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Poster for Screw It, We’ll Do It Ourselves!

Screw It, We’ll Do It Ourselves!

Run Time: 90 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR

Nitehawk’s LOCAL COLOR hosts a screening of the best underdog shorts by New York filmmakers with SCREW IT, WE’LL DO IT OURSELVES!

Anniversary Note: Nitehawk’s series that highlights independent New York filmmakers, LOCAL COLOR, began in August 2013 with Flex is Kings. Nitehawk became committed to short films with our annual NITEHAWK SHORTS FESTIVAL in November 2013.

A collection of short films that delve into the darker side of human nature – in darkly comedic and twisted ways. Inspired by Bill O’Reilly’s now-legendary freakout and viral sensation, Screw It, We’ll Do It Ourselves!, stubbornly brings you a program short films made by emerging New York filmmakers that, for whatever reason, did not receive their desired film festival platform – and have a real hankering to have their shorts screened in all of their underdog glory!

After-party for Screw It! will be in Lo-Res with drink specials courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey. 


Jose F Rodriguez | 2015 | 13 minutes
An out-of-shape young man goes on a run one evening and quickly finds himself lost in a deserted neighborhood – where he is confronted by his innermost fear.

Ryan Barger | 2015 | 11 minutes, 17 seconds
A father buys his young daughter a pet hamster. When it dies, they have a frank discussion about death, life, and humanity’s futile search for meaning in the universe.

Mikaela Martin & Richard Vallejos | 2015 | 14 minutes, 14 seconds
An elderly woman comes to terms with the loss of a close friend. Through her grief she discovers the true nature of their friendship, and perhaps her own sexuality.

Catherine Fordham | 2015 | 5 minutes, 40 seconds
A young woman’s fiercest self takes over to fight for her life when she’s attacked.

Nicholas Payne Santos | 2014 | 8 minutes, 37 seconds
Left with nothing by their recently deceased father, two aimless brothers head home to face his funeral.

Jacob Bittens | 2015 | 20 minutes
When David winds up in Hell for being too boring, he must vie for a second chance at Heaven by becoming the most interesting man in the underworld.

Total Run Time: 72 minutes