Abuse Short Films
Barbie And Charlie
Barbie is delayed. She cannot believe that she allowed herself to sleep with Charlie without protection. Barbie and Charlie start the day playfully recalling how things can possibly go wrong in their sessions in bed when they are used to each other’s rhythms. (And Charlie knows the exact right moment when to pull it out, he says.) But what started out as comedic bantering turns to worry as repercussions reveal sharp thorns and painful responsibility in the picture. They may be of age at present but because of their personal baggages, they cannot possibly raise a baby now. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.Truth is, Barbie and Charlie can’t have a child together, because they are not together. They are ex-lovers who are currently in relationships with other people. They used to be in love, but sadly, their love is not powerful enough to feed their personal thirsts and needs. And as reality bites their asses, so does regret.Charlie recently proposed to her girlfriend, a woman who understands his dreams. But Barbie is in a much more complicated situation, where real trouble escalates.Barbie and Charlie both obsess about their situation inside the dingy apartment whole day long until it’s time to let the daylight in. Will they both do the right thing?
Press Pause And Play
Alicia, a rich 19-year-old girl is an avid vlogger. Vlogging has been one of Alicia’s biggest hobbies ever since. For her Christmas Special Episode, she will be teaching her viewers how to chop, slice, cook and serve their family’s delicious and meat-filled traditional adobo.
An intimate dinner party comes alive as the night takes an unexpected turn. The inhabitants become the imprisoned, and the only way to break free is to confront the lies they have told themselves. A walk through the dark history of the household becomes a desperate struggle for survival, but by dawn it becomes clear that redemption is out of reach.
Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶)
Ah Tee, a pork seller at the market, constantly abuses his wife Ah Huay. Despite his charming ways at the market, an inexplicable rage haunts him. One day, Ah Huay decides to act in self-defense to protect herself against her husband…A film from Utter 2013, adapted from Soup of the Day by David Leo.