Written and directed by Sharon Arteaga, the short dramedy In Tow finds a single mother and her teenage daughter coming to grips with financial insecurity in a way they could never expect. On the day her high school celebrates homecoming, cheerleader Shelia (Katy Atkinson) wakes up to find the manufactured home she lives in with her mother Bonnie (Sandy Avila) has been repossessed—and is being towed back to the retailer’s lot with Shelia and Bonnie trapped inside. Sheila and Bonnie must act quickly to find a way out of the manufactured home being they are injured—assuming they can get past their differences. In Tow screens during the Austin Film Festival as part of the “Best Lil' Shorts in Texas 1” shorts package at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 4:15 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center for Performing Arts. Sharon Arteaga previously directed the shorts Hands, When I Grow Up, Trapitos Sucios, Plane Pretend, and When You Clean a Stranger’s House, which also starred Katy Atkinson. Arteaga is the Austin Film Society’s senior manager of filmmaker support.
Posted: Oct. 26, 2023