9:30pm FRIDAY, September 27th— “Night Gallery” Short Films

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(Narrative, United States, 7 minutes)

Eli is a selfish teenager who wants to avoid family time at all costs. After an encounter with an otherworldly entity, he quickly learns that you should be careful what you wish for.

RATING: Intended for Teen Audiences or older


Directors: Luke Pilgrim, Brad Kennedy

Georgia natives Luke Pilgrim and Brad Kennedy are Sozo Bear Films. As a directing team, they have produced four short films and a myriad of commercials, music videos, and documentary-promotional films since their creative partnership began in 2014. In February of 2016, they took a major step and started their own production company, Sozo Bear Films, named after their cats. Within a month, they were producing films full time. The duo thrives in producing shorts that have the look and feel of full length features. As filmmakers, Pilgrim and Kennedy have found their niche in science fiction. The pair has explored topics such as robots, outer space, and technology.

The Sozo Bear mantra is to tell creative, cinematic stories and the pair strive to produce compelling films that people can connect with by embracing the human element that is integral to good filmmaking.