Newfest Shorts: Mad as Hell
Run Time: 74 min. Format: DCP
Life is tough right about now. There’s angst. There’s rage. We are all mad as hell and NOT going to take it anymore.
Find solidarity and solace in this furious collection of shorts that confront our torment and attempt to powerfully will a different world into existence — in this life or beyond it.
Dir. M.G. Evangelista, USA, 15 min
A teen begins questioning God and her sexuality.
Dir. Sam Max, USA, 16 min
An unnamed figure picks up a young man in his car.
MOM, IF I WERE A VAMPIRE
Dir. Deborah Devyn Chuang, Taiwan, 17 min
Wen, an insecure teenage girl who dislikes her disapproving mother, vows to be nothing like her.
SCARING WOMEN AT NIGHT
Dir. Karimah Zakia Issa, Canada, 11 min
Two strangers are scared on a late walk home.
Dir. Mark Keane, Ireland, 5 min
A teen boy does something extreme in order to prove himself to his friend.
Dir. Tij D’oyen, USA, 10 min
A woman recounts a sensual yet macabre story about the boy next door.