The eight films produced in our Graduate Student Shorts block feature scorned flames, life decisions, and feelings shared throughout the human experience.
Tuesday, October 19 at 7:45pm
7205 Bishop Rd
Plano, TX 75024
October 19 @ 9:45pm until
October 31 @ 11:59pm
Dealing with her own trauma and forced to go by a persistent friend, a dispirited young woman joins a conventional group therapy program where she begins to realise that her road to healing maybe not so.
Death on its own is never easy, but there seems to be a more acute trauma and emotional whiplash surrounding someone making the final decision to take their own life. Audio collected from a sit down interview follows a daughter's story to find closure after the parting of her father; her resolve through connections to her family, the women left in the wake of distressing loss.
In the future where warring city states have established areas of barren wasteland of border zones, an AI programmed to guard such a region with deadly force begins to gain sentience when she meets a woman attempting to cross.
“Headspace” is a short visual effects film that is a representation panic attacks and hypnagogic hallucinations. Hypnagogia is a common symptom for individuals with sleep disorders as they transition between consciousness and REM sleep. These hallucinations can be frightening and hyper-realistic, and often are tied medically to anxiety.
A Pink Old Man tries to bring about the incarnation in the material world of a pink flamingo from an immaterial world. This pink flamingo is cloned so that it will ineluctably die among its fellow beings in the material world.
In 1968 Berkeley, CA, a hot bed of political activism, a young man finds his future at the mercy
of the Vietnam draft. When his ex-girlfriend needs his help accessing an illegal abortion, he
learns he is not the only person fighting for control over their life and future.
Ryan, a gas station attendant and chronic smoker, decides to break up with his girlfriend and sentient lighter, El. Unluckily for him, she does not take the news well. Crying and emotionally distraught, El goes on a fiery rampage around the rather flammable gas station. The gravity of his mistake dawning on him, Ryan tries to deescalate things before it all ends in flames.