The Fandependent Summer Film Festival
has officially launched and our first pick for this seasonal shorts fest comes to us from director Nolan Cubero
and his film Ellis
. Things go from bad to worse in this film that in just 11 minutes managed to make me gasp multiple times. The film revolves around a young man named Ellis who moves back in with his mother with his two infant girls after his wife leaves him for a man arrested multiple times for sexual abuse. Ellis struggles to grapple with the fact that his daughters must spend time with his ex, who is a heroin addict, and her boyfriend, an unstable man capable of horrible things.
Take a look at the film below and if you thought it was as well-crafted and tragic as I did, consider voting for it to win the Audience Award and $1000 at this season’s festival.
A young father is forced to share custody of his daughters with his ex-wife, whose new boyfriend has a history of sexual assault.
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