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Short Term 12 (2008)

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A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy ... See full summary »

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Denim
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Jayden
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Mark (as LaKeith Stanfield)
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Sammy
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Scott
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Chelsea (as Katelin Chesna Henke)
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Momo
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Brook
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A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy who's getting into fights though he has only a week to go before his 18th birthday, a girl whose birthday it is, a foul-mouthed lad, and others. Denim uses music to calm one youth, orients a new staff member, sneaks a marijuana cigarette during a break, and by the day's end, talks to Natalia. Do any of us have it together? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Good effort for an indie short
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Denim (Brad William Henke) is the 33 year old head counselor at a children's home for troubled teens. Fellow counselor Natalia (Tania Verafield) is pregnant and wants more from him. Mark (Keith Stanfield) struggles as he is forced to leave the facility as he turns 18. Jayden (Phoenix Henke) acts out when her father fails to show up.

This is a short from Destin Daniel Cretton that is the building block for his full length feature. Many elements in the later film has its origins in this one. The acting other than Henke is amateurish. It is pretty good effort for a short. It definitely has the feel of realism and no budget feel actually helps in that.


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