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Clean Up on Aisle Nine

Cody O’Ryan, all American high school football star, craves popularity and dates with hot girls, especially with head cheerleader Kelly Hudson. After a spectacular play, that won the game for his team, he is invited to a victory party that Kelly will definitely attend. His plans are derailed when his mother is called in to work, and he has to babysit the bane of his existence, his younger, nerdy brother, Chandler. Things become catastrophic when Cody is forced to take Chandler to the store and they briefly bump into Kelly, and even more daunting, during an apparent store robbery. Faced with a life and death event and fearing that this may be their last day on Earth together, Cody and Chandler must set aside their differences and come to terms with their true feelings about life, family and their feelings for each other. “Clean Up on Aisle Nine” is a traditional heart-warming comedy that promises to keep you laughing all the way to the toilet.
Directed by Derrick J. Johnson (USA)

Crush

“Crush” is a psychological thriller that centers on a writer named Greyson Michelson who is trying to move forward from her past suicide attempt. When the Suicide Survivors Association reaches out to Greyson to ask her to write a speech about her past struggles, Greyson uses the opportunity to try to move beyond what happened. However, while doing so, she begins to be tormented by her mental illness. As Greyson becomes consumed by her writing, she discovers a new, darker side to her girlfriend and, ultimately, herself.
Directed by Heather Harris (USA)

Precipice

“Precipice” is a drama about a daughter’s care for her father, after a fatal car accident that left her father brain damaged and her with a damaged leg. After receiving bad news from the family nurse, Meera is forced to leave school and quickly head home to tend to her father. She battles time hoping her father is safe and sound, but upon arrival, she is distraught as her father lies on the floor with blood seeping out his head.
Directed by Mirjaleed Biteng (USA)

Followed

When a stalker realizes he is being stalked it warps his reality and wrecks his sense of self. Is he a perp? A victim? Is he worthy of love?
Directed by Georg Schmithüsen (USA)

Lunchtime is Over

An office rivalry as old as time comes to an enthusiastic head when middle management decides that the men in the warehouse need to get back to work.
Directed by Bruce Nachsin (USA)

Strigoi

A vampire seeking to end his curse faces the consequences of his bloody past while his victim’s life hangs in the balance.
Written by Adam Lapallo (USA)

A Family Barbecue

An African American family reunites for its annual barbecue get together where one of the youngsters introduces his new girlfriend from South Korea which results in a funny cultural and social clash.
Directed by Freddie Basnight (USA)