Skip School is not your normal high school movie. This short follows the lives of four students and one substitute teacher as they try to survive their first day of high school. Mr. Littleton dutifully reports for work, even when he’d rather stay in bed with his pregnant fiancee. Orlando is balancing his goal to make Varsity Football and his need to protect his little sister, Virginia, starting her Freshmen year. Virginia’s best friend Douglas, also a Freshmen, struggles with his plan to come out of the closet and gets no support from his alcoholic mom. Meanwhile, Orlando’s girlfriend Sandy, also a senior, just wants her mom to trust her enough to drive the car. But it’s dangerous out there; something today’s high schoolers know all too well. 

Awards & Nominations

Indie Gathering IFF Winner
New Haven FF Selection
NY New Filmmakers Selection