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HISTORIC ROXY THEATRE BOX OFFICE
220 W. OKMULGEE ST. MUSKOGEE, OK 74401
May 2-5, 2024

918-684-6366
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918-348-9585
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SATURDAY MAY 4, 2024 Featuring SHORT SUBJECT FILMS

VENUE: MUSKOGEE CIVIC CENTER-2ND FLOOR SUITE C
4TH & W. OKMULGEE ST. MUSKOGEE, OK 74401

The site where MERLE HAGGARD wrote and 1st sang "Proud to be an Okie from MUSKOGEE".

TIMES
may vary
by minutes
EVENTS-ACTIVITIES-SCHEDULE
(Unexpected changes may occur)

Q & A=3-5 minutes MAX

2ND FLOOR-SUITE C
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10:15 AM
STUDENT SHORTS
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10:15 AM
LIFT (17 min)

Grieving the death of his wife, Jim embarks on a trek to escape his guilt, but every obstacle he encounters only reminds him that he is not strong enough to save her.

Written and Directed by JARED ESTEBAN
Written and Produced by LEILA HADDAD
Produced by KENNETH WILLIAMS & JOHN KLAVES

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10:15 AM
LACE WEAVER SPIDERS (15 min)

Lace-Weaver Spider is a proof of concept short film which centers on Megan, a young mother and addict, who after her infant daughter is taken by CPS has to turn to her estranged mother for help in order to take her daughter back.

Written, Directed and Produced by KRISTEL LLESHI

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10:15 AM
THE FOREST (13 min)

A group of college kids are thrown into the forest with no memory of how they got there, who put them there, and no idea how to escape the people who have begun to pick them off. They start to put the pieces together but are left wondering, what next?

Written, Directed and Produced by ELIJAH FELKINS

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10:15 AM
THE MEETUP (11 min)

Natalie, along with her best friend Sylvia, goes to a local diner to meet with her biological mother.

Written and Directed by AARON CHARLES BORDER
Directed by RACHEL CURL
FIA

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11:15 AM
MUSIC/MUSICAL SHORTS BLOCK
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11:15 AM
SHANNON IS STRANGE
(15 min)

A phone call sends Shannon through a labyrinth on her way to an epic showdown with the elusive Jack. Will she succeed or fail at her quest? What we know for sure is that Shannon Is Strange.

Written, Directed and Produced by DON HESSELL
Written, Directed and Produced by ALAN LAFAVE
FIA

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11:15 AM
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE (15 min)

A couple broke up due to religious differences. 25 years later, a girl brought all the memories back.

Written, Directed and Produced by SHIHYUN WANG

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11:15 AM
DION & DENVER (17 min)

In the late 1960s, an aging Dion DiMucci, struggling to stay relevant in a rapidly changing America, meets an ambitious young John Denver who helps reignite his passion for music and reminds him of their place in the cultural spotlight.

Directed by ZACK HOSSEINI
Written by DANNY DI TORRICE
Written by TESSA LEIBOWITZ
Produced by GEHRIG CAMPBELL

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12:15 PM
ROMANTIC DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK
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12:15 PM
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (14 min)

Marco and Joanna enjoy an electric marriage, until Marco is witness to a series of events that lead him to suspect Joanna is having an affair with a co-worker.

Written, Directed and Produced by BOB CELLI
Produced by LAURA DELANO

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12:15 PM
DUALITY (6 min)

A woman thinks she's being stalked. But her husband doesn't believe her. Who's right?

Directed by TL WESTGATE
Written and Produced by TL LAWRENCE WESTGATE
Written by MICHELLE BRETANA

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12:15 PM
NOT HIM (15 min)

When her husband turns strange and violent, a wife becomes convinced he is possessed. But will anyone believe her?

Written and Directed by SARAH YOUNG
Produced by JASON OLSON

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12:15 PM
DO OVER (16 min)

A middle-aged woman with more than a few regrets revisits an important part of her past to try and right a wrong, only to find that not everyone remembers the past the same way.

Written, Directed and Produced by LESLIE HARDY
Directed and Produced by JEFFREY WYLIE

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TIME
EVENTS-ACTIVITIES-SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)
2ND FLOOR-SUITE C
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1:15 PM
FAMILY DRAMA BLOCK
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1:15 PM
THE GIFT (60 min)

Estranged, from his family Senior is suffering from PTSD. What will become of Senior? Homeless and all alone without family.

