Spring 2021 Vidjam Weekend Short Films

Twelve teams of filmmakers had 48 hours to develop, shoot and edit their films, based around the theme “AFTERMATH“.

“Alternative Fiction” by Zachary Moser

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

Cast & Crew

Zack Moser, Matt Miller, Clark Stefanic, Heather Perry, Craig Luckman, Derek Zanettie, Leah Marie Davis, Liz Curtis, Doug Weaver, Isley, Chris Wagner

Awards

Judges Choice
Tied “Best Story”
Tied “Best Directing” “Best Acting”
Tied “Art Direction” 

“Don’t Mind The Millers ” by Lillian Films

A sitcom about the Millers, who think the world has ended. Little do they know this has not happened and they have just been driving each other insane in a bunker, that John Miller built in preparation for this very event.

Cast & Crew

Lily Compton, Nora Sullivan Memphis Barron, Matthew Terezza, Gwenever Griest

Awards

Best Use of Theme
Filmmakers’ Choice
Audience Choice

“Welcome Aboard!” by First Beat Productions

Welcome to the Merclon Family.

Cast & Crew

Jennie Adams, Sean Adams, Brianna Dow, Charles Hooker, Brad Koch, Phillip Mann, Jerry Stevens II, Lisa Weitzman, Jonathan Zeppa

Awards

Tied “Best Story”
Tied “Best Directing”
Tied “Art Direction”

“Mid-life Rumspringa” by TT Productions

Jebediah Hornberger has moved into a different stage of life. Leaving everyone he knows and loves behind, he ventures out into an unfamiliar world to figure out the meaning of life, liberty, and why people love Michael Jordan.

Cast & Crew

Taylor Merrill, Tuan Nguyen, Tyler Transue, Keith Hamilton

Content Warning

Adult Content, Drug Use, Language

Awards

Tied “Art Direction”

“The Spider & Mr. Hedges” by IAF Films

A man finds himself as the object of a vigilante’s vengeance.

Cast & Crew

Nathan Bobb, Doug McGarvey, Casey Jankoski, Bruce, Sam Miller

Content Warning

Adult Content, Graphic Language, Violence

Awards

Tied “Art Direction”

“The Pig Paradox” by BMN Films

After doing math at their space accounting firm, two workers confess their wrongdoings as they await death from a giant alien guinea pig

Cast & Crew

Chris Ruppert, Ian Anderson, Adam Rymon, Lilly Ruppert, Borphis (Guinea Pig)

Content Warning

Adult Language, Explosions, Death

“It’s Not A Contest” by Newfoundland Films

A trio of recently divorced people take a therapy retreat with an eccentric therapist, who seems to be making it up as they go further into the woods.

Cast & Crew

Ashley Mahdavi, Mike Fitzgerald, Shannon Fields, Hope Bikle, Alessandra Amoros, Sarah Quillan, Shanna Savage, Ryan Brady, Hal Cramer

Content Warning

Implied Violence

“Rainslicker” by Keara Kobzowicz

Two roommates (and remote coworkers), exist peacefully together, until a major life change sends one of them spiraling into an existential crisis.

Cast & Crew

Jean portrayed by Laila
Mary Rose Carly portrayed by Lisa Budwig
Editor John Stoltzfus
Cinematographer Randy Rock
Writer Tyler Chick
Director Keara Kobzowicz
Jeff & Deb

“Another Day in Paradise” by Michael Martone

Cast & Crew

Michael Martone, McCaffrey Martone, Cooper Shirey, Chandler Harris, Brandon Byers

“AfterMath” by Crescentia Volz

Two children scavenge for resources.

Cast & Crew

Starring Symphony, Ian, and Crescentia Volz
Skylyn on Camera

“Home Is Where Forgiveness Is” by Ryan Brady

A man makes a fatal mistake and must face his inner demons.

Cast & Crew

Ryan Brady & Shannon Fields