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Narrative Shorts #3

With a focus on family and relationships, this collection of narrative short films centers in on the unbreakable bond between partner, parent, and confidant.

In this program


Directed by Trey Riley

It’s a Friday night in the summer of ‘98. For two teen girls, tonight is everything. Because tomorrow, it all changes.

The Vacation

Directed by Jarreau Carrillo

In Flatbush, Brooklyn, four friends are stuck in their car after it breaks down on the way to the beach on the last day of the summer.

I’m Still Ethan

Directed by Raffaello Degruttola

When his hero is unexpectedly imprisoned, young Ethan starts to see himself through the judgemental eyes of the local community. Carrying the weight of his father’s offenses, his security, identity, and right to freedom, are thrown into question. Ultimately, he must decide whether to follow in his father’s footsteps or carve out a path of his own.


Directed by Lisanne Sweere

BROTHER is a short film about the impact of psychosis on a family. Brothers Ivo (16) and Tom (18) are very close. One day Ivo notices that Tom is showing unusual behavior. His big brother, who he has always looked up to, is about to lose his mental sanity. When Tom’s behavior is becoming increasingly alarming, Ivo faces a difficult decision. Will he ever get his brother back?


Directed by Mat Johns

Rabia and Maddie, a pupil and teacher, form a friendship under the unlikeliest of circumstances.

Everybody Don’t Electric Slide

Directed by Rodney Stringfellow

At a large family gathering after a funeral, an older woman confronts an awkward young man she doesn’t recognize. In order to reveal his identity, she forces him to use a haunted typewriter that will only type the truth.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Sun, Oct 2
2:20 pm