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Saturday, August 24 • 7:50pm - 9:35pm
National Narratives: Comedy

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A suburban housewife at her wit’s end, a passive-aggressive delivery guy, and a drug deal gone wrong.

Directed by Matt Porter
8 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A breakup is interrupted.

Directed by Justin O'Neal Miller
12 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Everything seems to work out perfectly for Peggy, but her social graces are put to the test when she is surrounded by admiring and covetous parents at a birthday party for her son. Chaos ensues.

A Gray One
Directed by Matt Enlow
8 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A couple's night gets turned upside down when one of them discovers a gray pubic hair, and they spiral into an existential crisis that nearly tears them apart.

Adam and Eve: A Mockumentary
Directed by Michael Long
16 minutes • USA
Narrative short
What if Adam accused Eve to hide his own guilt? This dry and witty adaptation of the timeless story takes a fresh look at gender roles and the he-said-she-said story.

Baby Blue Valentine
Directed by Lije Sarki
4 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A bitter grown-up inside a toddler's body searches for love on Valentine's Day.

Oh Yeah!
Directed by Nathan Adloff and Joy Nash
6 minutes • USA
Narrative short
An apartment dweller is terrorized by her neighbors’ loud love making. One night she snaps and hatches a plan to make sure she never hears a peep from them again.

King Wah (I Think I Love You)
Directed by Horatio Baltz
8 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A disgruntled delivery man, a woman with chronic déjà vu, Pat Sajak, and a slow dance in a Chinese takeout restaurant.

The Puppet Master
Directed by Cal Brunker
5 minutes • USA
Narrative short
When a jogger comes across a mysterious ringing cellphone in the woods, he finds himself an unwilling pawn in the plan of an evil mastermind.

Directed by Grace Kim
17 minutes • USA
Narrative short
A lonely, middle-aged man sets out in search of his soulmate after what he believes to be a fateful encounter with a banana.

Directed by Phyllis Jackson
10 minutes • USA
Narrative short
He’s just your average, middle-aged divorcee looking for his first fix. Today he meets Molly.

Me Time
Directed by Iyabo Boyd
11 minutes • USA
Narrative short
Through laughter and introspection, ME TIME explores women's sexuality, self care, and highlights the richness of our inner lives.

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Grace Kim

Creative Director, Pasado Films
I'm a Korean-American filmmaker who is drawn to absurdist and surrealist premises to express human experiences. I've also found that while my films don't necessarily start out in the intention to express personal stories, I'll often find my experiences being expressed in the film... Read More →

Iyabo Boyd

I'm a film maker who loves to meet/hear new bands, make music videos, and go to live shows!
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Lije Sarki

Producer/Director, 1993
Hailing from Northern Michigan, Lije Sarki is a producer, director, writer,and skateboarder. Growing up, when he wasn’t helping his waitress mother with his younger siblings, he was riding a skateboard. At 16, he planned an escape to California, but after a failed attempt he finally... Read More →
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Matt Enlow

Writer, director, third thing.
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Matt Porter

Matt Porter is a director, writer, and actor living in New York. He is the co-director/co-writer/co-star of the Comedy Central web series NEW TIMERS, and was featured as part of the "New Faces: Creators" category at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Matt was the Field... Read More →
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Michael Long

Michael Long is a director and video designer living in Philadelphia, with a passion for satire and absurdity. He has directed three short films—In Real Life, No One Else, and Adam and Eve: A Mockumentary— and co-produced one feature, Out the Door, currently in post production... Read More →
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Phyllis Jackson

Phyllis Jackson is a writer and director hailing from the South Carolina Lowcountry now living and working in Atlanta, GA. Her favorite movies to direct are the kind that anyone could see themselves starring in, and the influence of Southern culture (and humidity) is unmistakable... Read More →

Saturday August 24, 2019 7:50pm - 9:35pm CDT
ASFA Lecture Hall