2022 Catalina Film Festival

A Few Screws Loose (Shorts)

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A Few Loose Screws

Logline: Two in-laws build a connection over the dynamics of the family they married into.

Synopsis: Michael’s (Tom Reed) holiday tradition is avoiding his wife’s family by retreating to the basement. This year, his wife’s brother’s wife, Sarah (Taj Ruler), passively confronts him about his Grinch-level attitude towards the family. From childbearing expectations, politics, and convincing their mother in-law to downsize, the two in-laws build a connection over the dynamics of the family they married into.

  • Year
    2022-03-13
  • Runtime
    00:08:00
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
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  • Director
    Justin & Kristin Schaack
  • Screenwriter
    Justin & Kristin Schaack
  • Producer
    Justin & Kristin Schaack
  • Filmmaker
    Director of Photography: Kyle Ramsey Moe; Original Music: Andy Stermer
  • Cast
    Taj Ruler, Tom Reed, Maggie Pistner