Douglas Young Riggs
Ella Purnell

“Toast” is an exercise in shutting down the frontal lobe during the writing process in hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. A five-minute waterfall of automatic cadence about how we as humans argue and negotiate with ourselves every morning over the simple task of getting out of bed.

Presented as Part Of Narrative Shorts, Program One: Experimental Thinking

The Ghost

A woman is ghosted by the man she's dating... and then the haunting begins....
11 min | Allyson Morgan | | English
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Would You?

If I turned into a worm, would you still love me?...
6 min | Autumn Palen | | English
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Game, Interrupted

1979, Turkey: While the mood on the streets of capital Ankara is charged with tension shortly before the milit...
15 min | Ilayda Iseri | | Turkish
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Order for Pickup

Trapped in a cycle of work and self-isolation, burnt-out Kelsey’s reality starts to blur until an irregular ...
12 min | Jackie! Zhou | | English
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Miguel is a camera repair technician. One day, an old Voightländer camera comes into his hands to repair. Whe...
12 min | Luigi Abanto | | Spanish
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In an Orderly Fashion

Weaving old home videos with a fictional narrative, "In an Orderly Fashion" is a dark dramedy about a nurse wh...
14 min | Adrian Cardenas Rubio | | English, Spanish
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The Steak

A birthday ceremony preparation turns upside down as something horrible takes place....
8 min | Kiarash Dadgar Mohebi | | No Dialogue
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In the city of Nowhere, shadows dream of a life without their human masters....
12 min | Garin Hovannisian | | No Dialogue
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She Sings

Aziza finally shares a recurring dream that takes her on a surreal journey through the post-industrial hills o...
15 min | Ahmed T Ragheb, Lily Ekimian Ragheb | | Arabic, English
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