Shorts Program 3: Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmakers Showcase
with guest artists to be announced
Texas Filmmakers Showcase is a special screening event consisting of the best Texas short films and videos. Each year, the program is presented to executives in the Hollywood film community, with subsequent screenings around Texas throughout the rest of the year. The selection committee is a cross-section of film industry professionals from outside the state of Texas. Houston Film Commission presents the Showcase with the generous support of additional sponsors.
- Carne Seca (11:11min.) – Jazmin Diaz, Austin TX
Brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset in rural Mexico to turn a profit on their father’s business, or face the consequences of his belligerence.
- Leaves on Trees (16:27min.) – Nathan S. Duncan, Austin TX
A 9-year-old, Ira Harris, navigates a new neighborhood, new peers, and his first set of prescription glasses.
- Life After Manson (25:23min.) – Olivia Klaus, Austin TX
Life After Manson is an intimate portrait of one of the world’s most infamous crimes and notorious killers. At 21-years-old, Patricia Krenwinkel murdered at the command of Charles Manson. Now 68-years-old, she continues to be demonized by the public and haunted by the suffering she caused over four decades ago.
- Make It Rain (12:45min.)- Chris Spisak, Houston TX
A young boy’s efforts to help his family overcome the effects of a devastating drought result in a magical night he won’t soon forget.
- Melville(15:37min.) – James M. Johnston, Fort Worth TX
Marcus is dealing with some issues. He wonders through his day distracted and quiet, acting out at strangers, withdrawn from his wife, and unable to sleep. Whatever it is, he just can’t talk about it. Then he runs into an old friend who reminds him of the days when he never had a problem expressing anything.
- One Hitta Quitta (8:12min.) – Ya’Ke Smith, Arlington TX
A teenage boy’s addiction to Internet violence leads him to act out violently himself.