Long Beach Comic Expo 2016

Thank you Long Beach Comic EXPO 2016!



Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.18.04 AM21 Days (Kathleen Behun, 89 mins)
Three filmmakers embark on a paranormal challenge by barricading themselves inside a house so haunted, no one has been able to live in more than 21 days, in order to film the supernatural phenomena which presumably occur… but nothing can prepare them for the evil that lies in wait… Starring Max Hambleton, Whitney Rose Pynn, Mickey River.



Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 3.21.43 PMCtrl Alt Delete (James B. Cox, 86 mins)
When a team of hacktivists break into an office building server room, they unknowingly uncover an artificial super intelligence. With the reluctant help of the systems administrators they’ve taken hostage, they must work together to escape as the AI quickly takes over the building and spreads across the Internet. Starring Adam Shapiro, Blake Robbins, Molly Burnett.



Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 3.05.46 PMShe Got Game (Cailleah Scott-Grimes, 53 mins)
The story of a young woman searching to reconnect with the world of video games. Once she had loved that world, but it seemed to be made by men, for men. Fed up with media buzz treating women only as victims, she wants to understand what keeps women gamers going. How are they carving out space in the industry? What are their sources of persistence and resilience?





Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 2.22.32 PMStar Trek Wars (Joshua Hoh, 25 mins)
Star Wars creator, George Lucas, battles Star Trek director, J.J. Abrams, over the fate of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Who will win in this epic showdown between Star Wars and Star Trek? Starring Johnny Bolton, Ronan Barbour, Sophia Thomas, Jane Noble, Seth Wayne, Melissa Perl, Stefan Petrenco.




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 10.53.59 AMThe Smiling Man (A.J.Briones, 7 mins)
A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil. This is the second film written and directed by VFX Artist / Previsualization Supervisor A.J. Briones (AVATAR, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, TOMORROWLAND, PIXELS). Starring Abbi Chally, Mellisa Chally, Strange Dave.




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 10.59.42 AMHeroes of the Realm (Kyle Roberts, 9 mins)
In a world where magic reigns, one tyrant was the undisputed ruler. But when magic opens a portal to our world, it’s up to a pizza delivery woman to make the most important delivery of her life. Starring Kate Le, Stephen Goodman, Kato Buss, Alissa Ford.




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 11.06.10 AMThe Art of Human Salvage ( Dempsey Tillman, 9 mins)
A young boy must by saved from execution by his last hope. Starring Edward James Olmos, James Walters.




LIBERATOR 300x300LIBERATOR (Aaron Pope, 17 mins)
Lou Ferrigno plays a disgraced, washed-up ex-superhero trying to get his life back on the rails in this gritty, adult action/drama. Starring Peta Wilson, Michael Dorn, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, and Ed Asner.




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 2.29.01 PMGoblin Queen (Reed Shusterman, 12 mins)
An overbearing mother struggles to parent her daughter–who keeps disappearing to rule a magical land. But when a dangerous creature follows her home, she must confront the reality of who her daughter has become. Starring Stacey Moseley, Amy Letcher.




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 12.47.23 PMThe Barber’s Cut (Mark Brocking, 12 mins)
Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber. Starring Lewis Georgeson, Alisa Arnah, David Whitford.




Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.23.15 AMYounglings (Stuart Baker, 10 mins)
In the not-too-distant future, Elroy’s deli hosts a weekly poker night with one simple rule: all players must act their age and stick to grownup topics of conversation! But these old-timers know that “Star Wars” will be the topic du jour. Settling this conflict could mean a turn to the dark side. Starring




BK1000x1000Brainless Killers (Ren Thackham, 18 mins)
Two journalists venture into the zombie inhabited town of Zombridge, a functioning town within the wider community of Australia, to interview the mayor. They find a story more worthy of telling but have to get out alive first. Starring Steve Hughes, Danny Bolt, Ian Mathers, Kirsty McKenzie, Ben Hamilton, Benjamin Scott.




SunDevilThe Sun Devil and the Princess (Steven Ayromlooi, 30 mins)
The realm is embroiled in war between the two Goddesses. The Evil Queen, Goddess of the Moon, has captured Princess Kyoko – a devout follower and one of the last in the realm pure enough to hold counsel with the Sun Goddess. Without her, defeat is inevitable. But a mysterious warrior, of the fabled Ashikage clan, has miraculously rescued the Princess from the Queen’s impenetrable fortress. Starring Evan Parke, Mandy Amano, Tony Todd.




Fan Films

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 10.39.37 AMSpider-Man Lives: A Miles Morales Story (Ivan Kander, 9 mins)
In the wake of Peter Parker’s death, will Miles Morales find the courage to put on the mask and become Spider-Man? Starring Demetrius Stephens, Patrick McDaniel, “The Misfits of Mayhem”




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 10.50.30 AMOrphan is the New Orange (Alethea Root, 15 mins)
OITNO is a parody of both ‘Orphan Black’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’. The main character, Sarah Manning, is sent to a minimum security women’s prison (Dyad Institute Prison) after several run-ins with the law. From the moment of entering the prison ‘mini van’, her experience is unlike any other she’s had. Starring Jennifer Sorenson, Patrick Stafford, Brian Lettischer.




DeadlyClassFINALDeadly Class (Jim Skinner, 6 mins)
It’s 1987 and homeless teenager Marcus Arguello has no reason to keep living, until one fateful evening when he is approached by a mysterious girl from the King’s Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts. [Based on the award winning graphic novel, original art from the graphic novel used with permission] Starring Henry Lee.




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 3.13.30 PMStar Wars: A Toy Story (Raymond Montemayor, 5 mins)
A Star Wars fanatic decides to sell his toy collection to keep his overbearing girlfriend happy and salvage their relationship. An unbelievable adventure with his toys makes him realize that he doesn’t need to change for anyone. Starring Edwin Frank Ortiz, Taylor Koster, Robert Nixon, Robbie Tharp.




Web Series

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 11.12.00 AMPhoenix Run “Home” (TJ Walker and Rick Walters, 10 mins) Taking place in a dystopian future where everyone is infected with a deadly nano virus, A street smart smuggler Marky is on the run from a crooked super hero and his infected henchmen. Marky flee’s to the only family he’s ever known, former superhero Ma Jones AKA Thunder. Starring Conner Marx, Julianne Christie, John Paulsen.




Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 12.55.49 PMGalactic Galaxy (Anthony Ferraro, 9 mins)
An irreverent Sci-Fi saga about a disco junkie who must seize his destiny, get off space dust, become Space Werewolf & save the galaxy. Starring Bobbie Breckenridge, Charlz Williams, Daniel Kusunoki, Jonathan Castile, Kelsey Goldberg, Lara Piacquadio, Larry Andrews, Eric Michael Kochmer, Twon Wood & Matthew Sultan.




Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.19.41 AMThe Great Indoors Web Series (Dean Donofrio, 12 mins) A new comedy digital series about a geeky group of board gamers who embrace the joys of childhood while neglecting their inner grownup. Starring Elisha Yaffe, Josh Sussman, Jonathan Bray.




Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.32.33 AMSnakes & Lattes “The Show” (Drew Dafoe, 16 mins) An inside look into the quirky phenomenon taking Toronto, and the world by storm. Max Packett, has created one of the first-ever board game cafés. Gruff, yet lovable, Max is happy to run his small, business the way he sees fit, even into the ground.




Dark Specter Dramatic PoseDark Specter (Bruce Nachsin, 6 mins)
A villain must confront his greatest challenge. Starring Bruce Nachsin, Evan Alexander Judson, Judy Nazemetz.





Music Videos

laurels-O-BNo Hero Now (Jennie Kong, 6 mins)
Rian is set on a quest for vengeance when someone murders her old band of assassins. Starring Jessika Van, Beth Riesgraf, Dan Feuerriegel, Tony Messenger, Jack Yang.




Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.25.47 AMHow Deep Can I Go? (Kai Smythe , 5 mins)
Using hand drawn cardboard sets and props, Hairy Soul Man explores how deep some humans will go for love.






Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 11.19.15 AMSebastian: The Slumberland Odyssey (Fede Ponce, 3 mins)
In a future world where unmonitored dreaming is punishable by death, a rebellious orphan must enter the dream world in order to find his long lost brother and a cure for his mysteriously ill grandfather.




Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.29.30 AMAero Origins “Teaser Trailer” (Arturo Vargas, 1 min)
“On the planet, Antea, Aero and his brothers struggle to fight off an evil universal force that seeks to end their race.”




Not all films will be screened at all conventions. Due to the nature of conventions, time constraints, and length of cons some features and shorts may not be screened at all events. At some cons, GeekFest Film Fests will only program shorts or screen a Best of Selection of shorts. We will do our best to screen every Feature Length film at least once during the tour and we plan on giving all filmmakers sufficient lead time for each event.