The 7th annual Ad Community Shorts Night at the Midwest Independent Film Festival will screen Tuesday, Nov. 15 instead of its regular First Tuesday Nov. 1 date, deemed as being too close to Nov. 8 election night. They are:
“Hell,” John Malkovich reads Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” while illustrations depicting humans’ worst atrocities animate edited, graphics by Ryan Gilbert and sound design by Brian Leitner.
“Lady of the House.” A once promising opera singer finds herself years later as a stay-at-home mother. Written and directed by Brad Bischoff, currently mcgarrybowen’s commercial director/editor; shot by DP Casey Bohrnell.
“Out Front.” Crippled by anxiety and indecision, Alex finds himself at a personal development crossroads. Co-directed by R/GA producer Nicole Poull and editor Stephania Dulowski.
“Gas.” About thinking and talking. From spot director Steve Delahoyde and Ogilvy associate producer Sara Martin; starring David Pasquesi and Marc Grapey.
“Waterboy.” A busboy is determined to refill a young woman’s glass of water, no matter what. Written and starring Bex Marsh and Eddie Mujica. Directed by Jeff Hadick of Second City Works; produced by Nicole Bishop, Second City’s Director of Production, Creative Services.
“Markovision.” About artist Marko Markewycz and the way he sees the world. Directed by Amanda Speva and produced by Emma Jubinski, One at Optimus. Edited by The Whitehouse’s Max Mooney; DP, Michigan-based Kyle Bainter.
“Exonerated.” A look into the lives of five people who were falsely imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Directed by advertising photographer Andy Goodwin; edited by Cutters’ Patrick Duffy.
“No Other Way to Say It.” A comedy about a voiceover actress trying to nail the right tone for a pair of indecisive ad creatives selling a children’s ice cream brand. Directed by Tim Mason; EPs were Ron Lazzeretti of Hog Butcher and Lisa Masseur, One at Optimus’ EP.
“Spintronic.” Exploring the mind of sculptor Nicole Beck who creates public art on a grand scale. Made by freelance producer Lori Bohner.
“My Best Friends, According to Him.” A man tries to remain zen after he is forced to carry his complaining co-worker around for the day. Directed by One at Optimus’ Logan Hall and Josh Anderson; DP, Lawrence Daufenbach of Daufenbach Camera.
“My Day.” Foxy Grammy, 84, lives life the only way she knows how: sippin’ champagne, throwin’ dice, and bouncin’ through the ‘hood in her purple low-rider. Directed by McCoy| Meyer, Columbia College alums Eric McCoy and Justus Meyer.
“Graveyard.” A night shift custodian, David Pasquesi, and security guard, Christian Stolte, share revelations, confessions, lies and whatever else they can think of to keep from dying of boredom. Created by Ron Lazzeretti, Pasquesi and Stolte.
Super shorts. “The Master Gardener.” Documentary from studio Explore Media of South Bend.
“Fred.” RED. Animated by Dayton, Ohio design studio leftchannel, with offices in LA and Milan.
Music videos. “Rememoration.” Chicago Punk Rock band Daylight performs from their LP, “Accumulated Error.” Written and edited by the band’s bassist/vocalist Christine Wolf of Whitehouse Post.
“No Matter Where We Go.” The local band Whitney is all about young love in their hometown of Chicago. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz of Pomp & Clout, Brooklyn, NY.
At the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Broadway. Doors open at 6 p.m., screening, 7:30 p.m., after party at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 reserved seats.