Directed by ROBERT FOSTER CARTER
Written and Produced by KIM JORDAN

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2:15 PM
LOSING LALO (35 min)

A soldier grappling with post-war normalcy makes a decision that devastates his family and fellow veterans as they must imagine the unimaginable, a life without him.

Written, Directed and Produced by CEDRIC THOMAS SMITH
Produced by RICK MEDINA & JUAN CARLOS MONTALVO

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2:15 PM
THE NEXT GIRL (17 min)

Born into a dystopian world, enslaved young girls held captive from womb to tomb are denied bodily autonomy and forced to bear children sired by men with hardened hearts devoid of empathy. Reared in isolation and deprived of love, their stolen children are confined to cold, dark cells.

Directed by TERRAH BENNETT SMITH
Written by LISA DE CRESENTE
Executive Produced by STAR SIMMONS
Produced by DAVID TROTTER & SNOWDEN BISHOP

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3:15 PM

BREAK (15 min)

 
3:30 PM
DRAMEDY: COMEDY+DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK
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3:30 PM
THE REDEEMABLES 2
(27 min)

Based on true events, a squatter comedy that focuses on New York City's landlord tenant laws. When his love interest lets suspicious people live in the house he inherited without his approval. A naive virgin seeks out legal and illegal ways of evicting them, which includes hiring want-to-be mobsters.

Written and Directed by AL DUBINSKY
Produced by BILLY PEZZOLLO & LAZ RIVERO



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3:30 PM
THE SADDER BUT WISER BOY (30 min)

Lando (Lorenzo Ocon) and Dallas (Daryl Della) have been inseparable for two decades, but their friendship has been marked by an endless cycle of pranks and hurtful comments. As they enter their thirties, Dallas decides to help Lando lose his virginity by arranging for him to spend time with a prostitute named Misty (Sasha Boggs) in San Francisco.

Directed by DARYL HENRY DELLA
Written and Produced by DARYL DELLA
Produced by SASHA BOGGS


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TIME
EVENTS-ACTIVITIES-SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)
2ND FLOOR-SUITE C
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5:00 PM
ACTION/ADVENTURE BLOCK
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5:00 PM
THE SEER (20 min)

"The Seer" is an Afro-punk story of a man tormented in his dreams by God; soon to be gifted with unique powers and abilities. Based on the indie comic book issue "The Seer #1"

Written, Directed and Produced by MATTHEW L. OAKLEY
FIA

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5:00 PM
ACERBITY (13 min)

Governor Robert Smith (45) receives an unexpected visit from an old friend, Jose Martinez (50). Martinez questions Smith's drastic change in values. The two engage in a profound and bitter exchange posing to unravel a devastating truth.

Written, Directed and Produced by EDGAR JIMZ
Directed by ARTEMUS COLE

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5:00 PM
EMERALD CITY (21 min)

Emerald City is an lgbtqia+ story of two young men: one who has aged out of foster care where he was placed after his parents were deported and the other on his way to join the border patrol. Each isolated in their own way, both seek a sense of community, of belonging, and meet on the back roads of the American Southwest, where they develop a tentative friendship that gradually becomes more.

Directed and Produced by JOSEF STEIFF
Written and Produced by DAVID BOBROW

Click image to view trailer
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6:00 PM
CRIME DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK
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6:00 PM
BAY FOR BLOOD (18 min)

James and Rob are hiding out in isolation to fix their mutual issues. As time progresses, the two reveal facts regarding their disturbing past relationship. An acquaintance of James', Jessica, finds herself in an uncomfortable position as she contemplates the best way to handle the situation.

Written and Directed and Produced by HARRY WALDMAN
FIA



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6:00 PM
HEIRLOOM (7 min)

A con man will do anything to get a valued necklace away from it's owner and to his buyer. But there's more to the heirloom than he knows.

Directed by MICHAEL MC CALLUM

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6:00 PM
DEATH IN LAVENDER (10 min)

Secrets begin to unravel after the untimely passing of the patriarch of the Pennington family.

