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King Ripple

King Ripple

| August 23, 2016

DePaul University / 2015 / 11 minutes / English / Color

Four teens travel into a desolate and decrepit urban wasteland brought forth by the very being they wish to find, dead or alive. A short film by Luke Jaden.
The Lotus Gun

The Lotus Gun

| August 23, 2016

USC / 2015 / 25 minutes / English / Color

Nora and Daphine live an idyllic life in a makeshift home in the wilderness, but they face an unforeseen threat when they come into contact with a runaway from a misogynistic drug cult. A short film by Amanda Milius.
Hopkins & Delaney LLP

Hopkins & Delaney LLP

| August 23, 2016

CalArts / 2015 / 5 minutes / English / Color

An important client visits the law offices of Hopkins & Delaney LLP to discuss his copyright infringement suit. A short film by Sean Buckelew.
Open 24 Hours

Open 24 Hours

| August 23, 2016

Brown University / 2015 / 7 minutes / English / Color

A contract killer gets more than he bargained for after a pit-stop at the convenience store. A short film by Henry Chaisson.
Sequin Raze

Sequin Raze

| August 23, 2016

AFI / 2013 / 20 minutes / English / Color

A cynical producer will go to any lengths to get one last interview from a reality show runner-up. A short film by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.
The First Date

The First Date

| August 23, 2016

California State University, Northridge / 2012 / 7 minutes / apEnglish / Color

Two women retreat to their office restroom to recap a disastrous date, unaware that someone else is listening in. A film by Janella Lacson.
App

App

| February 3, 2016

AFI / 2013 / 22 minutes / English / Color

Desperate to get funding for his groundbreaking new dating app, shy software developer Paul agrees to use the app to seduce a beautiful stranger, but his calculations backfire when he starts to feel a genuine connection. A short film by Alex Berman.
Spark

Spark

| January 20, 2016

University of Texas / 2012 / 9 minutes / English / Color

Two kids try to kill time while the adults have an affair. A short film by Annie Silverstein.
Fluffy the Flying Fish

Fluffy the Flying Fish

| January 6, 2016

School of Visual Arts / 2013 / 2 minutes / English / Color

When they move from Los Angeles to Denver, a family has to decide how to transport their pet goldfish, Fluffy. A short film by Ryan Charmatz.
Humpty

Humpty

| December 23, 2015

NYU / 2014 / 15 minutes / English / Color

When Dean finds out his girlfriend Dani is pregnant, he decides to revisit an old high school experiment in his quest to prove his parenting abilities. A short film by Clare Sackler.

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Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED.

Film School Shorts is a production of KQED.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer