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Narrative Shorts #7

Dark and psychologically unbalanced, this collection of narrative short films is a solid balance of drama and thriller.

In this program


Directed by G.G. Hawkins

A newly adopted puppy contemplates his escape from the couple he thinks kidnapped him.

Mairzy Doats

Directed by Seth William Chatfield

Following a friend’s wedding, a couple return to their woodland cabin for a relaxing weekend, but a strange noise and a fixation on mortality threaten to derail their plans.

Everybody Goes To The Hospital

Directed by Tiffany Kimmel

Based on a true story, EVERYBODY GOES TO THE HOSPITAL is a stop motion animated exploration of physical, psychological, and familial trauma, telling the tale of four-year-old Little Mata (Writer/Director Tiffany Kimmel’s mother) as she’s taken to the hospital in late 1963 with appendicitis.

In The Dead Of Light

Directed by Daniel Hamby

A dying man must use his out of body existence to save his life before THE LIGHT takes him.


Directed by Grace Gregory

When 21-year-old Claire finds out she’s pregnant, she knows she wants to have an abortion. With confidence in her choice, support from her family, and good healthcare, it should be straightforward. But the night before the appointment, skin-crawling hallucinations begin to shake her resolve. At the gynecologist’s office, what should be a routine medical experience becomes a waking nightmare with lasting repercussions.

The Bottom

Directed by James Kautz, Morgan Ruaidhrí O'Sullivan

At the edge of a mysterious lake, a reckoning between friends becomes a fight for life–as one man’s mind games threaten the other’s grip on reality.


Directed by Deandre Sanders

In a fight for survival, a young Black woman must outwit two merciless criminals when a grab-and-go car burglary turns into a deadly home invasion.

My Left Arm

Directed by Christopher Sheffield, Melissa Vitello

After a debilitating stroke, Malorie, on the brink of a career breakthrough, finds herself at war with her own body and is forced to watch as her life slowly unravels. As her condition continues to worsen, she begins to detach from herself and those she loves, eventually placing her young daughter, Cam, in mortal danger.

Memento Mori

Directed by Izzy Lee

In 1983, a scientist in isolation resurrects a dead colleague.

Mary Meet Grace

Directed by Faryl Amadeus

When a stranger appears in Grace’s life with disturbing news about her long-lost birth mother, she must fight to untangle herself from a dangerous and sinister plan.

Dates & Times


The Independent Picture House

Fri, Sep 30
9:00 pm