​Proof of Loss
Director Katherine Fisher  - 14 min. - USA

After a fire devastates her Northern California town, Beth drives home from college to help her father Charles in the aftermath of their family home burning down. Tensions between them emerge as they embark on the emotional process of assessing the losses of the disaster, revealing that they are grieving in opposite ways. Will their cumulative loss lead them to lose each other as well, or will Beth and Charles find their way back to each other, and to new growth, in the aftermath of trauma?

Family Ties Shorts Block 7

Sunday August 22, 2021 at 1:45 PM at RoleCall Theater

Waiting for Gina
Director Victor Villar-Hauser - 9 min. - USA

Jeff obsessively waits and waits for an all-too-hopeful Tinder date to text him back, until his Grandma Dotty must shake him from his fantasy.

Divorce Story
Director Alex Parkinson - 4 min. - USA

In the midst of a bitter argument, Glen and Sarah discover what drove them apart -- and what will keep them together.

Complicated
Director James Faucett -  7 min. - USA

A lighthearted comedy in which a talent agent named Joe tries to convince the agency's top actor, a girl named Riley, to renew her contract. Along the way he discovers that beneath Riley’s impossible initial demands is an even more problematic one: that he gets back together with her mother.

Imelda and Luis 
Director Leonel Chee - 18 min. - Mexico

Young twins, Imelda and Luis, live a neglected life with their drug dealing mom and jerk-off drug addict older brother. They only have each other to fulfill their dreams, she wants to be a nun and he wants to be a girl, neither of which seems possible.

Back to the Woods
Director A.K. Espada - 7 min. - USA

A woman attempts a final camping trip with her ailing husband.

They’re Still Here
Director Gabriel Blanco - 3 min. - USA

A mother is helped through the mourning process by her late daughter, who grieves with her from the afterlife.

Summer
Director Shannon Dean - 16 min. - USA

It’s the last day of summer break and a young girl is determined to enjoy every last minute. But dangers lurk within the shadows and jeopardize the innocence of her childhood. Facing the harsh realities of the real world, she is now desperate to return to the place she once couldn’t wait to leave…home.