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    Castillo, Adrian
    Donny is a dark comedy of which a philosophy professor who is finishing his dissertation on freewill, determinism and karma. After an argument over his wife's affair, it leads to her death. Donny will soon be faced with all three philosophies, each pr . . .
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    Costa, Geneva
    My work explores the relationship between the female body and contemporary cultural, political, and societal manifestations of gender. Autobiographical in their genesis, these representational paintings use allegory to illustrate my experience as an A . . .
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    Puente, Jacob
    Scion, the daughter of an abusive tyrant leader, leaves home to join a rebellion formed by her father’s arch enemy. She soon finds that replacing one mad king for another is not an option and must take the survival of her people into her own hands.
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    Rotolo, Jason
    When a brilliant but troubled cop investigates the murder of a cruise ship captain on Catalina Island, she must find her faith in justice and wade through an ocean of lies, only to discover that the killer is someone she thought she could trust. When . . .
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    Jones, Emily
    My mixed media paintings and sculptures draw on an archive of photographs, ephemera, and oral documentation inherited from my Midwestern family. My current body of work focuses on exploring specific memories from this history. Working with the archive . . .
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    Bedford, Roy
    Science fiction thriller screenplay in which an archaeology grad student and her sister unknowingly walk through a time portal into a future timeline where they encounter a paramilitary unit hunting a terrifying creature.
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    Blair, Jennifer
    Eli Bodie is a star Special Agent at the California Bureau of Investigation. He is sent to the sleepy, creepy town of Paradise, on the shores of The Salton Sea. Here, a decades old serial killer’s victims have started appearing in the evaporating wate . . .
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    Cox, Laura
    Detective Cat Lady is an animated half-hour comedy about a reclusive P.I. who's bitten by a radioactive cat and then uses her abilities to battle wrongdoing. It's Jessica Jones meets Bojack Horseman: a female-led superhero series with a satirical, abs . . .
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    Bell, Jonathan
    By means of material manipulation and adverse messaging, my work exhibits a critical response to the maleficent control and reliance businesses impose over employees and consumers alike. Through graphic representation and typographic expression I util . . .
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    Kollar, Rachel
    In 1600s Luanda, Angola, Africa, Princess Zinga has grown into the strongest warriors amongst her tribe under her father's instruction. When Portuguese General Joao Dias and his soldiers invade their and kill her father, Zinga flees the city with her . . .
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    Salmassi, Tina
    Pink Houses is a drama set in the San Fernando Valley in the summer of 1985, when the serial killer the ‘Night Stalker’ terrorizes the Southland. Deidra, a 52-year old drugstore worker longs for the attention of her coworker, Mehrdad, the pharmacist. . . .
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    Ameen, Lara
    When Avery Pruitt, a 27-year-old journalism graduate student with cerebral palsy, faces the daunting task of writing a relationship advice blog despite never having been in a romantic relationship, she receives guidance from an unexpected source: Etha . . .
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    Lazarte, Roberto
    FEATHERS & WAX follows the story of Lino Aguilar, an Air Force Cadet, who abandons his dream of becoming a pilot to join the family business and investigate the killing of his dear grandfather.
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    Karova, Alexandra
    AirBBnB is a dark satirical comedy/horror story about Ellie, a victim of Stockholm syndrome, who is raised as a toddler by Mary Bucher and her son Thad, her parents' killers. Mary thinks God sent Ellie, who shares a royal blood line that has rumored s . . .
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    Castillo, Adrian
    Donny is a dark comedy of which a philosophy professor who is finishing his dissertation on freewill, determinism and karma. After an argument over his wife's affair, it leads to her death. Donny will soon be faced with all three philosophies, each pr . . .
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    Hamel, Edward
    A troubled combat medic is forced to return to a hometown that blames him for a past misunderstanding and is drawn into a conflict between a violent cartel and corrupt government forces.
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    Saunders, Shannon
    After Leila's son's sixteenth birthday, her father comes to take her son away to be the heir of a dictatorship in the Middle Eastern country of Maluddin. Leila tries to protect her son but her father traps her in the U.S and kidnaps her son. Leila mak . . .
