WI/IL Short Slot 1

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 19th


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


Directed by Layne Marie Williams
Narrative Short
USA | 15 min | 2020

An old man named Scutly suffers from Alzheimer’s disease while grieving the loss of his wife. Three Pastel Girls attempt to befriend him.

The moderated Q&A session with filmmakers from:

Scutly film poster | Layne Marie Williams, Director

I am interested in new worlds and the weird and wonderful characters that reside there. I am hungry for collaborations that broaden my perspective and nourish both the makers and the watchers. I’m interested in grand gestures, poetry, expressionism, fantasy, grit, and hard truths. I am an activist, a feminist, a Southern woman, a former Barbie, an energetic leader, a doodler and a dreamer. I am interested in social justice and learning from those whose histories and inspirations are different from my own.

Layne Marie Williams, Director | ScutlyLayne Marie Williams

After arriving in Hollywood, it took filmmaker Layne Marie Williams not even two weeks to land her first LA directing gigs. Not surprising, given the talents of this acclaimed Chicago filmmaker. Prior to arriving in LA, Layne Marie has logged over a dozen credits, everything from writing and directing award-winning shorts to developing web series to producing internationally acclaimed features. All that, and yet this young auteur is just getting started. For more on Layne Marie and her endeavors: www.LayneMarieWilliams.com

Film Information

Director: Layne Marie Williams
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Language: English
Runtime: 15 min.
Rated: PG-13


Writers: Layne Marie Williams, Laura Day
Producers: Sam George, Jill Sandmire, Aimy Tien, Layne Marie Williams
Editor:  Zoé Kraft
Director of Photography: Paige Hochstatter
Composer: Devin Delaney

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