Short Films Block 1 with filmmaker Q&A
Come for the films, stay for the Q&A with the filmmakers behind "The Call of Charlie" and "When Susurrus Stirs."
The history of the Braithwaite family has always been shrouded in mystery and scandal, and Charles Braithwaite has always been the logical one, eschewing the esoteric and eldritch interests of his forebearers. But the delivery of a small parcel containing notes on his missing uncle's experiments will send him on an epic quest of horror and madness. Or will it?
Eric has a problem -- a persistent nightmare that has been haunting him for months. When he seeks the help of two sleep researchers, they propose an untested experimental drug designed to induce lucidity or 'waking dreams'. Eric reluctantly agrees.
The Call of Charlie
A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice. Unfortunately, on the evening of the rendezvous, two interlopers unexpectedly arrive at dinner to make the situation all the more awkward. A macabre comedy of manners, influenced by Luis Buñuel, David Lynch and/or H.P. Lovecraft.