In this over-caffeinated experimental black comedy short, 17 year-old Sara defends her pride, and her tidy dishwashing station, from a career-oriented greasy spoon waitress. In the gymnastics of her self defense, she recalls a surreal night only a few years ago on the 4th of July, when she journeyed through the summer heat to settle her junkie dad's personal debts to a dangerous loan shark.
The Microbudget Conversation: Script vs. Story
(Filmmaker Magazine, August 3rd 2011)
In this short segment, Nicole Elmer talks about the creative approach to making the experimental black comedy, "What's the Use?"
(Austin American Statesman, April 16th 2015)
Filmmaking Sin Fronteras
(Austin Chronicle, April 17, 2015, written by Marc Savlov)