"Whiskey Fist" is a short film that uses absurd and vulgar comedy to probe the sensitive social sphincter holding back a much-needed dialogue on the obstacles to empathy between genders. It's set in the world of "branding", where our protagonist, Justin, is an intern. Young Justin seems in certain danger of assimilating into the misogyny of his environment and becoming a douchebag. But one night a mysterious blonde impregnates him with a bottle of high-end whiskey -- magical realism ensues.
Gillian Wallace Horvat
Gillian Wallace Horvat is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, writer and film programmer. Her short "Kiss Kiss Fingerbang," starring Anton Yelchin, Kate Lyn Sheil and Buck Henry was awarded the Grand Jury Prize in its category at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. She is also the producer of the Sam Fuller doc, "A Fuller Life" which premiered at Venice in 2013.