Simple Things (United States, 17 min 30 sec)

Directed by: Chad Scheifele

Evan is an anxiety-stricken young artist whose self-defeating thoughts have left him in a dark and dangerous state-of-mind. He attempts to dull the pain with pills and alcohol as he hits an all-time low point but is interrupted by a mysterious stranger who shows up at his door. Curious about this surprise guest, Evan invites her in not knowing that this experience could mean the difference between life and death.