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Narrative Shorts 2

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The Artisan

NYU Shorts Shorts Drama

A year after his wife’s death, Daniel sees her impact on every place and face in his small Cuban community.

  • Runtime:
    12:48 minutes
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Country:
    Cuba
  • Director:
    Adrián Cárdenas
  • Screenwriter:
    Adrián Cárdenas
  • Cast:
    Mario Guerra

He Left Instructions

Narrative Competition (Shorts)

After the loss of their brother two estranged sisters show up to collect his belongings. What they find is his inspirational last instructions for them.

  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Zeke Farrow
  • Screenwriter:
    Zeke Farrow

Parachute

Narrative Competition (Shorts) Drama Asian African American Spotlight

Wendy is one of thousands of Chinese "parachute kids" seeking a new kind of American Dream: her parents saved up for years to earn her a one-way ticket to the US and a coveted spot at an American high school.

But upon arrival, she found that the "school" is clearly not what the brochures promised. Over time, her Dream has morphed into disdain. She's alone, an ocean away from home, and invisible in the looming shadow of Silicon Valley.

Everything changes when a new Chinese student moves in with Wendy's host family. Mei Ling is kind and caring... but is she friend or foe?

  • Runtime:
    14:24 minutes
  • Language:
    English,Mandarin Chinese
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Katherine Tolentino
  • Screenwriter:
    Katherine Tolentino
  • Cast:
    Nicky Zou, Zoe Lau, Bettina Devin, Ross Turner, Chris Markle

Friends Like That

NYU Shorts LGBTQ Comedy Drama LGBTQ Female Romance

Familiarity and proximity reignite chemistry when Maia stays at an ex-girlfriend’s after a breakup.

  • Runtime:
    8:22 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Francesca de Fusco
  • Screenwriter:
    Francesca de Fusco
  • Cast:
    Roberta Colindrez, Victoria Cronin

The Geeble Show

Narrative Competition (Shorts) Comedy Drama

Geeble, begins his journey in America. He must earn extra money to help cure his Sisters rare condition. Along the way, he hopes to connect with people, in his unique way.

  • Runtime:
    26 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    John Jeffrey Martin
  • Screenwriter:
    John Jeffrey Martin
  • Cast:
    John Jeffrey Martin, Marcus Neville, Daniel Stewart Sherman

BALLOON

Narrative Competition (Shorts) LGBTQ Drama Fantasy

Exploring gender through the lens of the superhero myth, BALLOON questions how we raise boys when our concept of masculinity has become narrow.

For fourteen-year-old Sam, surviving junior high means staying below radar. But that becomes impossible after he becomes the target of the school’s next viral video. He’s pressured to “hit back,” but Sam isn’t so sure—even if he does have super powers.

  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Jeremy Merrifield
  • Screenwriter:
    Jeremy Merrifield, Dave Testa
  • Cast:
    Paul Scheer, Jonah Beres, Jaylin Ogle, Carson Severson

Still Happy

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Comedy Drama

A middle-aged baseball fan goes to Delray Beach seeking out George "Happy" Haliday, a modest man who once played second base for the 1962 New York Mets. The fan has brought a baseball with him that his father caught during a game that infamous season. The ball has been signed by every member of the ‘62 team, except one...

  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Fred Berner
  • Screenwriter:
    Alan Zweibel
  • Cast:
    Scott Adsit, Tom Wright
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