With USC School of Cinematic Arts (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

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An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.

Director: Midge Costin | Stars: Gary Rydstrom, Steven Spielberg, Teresa Eckton, Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 1,305

2. Love in the Rain (2019)

13 min | Short, Romance

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A couple decides its fate on a rainy summer night.

Director: Rajendra Thakurathi | Stars: Briana Evigan, Vibish Sivakumar, Sandy Ellis, Eric Han

3. Meat (VI) (2016)

Short

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A sick man seeks relief from pain while his caretaker's motives are anything but benign.

Director: Benjamin Paulides | Stars: Brad Pearce, Rhett Swanson, Z Zoccolante

4. Perfectly Natural (2018)

14 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Feel free to connect your baby while you go to work. It's perfectly natural.

Director: Victor Alonso-Berbel | Stars: Lola Bauer, Marisa Brown, Harry Fowler, Elena Rosa

Votes: 91

5. Shame (III) (2018)

11 min | Short, Drama

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A man deeply loyal to his catholic family keeps secret the truth about his girlfriend.

Director: Astor Stark | Stars: Chase Mullins, Lelia Symington, Parris Mullins, Tammy Kaitz

6. Piggy Bank Proposition (2019)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

9.4
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A precocious little girl strikes up a friendship with the hitman she propositions to kill her stepfather.

Director: Michael Lappen | Stars: Charity Rose, Dan J. Evans, Nate Ward, Patrick McCarthy

Votes: 7

7. Clothesline (2021)

Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

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An idle, Arab American stoner discovers a portal to the war memories of his mother's past while doing the laundry chore.

Director: Agazi Desta | Stars: Adam Budron, Massimo Coppola, Seen Enkidu, Andrew Ibrahim

8. Pop Rox (2017)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Jesse, a seventeen-year-old Iranian-American girl, musters the courage to tell her high school best friend, Roxanne, that she's in love with her. But when Roxanne invites out new girl Evelyn, Jesse's perfect night takes an unexpected turn.

Director: Nate Trinrud | Stars: Kimia Behpoornia, Sara Young Chandler, Samantha Dilday

Votes: 29

9. Last Meal (I) (2018)

15 min | Short, Drama

8.8
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Roger McNamara dreams of being the next great celebrity chef, but his lofty aspirations are jeopardized when controversy arises surrounding his current job: cooking last meals for prisoners on death row.

Director: Austin Simmons | Stars: Nate Ward, Kate McIntyre, Sam Ingraffia, Steve Sobel

Votes: 16

10. Limelight (2020)

12 min | Short, Drama

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In the midst of a rebellion in the Republic of Congo, two young women must grapple between their political allegiances and their love for each other.

Director: Claire Gostin | Stars: Sigin Ojulu, Joy Sunday, Tito Londole, Peterjohn Minto

11. The Mailbox (2007)

Short, Drama

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Director: Michael Koerbel | Stars: Tamara Day, Tim Guest, Fady Hadid

12. Twentysomething (2018)

Short

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Three best friends reunite at an annual New Years Day party. It's been 3 years since they've been out of high school and find themselves all out of place upon returning to their home town. ... See full summary »

Director: Kiersten Friesen | Stars: Brianna Ward, Alex Nee, Alexander Walter

13. Stormy Days (A COVID-19 Survivor Story) (2020)

4 min | Short

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Director: Skylar Ward | Star: Brianna Ward

14. Garden State (2018)

4 min | Short

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Director: Ty Leet | Stars: Sadie Friedman, Sabrina Malekzadah, Brianna Ward, Patrice Whaley

15. Girl Gang (I) (2019)

16 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Hayley Trafzer | Stars: Reiss Parsons, Easton Schirra, Toni Belafonte, Perveen Singh

16. Lapse (IV) (2019)

5 min | Short, Drama

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When her recently passed away boyfriend appears in her living room, a young woman must confront her past through a series of dreams and memories.

Director: Janice Wu | Stars: Jeanne Lau, Peter Xifo, Brent Yoshida

17. When Harry Met Sally (2018)

4 min | Short

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Stars: Patrick Olsen, Brianna Ward

18. Now That We've Met (2019)

Short, Comedy, Romance

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Nina, set up on a blind date, immediately decides the only thing in common she has with her date, Jay, is that they're both Indian. Jay, a hopeless romantic, begs to differ.

Director: Nitya Turaga | Stars: Simran Jehani, Pranshu Mishra, Geena Lovato, Lakshmi Turaga

20. God Bless the Cook (2019)

Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short

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Chef Roslyn Spence trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but her biggest critic remains her mother, a 94-year-old self-taught cook for Hollywood's biggest stars.

Directors: Zoe Malhotra, Annalise Pasztor

21. Family Business (II) (2017)

6 min | Short

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Look at all the pictures on the wall: the family lineage. Ancestors pose with victims and under each picture, their weapon of choice. At the end, an empty spot. It's time for Max to play ... See full summary »

Director: Paul J. Vogel | Stars: Warren Davis, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Brianna Ward

22. Something To Live For (2019)

18 min | Short, Drama

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A young woman, who has been training to become a suicide bomber, must choose between her love for her son and her obligation to carry out an attack.

Director: Adva Reichman | Stars: Chen Abramov, Dar Cohen, Amit Gizbar, Adam Haloon

23. USC Comedy LIVE! (2014– )

Comedy

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Stars: Lydia Li, Moriah Polk, Kacee DeMasi, Haley Spence Brown

24. Bitchin' Bibles (2019)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Jillian Ruvalcaba | Stars: Jack Eletto, Betty Katowicius, Maia Kazin, Nicholas Petroccione

25. Afterimages (I) (2020)

Short, Drama

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In a world where your five most impactful memories print as Polaroids from your mouth upon death, Sam and her mother, Ida, struggle to reconnect after Sam's grandfather dies.

