Shorts Program 1 includes BEFORE MADRID, CONSUELO, DEAD ENDERS, DETOX, FLORES DEL OTRO PATIO, HOT LATIN NIGHTS AT THE GRANADA, HOW TO LASSO and MONARCAS
|Thursday, June 1, 2023||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 4||6:30 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
West Coast Premiere
Directed by Fidel Ruiz-Healy, Tyler Walker
USA | 13 min | 2023
A disaffected gas station clerk finds out why they call it the “graveyard shift” after oil drillers set loose an ancient race of mind-controlling parasites.
Young and disaffected gas-station clerk Maya doesn't care about much, besides messing with her manager and getting her beer discount at the end of the midnight shift. But after a sinister race of mind-controlling parasites are set loose by irresponsible oil drillers, Maya realizes that there might be more to life than spending all your waking hours stacking shelves for a corporate overlord.
Fidel Ruiz-Healy and Tyler Walker are award-winning Writer-Directors from San Antonio, Texas and Bucks County, Pennsylvania respectively. After meeting at NYU, they’ve collaborated on narrative films, music videos, and commercials. In 2018 they were selected to be co-Fellows at the NYU Development Lab for Feature Script Writing with their 1960s jungle spy film, Orinoco Flow. Together their work has screened across the world at such film festivals as Sundance, SXSW, Slamdance, Hamptons International, Fantasia, Palm Springs Shortfest, and Mill Valley, along with being featured in publications such as NPR, Vice, Pitchfork, MTV, Moviemaker Magazine, NYLON, LA Weekly, along with numerous Vimeo Staff Picks.
|Type of Film||Short|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Year Film Was Completed||2023|
|Director||Fidel Ruiz-Healy, Tyler Walker|
|Written by||Fidel Ruiz-Healy, Tyler Walker, Jordan Michael Blake, and Conor Murphy|
|Edited by||Katherine Yates|
|Music by||Chris Ruenes, Drake Tyler|
|Sound Design||Douglas Szafir|
|Art Direction||Chazz Foggie|
|Main Cast||Skarlett Redd, Jeff Murdoch, Lilliana Winkworth, Joseph Rene|