Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2015: Iron Mule Short Comedy Festival

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2015: Iron Mule Short Comedy Festival

Run Time: 95 min. Rating: NR

Nitehawk welcomes THE IRON MULE SHORT COMEDY FESTIVAL to the Nitehawk Shorts Festival!

After 13 years in Manhattan, the Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival comes to Williamsburg with a lineup of seven new films, featuring short comedy films from China, England, Russia, and… Brooklyn! Filmmakers will be in attendance and the screening will be followed by an after-party in Lo-Res where the audience and filmmakers can mingle.

The Iron Mule is New York’s only monthly short comedy film series, screening narrative, documentary, animated and experimental comedies from around the world. In their 13+ years they have presented more than 1,100 films, including early work from many celebrated filmmakers and comedians such as Stephen Colbert, Seth Macfarlane, Lena Dunham and Aziz Ansari.

Each screening features a guest judge from the world of film, comedy, television, or the New York art scene. Hosts Jay Stern and Victor Varnado interview attending filmmakers during the show, and each screening is followed by an after-party. In addition, Iron Mule produces the “Wanna Be a Star” contest, in which an audience member is chosen to star in a new film directed by an Iron Mule filmmaker to be shown at the following month’s screening.

NIGHT SHIFT
Written and directed by Richard Higson | 2014 | UK | 15 minutes
Lenny and Chris head to a mysterious manor house for a special job. But they haven’t reckoned on just who they’re there to kidnap, and who else might have had the same idea…

SHOE
Written and directed by Eric Fisher | 2014 | USA | 7 minutes
Soldiers in the American Revolution fight to survive. And to inherit a shoe. They mostly fight about the shoe.

PORTFOLIO
Written and directed by Nikita Tamarov | 2015 | Russia | 16 minutes
A body has been buried, but the relatives want to make a change. Funeral contractors have a messy job to do, all while staying “within the budget.”

MIXED UP
Written by Ian Lassiter, directed by Jeffrey Glaser | 2015 | USA | 14 minutes
A young, mixed-race jazz musician finds he has no African DNA, and struggles to figure out how the eff he will make sense of his life…

PANTY FAIRY
Written and directed by Juanwei Chen | 2014 | China | 2 minutes
In the midst of chaos, a hero emerges to save the day. Young teenage girls are constantly being robbed of their belongings and only one true fairy can pave the way towards a happily ever after.

He is known as…Panty Fairy.

DOIN’ EVERYTHIN’
Written and directed by Jacob A. Ware and Kate Dearing | 2014 | USA | 5 1/2 minutes
One of the only 10,000 part how-to tutorial series.

TERMINATOR 6
Part of our “Wanna Be a Star” contest, which stars a member of our previous show’s audience chosen at random! Written and directed by Jay Stern and Victor Varnado.