Shorts Announcement #STUFF2015

September 17, 2015


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South Texas Underground Film is pleased to announce a few more Shorts Films selected to screen at the 2015 STUFF Film Festival taking place this November 30 - December 6, 2015 in Corpus Christi, Texas.


 ‘Bastard’ – Directed by Ryen McPherson – USA/14:26 mins


Fanatical religion and family are mixed and severely disrupted when a young man's father uses his unwavering faith to control his own household and the fate of a small child living in it.


 ‘Nightmare On Ecstasy’ – Directed by Jared Stults – USA/1:24 mins


What a nightmare might look like under the influence of psychedelics.


 ‘Dead Saturday’ – Directed by Benjamin Stark – USA/9:00 mins


Jimmy is convinced he's found a way to release his inner demons without going against the will of God: Dead Saturday, the time between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, when Jesus is “dead” and our sins are overlooked. But when he confronts Pastor Malcolm, the man who unknowingly inspired the idea, the conversation gets heated. Features Eric Roberts, Kurt Krause and Caroline Hebert.


 ‘Lawn Duel’ – Directed by John Aspinwall – USA/5:41 mins


A simple game of "keep your trash off of my lawn" escalates into a western showdown between two suburban men.


 ‘Meat’ – Directed by Michael Forstein – USA/14:48 mins


Desperate for work, Darren agrees to a one-day trial as a door-to-door meat salesman.


 ‘PYROMANCE’ – Directed by John de Menil – USA/24:06 mins


A lonely pyrotechnician finds and unlikely spark on the eve of the 4th of July fireworks show and becomes torn between desires both personal and professional.


 ‘A Peaceful Man’ – Directed by Harrison Norris – Australia/3:20 mins


Beaten within an inch of his life, a peaceful man has a gruesome epiphany through violence.


 ‘The Sons of Mapes’ – Directed by Aaron Hose – USA/14:20 mins

In The Sons of Mapes, the filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of his Afro-Caribbean father, following his youth on the island of Curaçao and rise to international success as a professional tennis player in the 1960s and 70s. The film also chronicles his father's 40-year reunion with his all-Latin American collegiate tennis team and their 86 year-old coach from Texas. This is a story about love, faith, perseverance, and the unbreakable bonds between family and old friends.

 ‘The Silence of Our Friends’ – Directed by Iile Lempiäinen – Finland/9:58 mins


Elise is on her way to a school parent-teacher night. Her daughter's been involved in a bullying incident. Elise arrives late to find that the others have already gotten started. To everyone's surprise, the teacher has found an unusual way to convey the children's situation.


 ‘(un)Sunny’ – Directed by VÍCTOR NORES – Spain/7:00 mins


What if the Sun did not exist? Or if the clouds could completely cover it? Tito imagines a world where sunflowers do not have to look at the sky, where the Moon works overtime to make him smile... The question is: why?



 ‘She Waits’ – Directed by Cedric Thomas Smith – USA/14:06 mins


When their perfect love isn't perfect anymore, Wesley and Simone seek comfort in the memories that defined their love.


 ‘Man of God’ – Directed by Joonas Makkonen – Finland/6:54 mins


A fugitive disguises as a priest. A strange Forester starts to follow him, trying to become an apprentice of “The Man of God”.


 ‘Video Store’ – Directed by Ana Almeida – Portugal/17:29 mins


On a spring night of 1999, two teens - a videostore clerk and a film buff - set out on a adventure: to deliver the obsolete VHS-tapes to the people who rented those movies the most.


 ‘Sometimes’ – Directed by Renee Ruben/Jasper Keymeulen – Belgium/8:50 mins


What happens if you have to choose between your live and the love of your love: your view master collection? An absurd story about a seriously ill man takes you in his world. What is real and what isn't?


 ‘Flower Girl’ – Directed by Dominique van Olm – Canada/11:17 mins


A film about striking balances in our lives. Alex does not like the idea of giving up her image for the sake of her Mother's wedding day and would rather be competing for a green belt in her Karate tournament. After having an argument with her Mother on the morning of the wedding, Alex is left standing on her front steps with the difficult decision whether to stay or go.



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