With Alfred Cervantes
SUNDANCE 6 | FRI NOV 9 | 12:00 PM
The Texas Filmmakers Showcase, a presentation of the best Texas short films and videos, is a special screening event organized by the Houston Film Commission. Each year, the program is presented to executives in the Hollywood film community, with subsequent screenings around Texas. The selection committee is a cross-section of film industry professionals from outside the state of Texas.
Cinnamon (15:02 min.) by Timothy Edwards – Austin, Texas
Theodore must grant his grandfather’s last wish the night before his grandmother’s funeral. Single for the first time in 65 years, the old man wants the company of a young woman.
Into The South (25:11 min.) by Micah Robert Barber – Austin, Texas
Jaris lost his black mom and is being raised by his emotionally distant white dad. When he travels to the Deep South to be with his dying grandmother, he may lose the one person who still cares about him.
Mentiroso (9:33 min.) by Will Shipley – San Antonio, Texas
A young boy (Maurico) gets himself in over his head when he claims to have seen Maricela, the most beautiful girl in a small Mexican town, naked. Now he has to prove it to his peers or be beaten up for being a liar. This coming-of-age period piece is completely in Spanish with English subtitles.
Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise (7:31 min.) by Kelly Sears – Galveston, Texas
An animated horror film constructed from the candid photos and handwritten messages from discarded high school yearbooks.
The Order of Things (13:02 min.) by Chris Spisak – Houston, Texas
Having been dragged in for questioning after a physical altercation with his girlfriend, Sebastian Kelly soon finds that more is riding on his answers than he possibly could have imagined.
The Whale (13:30 min.) by Jaime Chapin – Denton, Texas
A young boy lives an ephemeral fantasy in his attempt to escape the cycle of paternal abuse.
Z & Beau (12:49 min.) by Carlyn Hudson – Austin, Texas
A couple on the lam avoids traditional society until a mysterious stranger appears and ruins everythin