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Official Selections include Projects From or Featuring: Lamorne Morris, Dylan Sprouse, Jack Kilmer, Suki Waterhouse, Johnny Whitworth, Francesca Eastwood, James Lafferty, Alexandra Park, Stephen Colletti, Laura Vandervoort, Will Britton, Maya Henry, Jordan Barrett, Ali Fazal, Eva Dolezalova, Carlson Young and many more.

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Recently announced, the first round of Official Selections in Shorts and Episodics category for the upcoming 2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival™.

Last year’s inaugural festival drew headlines for being “the biggest first year film festival ever organized” and this year’s lineup and events aim to repeat and expand the momentum. The festival is expanding to 5 days and taking place February 7-11, 2019 in the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA.

The festival’s slate of World Premieres include feature films, short films, indie episodics, VR,  and a wide variety of documentaries. Additional projects will be announced in the coming weeks, and MammothFF is excited to align itself with other great film festivals like HollyShorts and SeriesFest in year two of the festival.

Indie Episodics include: The Cross Over: The Story of Laurence Moses Bryant a series co-produced with LeBron James’ production company starring Lamorne Morris, Maverick Carter, Darian Michael Garey, and J. Mallory McCree. Star-studded MammothFF Shorts include Carte Blanche from Director Eva Dolezalova starring Dylan Sprouse, Jack Kilmer, Suki Waterhouse, Johnny Whitworth, and Ali Fazal, Broken Ground from Director Carlson Young, Daddy’s Playground Directed by Mitch deQuilettes and starring Francesca Eastwood.

Indie Episodics

The Cross Over: The Story of Laurence Moses Bryant

Director: Steve Waite

Cast: Lamorne Morris, Maverick Carter, Darian Michael Garey, J. Mallory McCree.

After 20 years of not getting his just due for crossing LeBron James over on a playground in Akron – Laurence Moses Bryant hires a camera crew to document the controversy surrounding the highly disputed event. Written by Dominic Cooper.

Everyone is Doing Great

Director: James Lafferty

Cast: Matthew Atkinson, Deborah Baker Jr., Josh Berger, Stephen Colletti, Alexandra Park

Seth and Jeremy enjoyed relative success from ‘Eternal’, a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they lean on each other as they struggle to reclaim their previous level of success and relevance, awkwardly navigating the perils of life and love amidst a humorously painful coming of age.


Director: Milena Govich

Cast: Laura Vandervoort, Jeff Kober,  Laura Allen

A young woman averts authorities by claiming to be a girl who went missing 15 years ago.

Halfway There

Director: Nick Morton and Rick Rosenthal

Cast: Matthew Lillard, Blythe Danner, Sarah Shahi

Created by Nick Morton and Rick Rosenthal, “Halfway There” stars Matthew Lillard as a sober addict running a rehabilitation facility, and Blythe Danner as his alcoholic mother whom he is forced to treat.

Beautiful Mess

Director: Ashley Joyce, Sherra Lasley

Cast: Carrie Barrett, Ashley Joyce, Brian Colbert Kennedy, Chris Redd

Aster and Sara are a mess. Their brand new enabling friendship allows them to navigate through the lonely playground of LA as they unhealthily deal with failing long term relationship goals.

Round 1 Short Film Official Selections Mammoth Film Festival™:


Carte Blanche

Director: Eva Dolezalova

Cast: Dylan Sprouse, Jack Kilmer, Suki Waterhouse, Johnny Whitworth, Ali Fazal, Cornelia Guest, Jordan Barrett, Maya Henry, Jessica Heller, Jeremie Laheurte, Max Madsen, Gregory Itzin

Gideon Blake is a young actor suddenly launched into stardom as the lead in the most anticipated Hollywood franchise. Attending a high-profile function, he comes across a mysterious man from his past, which begins his downward spiral as he is pushed to the brink of his sanity. Produced by Andrea Chung, James Yi, Max Goldfarb, Ryan Lewis Tunick.

Keep Your Mouth Shut

Director: Dan Roe

Cast: Brett Davern, Laraine Newman, Megan Rosati

Aaron is left with no choice but to accept a deal: never tell anyone what he saw, or die.

Killer Black

Director: James Berry

Cast: Will Britton

A reclusive author gets an unexpected knock on his door…

The Reckoning of Darkness

Director: Christopher Kulikowski

Cast: Paul Fox, Drew Gallagher, Brett Gipson

The sole survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore on an island at the extreme north of the British Isles.

Broken Ground

Director:  Carlson Young

Cast: Carlson Young, Erika Cimino, Zena Grey, Robert Axelrod

Margaret has been plagued with dreams of a strange world since she was a little girl. After a mysterious man with a map visits her one night, she decides to give in to the incessant calls of The Blazing World…

Hell to Pay

Director: Charles Whitcher

Cast: Tom Sizemore, Billy Wirth

Action packed supernatural-noir-thriller written by Jonathan Butler.

Daddy’s Playground

Director: Mitch deQuilettes

Cast: Francesca Eastwood, Boni Mata, Mav Viola, Kayla Marcus

Desensitized by their virtual millennial existence, Rose and Teddy are driven to sugar dating in order to gain wealth and access.

The Dishwasher

Director: Jordan Jacinto

Cast: Sean Burgos, Mariana Flores, J. Carlos

Inspired by true events, a young family is thrown into upheaval after receiving a note from the local cartel in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.


Director: Wesley Quinn

Cast: Chase Kuker, Ryan D. Wood, Chase McKendry, Ashley Newbrough, Jessica Rizo, Ramsey Krull

When Jarl Vallon, King of Fendholm, falls in battle, Captain Andin Marr and five elite Sworn warriors must unite the peoples of Nath.

Two Balloons

Director: Mark C. Smith


Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

Mammoth Film Festival™ is the passion project of Filmmaker Tanner Beard. Festival founders are Beard, Tomik Mansoori, and Theo Dumont.

Categories include U.S. Narrative feature films, U.S. Documentary feature films, International Narrative Feature Films, Action Sports, Virtual Reality, and Short Films and Indie Episodics.

The full festival lineup will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Beard states: “I’ve picked one thing up from attending film festivals all over the world, ranging from the most humble to the largest and most prestigious, and they all have one thing in common. They all celebrate the magic of creation on screen – with those who make stories, love stories, and admire the craft. To bring some of the elements of what some of my favorite festivals have meant to me to a town like Mammoth Lakes for a second consecutive year and what it has to offer in destination, style, content and quality will be sure to make Mammoth Film Festival: Take 2 one not to miss.”

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