2017 Crush Films

In honor of the inaugural edition of the WWMC, we asked ten of our favorite filmmakers/filmmaking teams to create brand-new shorts in response to this prompt: Your first crush. The only other parameter was that these movies could be no longer than seven minutes. (NOTE: no one, including the organizers of this festival, will have seen these shorts until they hit the screen. And, who knows if they will be seen again. This is truly a World Premiere event.)

The Adams Family: EVER

Genevieve Anderson: THREE DEGREES OF SCOTT BAIO

Wenjo Carlton: SISTER JESUS

J. Rick Castañeda: AT THE END OF THE DAY

Mtume Gant: CRUSH GROOVE

Jadoliv Studios (Braden Henricksen, John Williams): THE WANDERER

Josh Lunden: THAT FIRST CRUSH

Joshua Seftel: FIRST CRUSH

Jacob Strunk: AN ELDER MAN

Caveh Zahedi: MICHELLE RICH