SUGAR

Sam, a young wood-working apprentice who has recently taken an entry-level position at Heritage Custom, an art and d├ęcor company founded by the esteemed craftsman Eryk Volkov. Eryk takes a liking to Sam and offers him the chance to pitch his own design work for a client over dinner. Sam, eager to impress, agrees. The evening quickly becomes romantic as Eryk's intentions for inviting his young mentee start to blur.


DIR: EVAN GALIFFA + TRAV HUHN


AWARDS:
NEW CREATORS FILM AWARDS - WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL - WINNER: BEST ORIGINAL STORY
SIN CITY FILM FESTIVAL - WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE SHORT, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
PHILADELPHIA ART HOUSE - WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE US SHORT
SOUTHERN SHORT - BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTING, BEST PRODUCER, BEST EDITING, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN, BEST SOUND DESIGN
JIM THORPE - NOMINATIONS: BEST LGBTQ SUBJECT, BEST US SHORT FILM
LONELY WOLF - WINNER: BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT