2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Saturday, March 14
7:45PM - 9:15PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road


A group of friends- Connor Young, Ryan Phillips, Denise Collins, Matthew Reynolds, John Elliot, and Trista Waters- are having their annual winter get-together at Connor's lake house. The night takes a violent turn when Ryan and Connor break away from the group for their traditional polar bear plunge. Ryan falls victim to low water and freezing temperatures; and after a frantic attempt to save him, the group watches their beloved friend die. The film then transitions to a time after Ryan's death, as each friend experiences flashbacks and other effects of the various stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and lastly -experienced together- acceptance.

Section: Texas High School Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 4min

Director: Garrett Monk, Calvin Herbst

Executive Producer: Brent Morton

Producer: Abbie Vandruff, Talia Miller

Screenwriter: Abbie Vandruff, Calvin Herbst

Cinematographer: Poom Wattanapan

Editor: Calvin Herbst

Sound Designer: Grant Byrd

Additional Credits: Key Grip: Grant Byrd

Principal Cast: Garrett Monk, Garrett Braun, Ryan Hance, Haley Yates, Miranda Moses, Will Moffet


Garret: I'm Senior at Richardson High School and I've been doing film for the past 6 years. I intend to continue by attending Savannah College of Art and Design next fall.

Calvin: I'm a Junior at the Richardson High school in the communications magnet, I enjoy hiking, film, frisbee, and basically anything where

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