2022 Festival

Wednesday Night Shorts


Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Drama, Narrative Short, Sci-Fi, Short Film, Thriller

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White Lines

A drug addict escapes to his ex-girlfriend’s house after stealing cocaine from a drug dealer.

Stuart Heinlein / 2018 / 9 minutes / English / United States

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With a pair of energetic children to deal with, a young mother seeks a break from her daily routine through escape into a nostalgic fantasy world. But during what starts out as a typical family outing to the local mall, the kids wander out of sight. As their panicked mother frantically looks for them, she finds all is not as it seems, and her search for the children becomes a confrontation with a truth she is unwilling to accept. At journey’s end she has to decide whether to face her past or retreat into her fantasies.

Mark Kerins, Elliot Mayen / 2018 / 12 minutes / English / United States

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Yuna's Lunch

After a traumatic experience Yuna became a mute. Since that time, she has lived a tough life and works hard to make money and support herself. For work, she makes lunch box meals and eats the lunches with her customers. Her customers are of different ages and have different lifestyles but most are lonely and they share a feeling that there is something lacking in their life. Yuna’s job is to prepare their meals, deliver them, and then provide the human contact that they are otherwise missing. Though hesitant at first, faced with a unpaid utility bills and a very little money to live on, she accepts when Miki, her coworker, calls to ask her to pick up a customer she can’t handle. When Yuna meets Anthony, the customer, for the first time he treats her as if they are old acquaintances. As Yuna continues to deliver and eat lunches with Anthony, each meeting leads up to a trigger to Yuna’s traumatic past.

Myeong Jin Park / 2017 / 15 minutes / English / United States

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Everyone has a secret talent that not many people may know about. Discover what seems to be an ordinary man’s powerful talent behind closed doors. Everyday we walk by strangers, not knowing who they are or what they are capable of doing.

Omar Gomez / 2018 / 4 minutes / English / United States

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Welcome to Britannia. Together we stand alone.

Varun Raman, Tom Hancock / 2018 / 17 minutes / English / United Kingdom

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Head Above Water

A devoted husband is forced to confront his doubts about remaining the caretaker of his wife suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Eric Shahinian / 2018 / 10 minutes / English / United States

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It's Just a Gun

Imagine in the life time of a gun all the hands it passes through. It’s Just A Gun is just one chapter in that story.

When a young boy named Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.

Brian Robau / 2018 / 14 minutes / English / United States

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Bodies of Water

*DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE* It’s 1982, Marsh is 24 years old, and struggles with a tormenting secret. One random night, he crosses paths with Rivers, a stranger so striking that Marsh is instantly smitten. Marsh pursues Rivers until an opportunity presents itself for him to take the boldest risk of his life.

David Lykes Keenan / 2018 / 14 minutes / English / United States