North Carolina Shorts, Program 3: Winston Stories

Titles in this program include: 0530: Riding in the Dark, In Her Absence, and Outside Line.


Sponsored by Nelson Mullins.



0530: Riding in the Dark

Cyclists all fall in and out of love with their grueling sport many times in pursuit of individual glory. But in the 0530 cycling group, the bonds among riders – both on and off the bike – sustain lasting friendships and offer life-giving support when it’s needed most. Take a peek inside 0530 as they navigate the Covid pandemic together and see their founder through the toughest uphill battle of his life. Directed by: Griffin Hart Davis & Wes Salisbury




In Her Absence

When a federal agent who worked on stopping the opioid epidemic loses his wife to an overdose, he and his family must learn to live in her absence. This brand-new documentary short by UNCSA School of Filmmaking directing alumna Clarke Phillips highlights the story of Winston-Salem Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough. Directed by: Clarke Phillips




Outside Line

As one of the only Black drivers and having no connections in the sport, Rajah Caruth is a relative outsider in NASCAR. Nevertheless, he has forged an unlikely path from virtual racing to the sport’s penultimate series, building stardom along the way. Directed by: Jack Gordon





RUN TIME: 67 Minutes