Short Films

The Replacement Child (2007)

Maggie’s Not Here (2006)

Echostop (2005)

Solo (2004)

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THE REPLACEMENT CHILD

2007 Color 35mm 25 min.

CAST and CREW:

producer: Rebecca L. BROWN

writer/director: Justin LERNER

starring: Travis Quentin YOUNG and Matthew FAHEY

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

2007 Telluride Film Festival

2007 Los Angeles Film Festival

2007 Torino Film Festival

WINNER:

Best Drama, 2008 College Television Awards (Student Emmys)

Best Director, 2008 College Television Awards (Student Emmys)

Silver Dolphin (Best Short Film), 2008 Festroia Int’l Film Festival

Best Director, 2008 Beverly Hills Film Festival

Best Short Film, 2008 Beverly Hills Film Festival

Best Short Film,  2008 Omaha Film Festival

Best Student Film, 2008 Boulder Int’l Film Festival

2008 Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival

Director’s Choice Award, 2008 Angelus Student Film Festival

Director’s Choice Award, 2007 Black Maria Film/Video Festival

Best Short Film, 2007 UCLA Director’s Spotlight

“Like a perfect ‘New Yorker’ short story. Powerful…Beautiful.”

–BRET EASTON ELLIS, author, AMERICAN PSYCHO, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION

“Lerner captures the stagnant heat and fractured beauty of the American countryside, in all its rigid hypocrisy.”

–SENTIERI SALVAGGI (Italian Film Journal)

MAGGIE’S NOT HERE

2006 COLOR SUPER 16mm 20 min.

CAST and CREW:

writer/director: Justin LERNER

producer: Jayne BELLIVEAU

cinematographer: Quyen TRAN

starring: Alisha SEATON, Michael KASS, and Wesley STILLER

ECHOSTOP

2005 COLOR 16mm 12 min.

CAST AND CREW:

writer/director: Justin LERNER

starring: Hope TAYLOR and Jona NEWHALL

SOLO

2004 COLOR 16mm 3 min.

CAST and CREW:

writer/director: Justin LERNER

starring: Geoffrey GOULD and Jason COLE