Director: Sean Whitesell
Writer(s): Sean Whitesell
Synopsis: Eddie (Brett Rickaby), a gravedigger, is having a bad day. He tries to turn things around and thinks back to when he was a fun-loving kid. But things turn ugly when he has bad memories of his father. The Aviator (Mathew St. Patrick), Eddie’s partner, makes things worse, by cracking jokes at Eddie’s expense throughout the morning. Over lunch he focuses on better times. He remembers a high school speech he gave when his dreams were still alive. He met a pretty girl at a school dance and they snuck off to be alone, but that turned sideways and Eddie ended up in jail. Later, alone in the grave, he regains his spirit and courage – only to have The Aviator show up and deflate him once again. At the end of the workday he walks behind The Aviator from cart to shed. He lifts his shovel near the back of The Aviator’s head. Eddie’s on edge – and you never know what someone might do.
Release Date: December 2015 (USA) | Length: 15 min | Genre: Short, Drama | MPAA Rating: NR
Note: I didn’t find a trailer for this movie. The clip that I had from the film was removed by the poster. Premiered at the Boston International Film Festival April 17, 2016.