Directed by Matthew Puccini

Cast: Max Jenkins, Maya Piel, Zenzi Williams, Will Krisanda, Jack Sochet, Sean Higgins, Andrew Raia

A man waits for the results of a Rapid HIV Test in a small town strip mall.

Director’s Bio
Matthew is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His short film The Mess He Made premiered at SXSW 2017, was selected as “Short of the Week,” and was a finalist for the Iris Prize. His short documentary Marquise was distributed by Topic. He is a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow, a member of the 2017 New York Film Festival Artist Academy, a recipient of the 2017 Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship, and a Creative Culture Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center. He is currently in post-production on his next short film, Lavender, starring Michael Urie.

Plays in


The nine shorts in the CLOSING NITE screening at the Nitehawk Shorts Festival highlight bonded families, searching for a sense of belonging, and the effects of media on individuals. Taking place at Nitehawk Prospect Park.

Dates & Times
Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park

Mon, Nov 12
7:00 pm