Clarence Cuts Loose

Clarence Cuts Loose tells the story of Clarence, a college student on the autism spectrum, hard at work building his own robot. Clarence’s work is quickly interrupted when his acquaintance, Neil, introduces a new task for Clarence to work on: shotgunning a beer. After some hesitancy, Clarence becomes enamored with the challenge of shotgunning drinks and, by proxy, becomes hooked on the partying lifestyle, leading him down a dangerous path filled with wild stunts and a concerning amount of alcohol. Following a particularly egregious beer-funneling incident, Clarence must learn to balance his newfound excitement for partying with the life he has outside of it before losing his friends and the robot he worked so hard on.

  • Jimmy Cork
    How To Tie A Tie
  • Tyler Silbey
  • Jimmy Cork
  • Tyler Silbey
  • Gus Vaughn
    Key Cast
  • Charlie Ferrara
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Connecticut College
Director Biography - Jimmy Cork, Tyler Silbey

Jimmy Cork was born in Los Angeles, California. He became enamored with films at a young age and their ability to connect us all through the stories they tell. He moved to Carmel, California at age 12 and began to make short films on Youtube with his friends. In high school, Cork was offered the position of making promotional videos for school events. It was over these few years that Cork decided he was truly passionate about becoming a filmmaker. Cork is finishing up his senior year at Connecticut College where he is a major in Film Studies and a minor in Sociology. He currently resides in Watersound, Florida. During his time at college, Cork is most thankful for the talented filmmakers and actors he's had the pleasure of working with.

Tyler Silbey is in his senior year at Connecticut College, double-majoring in Film Studies and Computer Science. Growing up in small town Walpole, New Hampshire, Tyler developed a passion for entertainment early on because what else was he going to do in Walpole, New Hampshire. After spending years enjoying all sorts of storytelling from YouTube, video games, film, and television, Tyler decided to try his hand at telling his own stories in hopes of making people laugh and feel connected. He is thankful for all of the talented filmmakers, artists, and actors he has learned from over his four years at Connecticut College.

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Director Statement

We wanted to make a film that deals with party culture in a more nuanced and honest way than most college comedies. The film has a unique lens that comedically portrays the college partying lifestyle, but reminds viewers that there is a point where things go too far. We paired that with the desire to make a film about someone on the spectrum who struggles with social situations but is not defined by those struggles.