Eleven-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag
for the bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone
else’s parents work for Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget
that’s sweeping the nation. But
during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone
who finds it, falls from the sky. Suddenly, the neighborhood that Toe already thinks is weird is
about to get a lot weirder. As the
Rainbow Rock ricochets around the town—from kid to kid and parent to
parent—wishes-come-true quickly turn the neighborhood upside down in a wild
rampage of everything from tiny aliens to giant boogers.
From Robert Rodriguez, director of “Spy Kids,” comes a
magical fantasy adventure told through a series of shorts that each brings to
life the sometimes wonderful, often terrible, and totally out-of-control wishes
that become far more than Toe and his neighbors ever imagined.
“Shorts” stars Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, James Spader,
Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon, Devon Gearhart, Leo Howard, Rebel
Rodriguez, Jake Short and Jolie Vanier.
and directed by Rodriguez, the film is produced by Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellán,
with Dan Lin, Hunt Lowry, Mohammed
Khalaf and Edward Borgerding serving as executive producers.
As he often does, Rodriguez serves as his own director of photography,
editor, visual effects supervisor and composer on the film.