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NEON Theatre at Los Feliz 3 | Beyond Fest 2023
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Home / Now Showing / Shorts Block 4: Foregone Occlusion
Ruminations on strangers, shadow selves, and the unreliable nature of reality itself.
“Vestige,” Joseph Simmons, 13 Minutes, UK
A young boy searches for answers after his dad goes missing at sea, but after discovering a strange fossil on a Yorkshire beach, he thinks it could be the missing piece of the puzzle.
“Ringing Rocks,” Gus Reed, 17 Minutes, USA
A young man takes his grief-stricken boyfriend to recover at an idyllic desert resort, but awakens to an eerie new reality.
“Night Stop,” Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, 13 Minutes, Finland
A teenage boy meets a mysterious woman on a quiet highway at night.
“Variations on a Theme,” Peter Collins Campbell, 8 Minutes, USA
A couple has begun physically splitting into many different versions of themselves, and must investigate an uncomfortable mutation that has arisen.
“Order for Pickup,” Jackie! Zhou, 13 Minutes, USA
Trapped in a cycle of work and self-isolation, burnt out Kelsey’s reality starts to blur until an irregular order for pickup disrupts everything.
“Exuma,” Eli Powers, 11 Minutes, USA
A young man working at an asphalt plant has a near death experience.
“Ten of Swords,” Faye Jackson, 16 Minutes, UK
Jay wakes up dead – obviously murdered – and discovers that everything the agency told him about becoming a zombie was a lie.
“The Queue,” Michael Rich, 11 Minutes, USA
An internet content moderator confronts the darkness within the videos he screens.
“Fudgie Freddie,” Jon Salmon, 10 Minutes, USA
In the final hour of a crowdfunding campaign, a struggling animator starts to transform into his most popular character: An ice cream cone named Fudgie Freddie.
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