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< Films of 2013 >


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Greg Grunberg introduces the festival!, TRT=00:35
Featuring celebrity actor from Felicity, Alias, Heroes, The Client List, Baby Daddy, and Star Trek.

Bee Happy by Jacob Taylor, TRT=03:00
This is a short portrait Documentary of Bill Walter of Guerilla Beekeepers, LLC.

Still by Ruby Stocking, TRT=10:46
The story dives into the life of Carlos Eyles, an author, free diver, and ocean photographer. Through Carlos, we are able to understand the indefinite spiritual connection between the ocean and humankind.

A Salton Soul by Mike Agnew, TRT=12:45
The story of the decay and life of the Salton Sea told through the memories of June Eiler.

Among Giants by Ben Mullinkosson, TRT=13:42
Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform up in the tree canopy.

California’s Green with Huell Howser: Chaparral, TRT=28:58
Huell follows Rick Halsey, director of the CA Chaparral Institute, on a rugged journey to learn about California’s least understood and most valuable shrubland ecosystem.

Full Bloom by Malina Fagan, TRT=07:43
Amidst the hustle and bustle of San Francisco rests the Alice Street Community Gardens located in the South of Market district. The garden provides elderly and disabled residents of the surrounding apartments with a plot to grow their plants. Meet Anita San Juan, a 91-year-old Filipino woman who like many others, visits the garden daily. See what it means to her.

February by Gail Swanlund, TRT=03:16
California birds.  Not a straight narrative, just kind of moody.

Breathe Life by Samantha Andre, TRT=17:21
Follows the Montelone family as they live with their “Brady Bunch” of a family including three kids with Cystic Fibrosis and two without.

Karisma by Molly Woodstock Gard, TRT=13:52
Six-year-old Amelia Grace has spent her short life struggling against chronic illness and severe anxiety. To complicate matters, her father is on an extensive tour of duty as a soldier in Afghanistan. Luckily, Amelia Grace has found comfort through treatment at Bethany's Gait, an equine-assisted psychotherapy center located in San Juan Capistrano, California.


Elvis the Cat by Matty Cardarople, TRT=10:13
Matty is housesitting a cat and he has a dinner date.  What could go wrong? 

Anchored Souls by Jonathan Formica, TRT=10:14
In the early 1960s, a community of houseboat dwellers settled along the historic Mission Creek Canal, hidden away from the urban lifestyle of San Francisco.  Today, twenty houseboats still remain as the only floating neighborhood left in the city.

Ricky & Ricky Go Somewhere and Do Something by Will Carsola, TRT=09:08

[Email joel@santaanamountains.org for online viewing access] Learning to Live by Malina Fagan, TRT=18:04
Learning to Live follows Charlie Alameda, an inner city boy who goes on a weeklong trip to the San Bernardino mountains to participate in Outdoor Science School.

Jesse Miller – Rascal Scooter by Andre Hyland, TRT=01:49
A scene from the Jesse Miller Talk Show, a Comedy Central pilot.

Turn off the sprinklers! by Scott Keltic Knot, TRT=04:30
Echoing the same message as "This is a Desert," but this time much more viscerally, vaingloriously and violently, "Turn off the Sprinklers!" delves deep into the dam-nation of Christian America with a scathing panorama of unsustainable landscaping.

Mystery of the Bell Rock & Maze Stone by Joel Robinson, TRT=12:02
Weird Beard Joel investigates the story behind two large artifacts currently on display in the courtyard of Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA.

Omodox Reel by James Noel, TRT=10:48
The Omadox Corporation is facing a schism. Filmmaker Thomas Spoon, documenting the looming dissolution of the hallowed company, uncovers ever more baffling secrets and lies. Also, fish.

Hair Bushy Man by David Stenstrom, TRT=12:11
A wildly amusing actor tells a story about a creepy character in the woods.

Pound House Series by Doug Lussenhop, TRT=36:00
Doug tries to sell a bear-shaped beanbag to Brent Weinbach.  Johnny Pemberton is present.  Other unexpected scenarios also included.  


Solitude and Salinization: The Salton Sea by Carloff, TRT=16:30
An atmospheric journey around the strange, colorful, textural, and meditative landscape of the Salton Sea.

Diana Markessinis by Jimmy Pham, TRT=02:42
A Santa Ana-based sculptor/welder who uses trees as her main inspiration.

This is a desert by Scott Keltic Knot, TRT=03:50
"This is a Desert" refers to the Southern California megalopolis which electrically sucks and pumps water from desert aquifers and indigenous communities all the way across the State to fuel the unsustainable colonial landscaping characteristic of the region's endemic sprawl.

Green Being by Veronica Roach, TRT=02:14
The Santa Ana People's Garden is an organic community garden with available, individual plots!

Ningun ser humano es –ilegal- by Scott Keltic Knot, TRT=04:54
A day in the life of a day laborer. A day in the life of a cop. One is called a criminal because he wakes up in the morning and looks for work. The other hypocritically enforces the laws that criminalize day laborers, yet benefits from their cheap labor.

Visiting with Huell Howser: Audubon Starr Ranch, TRT=26:20
Huell explores the 4000-acre sanctuary where education, research, and education programs stimulate environmental awareness and stewardship in Orange County, CA.

Sydney at the playground by Joel Robinson, TRT=01:11
9-year-old girl plays on old fashion metal play equipment at Santiago Park in Santa Ana, CA.

Break the bank! By Scott Keltic Knot, TRT=06:58
"Break the Bank!" is the title track for the 2012 album. This is an analysis of the global financial system and a call to rise up for something better.  Scott Keltic Knot appears growing his own food as he rails against the corruption inherent in the World Bank.

Stop Stealing Our Cars by Pepe Luis Gallo, TRT=60:00
The issue of unjust towing became a battleground when cities such as Maywood and Montebello seized cars in immigrant communities to raise cash.  In Orange County, Santa Ana impounds more cars at state-funded drunk-driving checkpoints than any other police agency.


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