Short Film: CRABS IN A BUCKET, 13min., USA

Directed by Alex Hashim
Nelson, an ambitious recent graduate living in New York City, struggles to cope with his two dysfunctional roommates while attempting an impossible job search during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Director Biography – Alex Hashim

Alexander Hashim is a Brooklyn and Santa Barbara based first time filmmaker. His thesis film Crabs in a Bucket was shot during the height of the pandemic in New York City a few weeks before graduation and after months of postponement due to Covid-19 related delays. With help from colleagues he was able to complete post-production after graduation.

Director Statement

This Covid-19 coming of age comedy, made during the height of the pandemic, captures the universal experience of recent graduates who have become trapped in transitional purgatory. The short film chronicles the absurd happenings of three roommates and their lives together in the shell shocked city as they attempt to navigate the post graduation world. While these young adults may have been unfairly halted in their development, their story is my story, the story of my friends, and the story of recent graduates all throughout the world during this unprecedented time.


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