Sunday, December 6 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Made in Alaska Shorts

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I Follow Rivers (U.S.A., 10 min.) Director: Ellie Schmidt
This experimental short is a personal exploration of the perceived/false distinction that exists between humanity and nature, as well as coming to terms with the mortality of the natural world. Shot and edited in Sitka, Alaska in the summer of 2015.     
The Muse (U.S.A., 9 min.) Director: Christopher Gage Tucker
When an artist is 'touched' by The Muse then abandoned by it, he must seek a new source of inspiration.

The Kickstep Project (U.S.A., 20 min.) Director: Greg Stafford
Two lifelong Alaskan's go skiing for the first time together in Turnagain Pass. The 2015 winter was one of the warmest years on record in Alaska's recorded history. But Alaska at it's worst, is still some of the best terrain in the world. So Josh and Greg make the most of it and ski a 2,000 foot line on the South Face of Mt. Kickstep, a dream line, right in there backyard mountain playground. This line would inspire the Kickstep Project, A week long, big line shred-a-thon of one of Alaska’s backcountry gems.

Pushing Out Daisy (U.S.A., 11 min.) Director: Allison Week (Director in attendance)
Inspired by popular Inuit legend, one woman imagines pushing her cantankerous mother Daisy out a tad sooner than planned

Through the Wires (U.S.A., 5 min.) Director: Greg Chaney
Melancholy story of a Alaskan woman losing her boyfriend to the sunny south land. ( 5min.)

Easy Money (U.S.A., 9 min.) Director: Zayn Roohi (Director in attendance)
Neal's two friends set him up to be the get away drive for a bank heist. But who's robbing who..?  Trailer

The Ruthless Rhymer (U.S.A., 35 min.) Director: Quinton Oliver Smith (Producer Charlie Sears in attendance)
When Grace was a young child, her parents were murdered by the Ruthless Rhymer. She did not understand the purpose of this brutal attack. When she grew up, she became a reporter, in hopes of covering cold cases and bringing experience to sensitive topics like her own. One day, while learning about an "incidental" homeless death, she notices something that makes her think it's related to her parents' own murder.

Total Running Time: 99 min.

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Charlie Sears

Producer, Portal Productions
Producer and editor of "The Ruthless Rhymer." Sears and Quinton Oliver Smith have been working together since the two met in an after school film program back in 2009.

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