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This program include seven (7) short films! Please click through the films on the right to see details about each one.

* CLICK HERE for our recorded Q&A with Neil Butler (HERZOG & MORRIS), Geoff Hecht (METRO6), Erin Brown Thomas (BUT FIRST...), and Eddie Shieh (IN SYNC)


Today is an important day for Zak, but everything is going wrong. During an epic, hilarious bus ride, Zak goes through a deeply personal metamorphosis and discovers the true value of the diverse community around him.

Director's Bio:

Geoff Hecht is a multi-award winning Creative Director based in San Francisco, California. He has close to 20 years experience between training and working in Animation, and over a decade of experience building and leading teams of artists. Between 2011 and 2018, Geoff co-founded and helped build one of the more reputable boutique Animation and Vfx studios in San Francisco, Hectic Digital. METRO6 is his directorial debut.

  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Central Oregon Premiere
  • Rating
    "PG-13" equivalent for some marijuana use
  • Director
    Geoff Hecht
  • Screenwriter
    Geoff Hecht, Natasha Cánepa, Mahmoud Zaini
  • Producer
    Valerie Kolomiets
  • Executive Producer
    Geoff Hecht
  • Co-Producer
    Jumanah Shaheen, Claudia Castaneda
  • Editor
    Pre Future Films, Ian Montgomery
  • Animator
    LEAD ANIMATORS: Victoria Lijaya, Morris Walla, Emerson EAGP, Ganesh Gurung, Francesca Guzzetta, Michael Grassi, Shane Owen // ANIMATORS: Jimmy Mole, Paul Barcos, Eduardo Muñoz, Adrian Vidal, Neil Clark, George Betancourt, Amine Sebiane, Eric Digilov, Jose Molina, Channy Imada, Cory Walker, Holiday Liu, PJ Wang, Thomas de Maleingreau, Abdul Fahim, Mario Martin, Guillem Ruiz, Thalita Cecilier, Ethan Verkler, Manuel Salmeron, Marieta Garrett, Roberto Gallego, Sergio Fernandez
  • Production Design
    Geoff Hecht
  • Sound Design
    Phoenix Sound Design, Mark Escott
  • Music
    Alain Emile