Blood of Man

Synopsis: Charlie, a compulsive liar, and his older brother, Neal, do their best to fend off the boredom that comes with summertime in a sleepy Southern town. One day, they decide to take a shortcut through the woods and soon realize that they're both going to have to grow up a lot faster than they thought.
Genre: Drama, Short
20 min


Can you boys

help me with something?


I need a place to hide is all.

Somewhere where

they can't find me.

Like hide and go seek?

Kind of.

You know

any good hiding spots?

Well, you got

this bunker right here.

I made it myself.

- No, you didn't.

I did.

- No you didn't.

That will be fine.

Anybody comes

looking for me.

You tell them

you ain't seen me?

Sure, yeah.


You ain't saying nothing, okay?

Say it.

Fine, I won't say nothing.

Howdy there boys.

What you all no good?

Going to get some groceries.

What is your names?


That is my brother Charlie.

You all ain't

the Freeman kids are you?

Yes sir.

Well I'll be.

I ain't see you all

since you was this high.

Yes sir.

I didn't know

your daddy that well.

It's a shame, no man

deserves to go like that.

How old are you all?

And you?

Is that right?


Next year gonna start my driving.

How come you ain't

got no hair on your face?

Shaved it.

He don't tell the truth a lot.

No, I reckon not.

Oh well, mister

we... we best...

be getting on our way.

Momma's going to be shouting.

Hey, hold up a

second there.

Why you all going through

the woods to get groceries?


Well may be but...

woods ain't no place

for young ones like you.

You all know that.

Hey, I ain't young.

It could be dangerous is all.

I mean

if I ain't had to be out here

I would not be out here

all on my lonesome.

So... why are you out here?


now that you mention it,

I am looking for somebody.

You all ain't seen anybody

besides me

in these here parts

have you?

It is real important

I find him.

No, no sir, it's... just

me and my brother.

Ain't that right?

Yeah, we ain't seen her.

How did you know

I was looking for a woman?


- Speak up boy.

Probably just a good

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Ben Watts

Benjamin Oliver Anthony "Ben" Watts (born 19 January 1967) is an English photographer based in New York City, whose work has been published in various international fashion magazines, such as Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Condé Nast Traveller. He is the older brother of actress Naomi Watts and son of Peter Watts, who was initially a road manager for Pink Floyd and later their sound engineer. Watts studied at the Sydney College of the Arts in Australia, where he started his photographic career as a photographer's assistant. He first came to New York in 1990, where he started documenting urban youth and was especially fascinated by American Hip Hop culture. He finally moved to New York in 1995. His work was shown in Vibe and Rolling Stone and in advertisements for Nike, Reebok and Gap. Besides his work for fashion magazines, Watts has shot advertising campaigns for famous labels, such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Kodak, Sony Music, and Apple Computers. more…

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