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Cult Block 1

October 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Monster” (8:00pm), Kuan-Fu Lin, Taiwan, 4 minutes – Gary the Nerd accidentally makes his toy T-Rex to become a monster. He needs to escape his apartment, but at the same time he really wants to get a selfie with the real monster.

“Artemis” (8:05pm), Heather D. Freeman, USA, 4 minutes – An (unfortunate) driver witnesses what happens to a stag’s spirit and body after it is struck by a car.

“Lady Stardust” (8:10pm), Erin Cardiff, Canada, 10 minutes – A twisted noir thriller revolving around four very different people who find themselves caught in a game from which they may never escape.

“The Next Big Thing” (8:21pm), Brody Gusar, USA, 83 minutes – The Next Big Thing is a dark comedy about friendship, revenge and the lust for fame. The protagonist is Julian, who, despite immense talent, has never achieved the level of fame he thinks he deserves. When his deranged and estranged best friend Chuck shows up with a plan to make Julian famous by making a film about Julian becoming famous, Julian agrees to do it. Unfortunately for Julian, Chuck’s real aim is to make a prank show centered on ruining Julian’s life. After a series of
embarrassing and painful events Julian begins to regret his decision, but the worse the situation is for Julian, the more popular the videos become. Julian’s ego allows Chuck to bring him to the edge of his sanity and beyond.

Festival Passes are $50 and are good for all receptions, panels, and screenings over four days. General Admission tickets are $8 and will be available at the ticket counter.


October 8, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Cumberland Ramada, Cumberland MD
100 S George St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States