SWALLOW GRASS SNAKESDirected by Pepi Ginsberg
Cast: Gus Birney, Jefferson White, Luca Sabine
Devin, more infamously know as ‘Study Girl’, has become a viral sensation after web-camming a sex act in her university’s study center. After being kicked out of school and ostracized by her friends and family, Devin hopes to repair an important relationship with her younger sister, Alexa, by planning a special night out. Devin chooses an out of the way movie theater to avoid being recognized, but when the concession boy turns out to be a over-eager fan, Devin must go beyond the pale to protect her relationship with Alexa.
Pepi Ginsberg is a filmmaker and former professional musician. During her time as a recording artist Pepi released five albums and toured all over the United States, receiving critical acclaim from such media outlets as NPR, KCWR, Pitchfork, MTV, Rolling Stone and many more. After stepping away from life on the road, Pepi turned her focus to directing. Originally self-taught she started her career making music videos as well as artist documentaries before enrolling in graduate school. Pepi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an honors degree in creative writing. She is an MFA Candidate in Film Production at the Tisch School of the Arts and a BAFTA/HBO Scholarship Nominee.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival and NoBudge (the online platform spotlighting the best in low-budget indie filmmaking) have partnered to present a program of seven short films that are either currently or will soon premiere on NoBudge.com.