New Works Program #1
James Bridges Theater
Jun 9, 2013 @ 12:30:00 PM
Sponsored by the Student Directors Association, the New Works Program features short films from UCLA filmmakers and animators, both graduate and undergraduate. The films screened at this event embody the bold, original storytelling tradition that the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has fostered for decades.
Each New Works program offers a new opportunity to view exciting new films alive with originality, depth, artistry and skill.
New Works Program #1 Films
Susana Casares | Tryouts
Being a teenager isn't easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim-American girl who wants to join her new high school cheerleading squad.
Crystal Us | Strings
A surreal musical journey about a mother and daughter who find themselves in two separate dimensions after an ice-skating accident.
Matthew Hartman | The Adventures of Lynn and Leo
Lynn would rather go into her imagination than clean up her room.
Vanita Shastry | Trespasses
An ex-IRA member-turned-informer lives in hiding, fearful of being caught. When the love of his life tries to reunite with him, his intense paranoia destroys them both.
Carlos Marques-Marcet | The day we met her
We were all very nervous. It was the day we finally met her. Is she going to like us? I couldn't avoid use the cellphone to never forget this moment. But, can we do cinema with just a cellphone?
Cynthia Tran | Tick Tock
An anxious college graduate finally lands a job interview, but things spiral out of control when his insomnia gets the best of him.
Court Soto | The Entertainer
Allan, a timid pushover, must learn to make love with his fears in order to start living life for himself.
Charlie Guillen | Hearts and Minds
A soldier, recently returned from Afghanistan, struggles to deal with a past deed, and begins his inner journey for redemption.
Sylvia Terry | Shell
From a mystical seed, a woman (re)creates herself.
Lorraine Rodrigues de Carvalho | That Awkward Dance of Redemption
When Joel, a closeted homosexual, is robbed, his mother helps him in an unexpected way.
Paul Reisinger | Lucky Day
Lucky Day is set in 1969 and tells the story of college student Mike and his friends watching the Vietnam Draft Lottery on TV. If their birthday is picked, they'll be drafted into the Vietnam war and face likely death. The situation escalates when one of them admits to have enlisted with the Air Force already. Based on a true story.
Zoie Harmon | Eat Your Beast
Eat your beast before it eats you.
Francesca Holland | Butterfly
Stacy's research into "Reincarnative Identity Disorder" leads her into a conflict of faith.
masami kawai | Cleaner
A dry-cleaner faces pressures from a crime syndicate. When Jae decides to put an end to extortion payments, the secrets of her family past come to surface.
Josh Yunis | Not to be Confused
Eric didn't exactly fit in at the gym. Until today.