Social Drama/Comedy, 16mm, 2023, 15 mins.
Set within the last hour of New Year's Eve 1978, No Acorns for a Blind Hog centers around a postage meter salesman, Jerome, who seeks solitude from the demands of the festivities by ordering beer in a rural North Texas dive bar. Depressed by the state of his business and looming economic hardships, he soon becomes agitated by the newly sworn-in and ever-so-pompous Officer Darrell. Through a series of pointed idioms and conversational microaggressions, Jerome finds his measly success relentlessly pitted against Darrell's, leading to brash provocation and humiliation. Somewhere deep within this humorous portrayal of middle-class strife and rooted Americana lies hidden wounds
of repressed emotion and bruised masculinity.
Written and Directed by Jackson Cropper
Produced by Ashton Whitman & Sarah Layton
Cinematography by Isaac King
Edited by Alia Toorani
MEET THE CHARACTERS
A down-on-his-luck postage meter salesman, upset by the failing state of his business. When at the bar, he is apprehensive of any human interaction.
Jerome is played by Jonathan Lorentzen.
A conceited family man, riding the high of securing a new job, parades himself as a recently sworn-in police officer. When at the bar, he boasts of his status as a lawman and antagonizes Jerome by poking at his insecurities.
Darrell is played by Joey Preston.