THE FRUIT OF DESIRE

A woman suffering from depression visits her therapist for the usual session. The psychologist guides her through a meditation meant to make her feel better. But a melon and a woodcutter who happen to be near by, lead the patient into her thrilling inconscious world, changing her for ever.

Crab Trap

Crawling back from the edge of society, Thirsty tries to prove he’s a “changed man” to his sister in order to gain access to his daughter once again.

DAYTRIP

An aging woman shares a day at the beach with her son’s friend and makes a surprising revelation. When Kat receives an early morning voicemail from her friend, Vince, asking if she can take his mom to the beach for the day, she is not enthused. She begrudgingly agrees and upon first meeting Vince’s mom, Connie, is not excited for the day ahead. Despite her initial doubts, Kat slowly forms a friendship with Connie throughout their conversations and begins to come to terms with her recent breakup. However, after drinking a bit too much, Connie reveals a secret that will change the course of the day…and probably the rest of her life.

Pine Tree

An obsessive carpenter is forced to reevaluate his life and his relationship when his latest creation, a beautifully crafted table, begins to speak to him.

KILL THE ENGINE

Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.

The Gift of the Magpie

It’s carpe diem for a couple of small time grifters on Christmas Eve 1934. Starring Helen Slayton-Hughes (“Ethel Beavers” from Parks and Recreation,) Milton Severe, Adam Osterhaus and Pamela Forrest.

The Orange Story

February 1942. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which authorizes the forced “relocation” of 120,000 ethnic Japanese from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the U.S. Koji Oshima is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must now abandon everything and report to an assembly center. His belongings, his business – everything must be sold or left behind, except what he can carry in one large duffel bag. Up against a wall, Koji receives only one low-ball offer for his store, which he has no choice but to accept. The lone bright spot during this turmoil is the friendship Koji develops with a precocious nine-year-old girl. On the day of his departure, however, Koji is saddened to learn that even this friendship has been tainted by the larger forces of fear and wartime hysteria. Winner of Best Short Narrative at the Sacramento Asian Pacific FIlm Festival, the Thin Line Film Festival, and the Show Me Justice Film Festival. IMDb page: www.imdb.com/title/tt5518426

The Forever Woods

An unexpected story about the interior life of a young girl after a mysterious world-wide occurrence.