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San Diego Film Week

True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency

This block showcases films based on true stories. Each film was adapted from a story provided by So Say We All- a writer’s group in San diego who tell compelling stories about real life events. Several of the films in this program were produced through the True San Diego Film Consortium Competition- a competition where teams had 60 days to adapt a true story and produce the film. Several shorts were also produced through the Film Consortium’s “Make a Short Film on a Low (or no!) Budget” Workshop and are also adaptations of So Say We All stories.


  1. 92115

    Kevin Nostrates / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / 2018 / 11 mins
    Based on a true story, "92115" is a comedic tale that follows a United States Postal Service carrier's trials and tribulations while encompassing some quirky characters during his brief career as a mailman in San Diego. This film was made for the Film Consortium’s “Make a Short Film on a Low (or no!) Budget” Workshop

  2. Coming and Going in Vegas (TRUESD)

    David M. Gutel / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / United States / 2018 / 11 mins
    Frank is a former poker tournament champion and recovering gambling addict who lost it all in pursuit of the big payoff. Struggling to cope with his gambling impulses, debts, and separation from his wife and kids, Frank gets the news that his uncle has taken ill. Although he is worried about his beloved aunt and uncle in their time of need, Frank is also a bit resentful for having to drive back to see them in the one place he fears going to the most: Las Vegas. Made for the Film Consortium "True San Diego" Competition 2017

  3. Isabel (TRUESD)

    Jonathan Hammond / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / United States / 2018 / 16 mins
    Taryn Lee lands a job as a caretaker for Isabel. Made for the Film Consortium "True San Diego" Competition 2017

  4. Little Love Lost (TRUESD)

    Derrick Acosta / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / 2018 / 15 mins
    A young woman, Kennedy, must wrestle with the discovery that her newest friend, Trish, actually wants nothing to do with her. Does Kennedy move on with her life, or does she plot her former friends ultimate humiliation and downfall? Of course, it's the latter. Made for the Film Consortium "True San Diego" Competition 2017

  5. Motherly Advice

    Allie Lennox / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / 2018 / 8 mins
    A heavy dose of over-the-counter medication causes a mother to horrify her impressionable young daughter in this humorous short.

  6. #Prayerz4Vito (TRUESD)

    Brandon Manderson / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / United States / 2018 / 8 mins
    A young man is quickly forced to face the reality of contracting a deadly disease. Made for the Film Consortium "True San Diego" Competition 2017

  7. TRUE SD Screenings- The Realist Tendency – Shorts Program

    True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / 180 mins
    This block showcases films based on true stories. Each film was adapted from a story provided by So Say We All- a writer’s group in San diego who tell compelling stories about real life events. Several of the films in this program were produced through the True San Diego Film Consortium Competition- a competition where teams had 60 days to adapt a true story and produce the film. Several shorts were also produced through the Film Consortium’s “Make a Short Film on a Low (or no!) Budget” Workshop and are also adaptations of So Say We All stories.

    In This Program: Isabel (TRUESD), #Prayerz4Vito (TRUESD), Coming and Going in Vegas (TRUESD), Little Love Lost (TRUESD), Motherly Advice, 92115, Wonderland Syndrome, Tosssed Assside (TRUESD)


  8. Tosssed Assside (TRUESD)

    David S Dawson & Theresa Dawson Davis / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / 2018 / 16 mins
    Ben cant take the emotional trauma of taking care of Lilith’s pet snake Charlie. Made for the Film Consortium "True San Diego" Competition 2017

  9. Wonderland Syndrome

    Meghan Courtney / True SD Screenings and The Realist Tendency / 2018 / 15 mins
    A girl college student with epileptic and bipolar disorder, accidently mixes her prescription with over the counter medicine when she contracts pneumonia, and starts to hallucinate. This film was made for the Film Consortium’s “Make a Short Film on a Low (or no!) Budget” Workshop