»First Cut

Watch a selection of award-winning Chapman films, selected from our annual First Cut event.

The Real Deal, First Cut film.

The Real Deal »

Director: Taylor Sella A burning car, a beaten woman. Mack and Eddie are on their way to Mexico with a load of fake I.D.s and plenty of attitude when they stumble upon a damsel in distress – but does she really need to be saved?
The Haymaker

The Haymaker »

Director: Daniel Dalimonte When Davis is caught breaking into the car belonging to the owner of a local boxing gym, he forms and unlikely friendship with the owner, George, who begins to train him as a boxer.
Jeremy

Jeremy »

Director: Brian Faye Struggling to find happiness in the most desperate trailer town west of Texas, Jeremy must somehow find light in a world that isn’t used to giving any.
Hop To It

Hop To It »

Director: Matt Pollard & Mike Cusic A mother kangaroo finds her first attempts to teach her joey to hop unsuccessful.
Cannonball

Cannonball »

Director: Mark Powell Chris goes on an adventure with a crew of hard-partying townies, trying to recapture what he thinks he's missing. Hours into partying and being tailed by his concerned wife, Chris discovers that his key to happiness may be a formula he had already discovered.
Passing On

Passing On

Director: Cameron Clark Colin's life has been floundering. Just when he thinks things couldn't get worse, he receives a package filled with the ashes of his recently deceased grandmother.
Turn Around

Turn Around »

Director: Prarthana Mohan Christy Logan discovers that she has been hiding a dark secret. What starts off as curiosity soon has her spiraling out of control as she realizes that what she wants out of life is to be an exhibitionist.
Clemency

Clemency »

Director: Joseph Albanese A reporter takes on a sadistic killer in an interview seeking to shed light on the emotionally charged topic. What she learns can never be forgotten or forgiven.
La Niña del Desierto

La Niña del Desierto »

Director: Malachi Rempen Out in the desert, Javier Martinez lives alone, digging anonymous graves for his meager livelihood - numb to morality and apathetic towards everyone... until he's visited by an apparition.
Bean

Bean »

Director: Giovanna Federico A fifteen-year-old aspiring writer named Bean strives to gain the attention of her unreceptive mother, who has a new boyfriend.
Beholden

Beholden »

Director: David Jibladze Anna, a struggling Brazilian immigrant, becomes an interpreter between her abusive boyfriend and three Russian thugs who are demanding their stolen money.
The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On »

Director: Sean O'Brien In a society where the audience is never satisfied, how low will an entertainer go for that singularly great sound of applause?
The Last Page

The Last Page »

Director: Kevin Acevedo Struggling to overcome his writer's block and complete the final page of his novel, Jason Adams goes on a walk to get inspired and is thrown into a bizarre series of events.
Suppressant

Suppressant »

Director: Derek Woods When living a life behind plastic and glass you hardly feel human anymore. Our new Suppressant will bring love, contact, even sexuality back into your life, for a small price.
Chiles

Chiles »

Director: Tyrone Huff A Mexican-American woman brings her African-American boyfriend home to meet the parents.
The Line

The Line »

Director: Kent Bassett A migrant father and son run out of water while crossing the desert border and must seek help from a ranch house.
Eater

Eater »

Director: Matt Duffer & Ross Duffer A rookie cop works the night shift at a police station with a cannibal prisoner on the loose.