Death in Lavender has the look of 1940's Noir film. It was shot on 16 MM black and white film using a 46 year old Bolex EBM camera.

Directed by TYLER W. MOORE
Written and Produced by FRITZ ROBINSON
Written by ROY NUGEN

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6:00 PM
COMING HOME
(30 min)

Silas is an actor. He travels to London for an important audition. But in his wait for an answer, the line between reality and his fantasies becomes thiner and thiner.

Written, Directed & Produced by ALAA SAFI
Produced by ELENA BORGOGNI

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TIME
EVENTS-ACTIVITIES-SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)
2ND FLOOR-SUITE C
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7:00 PM
THRILLER SHORTS BLOCK
2ND FLOOR-SUITE C
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7:00 PM
(ELEPHANT) (9 min)

It is year 1969, an American soldier is captured and interrogated by a Soviet soldier.

Written and Directed by PATRYK GOLDEWSKI
Produced by CAMERON TUCKER

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7:00 PM
DISTANCE (18 min)

While a global pandemic of apocalyptic proportions affects society, Ace and Tyler reach a crossroads in their relationship.

Written, Directed and Produced by MATT BARSE
Produced by JOSEPH A. COOK
FIA

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7:00 PM
LAUNCH AT PARADISE (15 min)

The lines between life and death become blurred for John as he takes the risk to live forever.

Directed by CARRIE ANN QUINN
Written by DANIEL MITURA
Produced by DAVID M. NIGHT MAIRE

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7:00 PM
DEADLINE (13 min)

Deadline is a black comedy Stop-motion short that explores the power balance between bureaucracy, death and feline devotion of the elderly.
At its center is a story of a brave friendship and solidarity between two senior ladies sickened by society's disregard and disrespect.

Written, Directed and Produced by IDAN GILBOA
Written by SHAHAR FUX

CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW TRAILER
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8:00 PM
MATURE AUDIENCE

CLOSING FEATURE:
HORROR SPECIAL

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BAKEMONO Japanese Monster
(111 min) All practical FX. No CGI

A multitude of guests visit the same cheap Tokyo airbnb at different times, unaware of the gruesome creature waiting for them.
It won *Best Creature Feature* at the San Francisco Another Hole in the Head Film Festival and it won *Best Practical Effects* at A Night of Horror Film Festival.

Written, Directed and Produced by DOUG ROOS
FIA

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9:50 PM
Advisory
HORROR DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK
 
9:50 PM
BEVERLY HILLS EXORCIST (12 min)

The cost of real estate has skyrocketed to such astronomical levels that even spirits cannot afford to linger. Enter the morally ambiguous world of freelance exorcism in Los Angeles, where Sonya Keller, the city's top supernatural fixer, leads her team in a battle against the most powerful demon god on the west side.

Written and Directed by REM SCOBELL
Produced by GREGG MARTIN

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9:50 PM
AN OCCASION OF SIN (18 min)

AN OCCASION OF SIN is stated to be a morbid love story that centers around a serial killer obsessed woman whose new boyfriend may or may not be a psychopath.

Inspired by the pre-code EC Comics (Tales From The Crypt) from back in the day and the authentic mid-century melodramas of the one and only Douglas Sirk (Shockproof, There's Always Tomorrow).

Written, Directed and Produced by MARA POWELL

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9:50 PM
ORANGE PARK (45 min)

Story about a High School boy who is on a desperate journey to lose his virginity and how his 3 close friends attempt to help him achieve his goal!

Written and Directed and Produced by CODY GERE
Written and Produced by DAVID HENRY JONES

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9:50 PM
JINN-CHAPTER-1
(46 min)

"Jinn - Chapter 1" is an evocative supernatural narrative set in the enigmatic confines of a solitary house in Noida, India. The story opens with a chilling sequence featuring young Farhan, a boy enveloped in the innocence of childhood, who faces a horrifying encounter with an unseen, malevolent force in his room. This terror is abruptly interrupted by his father, a devout Muslim priest and experienced exorcist. From this encounter, Farhan learns valuable lessons about faith, the inevitability of death, and the protective power of belief in Allah.

Written and Directed by HAMID BAIG
Produced by CURRENT NOIR STUDIOS

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