The Peculiar Predicaments

of the Mississippi River Rats

After a tussle with her difficult aunt, a headstrong, overalls-wearing young tomboy sets out on a wilderness journey with three mischievous young boys.

WRITTEN BY

RAIN STORY

A Lasting

First

Impression

A fresh widow seeking closure tracks down her husband's mistress in the most peculiar way.

WRITTEN BY

KAYLA ROMANOWSKI

PAPER

TIGER

In this slapstick comedy, an inept small-town police force sets out to track down an ever-elusive neighborhood burglar. Tune in Tiger!

WRITTEN BY

BRAD PORTER

Unison Kismet:

The Twin Samaritan

In 3197, a solar-powered humanoid on an interplanetary mission tries to prevent the year 2051 from an interstellar radio dialogue after his friend's mysterious murder.

WRITTEN BY

FRANCESCO PIO CAPUSSELA

Schrödinger's Cat: The Movie

4 people find 2 Schrödinger's Cat thought-experiment-boxes and open them.

WRITTEN BY

JOHN SOUDERS

Cul-de-sac

A motley of loner criminals are forced by a criminal organization to impersonate a family in order to find a highly valuable code-breaking device hidden within their house; however, they’re not the only impersonated family in the neighborhood looking for it.

WRITTEN BY

PAUL ROWE

The No. 10

WRITTEN BY

MATTHEW REDMOND

Pluck and Spirit

A young couple and their newborn child move into their dream home. They are excited to start a new chapter of their lives in a beautiful house they bought suspiciously cheaply.


Before long they start to experience strange goings on in their home as items are moved and broken and noises are heard from empty rooms. Looking into the history of the land they find that the house was built on the site of a former scout hut that burned down killing the entire troop and their scout leader. It is revealed that their house is haunted by the ghosts of these boy scouts who, instead of trying to scare them, have been trying to help them in their daily chores. The ghost scouts believe that they are only here because they have unfinished business on this earth… they have not been awarded all of their scout badges. The couple set about helping these ghost boys earn all the badges so they can finally be at rest and pass on to the other side.

WRITTEN BY

JAMES MACDONALD

The Handy Men

Four teenage boys graduate from secondary school and have drunkenly talk about where their life is going to go, which leads them to their present day, three months later with nothing but financial issues of their cleaning company not working. They gather together and go back to the drawing board to generate more ideas.

When gathering more ideas, they notice that there are more tradesmen jobs for them to fulfill but they are not quite trained in them. The boys take the risk anyways and go to those in need of extra work and try to fulfill what they couldn’t provide in hope of making more money for themselves. They split into three groups, with one each and a group of two and enter the houses of those in need of service work.

Once the pipes burst and floods one of the houses, a mob family gets involved and one of the boys think they have killed one of the neighbors dogs, they quickly figure out they got more than they had bargained for, and they all have to figure out ways to leave their problems and never look back.

WRITTEN BY

JORDAN LENNON

Words Home Heart

A young father-to-be sits at his writing desk, at home, in a room full of books in the Irish language. He is writing to his unborn baby to share two things.

First is the hope the baby will grow up happy, with a wonderful imagination. Secondly, he shares his idea of home as a place made of many pieces, which they can name together as the child grows and discovers them.

For the remainder of the letter, the father/writer imagines the moments in which these discoveries might happen. For each moment there is a word and home is at the centre, always. He begins with the baby as a newborn, to his first explorations as a toddler, through formative experiences of childhood and adolescence, to the indescribable emotional experiences of adulthood, from finding love to experiencing grief.

Ultimately this young father is using the poetic power of the Irish language to envision a simple yet moving idea of the domestic life they will share as parent and child. His coupling of rhyming words, high and low moments, and the alternating paces of life, love and death, mimic a heartbeat throughout. This man has three loves; his language, his home and his child. So of course, the last thing he offers his boy, is his heart.

WRITTEN BY

KATIE MCNEICE

Who is it?

Seven thieves steal a priceless piece of art, and find themselves being killed off, one by one.

WRITTEN BY

JIM MENZA

Little Things

Mean a Lot

The truly unique story of pretty Kitty Kallen, including her rise from humble origins to most popular U.S. singer, is revealed amid news of her untimely death.

WRITTEN BY

MICHAEL MONTEITH

Heal

&

Prey

WRITTEN BY

DAMIEN AULSBERRY

THIS

SUNDAY

WRITTEN BY

ANNA WEINSTEIN

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