7 day Gig

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7 day Gig (2013)

Country: USA

Duration: 9 min

Genre:  Short, Comedy, Drama

Director: Kate Marks

Screenplay: Kate Marks

Producers: Frances Chang

Operators: Leah Anova

Composer: Beth Caucci

Editor: Aleigh Lewis

Cast: Winston Story, Paco Tolson, Kristin Coffman, William Doran, Eric Orman, David Sajadi, Kymberly Harris, Rosemary Stevens

Nomination: Competition, A short story

Age limitations: 12+

Plot

Last week, Jay's dad passed away. At a loss about the loss, Jay, a Guamanian-Romanian-Catholic-Jew, decides to honor his dad's life by sitting shiva, the seven-day Jewish mourning tradition. The only problem is, he lives in sunny Los Angeles where he just can't seem to make any friends. After failing to befriend his neighbors, he puts an ad on Craigslist looking for people to attend his shiva. His ad is answered by a chicken who wants to be an actor, a 12 year-old punk who wants to be a Rabbi, and an old man who looks like he might not live through the week. This is a film about coping with the absurdity of death in a tradition you don't fully understand. 7 Day Gig: a comedy about loss 

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