Award of Excellence – The Ask (USA)

Title: The Ask
Runtime: 11 min
Country: USA
Director: Brian Ellison
Placement: Award of Excellence + Best Actor (Ryan King) + Best Cinematography (Travis Palmer)
Competition: December, 2022

Synopsis: Four life-long friends have a unique way to play poker. Instead of the take, they created the ask. Whoever wins the game at the end of the night wins a favor from the other players. Eli, one of the players, contracts a deadly disease, but before he dies, he is given one last ask. The story follows David Berk and his two friends as they attempt to honor their promises to Eli.