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Hairy Parachute Shorts

Shorts Blocks
Running Time:60:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
8:00 PM EST
Friday, November 20
Curbside Cinema at UNCW
12:00 AM EST
Sunday, November 22
Streaming On-demand

Comedy comes in many flavors. Sample the situational, the sublime and the wickedly wack-o in this 9 pack of laughter-inducing short films.

Prior to the films will be a live, socially distanced, pop-up dance performance choreographed by Sue Meier. The evening will be Emceed by stand-up comedian Allon Nir. 


Kana Hatakeyama
A titillating spiritual comedy about seeking your joyful, deepest nature through technology, human connection…and sweat.

Delanie Gilliss
Two hunters encounter misfortune in the woods.

Deepak Sethi
Three Indian people imagine their personas as their “coffee shop names,” the names they give baristas because their real names are hard to pronounce.

Brent Clark
While rehearsing his act backstage minutes before a comedy show,  quadriplegic “sit down” comedian Leo receives an unexpected phone call from his ex-girlfriend Robin. The conversation quickly turns personal, and reveals their complicated history together. Ultimately Leo is forced to take stock of his relationship with Robin and his life moving forward.

Amina Sutton, Maya Tanaka
An aspiring artist discusses the challenges of finding affordable housing in a new city, and the compromises she has to make with her spooky new roommates.

Leah Shore
Don’t Touch Your Face!! A Public Service Announcement. Song by The Lunachicks’ Gina Volpe  Directed by: Leah Shore leahshore.com  Animation by: Leah Shore and Rob Yulfo  Music by: Gina Volpe ginavolpe.com  Produced by: Cyndy Villano Associate Producer: Lola RocknRolla

Mike Lars White
Graduates of an obscure German art school become guinea pigs for a young woman’s mediation skills when their relationship turmoil reaches fever pitch in a shopping mall parking lot.

Jenn Shaw
After multiple encounters with her bully and a little academic inspiration, an African-American teen girl finally stands up for herself against classmates that question her cultural identity.

Zara Burdett
A young woman on a hot date is having the worst period of her life.  A visceral, comedic, body-positive short film that demystifies taboos surrounding menstruation. Filmed over two days on a micro-budget, this labor of love was crafted by a team of LA-based women filmmakers in their garage.