2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:28PM


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A dying man prepares to move in with his estranged mother. He makes an appointment with a beauty consultant to hide his symptoms.

Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 8min

Director: Yen Tan

Executive Producer: Chris Durham, Kim Hughes, Lisa Jenkins

Producer: HutcH, Kelly Snowden

Screenwriter: Yen Tan

Cinematographer: HutcH

Editor: Jen Mackenzie

Production Designer: Judd Myers

Sound Designer: Johnny Marshall

Music: Curtis Heath

Principal Cast: Robert Sella, Lindsay Pulsipher


Malaysian-born and Austin-based Yen Tan premiered the critically-acclaimed PIT STOP at Sundance 2013. It was nominated for a John Cassavetes Awards at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. The film has acquired distribution worldwide. His previous feature, CIAO (2008), was a Queer Lion contender at Venice Film Festival.

Distributor: HutcH

Public Film Contact
May '68 Productions
(214) 457-6274

Publicity Contact
Kelly Snowden



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