Other Venice Film Festival

The 16th Annual Other Venice Film Festival

Opening Night Feature & Short Film

The Tony Alva Story & Surfing with Sugar

October 4th 7pm-11:30pm Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Blvd Ca,90291
Doors Open At 6pm
Cocktail Party:7pm-8pm
Films: 8pm-9pm
After Party 9pm-11:30pm

The Tony Alva Story Opening Night

October 4th 7pm-11:30pm
Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Blvd Ca,90291 Doors Open at 6pm
Feature Film
Directors:Coan"Buddy"Nichols,Rick Charnoski
Editor: Christian White

Surfing With Sugar

Short Film
Director:Kelly Noecker
Ryan grew up in Huntington Beach and comes from a long line of surfers. From an early age he hung out at the pier and got into a rough crowd of hardcore surf rats leading to a troubled life as a young man. His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog,Sugar.Key Cast:Ryan Rustan,Sugar

Short Film Block #1

October 5th 11am-12:Noon
Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Blvd Ca,90291

Lighten Up Batman

Short Film Digital Device
Think Batman is an only child? Get ready to meet his idiot older bother, Gary Wayne!
Director: Vince Arrigo
Key Cast:Vince Arrigo,Bobby Telatovich

The Derailers

Short Film
Director:Joe Bartone
Two exuberant losers convince a broken bicycle repairman to deal with an un-cooperative dead body.
Key Cast:Sean O'Bryan Steve Wilcox,Jamison Coe,Frank Eady


Music Score
Director:Benjamin Howard
A homeless woman and a car salesman are held captive by outlaw bikers. To shed their past and find redemption, they must first survive.
Key Cast:Teresa R. Parker,Dean England


Director:E.K. Scarfone
Three longtime friends go camping in the woods but the fun and games end when one of them takes a fossil from a nearby abandoned nuclear power plant. Key Cast : Nathan Hare,Jason Connelly,Cameron Lee Price,Raymond Lopez

The Peck Situation

Director:Carmen Elly Wilkerson
Depressed young wife has unexpected encounter with her own fate. Key Cast:Mehrnaz Mohammadi,Pritesh Shah

The Uppermost

Short Film
Director:David Law
A nun arrives at an old abbey where a mysterious death has taken place the week before. As she spends more time on the grounds, it becomes apparent that there is a dark past to this place which is much more than she can handle. Key Cast:Cherubim Abueme Pat Pattison,Rico Dakhil, Kenneth Foreman

Experimental Short & Mobile Devices Films

October 5th 12:10- 1:15pm
Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Ca, 90291

The Work Ahead

Experimental Short
Director:William Almas
There are moments in life when a decision has been made; yet the action has yet to be performed. Often, that decision is not yours, but it is your task to perform.
Sound Track:Phog Masheeen

Weirdest Day

Digital Mobile Devices Short
Director:Bryan Bostic
Caleel( ) and Marquis () both had a pretty weird day. They make a bet to see whose day was the weirdest. We see that some days are meant to be forgotten.
Key Cast:Brian Brown, Tevin Jackson


Digital Mobile Devices Short
Director: Tracey Moberly ,Paul London
Filmed at CERN the home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the world's most powerful particle accelerator. The LHC can generate the highest energy particle collisions ever achieved by humanity thus allowing scientists to probe new depths of particle physics the branch of physics concerning the fundamental particles that constitute matter and radiation.
Sound Track:Gargantuan Music

Just Keep It 100

Experimental Short
Director : Bryan Bostic
Gus and Angela meet up after finding each other through online dating. They both find out some lies were told. The only thing left for them to do is keep it 100 with each other.
Key Cast:Tevin Jackson,Yazzmyn Shelby

Healng Old Wound

Experimental Short
Dr.Calman is a therapist with an unorthodox practice seeing clients no one else will see ,or can see. Humans aren't the only people who need healing.
Key Cast:Dan O'Brien and introducing the puppets of Matty Austin.

Fruit Punch Commentary

Experimental Short
Director:Mark Wales
A brash, edgy, in your-face, provocative commentary on all trending topics affecting Americans.

