Screening Schedule - The International Indie Gathering

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Representatives from the film may be available for a brief Q&A at the end of each screening.

The Indie Gathering
Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Screening room A
Film screenings 6pm-midnight

"Fault Line"
Family Short

A sweeping drama, FAULT LINE takes us on an odyssey of loss in the far west Texas town of Marfa.

"One Cop's Journey"
Drama Feature

The true story of a police officer's battle with depression, post-traumatic stress, and alcohol; and how he overcame them through his faith and a holistic approach to resilience.

Dramatic Shorts Block

-Baba Jee:
Kashif and Khawar, two gangsters, choose to defy Baba Jee, their vicious boss, in their own ways. Kashif is a suspected undercover officer while Khawar refuses to follow Baba Jee’s orders of taking his partner out. The face-off between the two selfish friends unfolds into a messy paradox.

-Ebb and Flo:
A young woman's relationship begins to deteriorate as she struggles with an unknown disability that prevents her from understanding the concept of time.

A young man's long-lost sister returns, bringing with her a lifetime of forgotten memories.

-Gander's Redemption:
Will Gander is a stubborn man. Having alienated his ex-wife and cutting ties with his sons, he finds himself alone in his castle. A near terminal heart attack is the wake up call he needs to try to repair the damage that tore his family apart. Gander's Redemption reminds us that family is worth more than material wealth.

-Seventy Times Seven:  
A Presbyterian minister and her atheist son have a heated debate regarding the fate of the school shooter tied up at the kitchen table.

TV Pilot

After Hades murders two teens, his third victim, Juno, escapes, teleporting through solid steel into an open field where her body is found unconscious. Immediately after, a high-school student, Kali, awakes with a psychic link to Juno and telekinetic powers. Kali's telekinetic powers are first used against her school bully; but they make her a target for Hades who is hunting Kali and Juno as he attempts to overthrow his brother Zeus.

"Hopeless Hills"
Suspense-Thriller Short

A Good Samaritan's early morning commute through rural Ohio
escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse, when his good deed goes terribly awry.

"Casual Criminals"
Comedy Feature

Posing as a defrocked Irish priest, a plumber, a weight-loss guru or anything to pilfer a fast buck, "Father Ricky" careens between scams and schemes too numerous to keep track of. Ricky finds a captivating partner in crime when he meets "Veronica," a honey blond smokeshow with plenty of moxie. Their life of crime gets dicey when the tandem encounters pissed-off victims, witches, a psycho prison "buddy" stalking them and some pesky dead bodies that weren't part ot the plan. The flim-flam hijinks of these Casual Criminals is a slapstick escapade of epic proportions!

Friday, August 12th, 2022
Film screenings 6pm-midnight

Screening room A

Suspense-Thriller Short

After Scott Barnes downloads a secret app that helps him get revenge on a coworker, he becomes entangled in a far-reaching web spun by a powerful shadow organization on the deep web. Scott must follow the rules he agreed to in the user agreement…or suffer the consequences.

Musical Film Block

-A Feast That Never Comes:
Four characters inhabit cycles within cycles of contentment, discontentment, inertia, movement, desire, and betrayal.

-The Girl Next Door:
A prodigy musician trapped in a rural town fights for her freedom to achieve greatness.

-Pack Your Bags EP:
Warm weather comradery of friends hanging out during a summer day. Five song EP turned into a short film.

-The Pit and The Pendulum - A Musicabre:
A desperate composer imagines himself both the victim and the Inquisition in Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum”. Reality and fantasy converge with frightening consequences.

"A State of Mind"
Drama Feature

Darius Thomas’ family history is filled with tragedy. Three generations of Thomas men have all taken their own lives, all struggling with mental illness. A promising writing career threatens to be side lined as mental illness once again rears its ugly head, this time taking aim directly at Darius. Struggling to deal with his new reality and surrounded by pressure from all sides, Darius must decide if he will face the beast head on…..or crash right into his family’s history.

"Outta This World"
Comedy Short

Missy Blaustein’s misery index has just hit an all time high. She’s just been dumped by her ex and spilled chunky style Chili over her favorite top. Unfortunately, her world will be rocked once again in, of all places…her local dry cleaner.

