The Graveyard Shift
Directed By Jessica Burgess
- 20:00 minutes
- Jason Fournet
- Evan Cutler-Wattles, Dan Gutterman, Jessica Burgess
- Nico Navia
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.
Jessica Burgess – UG Advanced Production
Born in North Carolina, Jessica Burgess has spent her life in pursuit of the arts. After graduating with honors from Tisch with a double-major in psychology, she plans on continuing to write and direct short films, as well as further developing her talents in illustration and animation. She has been advancing her career by developing music videos and commercials, working with the same close and talented crew who helped to create her thesis. Joseph Kurek, the co-writer of "The Graveyard Shift," and Jessica have been working to develop her thesis into a feature. Her short film, "Letter to a Friend" made it into the 2011 Fusion Film Festival. She is also the recipient of a 2006 National Scholastic Arts Gold Key Award. Ms. Burgess is a connoisseur of Ed Wood films and comic books, and loves to cook.