, investigating the nature of freedom.
Jerry Schwingle and the Happiness Well
Director: Sarah Jean Kruchowski
After a series of unfortunate events Jerry Schwingle’s day only gets worse with the discovery of a magical wishing well.
Director Sarah Jean Kruchowski is a Minnesota filmmaker and a Duluth native. She graduated from the U of M with an individualized degree in filmmaking and ethics. For the last 8 years she has worked on creating her own projects as well as working extensively in Art Department, production designing and set decorating in the Twin Cities. She is currently attending the UCLA MFA program for film directing.
Director: Scott Wenner
In an animated short set to a poem by Dag Straumsvåg, two stories of predator and prey unfold simultaneously.
Scott Wenner is a Minneapolis based Animator and Director. He has spent the last ten years working in both film and television with clients such as NBC Universal, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and Greenpeace.
The Last City in the East
Director: Erik Hammen
Punk poet Paul Dickinson returns to the city that made him: St. Paul, Minnesota.
Director Erik Hammen wrote and directed Love My Guts in 1999. His next feature, Time of the Robots, will be released in 2011. He shoots Super 8 and Holga.
The Lucky One
Director: Ann Prim
The emotionally crippling dilemma of believing what you've lost is of greater value than what life now offers.
Ann Prim is a filmmaker and a musician who moved from Boston to Minnesota in 1999. She creates and directs films that reveal the complexities and contradictions that are at the heart of every human relationship.