Screening room B

"Recovery Unplugged"
Web Episode

A discussion with screenwriter Bob Saenz about his career and experience with mental illness.

"Before Breaker Wakes"
Suspense-Thriller Feature

Losing his girlfriend and his job in the same day propels
Breaker Donovan to Houston to find out why he was
named in the will of the recently deceased shoe heiress
Mercedes Cosnoski.

"Tales from the Murder Room"
Crime Feature

Louisiana homicide detectives interview various people involved in various murders in their interrogation room known as the murder room in this feature length crime anthology.

Saturday, August 13th, 2022
Film screenings 11am-midnight

Screening room A

Block 1

-6-10th place film scores
-925 Blues
-Another Tide
-Bye Dummy
-Come Away Death
-Fall Apart
-Horror Hotel trailer
-Race You
-The Transformers: Regeneration
-Wall of Glass
-We're Good

"Breaking Through"
Documentary Short

A narrative docudrama featuring the director's journey to recovery and success and how she got there.

"Not a Tame Lion"
Documentary Feature

If the inspiration for the Da Vinci Code's Robert Langdon were drawn from a single living person, John Boswell would have been the one. Boswell read and translated fourteen ancient and modern languages, became a Yale Professor by age thirty and was granted full access to the highly classified and restricted Vatican archives from which he researched four award winning books, making him a world renowned expert in Medieval History and Linguistics. John Boswell was also openly Gay without apology in an era that was neither tolerant nor accepting.

"Portrait of a Filmmaker"
Documentary Short

A brief portrait of the life and film making of Logan Fry

"Turbo Cola"
Drama/Comedy Feature

AUSTIN MORRIS is foregoing the biggest party of the year to work overtime at the Quality Mart, much to the chagrin of his new
girlfriend, Mary Jane. What his friends don't know, however, is that
his true plan is the rob the store's ATM with his stoner side-kick, SWEARSKY, so that he can be with the girl of his dreams. This New Year's Eve...1999...will change everything.

"12 Months"
Romantic-Drama Feature

A hyper-realistic diversion from the usual rom-com, "12 Months" candidly portrays moments that are commonly experienced but rarely shown as it follows the story of Ellie and Clark, a millennial couple, navigating the peaks and valleys of a new relationship

Love Stories
Film Block

-Cabin of Deceit:
In this neo-noir classic, detectives Frank and Roger get more than they bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a mysterious and secretive woman. As soon as he finds his client's husband and his lover, things begin to go south, fast. Now Frank has to decide if his code of honor is more important than a big payday.

-Just Like Everything Else in This Life:
During a dinner at his restaurant, a businessman makes a proposal to his wife. Between the lounge and the kitchen, expectation of the maître, the waiter, the chef and his helpers regarding the "yes". But things aren't quite like what they seem...

-Make a Wish:
A 27 year old rachel visits a company named 'MAKE A WISH' which rents out people , they rent mothers , father , aunts , uncles , sisters . brothers . boyfriend , girlfriend , bff , ex girlfriend , basically anything for anyone . They have a huge number of actors in their actors cart . This is a never seen before journey of rachel who wants to rent a husband.

Sam gets on the subway to get home. He catches the eye of April. The two of them discover they have way more in common than where they’re heading. Sometimes you need a noisy place to have a quiet conversation.

"The Last Frankenstein"
Horror Feature

Buried in a dormant life and a dead end relationship, Dr. Jason Frankenstein, the last of his family, finds himself frustratingly approaching the middle of his life with little progress to show towards carrying forward his family's experiment. But after a creature from his past brutally re-enters his life, he is catalyzed to finally complete his work. With the help of a pair of drug dealing paramedics and a nurse with a shady past, he sets down the blood-soaked path to create a living being from the bodies of the dead.

Screening room B

Foreign Feature

"Fortress of Sin"
Suspense-Thriller Feature

A down-and-out dad searches for his missing daughter in the mysterious Nebraska Panhandle, and may just find himself.

Alternate Worlds Film Block

-Adam in Aeternum:An exhausted traveler reaches the border of the world chasing his destiny, to face the demon that caused his misfortune.

-Glory & Injustice
: When a custody petition arrives, 13-year-old girl "Glory" must break her dad "Lord Injustice" out of a depression or they will lose each other forever.

