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Director: Arvel Chappell III
Award: Fotokem Award Finalist
Synopsis: Jack Hinkler, an average high school junior in search of love, gets the girl based on the lie that his parents are dead.
Description: "Good Grief" is the story of Jack Hinkler, an average high school junior in search of love. When Butch, a fat dumb bully, jokes about Jack's mom, Jack lies and says that his parents are dead to make Butch feel guilty. This lie earns him the phone number of the beautiful and spontaneous Ann Stevens, who over hears Jack's story and whose parents are dead. As Jack and Ann grow closer and she asks more questions about his past, Jack is forced to go to extreme lengths to keep the lie alive... er, dead.