AFI CONSERVATORY THESIS SHOWCASE

1508

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  • Sean McWilliams
  • Sean McWilliams
  • Anne Sawyier
  • Arlene Muller
  • Carl Kriss
  • Daniel Frank
A man's suicide reveals the complicated and intertwined lives of the residents in his apartment building.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 18:50
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ADÉ

  • DIRECTOR
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  • EDITOR
  • Marques Green
  • Marques Green
  • Andrew Schwartz
  • Hana Kitasei
  • Carl Kriss
A young man's past catches up with him when his estranged wife, who suffers from a mental disorder, returns with a child he does not know.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 11:44
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AKA AMBER

  • DIRECTOR
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  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Adriana Gonźalez-Vega
  • Adriana Gonźalez-Vega
  • Brenda Blair*, Bini Noble
  • Emilia Mendieta Córdova
  • Darcy Borg
A homeless woman posing as a teenager wins entry into “the perfect family” — until a mysterious man from her past appears to expose her darkest secrets.

*AFI Alumna

Watch Film Total Running Time: 15:57
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ALL THESE VOICES

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  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • David Henry Gerson
  • David Gerson, Martin Horvat,
    BRENNAN ELIZABETH PETERS
  • Beatrice von Schwerin
  • Eli Arenson
  • Spencer Koobatian
  • Daniela Medeiros
When a Nazi soldier witnesses firsthand the grief of a group of Polish war survivors, he must come to terms with his role in causing their pain.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 14:45
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THE BLACK DOG

  • DIRECTOR
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  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
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  • Daniel Hever
  • Daniel Hever
  • Justin Ivan Hong
  • Brian Merrick
Three generations of a family struggle with relationships. Dan recently lost his wife; Carolyn’s marriage is rocky; and Melissa finds it hard to take the first steps toward something new.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 25:26
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BREATHE

  • DIRECTOR
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  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Paul Kowalski
  • Daniel Gentile, Paul Kowalski
  • Christina Dow
  • Simu Feng
  • Spencer Koobatian
A Polish neurosurgeon is derailed by the haunting memories of his wife's death.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 22:13
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DANNY BOY

  • DIRECTOR
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  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Christian Vogeler
  • Christian Vogeler
  • Timothy Beers
  • Ariel "Ari" Davidson
  • Yuri Chernykh
  • Daniel Frank
A Brooklyn man's jail sentencing is suddenly postponed on 9/11. Oblivious to what is going on around him, he chases after his lawyer to build a stronger defense before his next hearing.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 22:46
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DRYLAND

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  • EDITOR
  • Liv Prior Colliander
  • Liv Prior Colliander,
    Anne Metcalf
  • Brian Mancini
  • Nicholas Trikonis
  • Emily Mendez
Reeling in the aftermath of her mother's suicide attempt, a young swimmer works through her trauma in the water while desperately trying to break the wall of silence at home.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 21:46
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THE DUKE: BASED ON THE MEMOIR "I'M THE DUKE" BY J.P. DUKE

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  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Maxwell Barbakow
  • Andrew Siara, Derek Pastuszek
  • Daniel Leonard
  • Nicholas Bupp
  • Salvador Perez Garcia
  • Kelly Fallon
Mired in a concussed haze, an ex-NFLer struggles to adjust to life off the field on Super Bowl Sunday.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 23:00
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EVELYN

  • DIRECTOR
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  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Farzad Ostovarzadeh
  • Farzad Ostovarzadeh
  • Hind AlBasti
  • Dennis Zanatta
  • Elika Rezaee
A victim of kidnapping and abuse tries to reclaim her stolen life by stepping outside to search for a job. The journey forces her to face her deepest fears.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 16:07
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FATA MORGANA

  • DIRECTOR
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  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Amelie Wen
  • Jon Keng, Amelie Wen
  • David Su
  • Jon Keng
  • James Stiegelbauer
A Chinese couple must examine their relationship's fractures — and future — after they arrive in the United States to organize the funeral rites for their only child.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 20:06
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THE FLESH OF MY LOVERS

  • DIRECTOR
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  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Joshua Giuliano
  • Joshua Giuliano, Luis Pineiro
  • Luis Pineiro
  • Toshihiko Kizu
  • Emily Mendez
  • Robert Brecko
A sociopath prone to ultraviolent fantasies attempts to transform his lifestyle when the woman of his dreams moves in next door — with horrific consequences.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 16:00
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FRONTMAN

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  • EDITOR
  • Matthew Gentile
  • Matthew Gentile,
    Corey Wilcosky
  • Alexandra Dew
  • Todd Sheridan
  • Noelle Cruce
When an emotionally self-destructive rock star begins to lose his hearing, his personal and professional lives begin to unravel.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 19:05
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GOODBYE VESNA

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  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Cristian Sulser
  • Cristian Sulser, Corey Wilcosky
  • Nicholas Erickson
  • Eli Arenson
  • Brian Merrick
  • Ella Thompson
Desperate to bring her late husband's remains back to his home country, a Romanian cleaning woman decides to rob her workplace: the Manhattan Trust Bank.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 19:34
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GRILL DOG

