Narrative Shorts: Sci-Fi/Thriller

95 minutes
Directed by:

Abducted Anonymous

Nathan Karimi, 23 min.

The rich and powerful exploit the temptations of seven men.

Breaking Cycles

Brent Butler, 10 min.

A robotics engineer re-creates his late wife only to realize he has made a huge mistake.

The Exchange Student

Nathan Bowman, 5 min.

In this third-place winner of the Cinema at Citygarden Competition, a middle-school student embarks on a journey that leads to self-reflection and a newfound appreciation of nature.


Jess Stamper, 2 min.

George is called into human resources, and all is revealed.

The Lines We Cross

Jake Thebeau, 13 min.

Three survivors must navigate a barren world.

Rabbit’s Foot

Dustin Carter, 16 min.

A man’s dependency on a future device causes him to lose sight of reality.

The Shine

Tristian Montgomery, 4 min.

In this winner of the 2019 St. Louis Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival — based on a poem by Kendra Allen — a light shines brightly inside of black men, but certain forces fight hard to extinguish it.


Richard Taylor, 5 min.

Mitch Majors uses his spaceship’s video log to chronicle a 28-year voyage to the distant Proxima Centauri system.

The Stranger

Damon Davis, 17 min.

In this surrealist allegory to the American Diaspora’s return to the African continent, a stranger falls from the sky one day, in search of a castle and a queen that was shown to him in his dream.