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Saturday, August 26 • 10:25pm - 11:50pm
After Dark Shorts

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After Dark Shorts
85 minutes

The Call of Charlie

  • Nick Spooner
  • USA
  • 14.5 min

A trendy Los Angeles couple sets up a blind date for two of their friends, one of whom is an ancient evil deity vibrating with pure malice.


  • Alex Grossman
  • USA
  • 11.5 min

Vivian Wilde writes eulogies for people in her life who are alive. With hopes of eradicating her malady, Vivian joins a local therapy group.

It Sucks to Be Me

  • Greg Heyman, Trey Fortner
  • USA
  • 3 min

A lonely man struggles with anger and bitterness as a result of his inability to making lasting connections with the opposite sex.


  • Justin Harding
  • Canada
  • 13 min

Bree, a dishonest 9-year-old, receives a terrifying visitor after a parenting lesson goes horribly wrong.

Déjà Vu Deluge

  • Jasper Lee
  • USA
  • 10 min

A fever-dream vision of the Queen of Spain as a possessed sorceress who spreads death and disease among natives in the New World.


  • Melissa Sweazy
  • USA
  • 10 min

Maddie gets a visit from the Tooth Fairy, who may be interested in more than just collecting her lost tooth.

Don't Ever Change

  • Don Swaynos
  • USA
  • 10 min

A reunion between a woman and her estranged daughter is interrupted by a stranger with an unusual request.

Night Digging

  • Terry Rietta
  • USA
  • 13 min

In this tale of Hillbilly Noir, liquor is sipped, lies are told and blood is spilled when a fallen small town golden boy catches up with an old friend while working in a graveyard.

Saturday, August 26th
10:25 PM
ASFA Recital Hall
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Saturday August 26, 2017 10:25pm - 11:50pm CDT
ASFA: Recital Hall