Shorts 13: We Love Short Shorts

Grayslake Campus
Saturday, September 7
10:10 am
9:00 pm

I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs
Directed By: Wade Shotter
Written By: Wade Shotter
Cast: Alexis Dubus
A fussy writer battles his large ego and high expectations to create a work of art.
USA, 7 minutes
Festivals: San Francisco, Heartland, Calgary

Passive Aggressive Dads
Directed By: Jim Picariello
Written By: Jim Picariello
Cast: Jim Picariello, Shayne Bither, Hoyt Hutchins, Grace Neal
Two middle-aged dads just want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park. But when an obnoxious group of teens drive by, too fast and too loud, it spurs these aging, disgruntled dads into a self-righteous act of passive-aggression.
USA, 5 minutes
Festivals: Nashville

And The Earth Will Be Lost To The Flames
Directed By: Adam Bertocci
Written By: Adam Bertocci
Cast: Lindsey Carter
The end is nigh. But until then, there’s work to do.
USA, 5 minutes
Festivals: Reelheart

Directed By: Will Berry
Written By: Will Berry
Cast: Daniel Chioco, Cynthia E. Wilde, Jess Warman

An uncultured young man honors his late father by taking his guitar to Nashville.
USA, 5 minutes
Festivals: Nashville

Rock Paper Scissors
Directed By: Brian Lawes
Written By: Brian Lawes
Cast: Joshua Gage, Camille Columbus, Happy Frejo

A boy and girl must exchange numbers at an intersection before the light turns green.
USA, 7 minutes
Festivals: Cleveland, Dallas, Indie Memphis, deadCENTER

Mary & Margaret
Directed By: Gregory Caruso
Written By: Gregory Caruso
Cast: Ava Capri, Elle Gall
A young filmmaker, Mary, contemplates different story ideas, resulting in the appearance of her own fictional character, Margaret. Mary’s dialogue with Margaret takes them to a mysterious abyss where she asks and answers philosophical questions about how to navigate the film industry.
USA, 7 minutes
Festivals: Nashville

Mio Gatto Dante
Directed By: Will Berry
Written By: Will Berry
Cast: Rhea Amin, Samuel Blustein, Allie Frankel

A poet reconnects with her dead cat through their mutual love of Italian quatrains.
USA, 3 minutes

Directed By: Jen Emma Hertel
Written By: Dale Johnson
Cast: Joe Assdourian, Anthony Santucci, Dustin Teuber

A mass murderer can get an AK-47 in a country grocery easier than a man can get his driver’s license at the DMV.
USA, 7 minute

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