Narrative Shorts – Program Two

Titles in this shorts program include: Moose Tracks, Minyan Duty, This is He, Not the 80s, Hallelujah, Cupids, Harry the Hamster, and Sisters.

Moose Tracks

Directed by: Ayanna McKnight
On the night after his wife’s funeral, a newly widowed father must help his teenage daughter when she gets her first period.
13 min / USA / 2022 / English
Rating: MT

Minyan Duty

Directed by: Ivan Kander
Hoping to say Kaddish after their mother’s death, Leah and Ariel find themselves one person short of making a Minyan—the quorum of ten Jewish adults required for evening prayer service. As a result, they turn to an unconventional solution.
14 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

This is He

Directed by: Thea Duncan Brooks
Two brothers discover each other’s existence when their father passes.
12 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

Not the 80s

Directed by: Marleen Valien
Two people, one restaurant, some preconceptions and a bit of fish.
17 min / Germany / 2022 / German
Rating: MT


Directed by: Victor Gabriel
After being stuck with the guardianship of their annoying, bookworm nephew, two brothers in Compton CA have to decide if they are willing to take on the responsibility of being caretakers.
14 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT


Directed by: Zoey Martinson
What is the most important thing on the last day of school before summer break? Well, if you’re Mia, Natalie and Jabari you frantically search for a date for Ms. Cheryl, the most beloved bus driver of all time! As they race against time before their stop, these eight year-olds burst into action to find a match-up with the people that have made the biggest impact on their lives. From the Bodega man with “all the meats” to their Principal, nobody is off limits as a possible courtship.
10 min / USA / 2021 / English
Rating: MT

Harry the Hamster

Directed by: Lewis Reeves
A young boys day out to see Grandad and Grandads beloved pet Harry the Hamster suddenly sours as a dramatic death and an unexpected revelation occurs.
7 min / United Kingdom / 2021 / English
Rating: MT


Directed by: Jessica Brunetto
Sisters is a short dramedy that follows two estranged siblings approaching their mother’s death. Andy, a selfish and failed actress with a drinking problem, returns home and is confronted by Emily, her uptight older sister who’s put her life on hold in order to provide home-care for their ailing mother.
17 min / USA / 2020 / English
Rating: MT
*program total runtime: 104 min



5:00 PM — SECCA

7:00 PM — UNCSA / Gold Theatre



RUN TIME: 104 Minutes