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    Durazo, Dianne
    Idiot Children is an hour long dark comedy about Alice (14) who realizes she's been indoctrinated by The Truth Speakers, a fictitious religious cult (inspired by real life cults and experiences) and must now find a way out.
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    CRAN, KENNETH
    At the Academy Awards in 1950, 65 year old special effects nominee Willis O'Brien reflects on his life and how dramatic his journey has been. Under the magical guidance of his greatest creation, the 18 inch animation model of King Kong, O'Bie revisits . . .
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    McCafferty, Mike
    This graduate project contains two half hour comedy pilots. “Fuck. Dinosaurs.” Is the story of a man who returns from a camping trip, only to discover that the world has been overrun with sentient dinosaurs. “Flipped Out” follows the family of a talen . . .
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    Burton-Oare, Jamie
    Bradley Jennings is a grass roots, well-respected teacher at Central High School, who created a digital literacy program for the community, called Global Citizen Project. Just as he and his program become the focus of the First Lady of the United Stat . . .
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    Driebusch, Jesse
    The last princess of Romania must lead the 1989 Romanian Revolution.
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    Berman, Joshua
    Hailed as a hero of WWI and famous author of "Soldier of Steel", Maxwell Fleisher, reviles the rise of Nazism, and is content to live a quiet life as the owner of a bookstore. After his Jewish friend and neighbor is arrested by the SS, Max reluctantly . . .
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    Eskandari, Mehrnoosh
    ABSTRACT Testimony By Mehrnoosh Eskandari Master of Fine Arts in Art, Visual Arts My paintings, sculptures, and installations embody my observations of the world and my fluid imaginings of contemporary human beings. Sometimes my images are based on re . . .
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    Morimoto, M W L
    I am the product of two worlds. I was born in Hong Kong, where I was raised and lived until I moved to the United States. Having lived in Los Angeles, I became a hybrid of Hong Kong and American cultures, and the influence of American values has had a . . .
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    Wilks, Elizabeth Keyishian
    BEASTS By Elizabeth Keyishian Wilks Master of Arts in Screenwriting BEASTS is set in 1837 on a convict prison on Norfolk Island, Australia. It is about Sam, a young lieutenant with PTSD who arrives as an officer and becomes a reformer.
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    Costa, Geneva
    My work explores the relationship between the female body and contemporary cultural, political, and societal manifestations of gender. Autobiographical in their genesis, these representational paintings use allegory to illustrate my experience as an A . . .
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    Taylor, Robert B.
    When eighteen year old Zhao volunteers to join a re-education program during China's cultural revolution he is sent to Mongolia where he is rejected by the villagers and victimized by Re-education Officer Wu. But he rediscovers his love for music when . . .
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    Tarle, Naomi
    Beyond ghettos, death camps, mass graves, gas chambers, crematoriums, memorials, museums, artifacts-beyond the Holocaust as a finite event, the Holocaust exists. Horror persists outside individual and collective memories and histories. The Holocaust i . . .
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    Hasson, Patrick Timothy
    When a bride's groom-to-be fakes his own kidnapping, she reveals her Israeli Special Forces past and vows to do everything in her power to hunt down his kidnappers and keep their wedding day on track.
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    González Camargo, Adrián Alfonso
    "Little Love in L.A." it's a Romantic Adventure Thriller about Sabina Baumgarten, a 27 year old German architect, whom, after meeting Leo (a 35 hipster-street guy), decides to go for a last-night tour around the streets and artsy spots of Los Angeles. . . .
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    Schiffli, Brandon
    Keeper of an enchanted garden on a wealthy estate, a landscaper is chosen to compete against members of an ungracious family in a contest to determine the fate of the garden. However, he must contend with a mischievous folkloric being who wants the ga . . .
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    Puente, Jacob
    Scion, the daughter of an abusive tyrant leader, leaves home to join a rebellion formed by her father’s arch enemy. She soon finds that replacing one mad king for another is not an option and must take the survival of her people into her own hands.