Gate is Open

Director:Denley Ryan
For a young woman, the gate is open. Others may want it closed.
Key Cast:David Revaza, Jill Galbraith

Selfies Fever

Experimental Short
Director:Sage Christian Drake
A silent film about quirky characters who try to find themselves through cell phone selfies. Key Cast:Sara Swain

Short Film Series

October 5th 1:15pm-2:20pm
Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Blvd Ca,90291

Me Tamien

Director:Valeria Vallejos
Two women in polar opposite spheres of society are brought together by one unfortunate common denominator sexual harassment but when everything seems lost destiny will have the last word.
Key Cast:Valeria Vallejos

A Change

Director:Ange Arabatzis, Jillie Simon
When Mia and Caroline reunite in a city park, they soon find out that the past is not always quite past. Conflicts are resurrected, sparks fly and then things get complicated.
Key Cast:Jillie Simon ,Karen Irwin,Alexandra Foucard ,Valentine Aprile ,Chris Lazzaro

A Little Control Drama

Director:Mitch Levene, Anna Jaller
A story about the way old family dynamics resurface to color our present day affairs, when sibling rivalry and business interests collide to create an opportunity for healing or calamity. Key Cast: Caige Coulter ,Jackson Moseley Riepe

Don't write me off

Short Film
Director: Yuqing Chi
An average girl who had been struggled with all aspects of difficulties in her life one day the golden boy of her school come into her world accidentally however just she is almost conquer her own self-esteemed issue to start with something new, an unbearable thing happens. Key Cast:Riker Lynch, Nancy-Claire Cantine

The Girl From Provence

Feature Film
October 5th 2:30pm-4pm
Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Blvd Ca,90291

The Girl From Provence

Director: Geoffrey de Valois
The Girl From Provence is a surreal #MeToo thriller about a French actress/singer who struggles to confront her horrific past after moving to LA. With a racially diverse international castthis homage to classic French cinema is the genre breaking story of a woman's childhood revenge fantasy.
Key Cast:Chloe Domange,Amy Lyndon,Claudine Guerrero, Richard Lund,Michael Laurie,Jesus Guevera

Short Film Block #2

October 5th 4pm-5pm
Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Blvd Ca,90291

Games Children Play

Director: Richard Dee Roberts
Single dad Sam Wells hires agency nanny Sophie Hayles to look after his son Charlie. But while Sam is away Sophie starts to worry about Charlie's behavior and his insistence that his imaginary friend Dodd, is the real troublemaker.
Key Cast:Richard Dee Roberts,Karl Lichtenwald ,Sha'ori Morris & Erika Stas


Hope is a character drama about the relationship of a young woman named Hope and her younger brother Cole before and after Cole commits a mass shooting at a library.
Key Cast:Kendal Rae,Diego Josef, Brynn Horrocks

The Victrix

Director:Gustaf Johnson
A brother and sister attend the estate reading of their recently departed Mother. Animosities arise concerning who's deserving of what.
Key Cast:Danielle Evon Ploeger,Brian Villalobos

Short Film Block #3

October 5th 5pm-6:10pm
Music Scores/International Shorts/Documentary Shorts
Beyond Baroque 689 Venice Blvd Ca,90291

The Ribbon

Music Score
Director:Polla-Ilariya Kozino
A young girl suddenly finds herself in a beautiful imaginary world. As she explores this enchanting place the long ribbon of her dress gets caught holding her back. As she pulls on the ribbon to break free a completely unexpected journey begins.


Music Score
Director:Vedran Rupic
An atypical family consisting of both people and animals have made abuse the center of their existence. The abuse never stops, it's like a daily meditative ritual. But as all things must come to an end, so must this. But the abuse doesn't just fade away.The violators never knew what hit them. Literally. Key Cast:Salvatore Ganacci,Duarte Melo,Paula Diogo,Vitor Chen,Francisca Felix Machado

Survival of the Fittest

Director:Ricardo Pallero
Two hustlers caught in a Canadian recession will do whatever it takes to survive.
Key Cast:Michael Garrick,Daniel Montlouis


Director:Leandro Goddinho, Paulo Menezes An openly gay 11 year old boy trying to finally convince Max his first love to go public with their relationship at the school party.
Key Cast:Zav Starret ,Sam Atlas ,Rhea C. Tober ,Valentin von Schönburg

Shadow Life: Shining Through Colorism & Depression

Short Documentary
Director:Miranda Kahn
A young woman dealing with racism and colorism and how it led to depression and anxiety. Interview footage of Shaina Lynn Simmons, a performing artist who grew up in New Orleans, is intermixed with stop motion animated shadow puppetry to tell a story about mental illness and healing.

Crazy World Ain't It

Short Documentary
Director: Dave Tourje, Christopher Sibley
A colorful glimpse into the kaleidoscope that is John Van Hamersveld's seminal art career, viewed through the eyes of many artists and innovators he has influenced.

Venice Neverland: Street Kids of Venice Beach

Short Documentary
Director:Victoria Peralto Cruz
A homeless University of Southern California film school student interviews the teenagers who make up her street family about how they ended up on the streets of Venice Beach and their dreams for the future.