MUFF: Opening MUFF Shorts


The Main 3 Thu, Oct 8, 2015 12:30 PM
Film Info
English Title:MUFF: Opening MUFF Shorts
Program:Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Hosted Events
Runtime:116 min


A selection of shorts that highlights all MUFF has to offer.

Beneath Water
Director/Writer/DP/Editor: Charlie Manton
2015 | 15 min | United Kingdom | Midwest Premiere
On the first anniversary of a traumatic life changing event, 16-year-old Daisy attempts to get through to her increasingly withdrawn mother. Is her only solace beneath water?

Smile, Baby
Director/Writer: Lauren Barker
2015 | USA | 8 min | MN Premiere
A man vies for a promotion while facing sexism from his coworkers in a world where gender roles are reversed.

Blood Trust
Director/Writer: Alberto Di Troia
2014 | Australia | 11 min | MN Premiere
A murderous Italian mama must protect her snake-obsessed son from brutal school bullies and dark family secrets.

Director/Writer/Editor: Solvan Naim
2015 | USA | 17 min | MN Premiere
Stanhope, an HBO award-winning film, tells the story of a teenaged inner city kid from Brooklyn, NY who gets caught up in a web of violence as a paid assassin after his Grandmother buys him a skateboard.

Mannish Boy
Director/Writer: Ryan Tonelli
2015 | Canada | 15 min | MN Premiere
Set in the 1970’s, 21 year-old Bobby Mayhill struggles to find guidance as his older brother Tommy serves a six year sentence for assault on a police officer. Abandoned during pivotal years of his youth, Bobby becomes troubled and is following in the footsteps of his older brother.

Canis Belli
Directors/Writers: Gez Medinger & Robin Schmidt | Production Designer: Katie Macgregor
2014 | United Kingdom | 10 min | World Premiere
The British 6th Division are on their knees, but one young and principled soldier decides the incessant howling of a wounded dog on the battlefield will cripple the remaining troops' morale. He ventures out into no-mans land, only to find his beliefs challenged in a way he could never have expected.

The Stomach
Director/Writer: Ben Steiner | Producer: Dan Dixon
2014 | United Kingdom | 15 min | MN Premiere
Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, in this world and the next, have plans of their own.

Director/Writer: Dave Paige
2015 | USA | 11 min | MN Premiere
Youth. Punk. Wine. Cats. Bats. Gods. Love. Lust. Life. Death.

Director/Writer: Ryen McPherson
2015 | USA | 14 min | Midwest Premiere
Fanatical religion and family are mixed and severely disrupted, when a young man's father uses his unwavering faith to control his own household and the fate of a small child living in it.