Competition Narrative Shorts
DIRECTED BY SHAWN CHRISTENSEN
USA, 2011, 19 MIN
In this dark comedy with a tender heart, a suicidal junkie gets a phone call from his estranged sister, who desperately needs him to look after his nine-year-old niece for a few hours.
Shawn Christensen (“Curfew”) graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in illustration and graphic design. He then formed the indie rock band Stellastarr* and, while on tour, wrote and sold the screenplays Sidney Hall and Karma Coalition. His first short film “Brink” was an official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. He is attached to direct Sidney Hall.