This short film was made for the Ghostlight 48 Hour Film Slam 2015 in El Paso, Texas. Proceeds from the competition benefited the awesome non-profit, Creative Kids. Our team was called DUKES of EPCC.
The competition started with the directors picking a genre from a hat. I got drama. The other two requirements of the challenge were to include the line "Be careful, I splash," and a shot of the clock tower at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas (which you'll see in a photo of the main character with his mom).
This 8-minute drama is called 'The Weeping Pimp' about Pimp Este who doesn't want to be a pimp, but is doing it for his mother, with whom he feels a disconnection. It starts with him receiving guidance from a Spiritualist who gives him crystals for encouragement. He then goes out and checks in on the girls to see how their night went. A private security guard is actually being paid by Pimp Este to protect the girls. At the end of the day he receives a routine call from his mother who's incarcerated. She reminds him that she's getting out soon and life will go on as usual. Pimp Este pleads for help as he reaches his arms up into the sky.