Smodcastle Film Festival 2023 - Block 03

poster for Smodcastle Film Festival 2023 - Block 03 For the Safety of Theo - When casual hook-ups become too debilitating, a man suffering from OCD seeks out different ways to purge himself of the consequences of the night before.

The Ghost Light - After the worst audition of her life, a theatre student gets help from the ghosts who haunt her high school's auditorium.

Purgy's - At a magical bar, spirits from the other side are able to take the form of another human and interact with those in their past who need closure and re-connection.

Just Desserts - Set in the pine barrens of New Jersey, “Just Desserts” is a dark comedy about a jovial yet extremely sadistic mafia enforcer named Alberto, whose job to extract information from Roxanne; a mob lieutenant’s wife spirals into absurdity when he sparks an unusual kinship with Roxanne’s alleged drug dealer named Jeff.

Tell Him - In the gripping sci-fi short film "Tell Him," a couple's home becomes the stage for a series of bizarre and unsettling events. As the story unfolds, a mother's deception begins to unravel, leaving her with no choice but to confront her husband and reveal the truth. However, the question lingers: has she waited too long to tell her son?

BUTTER - Carly is a high school senior who must face the most stressful night of her young life. More stressful than the prom, graduation, and any other night you could imagine combined. Carly is forced to introduce her boyfriend at dinner to her mother, Margaret. Over the course of one night, Carly and Margaret’s loving, but contentious relationship is examined underneath a microscope. The aftermath of their dinner asks us to reflect on our own relationships and how we love each other.

RUN TIME: 120 min