Nurse Mandy (Angela Bettis) is desperate to make it through her double shift without incident. This is particularly hard to do when you’re an addict and are also involved in a black market organ-trading scheme. When her hapless but dangerous cousin Regina (Chloe Farnworth) messes up a kidney delivery, chaos descends on the Arkansas hospital as Mandy and Regina frantically try to secure a replacement organ through any means necessary. Things grow increasingly complicated when injured convict Jefferson (David Arquette) is brought in, and events spiral even further out of control.
With 12 Hour Shift, writer and director Brea Grant delivers a stylish, pitch-black comedy about the crazy aftermath of a heist gone wrong. Though Bettis is the standout, anchoring the film with an utterly relatable world-weariness, fellow cast members Chloe Farnworth, Kit Williamson, Nikea Gamby-Turner, and wrestling legend Mick Foley shine in strong supporting turns. Hilarious, bloody, and zany with a moody, fun score and deft directing from Grant, 12 Hour Shift is one wild ride.—Karen Kemmerle
Brea Grant is an actor, writer, and director. Her first feature, Best Friends Forever, premiered at Slamdance in 2013. She is a producer, writer, and director on the Emmy®-nominated LGBTQ series Eastsiders. She wrote and starred in the horror film Lucky which premiered at SXSW in 2020.