37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Short Films: Potpourri


One Pill at a Time:
2018. USA. 2 min. Director: Andrew Wilson

One Pill at a Time is an animated satirical take on America’s advertising and pharmaceutical drug industries.

2018. USA. 27 min. Director: Kendell Courtney Klein Featuring: Amanda Plummer, Bill Moseley, Azura Skye

Set on a single night during one of the bloodiest days of the Civil War, Gingerbread chronicles Abraham Lincoln through one of the darkest nights of his Presidency as he reluctantly agrees to join Mary Todd in a séance to contact their recently departed son.

The Message from Space:
2018. USA. 4 min. Director: Grier Dill

Earth receives a message from deep space showing humans how to create a new miracle substance that can replace every modern material we currently use. After many years, with civilization completely rebuilt on the new material, the aliens arrive, and their intentions are not so selfless.

St. Louis Superman:
2018. USA. 28 min. Director: Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan Featuring: Bruce Franks Jr.

This short documentary follows Bruce Franks Jr., a 33-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist, and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he is forced to deal with the mental trauma he’s been carrying for nearly 30 years since his 9-year-old brother was shot and killed in front of him, in order to find peace and truly fulfill his destiny as a leader for his community.

A Trip Down Memory Lane:
2017. USA. 2 min. Director: Pamela Mathieson Featuring: Jon Kevin Lazarus, Fran Shelton, Stan Gilmer, Mia Speight, and David Kenneth Sommerville

For their anniversary, an older couple relives some of their fondest memories in the city they love.

At the Cheap End:
2019. UK. 8 min. Director: Martin Gooch

A short comedy about death and corruption.

Wax Paul Now:
2019. USA. 16 min. Director: Val Bodurtha, Rebecca Shaw, Sophie Mann Featuring: Richard Brevard, Trevor Van Uden

Three New Yorkers will stop at nothing to get Paul Giamatti his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds.


Sunday, October 27


11:00 AM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Runtime: 86 min.

Genre: Shorts