Butt Cut Shorts: Comedy

Directors: Various
Magnolia :: Shorts Blocks
Running Time:84:50 minutes
Event Date(s)
9:45 PM
Thursday, November 14
Thalian Ballroom
10:15 PM
Saturday, November 16
Thalian Ballroom

Cherry / You Are Going To Explode / Lady Hater / Push the Point / Miracle Desert / To Serve and Protect / Pizza My Heart / Crackers / Ask Ed

Director: Stacey Davis / 12:00
With her father dying of cancer, Helen has high hopes for the family’s last Easter together.

You Are Going To Explode
Director: Tayler Vee Robinson / 22:00
A depressed man searches for meaning to stave off his own spontaneous combustion.

Lady Hater
Director: Alexandra Barreto / 7:40
Sam, a self proclaimed “Guy’s Girl,” walks into the wrong room, and finds herself stuck in an all-female, goddess seminar. When she tries to leave and is called out as a Lady Hater, Sam is forced to examine herself and in return asks all the women to do the same.

Push the Point
Director: Bryan Burton / 8:00
A musical short film set between the worlds of fandom and pop culture, “Push the Point” follows four online gamers through their squad-based mission. Harder than defeating the red team, however, is sticking together while trying to navigate toxicity, super-fandom, and the futility of having an argument on the internet.

Miracle Desert
Director: Mark Hosack / 12:59
Two would-be criminals buried up to their necks in the desert must outwit a dangerous lawman before the real killer arrives. Anything goes in this darkly comic, supernatural thriller, shot entirely on location in the Mojave desert – a film where Casper and Henry have nothing but their wits… or lack thereof… to survive.

To Serve and Protect
Director: Kenneth Vatan-Woodall / 13:30
Luther starts his day pepper-sprayed by police–his last test before graduating Police Academy. We follow Luther as he raises his daughter–while fighting crime–in a racialized (and ironically comedic) world. 

Pizza My Heart
Director: Holly Cole-Brown / 3:48
A woman attempts to save her failing restaurant by cutting out the middle man.

Director: Bo Webb / 3:20
Two strangers at a coffee shop share a table and more

Ask Ed
Director: Wesley Brown / 1:33
When a local real estate broker hires an ad agency to create a commercial for his business, the agency and washed-up director go rogue leaving it to Ed to bring the pieces of the puzzle back together