Charleston International Film Festival: Thursday, Block 3

Thursday, April 10 at 7:00pm

at Sottile Theatre
  • All Ages, Bar with ID

Shorts Program

TOZERET BAIT
Drama (18 mins) Israel, East Coast Premiere

Director/Writer: Lior Sagi
Producer: Anna Gurevich
Cast: Nurit Galron, Eli Danker and Lavi Zytner

Synopsis: Ahuva’s son, a kibbutznik from the south of Israel, is arrested on suspicion of rape of a minor. Ahuva is convinced that he is innocent and commits to clearing her son’s name despite her husband’s wishes. Little by little the cold facts of the case start making cracks in her defense cover forcing her to acknowledge her son’s deeds and reconsider her notion of being a mother.

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HOUSEBROKEN
Comedy (15 mins.) SC Premiere

Director/Writer: Wade Gasque
Producers: Steak House and Dominic Ottersbach
Cast: Mark Strano, Carrie Keranen and Justin Schollard

Synopsis: A hopeless romantic learns a thing or two about relationships when he gets too close to the perfect couple.

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MAMA’S BOY
Drama (20 mins.) East Coast Premiere

Director: Brian Hartley
Writer: Kaleb Tuttle
Producers: Kaleb Tuttle and Zack Evans
Cast: Mychal Thompson, Nathan Shrake, Brad Lee Wind, Casey Bond and Mike Reed

Synopsis: The untold story of Randall 'Mama' Boy' Burke, an African American baseball player in 1935 and his role in the first attempts to cross the color barrier in baseball, where he learns it's not just segregation that can stop him from playing the game he loves.

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COMING HOME
Drama (25 mins.) World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: James Babanikos
Cast: Russell Schultz, Mikell Pinkney, Candace Clift and Nichole Hamilton

Synopsis: An American soldier is making a surprise visit home from Afghanistan to see his wife and newborn daughter. But he soon finds that the pressures of being back home¬¬—even for a short stay—are more strenuous than those at the war front.

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THIS IS A TEST
Comedy (12 mins.) World Premiere

Director: Matt Leary
Writers: Whitney Christopher and Melissa Rainey
Producers: Jyn Hall, Melissa Rainey, Jeff Rainey and Whitney Christopher
Cast: Whitney Christopher and Tom Clark

Synopsis: Happily married law partner, Jillian, feels like she is the only woman on the planet who is not pregnant. She starts to lose her marbles when the stress of infertility begins to take its toll.

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YOUR MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME
Comedy (4 mins.) World Premiere

Director: Joseph Ahern
Writer/Producer: Max Reisman
Cast: Joseph Ahern, Desireé Nash, James Eason, Perry Smith and Ferin Petrelli

Synopsis: Pete calls his bank and endures the hardship of customer service that we all know too well.

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Sottile Theatre

44 George St.
Charleston, SC 29401