Cast: Courtney Bush, Gabe Bush, Sarah Fortenberry, Lauren Van Kirk, Kelsey Myrick, Stephanie McAuliffe, Meg Newman, Deb Carington, Kim Bush
Several hours of unanswered texts and phone calls have everyone at a Christmas party wondering: where is Kim Bush? The answer is eventually revealed in this Southern Gothic holiday thriller with an all-female ensemble cast.
Courtney Bush, Will Carington, and Jake Goicoechea met as students at NYU and have worked together as writing partners on a variety of comedy shorts and web series. Their first short film, Marilyn Monroe’s School for French Girls was featured on NoBudge and at the 2016 Nitehawk ShortsFest. Their latest short, Kim Bush’s Abduction, recently played at the Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia, South Carolina, and their teen comedy pilot Juiciful was a finalist in the 2018 SeriesFest Storytellers Initiative. Courtney is originally from Gulfport, Mississippi, and completed her MFA in poetry at Brooklyn College in 2016. Will is originally from San Antonio, Texas, and Jake is from Boise, Idaho. All three currently live in Brooklyn.
The nine short films in the OPENING NITE screening of the Nitehawk Shorts Festival address the dynamics of family, shining in the face of adversity, and attempting to make meaningful connections. New York stories punctuate.