  • DIRECTOR
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  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Corey Aumiller
  • Corey Aumiller, Andrew Siara
  • Daniel Leighton
  • Benjamin Dell
  • Salvador Pérez García
  • Brittany Elias
When two brothers sneak away from their family vacation resort and steal someone's pet, sibling rivalry sends them wildly off course.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 16:48
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HIDDEN

  • DIRECTOR
  • WRITER
  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Farzad Ostovarzadeh
  • Farzad Ostovarzadeh
  • Bini Noble
  • Halyna Hutchins
  • Noelle Cruce
A young boy must deal with his family's disintegration in the wake of losing the younger half-brother he always resented.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 22:11
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ICEBOX

  • DIRECTOR
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  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Daniel Sawka
  • Daniel Sawka
  • Camille Cornuel
  • Ian Holliday
  • Stephanie Perez
  • Daniela Medeiros
Caught crossing the U.S. border, Oscar is sent to a juvenile immigrant processing facility. Trapped inside the "icebox," Oscar fights to survive the rigid machine of the immigration system.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 27:00
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IN PURSUIT

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  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Kevin Mead
  • Kevin Mead,
    Christina Strain Shiring
  • Constanza Castro
  • Shadi Chaaban
  • Yuri Chernykh
A young couple arrive in Los Angeles only to have their packed car commandeered in a police chase. As they trek across the city to the police station, they are forced to figure out if they’re still chasing the same things.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 21:03
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LOSING IT

  • DIRECTOR
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  • PRODUCER
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  • EDITOR
  • Nathaniel Katzman
  • Nathaniel Katzman,
    Erin Stanley
  • Carine Nguyen
  • Robert Garza
  • Paige Bethmann
A young couple discovers they are pregnant while on tour with their band and are forced to make a decision that feels far beyond their grasp.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 19:30
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RESURGENT

  • DIRECTOR
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  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Loren Herbert
  • Kevin Bui, Loren Herbert
  • Craig Boydston
  • James Stiegelbauer
A mercenary comes to grips with the memory of a botched mission in order to bring himself back into the battlefield.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 12:08
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ROUGAROU

  • DIRECTOR
  • WRITER
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  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Catherine Taylor
  • Brennan Elizabeth Peters
  • Erika Ewing
  • Sophia Stieglitz
  • Dana Maddox
  • Ben Ralston*
An alcoholic widower and his young daughter must confront their fears as they brave the Louisiana swamps and face the horrible creature that lives there.

*AFI Alumnus

Watch Film Total Running Time: 15:28
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SHUN

  • DIRECTOR
  • WRITER
  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Shiyun "Lavi" Hu
  • Shiyun "Lavi" Hu
  • Cedric Gamelin
  • Avner Mayer
  • Elika Rezaee
When Itsuki's father, a traditionally minded sushi chef, becomes too ill to run his own restaurant, Itsuki must choose between following his father's techniques or going his own way.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 25:33
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THE STRANGENESS OF COMING HOME

  • DIRECTOR
  • WRITER
  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Alexander Collins
  • Alexander Collins
  • Bochen Zhang
  • Ted von Bevern
  • Paige Bethmann
A marine, fresh home from the line of duty, must learn to rebuild the relationships that changed while he was gone.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 8:54
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UNREMARKABLE

  • DIRECTOR
  • WRITER
  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Jared Anderson
  • Jared Anderson
  • Sara Nassim Valadbeygi
  • Kai Krause
  • Lilit Aloyan
  • Mari Lappalainen
A story that follows a woman's body from the moment she dies, to the pathologist's table, to the moment her casket finally closes.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 13:15
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VESSELS

  • DIRECTOR
  • WRITER
  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Arkasha Stevenson
  • Arkasha Stevenson
  • Halee Bernard
  • Marianne Williams
  • Stephanie Perez
  • Andrea Arce Duval
A young transgender woman resorts to black market measures to attain the feminine physique she desperately wants.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 15:28
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WOMAN OUTSIDE

  • DIRECTOR
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  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • Shelly Lauman
  • Shelly Lauman
  • Daniela Ruiz
  • Sean Bagley
  • Lilit Aloyan
A mentally unstable homeless woman encounters a lonely businesswoman and recognizes this stranger's isolation as her own.
Watch Film Total Running Time: 20:10
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YOU CAN PLAY

  • DIRECTOR
  • WRITER
  • PRODUCERS
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • EDITOR
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • Anders Helde
  • Dennis Clarke
  • Brenda Blair*, Daniela Ruiz
  • Sean Bagley
  • Darcy Borg
  • Felipe Herrera
On the night before the biggest game of his life, an all-star high school quarterback must face his deepest fears and desires and decide whether he wants to live as what he is — or who he truly is.

*AFI Alumna

Watch Film Total Running Time: 19:03
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