The Outsider (2017)

The Outsider (2017)

Look who's coming for the holidays.

Claire is excited to meet her boyfriend's extended family. However she'll meet them during the traditional Japanese ceremony called Mochitsuki – where the family gathers to make a celebrated rice cake. Will her new family accept her? If not, will she ever be anything besides the outsider?  IMDb

This is a dramedy short.

Written and directed by Scott Takeda.

Winner - Special Jury Recognition (Denver Film Festival - 2017)

Nomination - "True Grit" Award (Denver Film Festival - 2017)

Official Selection - ME Film Festival (2018), Denver Film Festival (2017)

 

The Decision (2016)

The Decision (2016)

Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself.  A dramatic short film, shot in Croatia.  IMDb

Written and directed by Lori Kay Allred. Produced by Scott Takeda, Brock Sherman and Lori Kay Allred.

Distribution - ShortsHD (US) and ShortsTV (International)

Official Selection - Lyons Film Festival (2018), SENE Film Festival (2016), Covellite International Film Festival (2016), Universal International Film Festival (2016)

If Not Now (2015)

If Not Now (2015)

This dramatic short showcases two sisters who face a tough choice when their mother's dementia becomes too much to handle.  IMDb

Directed by Lori Kay Allred. Written by Robert Palmer, Brock Sherman and Lori Kay Allred.

Distribution - ShortsHD (US)

Winner - Best Drama Film (Milledgeville Film Festival - 2016); Jury Special Mention (Top Shorts Film Festival - 2016); Merit Award (Awareness Film Festival - 2016); Best Short (Cinevana Istanbul - 2015)

Nomination - Best Director (Milledgeville Film Festival - 2016); Best Cinematography (SENE Film Festival - 2015)

Official Selection - Clean Shorts Film Festival (2018), Piggy Bank International Film Festival (2016), International Women's Film Festival (2016), Universal Film Festival (2016), Awareness Film Festival (2016), Golden Door International Film Festival (2016), Chandler International Film Festival (2016), Top Shorts Film Festival (2016), Milledgeville Film Festival (2016), Istanbul Cinevana (2016), Malta Short Film Festival (2015), LaFemme Film Festival (2015), Women Up Independent Film Festival (2015), SENE Film Festival (2015)

The Dysfunctional Dynamics (2013)

The Dysfunctional Dynamics (2013)

A crime-fighter loses his confidence and turns to group therapy in this offbeat comedy short.  IMDb

Directed by Brock Sherman. Written by Robert Palmer. Produced by Lori Kay Allred.

Winner - Best Special Effects (Denver 48 Hour Film Project - 2013)

Official Selection - Film Festival of Colorado (2013)

The Rapture (2011)

The Rapture (2011)

A ripped-from-the-headlines dark-comedy short that delves into the behavior of the end-of-times devout and the motivations of the people who profit from them.  IMDb

Directed by Scott Takeda. Written by Robert Palmer.

Official Selection - Film Festival of Colorado (2012) Taos Shortz Film Festival (2012)

Winner - Best Actor (Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project - 2011); Best SFX  (Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project - 2011)

Last Call (2011)

Last Call (2011)

A dark comedy short about an unemployed suburban mom who robs a liquor store for quick cash. When things go bad, how will she find redemption?  IMDb

Executive produced and produced by Natisha Walton of Runaway Train Productions. Also produced by Brock Sherman and Scott Takeda. Written by Robert Palmer.

Official Selection - Film Festival of Colorado (2012)

Winner - Audience Favorite (Denver 48 Hour Film Project - 2011); Best Use of Line  (Denver 48 Hour Film Project - 2011)

The Adventures of Shelley and Margo (2010)

The Adventures of Shelley and Margo (2010)

Shelley (the gold-digging, double widow) and Margo (the uptight, devout loner) are mismatched apartment neighbors. Together, they make a modern-day "odd-couple" as they explore dating, mafia plumbers and even Mother's Day. A comedic web series created by Laura Mayo and Erin Robinson.  IMDb

Directed by Scott Takeda. Written by Laura Mayo and Erin Robinson.

Official Selection - Film Festival of Colorado (2011)

Streaming - Funny or Die

Game Over (2010)

Game Over (2010)

Five friends who head out for a weekend of technological fun instead discover a technological nightmare in this drama short.  IMDb

Directed by Scott Takeda. Written by Robert Palmer.

Winner - Best Special Effects (Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project - 2010)

Official Selection - Albuquerque Film Festival (2010); Film Festival of Colorado (2011)