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San Diego Film Week

Oldie but Goodie

This should really be called “Time Capsule films”! San Diego filmmakers have been making films since long before we introduced San Diego Film Week. This block features films produced from the 80’s to present. These films are early films or a “first film” by some of our younger community members. Many of these films have never seen the big screen, until now! Featuring “old” or “first” films from Bob Gardner, David S. Dawson, Susan Davis, Jeanne and Devin Scott and Clarke M. Smith.


  1. $5 Movie

    Devin Scott / Oldie but Goodie / United States / 2001 / 15 mins
    Five identical scenarios produced by a film maker in various stages of his life with various budgets.

  2. Better Cooking Through Chemistry

    David S. Dawson, Al Stoffel / Oldie but Goodie / United States / 2009 / 9 mins
    Can a man suffering from severe OCD find true love?

  3. Contamination

    Clarke M. Smith / Oldie but Goodie / United States / 1987 / 9 mins
    Dark tale of mind altering water that makes its way to a small farming community. "Contamination" is a 1987 University of Arizona college film. Made for Beginning Film Production, it garnered a "A", with a note by the teacher, indicating that it set a new level for future students to live up to.

  4. An Early Grave

    Charles H. Scott / Oldie but Goodie / 1999 / 28 mins
    A wife conspires with her lover to bury her husband alive in the dead of winter only to have the nearly-departed dig himself out from his early grave to seek revenge.

  5. Hammer Time

    Susan Davis / Oldie but Goodie / United States / 2012 / Campy, Horror, Suspense, Thriller / 12 mins
    A serial killer is on the loose.

  6. My Beautiful Wickedness

    Devin Scott / Oldie but Goodie / United States / 2003 / 7 mins
    Bad things can happen to children when the cycle of abuse is not broken. A powerful and disturbing look inside the mind of a child molester.

  7. Nite Moves

    Oldie but Goodie / United States / 5 mins
    An early film from multi- Emmy award winner Bob Gardner. Shot on 16mm film, this short showcases the nightlife of downtown San Diego in 1972.

  8. Oldie but Goodie – Shorts Program

    Oldie but Goodie
    This should really be called “Time Capsule films”! San Diego filmmakers have been making films since long before we introduced San Diego Film Week. This block features films produced from the 80’s to present. These films are early films or a “first film” by some of our younger community members. Many of these films have never seen the big screen, until now! Featuring “old” or “first” films from Bob Gardner, David S. Dawson, Susan Davis, Jeanne and Devin Scott and Clarke M. Smith. Hosted by Wally Schlotter- Multiple Emmy winner and San Diego Film Commissioner from 1976 to 1996.

    In This Program: Tales of a 5th Grade Zombie Slayer: DAY 05, Contamination, $5 Movie, Better Cooking Through Chemistry, Hammer Time, My Beautiful Wickedness, Nite Moves, An Early Grave


  9. Tales of a 5th Grade Zombie Slayer: DAY 05

    Jeffrey McLaurin, Carl Smith / Oldie but Goodie / United States / 2015 / 5 mins
    The end isn't near, it's here! 5 days after an unknown outbreak that has been killing adults and infecting large numbers of children, there are still those who have no idea what it is, or the potency of what it is about to afflict globally. Those who survive must fight to stay alive by slaying this growing population of flesh eating corpses.

  10. The Wheeler of Oz

    William Wall / Oldie but Goodie / 2010 / 11 mins
    The story of a creature called Maliphet, whose journey will unknowingly have a profound impact in the history of Oz we know today.