Short Film of the Day: Bookie


Why Watch? Steeped in the sleek saturation of a 1960s R&B club, writer/director Quoc Bao Tran’s short film is soulful and dangerous all at once.

Amidst the soaring vocals and human silk, a young bookie risks everything to mess with the boss’s goods – a waitress that can’t catch a solid break. It’s heroism and grit with a great soundtrack, and the visual style is as sharp as the script.

What does it cost? Just 20 minutes of your time.

Check out Bookie for yourself:

BOOKIE (2008)

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