In the middle of a small town on a hot July day, three young kids clean up the morning after a party hosted by their distant parents. They collect a spattering of cans and bottles in an old wagon nicknamed “The Rocket”, and set off to cash in their empties for ice cream. Nora, the oldest at 12, tries to guide her siblings on the smartest path to victory when they discover their regular route is compromised.
The feature film based on the short is currently in development.
Winner: Best Short Film 2023
Director: Jessie Posthumus
Co-Producers: Sarah Quan, Jeff Chiu
Cinematographer: Benjamin Wong
Editor: Andrea Ziedenberg
Original Score: Kyle McCrae
Production Design: Melissa Wright
Costumes by: Anastasia Popova
First Assistant Director: Joe Craib
Hair and Make Up: Nehnika Williams
Sound Recordist: Amanda Wong
Sound Design by Drew Thomas
Sound Mixing by S. Quinn Hoodless