The Rachel Shorts: Drama 3

Directors: Various
Shorts Blocks :: Vanguard
Running Time:96:43 minutes
Event Date(s)
10:30 PM
Friday, November 15
Jengo's Playhouse
4:15 PM
Sunday, November 17
UNCW King Hall

At Midnight / Hannahs / How Does It Start / I am Mackenzie / Things That Happen in the Bathroom / Crude Oil / That Doe Zone / Laying Out

At Midnight
Director: Louis Leuci / 14:55
A wedding becomes suspenseful when it’s revealed that certain guests may have criminal intentions.

Director: India Donaldson / 14:00
A woman cons her way into another woman’s apartment, resulting in a strange and intimate encounter.

How Does It Start
Director: Amber Sealey / 15:00
It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood, and learns to do it her own way.

I am Mackenzie
Director: Artemis Anastasiadou / 19:43
Caught among toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of their dad’s truck.

Things That Happen in the Bathroom
Director: Edward Hancox / 13:00
In the intimate sanctuary of the bathroom, a lonely young queer yearns for love, and learns how to survive heartbreak. For Jak (John Calvin Pierce), the bathroom is a refuge, a place where they can exist without wearing the mask they present to the world. But when their feelings of loneliness threaten to overwhelm them, Jak invites a new hookup into the bathroom – opening up to all the pleasure, embarrassment and self-discovery that comes with queer intimacy.

Crude Oil
Director: Christopher Good / 14:47
Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower.

That Doe Zone
Director: Harrison Atkins / 6:52
I have to tell you something but I’m not sure how you’re going to react.

Laying Out
Director: Joanna Arnow / 5:18
An absurd comedy about a woman who examines her relationship with a man she has just started seeing in depth, and begins to explore her own misogyny, fantasies about having a penis and hatred for traditional gender roles.