Spencer Cook and Parker Smith’s comedy short ACT OF GOD selected for Palm Springs Shortfest

ACT OF GOD will screen at Palm Springs International Shortfest this month.

ACT OF GOD by duo Spencer Cook and Parker Smith is based on a true story. This comical yet touching story of friendship was inspired by their unique bond, they met when Parker was Spencer’s carer. ACT OF GOD explores the tension between self-reliance and true independence and was shortlisted for the Oscar-qualified Palm Springs International Shortfest.

Stuart, a disabled man, isn’t the most honest guy when it comes to asking for help. Total autonomy is his goal, which is difficult when you can’t get out of bed on your own.

Spencer Cook and Parker Smith are both filmmakers based in Austin, Texas. Cook, being a lifelong wheelchair user, is also a disability activist. Smith shot, edited and directed his feature debut RAMBLIN FREAK as an individual team, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in 2017. When not making films, he still works as a primary carer for spencer.

This whimsical duo also co-wrote and co-produced ACT OF GOD with Matthew Harrington and Samantha Jean Robinson. Stunning cinematography is courtesy of Taylor Camarot.