A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.
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This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past — where he sees his parents before their deaths — to the present — where he witnesses his own autopsy — and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.
Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an incestuous affair. Being short of money, he seduces a woman cop in order to sell her house.
A career oriented woman, Sarah Bloom, who ran away from her small town life in Massachusetts, is now living in New York City and poised to become the next big wedding planner of the famed NY social scene when she’s hired to plan the most anticipated wedding of the season. The problem: The groom is from Sarah’s home town of Williamstown, MA and wants the wedding on the family farm which is now being run by the older brother who happens to be Sarah’s first love. So, can the sophisticated city girl navigate the pitfalls of her past, possibly find true love in her future, and pull off the wedding of the season even though it might not be the one she planned for?
Otto Wall is just a little unlucky in life, and unbeknownst to him, in love. When his wife suddenly asks for a divorce, he bounces between a search for answers, desperate attempts to stay connected to his daughter, and his fateful reentry into the dating pool.
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A struggling father tells his son a bedtime story to convey an important life lesson. “Sidekick” is a 15-minute live action short film from last year (2016) and this one is among the rare directing efforts by Jeff Cassidy, also the writer here, who is highly prolific working in the camera department though.
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