-Kill World Film Series, Stories 1-4
: Compete and win a $1 Billion dollars, but at the cost of your life. A worldwide gaming show to help reduce population.

Comedy Short

Johnson Wood believes that oatmeal is not just for breakfast anymore. So, despite skepticism of friends and family, Johnson launches “Oatmelios,” a restaurant proudly serving oatmeal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fussy foodies be damned!

Horror Film Block

-Reel Trouble:
When two friends discover "Reel Trouble," a lost animated film from the 1930s hand-drawn by an enigmatic animator, the line between reality and cartoons become irrevocably blurred.

-Because I Can:
A woman awakens to find herself in the captivity of a ruthless serial murderer. As events unfold, dark secrets are revealed.

A graduate student questions her reality after she receives a mysterious necklace.

-Seeing Is Believing

"A Shattered Diamond"
Drama Feature

A story of a group friends as they deal with the loss of one of their own, and learn how to move on.

"False Gods"
Drama Short

A talented but shy poet, discovers words have more power than she could ever imagine. This film centers around the sense of injustice many people of color feel, but also questions what the response to that injustice should be.

"Third Act"
Comedy Feature

After being given news of their pending eviction, a lovable and talented theater company plots a heist to pay their rent while filming at a local bank.

"Brazen Impact"
Crime Feature

This crime-action film looks at a criminal organization, the Governmental forces out to stop them, and the choices each makes.

Sunday, August 14th, 2022
Film screenings 11am-5pm

Screening room A

Time and name


"Best Years Gone" Drama-Comedy Feature

Beer. Racecars. Murder?

Micro / Music
Block 2

-1st-5th place film scores
-Armor at the Arnold
-History of Cleveland's Chinatown trailer
-Horror Hotel trailer
-Life with Jean Claude Van Damme
-Mad Scientists trailer
-Saint Rasputin
-Sonnet 19 for Peter Santana
-Tight Rope

"Love is Everything"
Foreign Feature

"Love is Everything" narrates the lives, challenges and opportunities of Latino families in America through the eyes of an aspiring reggaeton artist in none other than the genre’s capital: Puerto Rico. The film depicts a story of love and innocence between two teenagers from different social strata who are burdened by the complexities of class biases, pier pressure, drugs and other harsh life realities. But despite these incessant forces, the film’s characters remain steadfast in their pursuit of happiness, reminding us there is always a sliver of hope, even when the music stops.

"Marijuana Minutes"
Comedy Feature

An unambitious stoner finds her easy-going life turned upside down when she stumbles upon a vape pen that allows her to travel through time.


Screening room B

"Letters to Daniel"
Drama Feature

Amy and Missy set out to conquer Hollywood, only to be confronted by an invisible enemy, Amy's bipolar disorder.

Film Block

-Antique Heroes:
An alcoholic comedian and her 10 year old nephew discover that anyone can be a hero... with the right theme song.

-Assisted Suicide:
Kristen’s suicide is hindered when her friend Nancy decides to help her.

-No Such Thing:
After losing her job of twenty-two years, a middle-aged woman stumbles upon an entirely new line of work, thanks to her friendship with a very dangerous woman.

-Richard the Third:
A woman, disillusioned by online dating, almost makes the worst mistake of her life on a coffee date with a man named Richard.

Julie, a mid twenties business analyst, finds herself wondering whether she’s made the right choices in life after her sister, Emma, interrupts her presentation prep to tell her that she is headed to Peru to work on an alpaca farm. Insult is added to injury when Julie’s presentation at work the next day fails to garner the accolades she was expecting. Her co-worker Rose, however, has the perfect plan to reignite Julie’s passion by helping her fulfill her dream of opening her own bakery. Unfortunately, Rose has ulterior motives and Julie and Emma must work together to salvage their relationship when things go sideways.

"Jar Lid"
Suspense-Thriller Feature

A successful woman is thrust on a journey through the criminal underworld when she learns her estranged brother has been using her business to scam felons

"Ash and Bone"
Horror Feature

A troubled teenager is taken to the peace and quiet of the country side by her father and step mother in an effort to calm down her wild streak. But after she crosses the infamous McKinley family, it becomes clear that sometimes danger lies hidden in the weeds, ready to strike at any moment.

Where East meets West...
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