A Friend in Need

When students Devin and Joaquin notice their housemate is in a bad mood, they decide to get drunk to cheer him up. But as drinks pour, tensions rise and long held friendships will be tested.

  • Francisco Hudson
  • Francisco Hudson
  • Josiah Sheffie
    Key Cast
  • Alec Randolph
    Key Cast
  • Guillermo Purchese Escudero
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Occidental College
Director Biography - Francisco Hudson

Francisco Hudson is a recent graduate from Occidental College in Los Angeles. Originally from Berkeley, CA, Francisco Majored in Media, Arts and Culture and Minored in Interdisciplinary Writing at Occidental. He also spent a semester studying screenwriting at FAMU international film school in Prague, Czechia.

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Director Statement

A Friend in Need is a reflection of my own experiences with friends in Los Angeles. It is primarily about forgiveness, and comes from many moments in my friendships where one of us stepped in to help another, even if we didn't deserve it.