BIFF Shorts: Comedies
Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
October 7, 2022
Friday, 9:15 PM
Satires, dark comedies, lighthearted laughs, (b)romances, Grindr dates gone terribly wrong, and other humorous tales. 97 minutes.
How to Hack Birth Control
Sassy Mohen (Dir), 28 minutes USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Sassy Mohen in attendance.
A hilarious, award-winning pilot that dishes out invaluable hacks with a merciless sense of humor, tackling the subject of reproductive rights, organism, and infertility.
Tara Messenger of Death
Julien Lasseur (Dir), 11 minutes USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Julien Lasseur in attendance.
During an island backpacking trip with her boyfriend, Tara finds a Go-Pro that reveals a missing influencer's selfie-turned-tumble off a seaside cliff. A disagreement over what to do with the morbid footage ends the fighting couple's relationship and leads Tara to a well intentioned but disastrously unwelcome encounter with the dead influencer's hostile mother.
Daniel Ward Garber (Dir), 11 minutes USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Daniel Ward Garber in attendance.
A new couple, Simon (David Leger) and Zoe (Rose Muirhead) decide to bubble up during the pandemic, much to the disappointment of Simon’s jealous Roomba in David Ward Gaber’s delightful pandemic comedy.
A Walk in West LA
Remington Hoffman (Dir), 20 minutes USA, World Premiere
Star/Writer/Producer Chris Collins in attendance.
Buffalo native Chris Collins stars, writes, and produces this charming bromance which finds two friends (Collins and Christian Henley) taking a stroll down a memory lane as they prepare to part ways.
It's Always Something
Derrick Scocchera (Dir), 12 minutes USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Derrick Scocchera in attendance.
Through a series of vignettes, the often inexplicable behaviors of contemporary humans are observed and commented upon by a droll narrator. No matter how outlandish or senseless the action, one thing is certain: "It's Always Something."
Emma Sofia Fazzuoli (Dir), 15 minutes USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Emma Sofia Fazzuoli in attendance.
When Brad orders takeout after his Grindr hookup, he gets more than he bargained for when Lucy, a food delivery robot, drops off a baby instead. Paranoid, he drags his roommate into the situation when their nosy neighbor arrives bringing more complications.
Video from How to Hack Birth Control
Directed by: Sassy Mohen
Still from Tara Messenger of Death
Directed by: Julien Lasseur
Video from Hooving In
Directed by: Daniel Ward Garber
Video from A Walk in West LA
Directed by: Remington Hoffman
Still from It's Always Something
Directed by: Derrick Scocchera
Still from Lucy
Directed by: Emma Sofia Fazzuoli