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Saturday, October 13 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shorts Program 1

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Heads Up   (USA)
Director: Alex Merkin
Runtime: 13 mins
Heads Up' is an edgy, comedic story of two long time friends, partners in crime, and somewhat surrogate siblings who love each other to death. When suspicions of trust and loyalty arise at the weekly poker game the situation erupts in an extreme way - because nobody fights like siblings do!

The Chronicler   (Hungary)
Director: Krisztian Koves 
Runtime: 24 mins 
Almos is a member of the secret Chronicler Order dating back to Egyptian times. They are the chosen ones who record the true history of mankind in a rather unconventional way. For thousands of years they have been born without eyes, yet they are capable of seeing people’s memories via touch. . Through this ability, they can access information that the writers of history and the consumers of directed news cannot: the TRUTH. Despite his young age and polite manner, he is cynical and despondent. Then one day, an injured female felon stumbles into his shop. Soon thereafter, an Envoy of the Order, Kaleb, also turns up. This is the first time in years that the Order has made any form of contact with Álmos. He is given an assignment.

Blue Hole   (USA)
Director: Erik Gardner
Runtime: 12 mins
Michael takes his fiancee Amy deep within the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to a vacation cabin where he plans to propose. Upon arriving, they're attacked by a madman who claims an eerie pond near the cabin called 'Blue Hole' can bring back the dead. Reality mixes with illusion as we try to figure out if Blue Hole is real or if our madman is truly insane. Inspired by a true story and a real place in New Jersey.

Marked   (USA)
Director: Rockmund Dunbar
Runtime: 12  mins
Marked is a film about the  forces of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world at stake. The rise of the antichrist to power can only be stopped by one. A four year old child named  Ryan , the chosen one. Unfortunately the Vatican believes Ryan is in fact the omen. They launch a full scale mission to seek and destroy him.  His family is forced to go on the run.

Initiative #435   (USA)
Shawn Costa
Runtime: 6 mins
A sci-fi action thriller about a detective who hunts down an escaped cyborg and in the process discovers a shocking truth about himself.

Dog It Down   (USA)
Mark Haapala
Runtime: 29 mins
On Dec. 7th 1941, 3 US Navy Sailors became entombed aboard the USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. 'Dogged Down' inside an airtight storage supply room, the men managed to stay alive for 17 arduous days on the bottom of the ocean floor; living off of canned peaches, before ultimately succumbing due to a lack of fresh air on Christmas Eve.  Based on actual events.


Alex Merkin


Erik Gardner


Mark Haapala


Shawn Costa


Saturday October 13, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Croatian Cultural Center 510 West 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731