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    Short Film (2021) - 15:00

Writer and Director
Sam Max

Russell Kahn
Zachary Quinto

Jordan T Parrott

Music by
Panther Hollow

It Doesn’t Suck / Katie Schiller
Sam Max
Patrick Murray

Voyeur / Russell Kahn, Lio Mehiel

Executive Producer
Zachary Quinto

An “impressively controlled, profoundly disquieting directorial debut”
- Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

An older man picks up a younger man in his car. As they drive, and subsequently settle into an austere rental house in the country, the details of their arrangement become guttingly clear. 

Winner of the 24fps Horizon Award for Most Promising Filmmaker. 

Festival Highlights: Sundance (World Premiere / in-competition for Short Film Grand Jury Prize), Palm Springs (Special Mention - Best U.S. Short), Fantasia Film Festival, NewFest, Brooklyn Horror (Best Cinematography), Overlook, Festival MiX (Milan), Motel/X (Lisbon), TOHorror (Special Mention - Best Short), CinemaForum (Warsaw), Philadelphia (Honorable Mention for Best Screenplay) and more.

Additional Honors: Shortlist for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Nominee for the Kurosawa Award and Grand Jury Prize (24fps), Nominee for the Iris Prize.