EMPIRE SHORTS

JUNE 13 - 4:30PM - COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

$10

BOUNTY MOMMA

Directed by Wendy Keeling

 

United States  15 min

 

Twyla Sue Dollarhide, aka “Bounty Momma”, is a no-nonsense southern firecracker with a reality show who, despite the incompetence of her gun toting lamebrain family and film crew, proudly boasts that she “always gets her man”! This reality parody brings the viewer inside the day to day of a dysfunctional family business that turns otherwise mundane bounty escapades into mayhem and madness.

HYENA’S BLOOD

Directed by Nicolas Caicoya

 

Mexico   29 min

 

In 1973, a corrupt cop helps the new born DEA to burn down the poppy fields in Mexico.

CARRY ON

Directed by Yatao Li

 

China   16 min

 

During the brutal withdrawal of Japanese forces at the end of WWII, a Chinese father does whatever he can to save his family.

SWOON 

Directed by Jacob Joyner

 

Wilmington, NC    6 min

 

Tyler and Joy work the late shift at a grocery store. Tonight is Joy’s last shift and Tyler wants to ask her out on a date. Will Tyler succeed in swooning Joy?

GRACE 

Directed by Chris Ordal                        United States    14 min

 

Today, Janice will face her high powered ex-husband in family court for the custody of their daughter. As head waitress at the Depot Diner, staying clean and doing the NEXT right thing is her priority. When Johnny, her boss makes a decision that affects her ability to appear in court, Janice has to face her demons of addiction and choose whether to stay clean through life’s adversity or “screw it” and use….

FLOWERS

Directed by Sabina Sattar 

 

United Kingdom    8 min

 

A boy falls in love with a deaf and mute girl and has to find a way to communicate his feelings for her.

IN THE BLIND

Directed by Davis Hall

 

United States     17 min

 

A duck blind is a place of concealment, but for two estranged brothers confronting their father’s apparent suicide, emotional truth is revealed.