Directed by Jon Stout
Screenplay by Jon Stout
Based on a Short Story by Samantha Henderson
Teressa Byrne
Jillian Henry
Greg Baglia
Gwendolyn Oliver
20 min
Mira has a dark secret, when she gets angry objects move and people get hurt. One day she discovers disturbing items in her daughter's antique bottle collection and is frightened by what she finds. You have to be careful about what you collect.
Director's Biography:
Director Jon Stout is driven to mix the mundane with extraordinary. Drawing inspiration from the mercurial jumble of ideas and observations in daily life, he searches for meaning by placing rather ordinary characters in extravagant situations, allowing them to reveal their hearts and horrors as they struggle to understand their new reality.

Jon Stout works creatively in the worlds of film, new media and print. His films include the Eisner award-winning Morning Coffee (co-created with Wendy Barnett), the Kafka-esque From the Office, and the creepy tale of a doomed starlet, OLLYWOO, which was invited to the Locarno Film Festival. He produced the award-winning short film, Apartment 206, an ingenious take on two ghosts trapped in limbo (Best Short Film, San Diego Film Festival, among many other honors). His feature screenplay, Ashes to Ashes, was a semi- and quarter-finalist, respectively, in the Zoetrope and Austin Film Festival competitions.

A graduate of UC Berkeley and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, he has been honored with several production awards, including the Lew and Edie Wasserman Film Production Award.

Always game for high- or low-brow experiences, he can be found observing Angelinos in their native California habitat, trundling the coastal bike path and hunting for ideas (whether they are in season or not).
Screening Date:
January 29th, 8pm

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