Short Slot 3

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 19th


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Thu Feb 27, 2020 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande

Out of Stock

Directed by Bryan Taira
Narrative Short
USA | 18 min | 2020

In 1973, the host of The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson, made a joke that toilet paper was going out of stock. By the next day, stores across the country were completely sold out.

This is the story of the first day of the toilet paper crisis.

Out of Stock - Poster

Signing on to direct this film was an easy “yes” for me. The team behind this female written, directed, and produced short film set out to create a story on screen that reflects the diverse world we live in, while staying true to our comedic roots. The comedic timing each performer brought to set was just *chef’s kiss.* And we are proud our cast and crew represent a variety of individual backgrounds, including African American, Middle Eastern, LGBTQ, Latinx, and Asian.

Out of Stock - Bryan TairaBryan Taira

Bryan Taira is a Japanese-American film director, born and raised in Carpinteria, California. His imagination for highlighting social and economic issues are portrayed through contradictory genres. As a storyteller and artist he strives to cultivate a connection between humanity and the natural world through various mediums. Recently graduated from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Bryan looks forward to creating and collaborating on more films.

He has a tendency toward dark comedy as a vessel for highlighting inequality and injustices.

Film Information

Director: Bryan Taira
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English
Runtime: 18 min.
Rated: PG13


Writers: Meg Greene, Alex Schultz
Producer: Mariah Hall

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