Honorable Mention – “The Devil and Tommy Simpson” (USA)

Title: The Devil and Tommy Simpson
Runtime: 7 min
Country: USA 
Director: Edward Chalupa
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: June, 2019

Synopsis: The Devil and Tommy Simpson is a modern day take on the Faustian tale of Robert Johnson. The story takes place at the Belmont Hotel, where Dallas rapper Tommy Simpson (aka So So Topic), arrives to attend a musician’s after-party. After arriving at ‘Room 1’ Mr. Simpson realizes that this is not the party that he imagined. He instead finds himself sitting face to face with an unknown entity who’s desire is to strike a deal.