Say What!: A Geriatric Proposal


At a post-concert reception, a young jazz musician tries to survive aggressive grannies and other terrifying beasts.

(6 minutes, Color, 2017)


OUTSTANDING ANIMATED SHORT (Los Angeles Academy of Film Awards - Summer 2017)

BEST FILM, BEST MUSIC (Los Angeles Feedback Film Festival)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT (New York Jazz Film Festival)

AUDIENCE CHOICE (First Friday Film Festival)

Nominee: BEST ANIMATED FILM (Back in the Box Competition)



Detroit International Festival of Animation (Detroit, MI / April 7 & 8, 2017)

Los Angeles Feedback Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA / June 1, 2017)

First Friday Film Festival (Kansas City, MO / June 2, 2017)

Art All Night (Trenton, NJ / June 17, 2017)

Artworks' Art All Night: Best of Fest (Trenton, NJ / August 4, 2017)

New York Jazz Film Festival (New York, NY / August 28 - 29, 2017)

Benicia Film Festival (Benicia, CA / September 3, 2017)

Factual Animation Film Fuss (London, England / October 7, 2017)

Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark / February 15 - 17, 2018)

Newcastle International Film Festival (Newcastle upon Tyne, England / March 31, 2018)

Washington Jewish Film Festival (Washington, DC / May 6 & 7, 2018)



Directed and Written with Music Composed by Aaron Weinstein

Starring Charles Busch & Aaron Weinstein

Original Illustrations by Bob Ziering

Animated and Edited by Jeremy Weinstein

Full Say What! credits on IMDb