Short films and music videos touching on subjects ranging from conservation and preservation to Orange County gang injunctions and disenfranchisement fill the intriguing bill of Saturday night's fourth annual Silverado Film Festival.
Some films make their world premieres or have been shown no where other than on college campuses or at film festivals, according to Joel Robinson, naturalist and outreach coordinator with the Santa Ana Mountains Wild Heritage Project.
Participants include: Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, Orange County School of the Arts, Cartoon Saloon, Greg Grunberg (Masters of Sex, Heroes), Matty Cardarople (Dumb & Dumber 2, Elvis the Cat), Mike L. Mayfield (Adult Swim's Mr. Pickles), Doug Lussenhop (Tim & Eric, The Eric Andre Show) and Robinson (a.k.a. "Weird Beard") himself.
Scott Keltic Knot has three projects in the festival: Santa Ana: Mountains, River & City, which follows two pals on a hike to "discover" the Santa Ana River; Self Defense - Defend the Water!, which aims to point the public to water conservation instead of environmentally harmful desalination plants; and Sangre, which explores the circle of life and death from food consumption.
Besides the films, there will be live music by Savages and Son del Centro and local, organic, farm-sourced meals available for purchase from Boldo. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable dinnerware.
Also, because it's an outdoor event, bring blankets, fold-up chairs and layered clothing. It runs from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Silverado Community Center, 27641 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado. A $5 donation is requested. To give online or for more information, visit santaanamountains.org/silveradofilmfest.
The 2015 trailer and lineup--which includes title, run time (in minutes/seconds) and director (and is subject to last-minute change)--follow on the next page ...
1. Santa Ana: Mountains, River & City 12:30 d. Scott Keltic Knot
2. 6th Border Fandango 15:00 d. Jose Luis Gallo
3. Wasted 12:06 d. Savannah Lew
4. Dusty in the Streets 1:15 d. Andre Hyland
5. Seeking Justice 8:31 d. Jesús Aguirre
6. International Workers' Rights Day 15:52 d. Esteban Pinilla
7. Somewhere Down the Line 10:20 d. Julien Regnard (Cartoon Saloon)
8. Fatima Jabrill 2:15 d. Samah Tokmachi
9. Protest: We Are the People 2:31 d. Adrián Muñoz
10. Telling of the Bees Telling 6:02 d. Nicole Antebi
11. The Promposal 3:40 d. Ryan Porter
12. OC Gang Injunction 10:46
13. Save the Lighthouse 10:09 d. James Castillo
14. Why 4:53 d. Brent Weinbach
15. Under the Peel: Voices from OC 6:25 d. Hannah McDonald
16. Self Defense - Defend the Water! 3:00 d. Scott Keltic Knot
17. Mario Molina 2:25 d. Samah Tokmachi
18. The Comedian 6:49 d. Clay Weiner w. Johnny Pemberton
19. Untitled Matty Cardarople Project
20. Untitled Mawnstor Films (Justin Reyes) Project
**** for a mature audience ****
19. JCrew Crew (Episodes 4 & 5) 5:33 & 4:17 d. Meghan O'Neill
20. The Dangers of Strangers 4:09 d. Mike L. Mayfield
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21. Backer 2:48 d. Cole Kush
22. Sangre 2:35 d. Scott Keltic Knot
23. 2 Wet Crew 3D 3:58 d. Doug Lussenhop