Shorts #1: Hello in There

Shorts #1: Hello in There

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Shorts #1: Hello in There

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No human is an island; we are all stars in a baroque constellation of families, friends, and total strangers on the street. This program explores the myriad ways—sometimes beautiful, sometimes infuriating—that the people around us influence the trajectories of our lives.

Shorts #1: “Hello in There”

David

Directed by: Zachary Woods

USA, 2020, 12m

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Zachary Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office) directs Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and William Harper Jackson (The Good Place) in this awkward tale of a therapist who grows apoplectic with embarrassment when his personal life intrudes on a depressed patient’s emergency session.

Shorts #1: “Hello in There”

Marie

Directed by: Yudi Zhang

USA, 2020, 15m

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Before undergoing reassignment surgery, a trans woman journeys home to confront her father, but she finds him unable to provide her the closure she seeks.

Shorts #1: “Hello in There”

Swim to Steven

Directed by: Amy French

USA, 2020, 15m

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When a middle-aged mother takes her young son to his first swim class, the handsome instructor jogs a memory from her adolescence and uncovers some unresolved issues in this hilariously awkward short that shows you never really grow up.

Shorts #1: “Hello in There”

Sproutland

Directed by: Cynthia Wade

USA, 2021, 26m

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The widow of a healthy-living guru explores her new single existence but faces indignation from the community and her own son, who still see her in her husband’s shadow, in this narrative debut from Academy Award®-winning documentarian Cynthia Wade (“Freeheld,” “Mondays at Racine,” FFF 2013).

Shorts #1: “Hello in There”

Wiggle Room

Directed by: Sam Guest and Julia Baylis

USA, 2021, 14m

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A young wheelchair-bound woman makes a stand in the office of her dispassionate insurance agent on what turns out to be his worst day at work. Winner of a Special Jury Award for Acting (Deanna Gibson) at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Shorts #1: “Hello in There”

Five Minutes

Directed by: Christine Khalafian

USA, 2021, 5m

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Faced with a shrinking window of freedom from her abusive partner, a young woman appeals to strangers for help but is met with apathy and suspicion.

Shorts #1: “Hello in There”

Swipe

Directed by: Anthony Sneed

USA, 2021, 5m

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Egged on by his delinquent compatriots, a juvenile shoplifter suffers poetic retaliation at the hands of the convenience store owner he wronged.