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Saturday, August 26 • 7:50pm - 9:52pm
After Dark Shorts

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Hide Your Crazy
Directed by Austin Kase
14 Minutes • USA
Iris is hiding a supernatural secret from her boyfriend Dan, and when he surprises her for her birthday, they have to face it together as a couple. A horror rom-com about the fear of being truly seen, produced by mental health non-profit Of Substance, and featuring eye-popping visual effects by the legends at Sandbox VFX (Creed III, I Tonya, Gretel & Hansel) and SFX makeup wizard Santino Ferrese (Star Trek: Discovery).

Directed by Ty Clancey
25 Minutes • USA
A widower and his young daughter fend off a predatory land speculator by any means necessary in this psychological thriller set on a dying ranch in the Southwest. With shifting points of view and a twisting power structure, the story delves deep into our perception of control, unraveling a family mystery that spawns eerie tension, abducts our expectations of good and evil, and draws us in to a shocking reveal.

Good Condition 
Directed by Frank Mosley
10 Minutes • USA
Barry's starting over.

Directed by Jillian Corsie
4 Minutes • USA
Fed up with decades of suffering through the forced perfection of modern beauty standards, a tooth takes matters into its own hands.

Brenda and Billy (and the Pothos Plant)
Directed by Dave Solomon
14 Minutes • USA
After an incident involving a pothos plant, a frying pan and a flower pot leaves their mother for dead, estranged siblings (Santino Fontana and Sarah Stiles) come back together to figure out what to do with the body in this post-pandemic dark comedy.

Spit It Out
Directed by Ben Deter
6 Minutes • Canada

The Breakthrough 
Directed by Daniel Sinclair
14 Minutes • USA
Jane and Teddy are on the brink of divorce – but when their marital problems come to a sticking point, they have an unexpected breakthrough.

Don't Flinch
Directed by Zachary Paul
7 Minutes • USA
"Don't Flinch" is a short (and queer) homage to George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." When Brady's father passes away, he returns home to Alabama with his partner, Jason, in order to visit the grave site. After being disowned by his family due to his sexuality, Brady fears having to deal with years of repressed family trauma, only the oncoming zombie apocalypse turns out to be a much bigger concern.

A Rustle of Leaves
Directed by Hunter Hadfield
9 Minutes • USA
A man obsessed with having children is forced to question reality when his house plant exhibits strange behavior.

The Seal of Death 2
Directed by Harris Josey
18 Minutes • USA
When Tony Han, a former detective, receives a “Seal of Death” letter threatening his honor and life, he ventures out to New York to take down the one person responsible, Shang Lee, The Head of the Yakuza. He joins forces with NYPD Captain Winnie Ford, the sister of his former partner, Marcus, and together they devise a plan to stop Shang Lee for good.

Saturday August 26, 2023 7:50pm - 9:52pm CDT
Kress Building Ballroom (former RMTC)