Comedy Shorts I LYAO - All New Haven Area Premieres

5:15pm Thursday May 4 - Gateway CC

11:30am Friday May 5 - Gateway CC

Comedy Shorts I

“Loren The Robot Butler: Teach Me How To Dougie!” Directed by: Paul McGinnis - Loren, a proper British robot and former head butler for a wealthy family, has been replaced with a Roomba and stored in the basement. Now the kids program him to teach them stuff. This time, it's how to dance the Dougie! This short film uses the art of Bunraku-style puppetry.

“Gonna Be a Soldier” Directed by: JON LEWIS - Six-year-old Joey wants to be a doctor when he grows up, but his parents explain that he has to be a soldier instead, and kill people. When Joey protests this dark future, they explain that we only kill people in other countries, and only the ones wearing uniforms. "What if they take the uniforms off?" Joey asks. Confused as to why he should grow up to kill people, Joey keeps asking more questions, as his parents doggedly explain the "logic" of war. When his father admits that it's very sad that so many innocent civilians also get killed, Joey asks, "So, it's *not* okay?" But his mother cheerily explains, "Of course it's okay--as long as we're *trying* to kill the ones with the uniforms. Will Joey's innocence prevail? Or will his parents' indoctrination finally wear him down?

“Still” Directed by: Carl Timms - A living statue entertainer is caught up in the middle of a zombie outbreak. He freezes in fear whilst everyone around him flees or dies at the hands of the attacking zombie horde. Left alone in an large open square surrounded on all sides with only his ability to stay very still to save him, he must work out a way to survive.

“Shoot Me Nicely” Directed by: Elias Plagianos - Shoot Me Nicely starring John Behlmann, William Sadler, Linda Hamilton and Tasie Lawrence, is the story of a fashion photographer who loses his elite magazine job, plunging him into a downward spiral of odd jobs and celebrity chasing. A compromising photo of a politician quickly takes his life on a wild ride in his journey to return to the glitz and glam of the high-fashion world.

“A world of Pleasure” Directed by: Tina Pfeiffer - A couple decides to sell their shop, which happens to be an Adult Boutique. While they are packing up a customer stops in to by a blow up doll.

“Wifey Redux“ Directed by: Robert McKeon - A man becomes maniacally obsessed with driving off his teenage daughter's new boyfriend in this dark comedy about coping and denial, based on a short story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry.

“Glue” Directed by: Alex Mendez Giner - A bizarre misunderstanding arises when a beautiful woman happens to meet a man in a library hall. Both man and woman enchanted by each other’s presence give in to a seemingly innocent flirtation. The pleasant moment quickly changes into a wacky situation when the couple misread each other signals.

“Cheaters” Directed by: Jarrad Bhatia - Steven is married, middle-aged and bored. Struggling to break free of the monotony of his daily life, one day he comes home early from work... with another woman, a firecracker who doesn't take no for an answer. Unfortunately, his uncharacteristic tryst is interrupted by his wife, Ruth, who has stayed home sick. Or so she says...

05.04.17 - 5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
Gateway Community College
05.05.17 - 12:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
Gateway Community College