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    Taylor, Curtis
    Formally, my work draws from Modernism and Minimalism by utilizing prefabricated industrial materials such as plywood, MDF, and spray paint. Informed by Mid-Century modern architecture and design, it also contrasts the austere formalism of hard-edge a . . .
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    Robinson Jr., Roger
    This story follows a college student, Jayce, whose life is turned upside down when he contracts the HIV Virus. Because of a new law, he is thrown into am Internment Camp called "The Oasis". Jayce must fight authority when he finds out that the United . . .
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    Perez, Anthony
    Moonhollow is about Frank Bugle, a nomadic motel maid searching for "Home." When he ends up at Kaelin Plunkett's B & B, he thinks he's found it. However, when he learns that land developer Colton Holland is planning to bulldoze the place in a few week . . .
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    Scandariato, Erica
    Leslie Clemins is 29, still lives with her parents and for all intents and purposes, is a loser. She’s committed to a life ran by her own self-serving, self-righteous, neurotic theories. When she’s arrested for an outburst at a Subway Sandwich shop ov . . .
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    Money, Sheila
    Deep Pines is about Dr. Sharla Anderson who loses her job at a hospital due to no fault of her own and is forced to accept a job at a nursing home located deep in the Arkansas woods. When her patients begin dying and disappearing, she must find out th . . .
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    Hughes, Samantha
    Flops: Kas Cox, 30s, a wannabe writer and mild depressive, impulsively uses all her money to move to Hawaii after a messy break up. Broke, she must work at Flops, a local flip flop shop. Through flashbacks we watch how her past lead to her current dep . . .
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    Jones, James
    “A.J. Justice” is an original one-hour pilot about a tough prosecutor with a troubled past. As AJ struggles in her relationships with her lesbian lover and deadbeat ex-husband, her adopted children struggle with their own dysfunctions. AJ’s moral comp . . .
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    Lippman, Edgar
    Called home when his father falls gravely ill, Ben Moore finds himself at odds with his politically powerful mother, Ellie. As the family grapples with their fathers rapidly declining health, they must confront a terrible decision about his fate. Ben' . . .
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    Minter, Jordan
    The Uncomfortable Middle is a comedy about Mike and Carol Smith, leaders of a small community one year into what we would consider an apocalypse; a time where civilized society no longer exists. Mike and Carol have not just survived but also thrived d . . .
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    Jones, Eric
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    Aguirre, Tim
    At a Halloween event in 1988, a college freshman girl and her friends fight for their lives when the man who murdered her mother and sister returns to finish the job.
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    Mallory, Mia Yvette
    A lowly train operator must play a pivotal role in the labor dispute between the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency's management and its workers after her best friend, who is also the union president, has a debilitating accident.
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    Bardwil, Daniel
    After the death of his father, a recent college grad settles for a job at a private resort and must learn to cope with the 1% and survive the hospitality life while holding on to his passion for filmmaking. After getting in trouble with the law, the d . . .
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    Liu, Vida
    My current body of work explores human perceptions and sensations triggered by excess consumption and hoarding. I discovered the remedy to this problem by channeling my hoarding nature into the paintings I created. Instead of holding on to uncontrolla . . .
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    Murphy, Brian
    In a privatized future, a corruptible investigator attempting to profit from the illicit trade in alien DNA, finds herself in a women's prison mine on a Martian moon, run by a love-struck warden, filled with a bevy of stir-crazy miners, and where her . . .
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    Harris, Stephen
    Blackbeard's Cup is about Bud Beachley, a 7th grade surfer kid who rebels against authority because he loves pirates. When he finds the enchanted skull of Blackbeard the Pirate. He uses it to wish for perfect waves to surf which accidentally summons E . . .
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    Vaccaro, Aaron
    Beelzeburg is a dark comedy set in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1962 about Marty Burg, a schlubby, Jewish, introverted momma's boy who dreams of being a famous actor, but feels doomed to be forever stuck under his mother's thumb and take over the family del . . .