Shorts Block 3: Not-Quite-Midnight Shorts

Apr 20, 2017 8:30 PM - 9:45 PM EDT

CCAD Canzani Center Screening Room

60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215, United States

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A mix of dark subject matter and dark humor in this late-night block. Films include:



Director: Anne Hu

Runtime: 9 minutes, 22 seconds

Synopsis: Eliza tries to explore her sexuality within her marriage with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a female sex robot for them to share. But the sexbot is not the cure-all she had hoped for. Be careful what you wish for.



Director: Slater Dixon

Runtime: 5 minutes, 54 seconds

Synopsis: Anything can happen in the world of online dating, and everything does when a mismatched couple meets on an ill-fated blind date. Sparks fly and passion erupts, but will they kill each other, or fall in love trying?



Director: Alex Clark

Runtime: 13 minutes, 41 seconds

Synopsis: A lone man is terrorized by a masked burglar late one night, but the intruder soon realizes that the man's house is not what it seems.



Director: Brian Lonano

Runtime: 5 minutes, 45 seconds

Synopsis: A recently released criminal is looking for a good time. He can forget his sins but he can never forget … Gwilliam.



Director: Brian Lonano

Runtime: 2 minutes, 32 seconds

Synopsis: A husband gets more than he bargains for when he picks up a mysterious crow totem off the ground, much to his wife's chagrin.


Killer Recipe

Director: Chadwick Whitehead

Runtime: 3 minutes, 40 seconds

Synopsis: An avocado (who is a scientist) inadvertently invents tortilla chips that want to eat him. His tomato friend helps him destroy and dispose of the menace. But his creation proves to be resilient ... and hungry.



Director: Evan DeRushie

Runtime: 10 minutes, 57 seconds

Synopsis: Birdlime is the name for a sticky substance, usually made from holly bark or mistletoe, which is spread on branches to trap wild birds intended for export or trade. The film observes one bird who barely manages to escape this industry, yet remains trapped in a cage and surrounded by unfamiliar sounds and un-birdlike creatures.


Panic Attack!

Director: Eileen O’Meara

Runtime: 3 minutes

Synopsis: Do you ever wonder, “Did I leave the coffee on?” or “What if I give birth to Satan’s baby?” This animated short explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.


About Death

Director: Eunjae Lee

Runtime: 7 minutes, 25 seconds

Synopsis: A young woman, who just experienced the death of a loved one for the first time in her life, starts to think about death of every living being, including the fish bought for her dinner.


The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates

Directors: Lindsey Martin and Sara Zia Ebrahimi

Runtime: 7 minutes

Synopsis: Based on true events, The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates tells a story from the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 from the perspective of Haleh, an 8-year-old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates. The film raises questions about the human cost of surveillance and the criminalization of immigrant communities, linking past policy decisions with current national discussions around security and xenophobia.


Mr. Blue

Director: Matthew MacCarthy

Runtime: 10 minutes, 10 seconds

Synopsis: Peter meets with Mr. Blue, who he believes is a contract killer. What transpires will defy audience expectation.

CCAD Canzani Center Screening Room
60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215, United States
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