Q: What do you get when you cross a hot young director, a southern town in the midst of a plague, and one very moldy chair?
A: Howie Mandel’s bad trip.

AND Grainger David’s massively popular short film, “The Chair,” a picture about a mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold and one boy’s attempt to understand his mother’s death.

“The Chair” had its World Premiere at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival where it won the Short Film Jury Award. Its International Premiere was at the 65th Annual Festival de Cannes where it was the only American film nominated for the Short Film Palme D’Or. The film also won the Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Best Director at Hollyshorts, and has screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Telluride Film Festival.