Short Films: ‘Funny People’

Short Films: ‘Funny People’

  • Location:1115 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Venue:LightSpace Studios New York
  • Length:05:00 pm – 06:30 pm

SHORT FILMS: ‘FUNNY PEOPLE’ // 1 hr 35m // Sunday 10/15 // 5:00pm // LightSpace // Q&A with Directors Post-Screening

THE KEVIN SITUATION // Directed by Chris McKee // USA


Four roommates gather to discuss how to deal with their problematic 5th roommate, Kevin.


Chris McKee is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn. This will be his second consecutive year at the festival. He is looking forward to being back! Previous credits include Something Better, Vajankle, Crush, Sweet Dreams, and In Daylight.

LOST DOGS // Directed by Cullan Bruce // USA, Korean Language

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Quiet spinster Jeong-Eun’s strained relationship with her mother reaches an apex. Hope of escape comes when her long absent brother returns as a pious missionary. An unbearable dinner reunion is interrupted by a cryptic phone call to the brother, sending him into a panic. In confidence to Jeong-Eun he reveals himself as a sham, too far in debt to a sadistic gambling den bent on body mutilation. Jeong-Eun promises to clear his debt on the condition he takes care of mother. She then abandons her passive nature and tip toes past her own moral line.


Cullan was born in Texas. He did not graduate high school. He now lives in Burbank.

REDMOND HAND, PRIVATE DICK // Directed by Todd Selby // USA


Redmond Hand (Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from The Wire) is a detective with simple needs – hard liquor and soft women, to name a few. So when a beautiful seductress enlists her help to find a missing cactus, LA’s most notorious private dick is quick to take the case. To her own peril. Red is quickly caught up in the seedy world of Echo Park’s underground cactus scene, and finds herself facing some dangerous demons – both imagined and real. Will she find the missing cactus and end up with the heart of a beautiful woman? Or will she die at the hands of a drag queen (Katya Zamo from RuPaul’s Drag Race) or some kind of nightmare laser-baby? The answer might surprise you. (It’s the second one. She dies.)


Todd Selby is a photographer, director, author and illustrator. His project, The Selby, offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail. The Selby began in June 2008 as a website where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his friends in their homes. Requests quickly began coming in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes to be featured on the site. The Selby’s website became so influential that top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate. These projects have included ad campaigns and collaborations with Louis Vuitton, American Express, FENDI, Nike, Microsoft, Sony, Airbnb, Hennessy, Ikea, eBay, Heineken and a solo show and pop up shop at colette. Todd’s editorial projects have included a monthly home column in The Observer Magazine, a monthly fashion column in Le Monde’s M Magazine, and frequent contributions to Vogue, Architectural Digest France, Casa Brutus Japan and the New York Times T Magazine.

LENSES // Directed by Becca Roth & Laura Goehrke // USA

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Two female camera store employees express concern and confusion about a man who has the audacity to try to buy a camera.


Becca Roth is an award-winning documentary and narrative filmmaker who has written and directed five independent films that have screened at film festivals and in communities nationwide. After touring the country with her debut documentary feature, One: A Story of Love and Equality, Becca worked at CNN/HLN, creating original short-form documentary series centered around themes similar to the documentary: building bridges between people on opposite sides of different social and political issues. She is currently wrapping up The Difference, a documentary film series about the impact mentors can have on youth, which she wrote, directed, filmed and edited for the Academy Award-winning documentary company Shine Global.

Laura Goehrke is a Post Producer at Hogarth, an advertising agency in New York City. She began studying improvisation five years ago at the DC Improv, and in addition to her weekly shows at The People’s Improv Theater, she has performed in Moth StorySLAMs around NYC. She is originally from Cleveland.

SURE-FIRE // Directed by Michael Goldburg // USA

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SURE-FIRE is a fast-paced crime comedy about a New York City con man, played by the hilarious PJ Marshall (“”Luke Cage,”” “”American Horror Story,”” “”Underground””), who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters threatening to kill him. SURE-FIRE recalls New York comedies from Woody Allen (“”Broadway Danny Rose””) and Mel Brooks (“”The Producers””) as well as Hollywood crime comedies like ‘American Hustle,’ ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Pulp Fiction,’ and ‘Get Shorty.’


Michael Goldburg (Director/Writer/Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker who earned his M.F.A. at NYU’s Graduate Film Program where he won a Warner Bros. Pictures Production Award and a Dean’s Craft Award for Excellence. His hilariously absurd horror-comedy, “What’s Eating Dad?,” was named one of the Top 10 Horror Shorts of 2014, screened at over 50 film festivals, and won multiple awards. He also directed “Tragic Relief,” a bleakly funny web series by writers from The Onion and Comedy Central, which was featured on Funny or Die. Michael’s short film version of his upcoming feature comedy, “Sure-Fire,” has won accolades on the film festival circuit, including a Best Actor award for PJ Marshall (“Luke Cage,” “American Horror Story,” “Underground”), while the feature script was a Finalist in the 2016 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. Michael is also the recipient of an AIVF Screenwriting Mentorship. He lives in New York City.

ANGELO D’ANGELO // Directed by Kevin D’Angelo // USA

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Brooklyn native, Angelo D’Angelo, faces off with the NYC Buildings Department Inspector to keep a dwindling Italian-American tradition going for one more night in Williamsburg.


Kevin D’Angelo is a Brooklyn based filmmaker whose admiration for authentic New York shines through in his script, setting, and cast. With multi-generational ties to the Williamsburg Italian-American community, Kevin was compelled to share the comedic drama of Our Lady of the Snow. Our Lady of the Snow is an Italian-American social club where Kevin serves as Financial Secretary, and resident documentarian. In addition to independent filmmaking, Kevin works full time for Above Average, a comedy video production company.

I’M IN HERE // Directed by Willy Berliner // USA

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A man finds a family of strangers in his house and has an extremely difficult time asking them to leave.


Willy Berliner grew up in Maine. His interest in filmmaking began at the age of eleven when he accidentally rented REPO MAN from the local video store. He has an MFA in directing from Columbia University School of the Arts.

SOMETHING BETTER // Directed by Gregory Brecher // USA

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Denise and Martin really need to find a parking spot…fast.


Gregory Brecher is a Brooklyn based filmmaker who grew up splitting his youth between Chicago and Warsaw, Poland. After years of working as a commercial producer, he has turned his focus towards writing and directing his own stories.

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