The Family Circus

On a snowy Christmas Eve, Paul drunkenly crashes his car into the neighbor’s yard and flees the scene. His parents, Bill and Linh, send Paul to bed and debate whether or not they should call the police. John, their eldest son, offers to take the blame in order to keep his brother out of jail. With the plan set, Bill and John return to the accident scene. A gruff Cop arrives and soon grows suspicious of their story and asks to use their restroom. Once inside their home, tensions rise as the panicked family tries to keep their lies afloat.

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Credits

Director:

Andrew Fitzgerald

Producer:

Josh Cohen

Screenwriter:

Andrew Fitzgerald

Cinematographer:

Sing Howe Yam

Editor:

Gremlin Santos

Production Designer:

Sage Griffin

Sound Designer:

Gremlin Santos

Music:

Ali Helnwein

Principal Cast:

Michael Ironside, Elyse Dinh, Scott Subiono, Michael Nguyen Manceau, Blake Dang, Christian Seavey

Additional Credits:

Costume Designer: Monica Chamberlain

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Andrew Fitzgerald
fitzgerald.a@gmail.com
12159012073

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genres:

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Thriller

Screening in:

Narrative Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Narrative Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Narrative Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

17 mins