Award of Merit – “One Too Many” (USA)

Title: One Too Many
Runtime: 9 min
Country: USA
Director: Jay Shaffer
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September 30, 2018

Synopsis: In an effort to draw close attention to the issue of alcohol poisoning in underaged students, my friend Aaron and I set out to discover what people think needs to be done. Rather than resemble the Underaged Drinking PSA’s that students watch and listen to in class, we wanted to show the audience what it would be like if they were in an over drinking/bystander situation themselves. We feel this could not only draw more attention to the issue as a whole but also educate young adolescents on the proper mindset to have when it comes to drinking; especially underaged.

Special thanks to Megan Pfistner, Missy Shaffer, Theodore Krol, and Tim Schaefer for their time and their amazing interviews.

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