Shorts: Journeys Shared
"STRAYS are comprised of Denton locals Ben Scott, (TERMINATOR 2) Spencer Jones (MINK COATS) and Ben Copeland (ABACABA, MOTHER TONGUES). The trio released two EP’s independently - Smoker (2017) and Ritual (2018) - before partnering with Triptych Records in 2019, releasing their debut full-length album TIME DEATH VOID DREAM April of that year. TIME DEATH VOID DREAM constructs a narrative imagining a conceptual alternate world in which Native Americans defeat invading colonizers with relentless brutality. Informed by the harsh tones, colors and especially characters of Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian, the album undergoes chronological thematic and sonic changes following the protagonist’s journey through scenes of dark magic, horrible violence and out-of-body experiences. STRAYS remain a part of the ideological landscape and world shared by all people, and are eager to release new works in that spirit. The trio holds strong anti-police sentiments and seek to inject their music and listeners with a visceral experience of their own specific brand of genre, riffualistic stoned psych. STRAYS are continually developing both sonic and visual material progressively, New releases are forthcoming"
Heavy riff merchants Wooden Earth are a group of musicians from Dallas Texas combining melodic stoner rock with frantic hardcore tendencies. Citing influences from Fu Manchu and Red Fang to Converge, 68’, and Mutoid man, Wooden Earth will appeal to any and all who can appreciate heavy music.
Daniel & Nate
Daniel's a typical sarcastic teenager. He's into football and video games. But for most of Daniel's life, he's assisted his family as a caregiving youth, providing essential care for his younger brother Nate. Daniel is one of 3.4 million children between the ages of 8 and 18 that act as caregivers for a family member.
Mariposas del Campo
MARIPOSAS DEL CAMPO shares the stories of indigenous Mixtec, Zapotec, and Purépecha teenagers from Mexico striving to change their families’ destinies in the strawberry fields of Oxnard, California. Through a stormy year of sanctioned racism and anti-immigrant policies, the documentary captures their journeys—with help from the characters’ own intimate videos—as they navigate cultural identity, parental expectations, economic challenges, and the justice needs of their migrant farmworker community. For young people whose lives have always been steeped in uncertainty, it takes a leap of faith to chase a dream.