LA Premiere of the Stage 32 Short Film Program

Posted by Amanda Toney

Stage 32 is honored to present to you the 2nd Stage 32 Short Film Program at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival. This program was curated by the incredible industry executives who judged our First Annual Short Film Contest and features 7 amazing directors (from 4 countries) all with bright futures ahead.

If you live in or around Los Angeles, please join us this Saturday for the Los Angeles Premiere of the Stage 32 Short Film Program which premieres on the closing night of the Hollyshorts Film Festival!


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Closing Night! Stage 32 Short Film Program @ Harmony Gold

Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ 5:00pm (red carpet) 6:00pm - 7:30pm (screening)
Harmony Gold Theater
7655 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046



5:00pm -Red Carpet & Pre-Screening Cocktail Hour, come meet the Stage 32 team & short film program filmmakers!

6:00pm - Screening (90 minutes)

Additional cocktail reception to follow screening for ticket holders.

You are taking part in a unique and exclusive event. Following the screening will be a live Q&A with our Founder & CEO, Richard Botto, and our filmmakers. Once again, congratulations to all the filmmakers and the Stage 32 team looks forward to meeting you at the screening!

Congratulations To The 2017 Stage 32 Short Film Program Filmmakers:

  • “Must Escape” directed by Vadyam Shapran (Ukraine) – A man discovers he’s the protagonist in a cliché, short student film and struggles to get out of it.
  • “Sisters” directed by Taylor Shortall (US) – Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, "Sisters" is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera.
  • “Monsters” directed by Steve Desmond (US) – Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…
  • “Eliza” directed by Mikko Lopponen (Finland) – When a vicious drug gang discovers they’ve been infiltrated by an undercover cop, they move in killing him and leaving his wife stranded – little did they know that they just signed their own death warrants.
  • “Dryad” directed by Thomas Vernay Cumulus (France) – The wind blows and lightning approaches ominously, while a knight escorts a damsel through the woods. He can sense the end is near.
  • "The Light in the Afternoon" directed by David Steiner (France) - He had no family, no father, no model. No one had told him life was just... that. When he ran into her after 7 years, she suggested it.

  • “Six Letter Word” directed by Lisanne Sartor (US) – An unlikely mother is forced to come to terms her young son’s autism after an unexpected encounter with one her johns.


To see the ENTIRE jam-packed Hollyshorts Film Festival lineup, click here! Use code STAGE32VIP to get $5 off!


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