Shorts 12: Music Shorts

A collection of dramas, a documentary, a comedy, and a music video, all revolving around the magic of music.

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A Handful Of Rust

Directed By: Conor Chandler Simpson
Written By: Conor Chandler Simpson
Cast: Katie Chang, Mystic Inscho, Camille Chen

USA, 10 minutes

Inheriting the family junkyard when her father dies unexpectedly, Simone makes eccentric punk music with her troubled savant younger brother and battles their short-fused mother intent on sending him away.

Festivals & Awards:
Vail Film Festival
Beverly Hills Film Festival

Waters Of March

Directed By: Elizabeth Lewis
Written By: Tom Jobim
Cast: Stacey Kent

Canada, 4 minutes

Love and loss intertwine in this poignant interpretation. Based on the classic Tom Jobim song of the same name, Waters of March uses naturalistic hand drawn animation to express the cycle of life through the beauty of nature.

Festivals & Awards:
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Los Angeles Animation Festival

Sundays At The Triple Nickel

Directed By: Jessica Colquhoun
Cast: Marjorie Eliot

USA, 13 minutes

On Edgecombe Avenue in Sugar Hill, Harlem, Marjorie Eliot is making sure her apartment building’s iconic jazz legacy lives on. Marjorie and her son have been hosting jazz concerts in her apartment every Sunday for the past 26 years, a pursuit of overcoming grief through music. This film tells the story of the women behind the piano, and how Marjorie’s generous vision came to be and the life it has taken on since, as she leaves behind her own legacy.

Son Of Sun

Directed By: Anthony Short
Written By: Anthony Short
Cast: Brett Gentile, Carrie-Ann Hunt, Jeremiah Reynolds, Luther Thompson Jr.

USA, 9 minutes

A song once recorded 50 years ago at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis Tennessee, is nearly lost by the only left survivor who knows of its existence. In pursuit of purpose in life, Alex is driven to re-record a piece of history.

Festivals & Awards:
Nashville Film Festival


Directed By: Jon Gower
Written By: Jon Gower
Cast: Matthew Heller, Alex Kramer, Taylor Lonardo, B.J. Golden, Jon Gower

USA, 6 minutes

A Nashville country band runs into trouble during rehearsal when the bandleader, a sophisticated dandy, has to confront his redneck drummer.

Festivals & Awards:
Nashville Film Festival