Narrative Shorts 1: Altered Perspectives

Narrative Shorts 1: Altered Perspectives

96 minutes
Multiple Directors

With Q&As with “Are You Alright?” director Alessio Summerfield; “Boxes” director Mark McElwrath; “Breakdown: Overload” director Tanner Richard Craft; “Caged Bird” director Orestes Valdes; “In Paris, I Tango for Maria (Take 2)” director Taylor Yocom; “The Lineman” director Jay Shipman; “The Man and the Purple Door” director Amos Hernandez; “New Pool” director Scotty Villhard; “Peeping Tom” director Ben Manhanke; and “Untitled” director Eby Strauss-Barrett.

Films in this Program

Are You Alright?

Are You Alright?
2020
15 minutes
Alessio Summerfield

When a day job becomes an every-waking-moment job, Wallace reaches a melting point.

Boxes

Boxes
2020
4 minutes
Mark McElwrath

A depressed young man goes outside.

Breakdown: Overload

Breakdown: Overload
2020
2 minutes
Tanner Richard Craft

A simulation of a mental breakdown through sensory overload.

Caged Bird

Caged Bird
2020
7 minutes
Orestes Valdes

A music video of Cacodyl’s song “Caged Bird” is inspired by past and current events.

In Paris, I Tango for Maria (Take 2)

In Paris, I Tango for Maria (Take 2)
2019
9 minutes
Taylor Yocom

In a first-person nonfiction narrative, an artist revisits a video piece in which she tangoed in butter in homage to Maria Schneider in “Last Tango in Paris.”

The Lineman

Lineman
2018
4 minutes
Jay Shipman

Hearing a hypnotic tone traveling down a power line, a weary lineman falls asleep atop an electric pole and sees his life passing before his eyes.

New Pool

New Pool
2019
7 minutes
Scotty Villhard

A pool owner battles with one pesky leaf in a “man vs. nature” scenario reflective of our Covid-19 times.

Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom
2020
26 minutes
Ben Manhanke

A young woman accidentally becomes the next target of a black-gloved killer in a film inspired by the work of Dario Argento.

Untitled

Untitled
2020
2 minutes
Eby Strauss-Barrett

An experimental short in which serenity meets destruction.