This is where The Red Thunder walks, and walks well!
Sarah is a nerdy teen who is asked out by a hot young man. She needs a car for the night, and thus borrows her mothers. That's when the fun begins!
This is an amazingly compact story, a bit over 6 minutes, but it hits every note it needs to. Allie Grant (Suburgatory) is great as Sarah, and the cinematography and effects are incredibly well-done, but at the same time, do not distract from the performances, and especially not from the flow of the story. It's simple, really only a couple of vignettes, but at the same time, it makes every moment count and that is the sign of a great short film!
You can see The Red Thunder at the Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival, premiering May 28th as a part of Baycon in San Mateo, CA!