2009 Shorts Program 2

Synopsis & Film Details

2009 Fresno Film Festival

Shorts Program #2


  • USA, Pamela Greene
  • 15 minutes
  • Al’s favorite Hawaiian food restaurant has stopped delivery in his area. With only one street separating him from his Chicken Katsu passion, Al has to think outside the box. He has the food delivered to his car in a trendy supermarket parking lot. But this will be no ordinarily meal, as Al experiences a world that makes the drama of an African watering hole look tame.
  • http://www.compactonlymovie.com



  • USA (Bay Area), Charlene Music
  • 3 minutes
  • Roz was separated from Joshua when he was only 7 months. Twelve years have passed, yet with hope and an unbreakable spirit, Roz lives for the time when they will be reunited.
  • http://www.charlene-music.com/filmography/roz/


  • USA (LA and Fresno), D.C. Douglas
  • 18 minutes, English
  • Academy Award winner Linda Hunt narrates a day in the life of Sharon (Fay Masterson) as she struggles with a recent divorce and a current perception problem. A visually stunning adaptation of Betty Malicoat’s short story of the same name – part live action, part animation.
  • www.TheCrookedEye.com



  • China, Xiaoli Zhou
  • 23 minutes
  • Keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, Mosuo women in a remote area of southwest China live beyond the strictures of mainstream Chinese culture – enjoying great freedoms and carrying heavy responsibilities. Beautifully shot and featuring intimate interviews, this short documentary offers a rare glimpse into a society virtually unheard of 10 years ago and now often misrepresented in the media.
  • http://www.germancamera.com/kingdom.html


  • USA (Bay Area), Charlene Music
  • 8 minutes, English
  • A little boy and his fisherman father confront life and death at the edge of the ocean, where their idle drag boat, the Anne Marie, blankets them in a dream.
  • http://www.charlene-music.com/filmography/beforethesea/

Part of the 5th Fresno Film Festival (2009).