Join Newfilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) in Celebrating Independent Cinema on November 18th

Los Angeles, CA, November 10, 2017 --( The first program showcases 5 powerful shorts by emerging filmmakers. From a thought-provoking sci-fi about memories, a riveting NBA comeback story, to a thrilling murder mystery, this program features eccentric narratives that are sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

The second program of the night is another installment of InFocus: Asian American Filmmakers- Growing Up in America. The program showcases the LA Premier of Knowing Nothing Cold, a coming of age story about several teenagers in the Midwest in an avant-garde manner by Jeff Kao.

Closing out the night is another shorts program that includes 7 remarkable shorts whose stories range from a sci-fi romance about time travel, a Blade Runner-esque muppet short, and an experimental art film that makes the audience play the role of the detective at a crime scene.

Memory Box - Directed by Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell

A young mother working in a memory re-creation facility is pushed by a client to break the rules.

Companion - Directed by Matt Ferrucci

When NBA superstar Jay “J-Train” Tyrell is arrested for soliciting drugs and prostitution, he hires sober companion Nick Foster to keep him on the straight and narrow.

Kid Gambled - Directed by Alex Familian

A stoned, anxiety-stricken teenager wobbles through the aisles of a Las Vegas convenience store with the aim to steal some beer— all to impress his hooligan friends and a girl that he likes.

Camila - Directed by Quinn Smith

Bruce, a formerly convicted felon recently released from prison, discovers his wife Camila’s long time affair with his brother Mark. He must prove himself innocent once Camila’s dead body washes up on the shores of Cape Cod.

Knowing Nothing Cold - Directed by Jeff Kao

Knowing Nothing Cold follows a group of teenagers living in the American Midwest of the 1970’s as they attempt the impossible —a graceful entrance into adulthood.

Back Page Ripper - Directed by Stephen Rutterford

Blade Runner meets The Muppets. An experimentation with narrative.

Shadows Of My Mind - Directed by Peter Harton

Danish singer/songwriter Peder drags us into the darkest corner of our minds to the tune of dank, dusty blues in the short film for "Shadows Of My Mind."

Illusory Promises - Directed by Alejandro Echevarria

A traveling young man and a hippie woman hitchhiking along the road don’t exactly vibe together in this semiotic parable.

The Raisin - Directed by Rob Carter

A rural romance that centers around the story of one raisin. This film looks at the effects that loneliness can have on a person when finally met with the opportunity for companionship.

Killing a Tree - Directed by Beau Jamieson

A glimpse at the horrific crimes surrounding a family where we see everything except the people, showing the humanity alongside the inhumane.

Spaceman - Directed by Christopher Oliva

A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious and unique path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut.

Eventually - Directed by Tuan Le

Evan meets a girl who claims to be his girlfriend from three years in the future.

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Founded in 2007, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. NFMLA’s programs annually serve approximately 25,000 patrons in the Greater Los Angeles area. NFMLA has screened over 2,500 films from 75+ countries, highlighting local and international talent.
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