Myrna the Monster and Other Short Films


Myrna The Monster

Myrna The Monster

Ian Samuels is a director based in Los Angeles. His hybrid work has screened internationally at festivals and venues including Sundance, SXSW, Telluride and Slamdance. He has worked for the Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in film directing and a BFA from Bard College in film/video.

Film Synopses:
“Myrna the Monster” – A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20something.
“Caterwaul” – An aging fisherman develops an intimate relationship with a lobster as he struggles to find closure with his lost wife.
“The Eyes and The Ice” – A young man faces insecurities about his relationship and what appears to be a human eye frozen in the ice outside his vacation cabin.
“Nancy and the Dapper Toad” – An aging woman finds courage to grow up from a storybook dapper toad.

Schedule:
September 15, 2015: Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
September 16, 2015: Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA
September 17, 2015: Challenger Learning Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
September 18, 2015: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, FL