Indie Short Fest

An Ode to My Mother

Based on the poem written by George Turnbull, this short animated film depicts the true story of his own adoption. George and his twin sister were adopted from an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and brought to Canada by a single Caucasian woman.
Directed by George Turnbull (Canada)

The Gray Conspiracy

When Dr. Tammie Grey and her colleague Dr. Robert Hill discover an advanced biotoxin that serves as an ultimate truth serum, their ruthless CEO will stop at nothing to make sure the project moves forward regardless of the consequences to humanity. When Dr. Hill is murdered, Dr. Grey is framed for his murder and is plummeted into the dark world of corporate conspiracy. As corporate hitmen track her down, Dr. Grey has to rely on her skills as a scientist to save her own life.
Directed by Paul Overacker (USA)

The Bunny

‘The Bunny’ aims to confront anxieties experienced by students about how they choose to spend their limited time at university – whether to see it as a social or an educational opportunity, as mirrored by the struggle throughout the film.
Directed by Ruochen Zhao (UK)

The Magic Behind the Mojo

For the past 50 years, Mojo has been entertaining audiences around the world. He’s a musician, singer and songwriter and the leader of Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. About 6 years ago, I discovered his music searching for a soundtrack for 10 ‘Soldier Story’ mini-documentaries created to engage support of the creation of a National Museum of the US Army. These stories of Army combat veterans were impactful and emotional and Mojo’s composition ‘Lights on the Bayou’, a beautiful and haunting ballad in the cajun style, was the perfect fit. This introduced me to Mojo and the discovery that there is more to his music and more to the man than his cajun accordion. This documentary looks into the making of a man who gives something every day, lives life to the fullest, and all his friends are friends for life.
Directed by Joe Gallo (USA)

Bottle Boy

A lonely kid seeks friends by writing a message and putting it in a bottle, only to learn a valuable lesson in conservation from a council litter picker.
Directed by Tony Burke (UK)