Dime Short (formerly Spare Change) is a timeless drama in a roadside diner at the heart of America. The diner is home to small town souls with big time problems. How do they respond to adversity? How do they rise above the hardship? Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper.
produced by Noggin Sauce Pictures
starring Tim Brennen and Laura Carson
written by Laura Carson
directed by Krista Gano
cinematography by Aaron Kopp
edited by William Haugse
Inwood Film Festival 2017, NY, NY
I wrote Dime Short in response to the economic crash of 2008 when thousands of hard-working, "successful" Americans suddenly found themselves unemployed and/or homeless with nothing left to show for their once comfortable lives. How do we as a society come back from such troubled times and not leave folks behind?