2022 Festival

Comedy Shorts


Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Comedy, Drama, Short Film

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Zapp Galura – Behemoth

When the humans leave the house, the robots awake and do their daily chores – until they fall in love. In the music video to the song Behemoth by Viennese Band ZAPP GALURA a lonely vacuuming robot comes across his crush, the lawnmower robot. A robot Amour Fou!

Mike Kren / 2018 / 6 minutes / Austria

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The Perfect Fit

A determined young actress gets the opportunity to audition for the role that her mother originated on Broadway. When tensions arise between the two, the girl must decide whether to play by her mother’s rules or her own.

Emory Parker / 2018 / 15 minutes / English / United States

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Gloria Talks Funny

When struggling voice actress, Gloria, discovers her agent failed to tell her that her claim-to-fame cartoon is being remade, she sets her sights on reprising her role as the famous BioBoy.

Kendall Goldberg / 2018 / 18 minutes / English / United States

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*DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* Oscar, a man looking to move on from the losses in his life has finally found the perfect woman in Molly. The only thing standing in his way is Cooper, her seven year old son. Oscar attempts to win the kid’s affections but it spectacularly backfires when Oscar inadvertently freezes the family dog to death. Cooper reacts in strange ways, lugging the cremated dog everywhere and demanding that Pickle be scattered to his favorite park back in San Francisco.

In a last desperate attempt to win Cooper’s favor, Oscar suggests that he take the boy on the trip himself. What follows is a bumpy road trip with ups and downs that may ultimately bring the family together or tear apart what little connection they have.

Grant Moore / 2018 / 21 minutes / English / United States

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Urban Press

*FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE* Urban Press begins with the introduction of James Franklin. James is a southern boy, who after losing his parents decides to leave his small hometown to make it in the big city. The show is a comedy that will explore dark stereotypes through the eyes of a socially diverse group of individuals.

Oz Scott / 2018 / 6 minutes / English / United States

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Hard Way – The Action Musical

HARD WAY combines Action and Musical. A story of hard men with hard feelings. Jake loses his best friend Zach in a S.W.A.T. operation near Detroit. Eight months later Jake and his team are trying to get “The Mother” – the terrorist responsible for Zach’s death. While singing and dancing they fight their way through their enemies. But then Jake’s blind thirst for revenge leads them into the deadly hands of a sniper.

Daniel Vogelmann / 2018 / 30 minutes / English / Germany