6:30pm FRIDAY, September 27th — Opening Night Short Films
(Narrative, United States, 12 minutes)
For months Kira has been living out of her car in Venice, California. Facing a constant struggle to keep her head above water, Kira’s world collapses when she returns home from work one evening to find her car stolen. Vulnerable and alone, Kira must navigate the harrowing uncertainty of a night on the streets. Featuring the world famous poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi, as translated by Coleman Barks in its first cinematic adaptation, Suncatcher is a piercing exploration of mindfulness in the face of crisis. A haunting meditation that captures both the stunning beauty, and perilous isolation, of life on the fringes of Los Angeles’s coastal westside.
RATING: Intended for Teen Audiences or older
Director: Parker Croft
Co-founder of Paper Horse Pictures, Parker has been working in film and television for over a decade. He has directed music videos for The All-American Rejects, commercials, and short films like Suncatcher which is set to premiere in 2019. Parker wrote and produced the film Falling Overnight which won fifteen awards at the twenty-six festivals it played. Parker has also appeared in over twenty films and TV shows including: Big Little Lies, American Horror Story, Nip / Tuck, Roadies, Once Upon A Time, and Pitch.