Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"We Are In This Together" Short Film Showcase

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Since the coronavirus pandemic started, there have been many turns of phrase that have been repeated ad nasueum. One of those is the well-intentioned (or is it?) phrase "We Are All In This Together." I decided to look at those words and think about things a bit more intimately, changing it to "We Are In This Together." These stories are about partnerships: marriage, significant others, and the like. As with the short film block about families, you will see that some films will address this phrase with irony, and others will address it with sincerity. All of them use human bonds as the center of either anxiety or hope.

On the night of his wife's funeral, a widower finds an old record of the song that was playing when they first met. He plays the song and his wife's ghost returns to him for a brief moment causing him to question everything he believes in...


Director: Charles Pieper is an LA based filmmaker. He's directed numerous shorts and has written several feature screenplays. He comes from a stop motion animation background but works most frequently in live action production.

His short film ‘Malacostraca’ played in over 30 festivals across the world including top horror fests such as Overlook, Beyond Fest, and Motel X, before premiering online at Director’s Notes and ALTER.

His latest short ‘When We Dance’ is a tragic romance that's currently making the 2020 fest rounds. He attended Emerson College in Boston as well as studied film and animation at FAMU, NCSA, Calarts, and MassArt.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Charles Pieper
  • Screenwriter
    Kenny J. Wright
  • Producer
    Kenny J. Wright, Joel Garay
  • Executive Producer
    JT Winkler
  • Cast
    Larry Cedar, Molly Hagan, Caleb Thomas, Nathan Caywood, Nikki Taguilas