Set in a West Village piano bar, a young bartender's life is turned upside down when he learns of his mother's unexpected death. Failing to find the comfort he needs from his girlfriend, he turns to the affections of a lonely barfly. Confused by this new friendship, the bartender takes action that forever alters his life.
When a precious piece of jewelry is lost (or stolen) in a Chinese nail salon in Brooklyn NY, hysteria sets in a newly engaged couple who suspect the immigrant employees know more than they admit. The New York couple abandon their progressive social graces and keep the hapless employees hostage as they ransack their salon.
Set in the south, the vulnerable Mary, a waitress at the local Waking Waffle, has resigned her fate to such. She constantly struggles with her drunkard mother, Edna, and Robert, her manager. The Waking Waffle is a void, with Mary at the center, until a black angel sent from Heaven, Dallas, appears with an agenda - through a robbery, instill something in Mary to get her on the chase for destiny. Darkly comedic and completely over-the-top, The Graveyard Shift captures the essence of coming of age while exploring a bizarre black night in the middle of nowhere, leading to a soul's foundation.