2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Myrna the Monster

Saturday, March 14
1:45PM - 3:14PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd

A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other twenty-something.

Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 14min

Director: Ian Samuels

Executive Producer: David Harris, Brendan Kennedy

Producer: Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim

Screenwriter: Ian Samuels

Cinematographer: Benjamin Kitchens

Editor: Logan Kibens

Production Designer: Callie Andreadis

Sound Designer: Nathan Ruyle

Music: Jona Bechtolt, Rob Kieswetter, Jeffrey Brodsky, of YACHT

Additional Credits: Animator: Ethan Clarke

Principal Cast: Kathleen Hanna, Victor Yerrid, Hiedi Neidermeyer


Ian Samuels is a director based in Los Angeles. His hybrid work has screened internationally at festivals and venues including Sundance, SXSW, and Telluride.

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.

Distributor: MTV Other

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Ian Samuels
(917) 734-0071

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