Silverado Film Festival Lineup, Like the Location, is Really Out There (in a Good Way)

Six-year-old girl skateboarders, a boy and his worm, a guy who won't dance, an accountant who loves a seagull and the real-life unique folks who populate Silverado Canyon are among the subjects of films and music videos rolling at the third annual Silverado Film Festival the night of Sept. 27.

The event is broken up into two parts, with child-friendly films shown from roughly 7-8:30 p.m. and adult content screening from 8:30-10 p.m., according to Joel Robinson, the fest organizer, Weekly contributor and naturalist/outreach coordinator with the Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project.

You want some wild heritage? Check out this festival announcement from "Peanut:"

The schedule is not set in Limestone (Canyon or otherwise), but what's below is about how the schedule of films rolling in Silverado Community Center was shaping up as of the last email Joel shot over to us.

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Child-friendly program, 7-8:30 p.m.

Festival intro by Greg Grunberg, 42 seconds

The Ledge End of Phil, 6 minutes, 8 seconds The animated story from Cartoon Saloon of a lonesome accountant who befriends a seagull.

#Savethetrees, 10 minutes, 3 seconds Justin Fidencio's deconstruction of the pseudo-activist movement and attempt to inspire people to take serious stands for the things they believe in.

Gnarly in Pink, 7 minutes, 55 seconds Filmmakers Ben Mullinkosson and Kristelle Laroche celebrate the "Pink Helmet Posse," three 6-year-old girls who share a passion for skateboarding.

Codfish, 11 minutes and 34 seconds Ryan Lee and Josh Kaufman's story of a boy and his imaginary friend as they search for his real family.

Family Farmers, 5 minutes and 16 seconds This music video addresses the plight of family farmers in corporate America.

The Last Orchard, 11 minutes and 9 seconds Colin Arp, Marisol Diaz and Chris Brady-Denton's documentary on the Old Orchard Conservancy fight to save one of the last historic citrus orchards in Santa Ana from a housing development.

Flux, 17 minutes and 49 seconds Chad King, Sarah Lee and Mia Montanile look at surfing as an expression of freedom for women around the world--and a freedom that is threatened by the media and larger culture's sexualization of female surfers.

Adventures of Flowerman, 7 minutes and 59 seconds James Castillo's documentary explores the excessive effects that carbon dioxide have on our planet and how we can be heroes for change.

Song of the Sea trailer, 1 minute and 2 seconds It's the Cartoon Saloon trailer for upcoming film by the animators of The Ledge End of Phil (see first entry).

The Boy and the Bus, 22 minutes and 48 seconds Simon Pitts' dramatic short about 10-year-old Joe, who moves to a remote village where his mother wanted to live before she died. Alone with his older father, Joe is silent with grief. And when the local bus driver won't wait for him, the boy runs.

Toska, 11 minutes and 13 seconds A runaway girl befriends a homeless man in Kiersten Vannest's short.

Hello Silverado, 3 minutes and 43 seconds Your humble host Joel Robinson closes out the child-friendly portion of the program with his music video about residents of the rural Santa Ana Mountains community of Silverado Canyon.

The schedule picks up on the next page ...
Adult content, 8:30-10 p.m.

The Tell Tale Hare, 2 minutes and 15 seconds It's Mike L. Mayfield's animated look at a fox hunting a hare.

Hollywood to Norwood, 9 minutes Andre Hyland's film has failed talk show host Jesse Miller returning to his hometown of Norwood, Ohio, to give viewers a tour of the neighborhood where he and his best friend Daryl grew up.

Angel Egg, 5 minutes and 2 seconds Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job collaborator Doug Lussenhop and thought-provoking standup/podcaster Duncan Trussell tell the story of a boy and his worm.

Fragments, 8 minutes and 58 seconds The abstract film from Glenn Beard (no relation to Weird Beard) explores how we see and visually process the past, present and future.

I Don't Dance, 20 minutes and 15 seconds Brent Weinbach shares the story of a guy who doesn't dance because of a deep, dark secret.

Nature Lovers, 3 minutes and 53 seconds Doug Lussenhop and Duncan Trussell are back (40 minutes and 15 seconds later) with the story of some nature lovers.

"Matty Cardarople project," no time given Nor is there a description yet.

Buck Wild, 4 minutes and 6 seconds Scott Keltic Knot's music video separates the sheep from the goats.

It Shouldn't Be Like That, 4 minutes and 29 seconds Joel "Weird Beard" Robinson teams up with Dave Hiebert for a music video about the colonization, industrialization and destruction of this continent. Sooo derivative of Milli Vanilli ...

Besides the canyon and Cartoon Saloon, many of these entries come from students at Orange County High School of the Arts and Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. Besides Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, the credits of contributing filmmakers include Masters of Sex, Dumb and Dumber To and The Eric Andre Show.

So, yeah, like the host Canyon, expect this event to be out there. Learn more at

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