Tooth and Nail

Tooth and Nail

A dysfunctional family reunites after the son, Matt, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Matt and his sister Kate make a pact. He agrees to give her his sperm for future use with a partner if she agrees to come out to the family that night.

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Director:  Sara Shaw
Executive Producer:  Desiree Akhavan, Michael Pogarian
Producer:  Mollye Asher
Screenwriter: Sara Shaw, Amanda Verwey
Cinematographer: Zelmira Gainza
Editor: Sara Shaw, Charlie Porter
Production Designer: Alli Rubinfeld
Sound Designer: David Forshee
Music: Jesus Gerdel
Principal Cast: Rebecca Henderson, Alex Kramer, Shae D'Lyn, Lee Wilkof, Lynn Cohen


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Sara Shaw
Longhand Films
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Sara Shaw
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ
Screening in: Shorts Program 3
Screening Section: Narrative Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 22:24 mins