Director: Cole Bacani | Stars: Camden Angelis, Pierson Carlsen, Rod Damer, Erika L. Holmes

26. The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe (2018)

Documentary, Short, Music

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Director: Brian Cawley | Stars: Arthur C. Bartner, USC Trojan Marching Band, Chris Wodniak

27. The Sound of Silence (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 5 min | Short, Thriller

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A devout young woman cleanses herself of murder.

Director: Zachary Simms | Stars: Jamie Lee Redmon, David Sunderland

28. Beth Hooper and the Ultimate Dance Battle (2017)

Short

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"Beth Hooper" tells the story of a girl who's not afraid to be herself and celebrate life.

Director: Steven Robbins | Stars: Alyssa Stamp, Elle Ryder, Alexa Kornas, Kayla-Marie Gaskin

29. The Uncanny Valley (2018)

Short, Drama

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After dropping her son at school, Eve gets into a car accident on her way to the gym. Completely stunned and alienated by the shock, Eve runs away from the site out of panic and hides into ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Pourcel | Stars: Maximus Birchmore, Silvia Bottini, Andrea Bozo, Morgan Chen

30. The End (IV) (2020)

Short, Thriller | Completed

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Director: Ros Ramzan | Star: Cynthia San Luis

31. The Gambler (II) (2019)

Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

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On girls night, Ellie gets pressed with everyone's input on her relationship. A modern woman's guide to dating in a big city.

Director: July Hodara | Stars: Jaclyn Ngan, Arlene Lorre, Kayla Brosseau, Chloe Kelleher

32. Crush(ed) (2020)

4 min | Short

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Charlotte has a crush on Dylan, but her hopes for a relationship are altered when she realizes that his interests lie elsewhere.

Director: Skylar Ward | Stars: Alex Fox, Lexi Staubi

33. The Girl in the Shell (2017)

9 min | Short, Horror

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A father visits a toy shop to buy his daughter a new doll, but quickly learns that the material the toy-maker uses to make his dolls are more disturbing than they appear.

Director: Arif Khan | Stars: Caige Coulter, Bob Sherer, Justin Thomson

34. The Rock Bottom (2019)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Wellesley Mobasser | Stars: Brent Yoshida, Amanda Casarella

35. Rainy Days (2021)

Short, Drama | Completed

After learning a popular high school senior plans to kill herself, a rebellious dropout spends the afternoon trying to understand and, along the way, discovers how alike they really are.

Director: Sofija Elena Alekna | Stars: Sage Moore, Katie Hoffmeister

36. Izzy's Demons (2020)

7 min | Animation, Short

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A young woman enters her subconscious to examine a former friendship and find a way to reconnect with this lost friend.

Director: Gregory Garay | Stars: Robin K. Johnson, Chinwe Okona

37. Swipe Me Tender (2018)

Not Rated | 26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Valentino Misino | Stars: Valentino Misino, Giada Caruso

38. Hourglass (I) (2020)

12 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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To move forward, sometimes it's necessary to go back. At the risk of her life, a young woman travels back in time to confront her father.

Director: Yelizaveta Sergei | Stars: Rachel Wittman, Michael Laurie

39. Apple of My Eye (2018)

6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

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In an apocalyptic world, a mom decides to go out to scavenge food for her son, but unfortunately gets bitten by a zombie. She must deliver the food before she turns into a zombie.

Director: Xiaoli Liu | Stars: Jenna Curtis, Jack Terbush

40. Happy Life (I) (2019)

Drama

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Director: Tracy Yan | Star: Sam Ingraffia

41. Easy for Some (2019)

Short, Drama | Completed

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Director: Niamh Sauter Cooke | Stars: Colin A. Borden, Alicia Blasingame, Silvana Gargione

42. Weekend Camping

Short, Horror | Post-production

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Director: Blaine Morris | Stars: Trina Borelli, Leesa Kim, George Henry Horton

43. Dancing with the Dark (2018)

Short

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Director: Cole Bacani | Stars: Brianna Ward, Alexander Panagos

44. Silent Rain (1993)

20 min | Short

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Dramatic short about an abused boy who confronts the man who hurt him. Recipient of the 1993 Student Academy Award (Silver Medal) from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as well as the Student Emmy and the CINE Golden Eagle.

Director: Martin Curland | Stars: Anthony Lucero, Art LaFleur, Jacob Vargas, Aimee Graham

Votes: 5

45. Uncle Billy (2012)

Short, Thriller

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Director: Rocky Ramsey | Stars: Jacob Grodnik, Robert Fleet

46. The Young Motivators Club (2018)

Short

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Three high school students participating in a Young Motivators speech competition are locked in a motel room by their instructor and forced to set aside their differences in order to make a winning speech.

Director: Valentina Povolo | Stars: Garrett Louis, Sarah Sansoni, James Tolbert, Brianna Ward

47. Clerks (2017)

Short

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Stars: Brianna Ward, Christian Pierce

48. Ghosted (IX) (2020)

Short, Comedy | Completed

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Director: Cory Siu | Stars: Nare Israelyan, Bryan Marcos, Jesse Goldwater, Kevin Caulfield

49. Shot in the Dark (2018)

Short, Horror

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A blind girl struggles to escape her violent exorcism by a preacher.

Director: Julián Cortizo | Stars: Kaitlyn Dias, Brian Kealty

50. Superbia (2008)

Short, Comedy

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A husband will do just about anything to get his wife into the home of her dreams.

Director: Anna Elizabeth James | Stars: Andrea Aguilera, Jamie Elman, Damon Thomas


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