Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard releases new short film: Night Shifts

Beyond playing Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things, Finn Wolfhard keeps himself busy with a variety of different projects. He is the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative rock band Calpurnia and he’s half of the musical duo, The Aubreys — a band who has also collaborated with Joe Keery who plays loveable jock Steve Harrington in the Stranger Things series.

Needless to say, Wolfhard is a man of many talents! Just last week, he uploaded his award-winning short film to his YouTube channel called Night Shifts.

In the description, he wrote, “Thanks.”

Night Shifts is written and directed by Wolfhard and clocks in at just under five minutes. It is produced by Bring Out Vinny Productions. For his work, Wolfhard won an award for Best Director at the Atlanta Shorts Festival in 2020.

Where to watch Finn Wolfhard’s short film, Night Shifts

You can watch Night Shifts on Wolfhard’s YouTube Channel.

The short comedy opens with a bored convenience store employee who quickly becomes the victim of a robbery. However, it turns out that he knows the robber. The two went to high school together.

Night Shifts is a rollercoaster of emotions as the characters reminisce on the “good ole’ days” and catch-up on their changing lives. While it tries to be a classic buddy story, it’s impossible to forget their uncomfortable dynamic as one has a gun and the other is just working their late-night shift.

You can also watch Night Shifts below!

The short film even has its own Instagram account, @nightshiftsshortfilm. When Wolfhard shared it to his own Instagram account, he wrote:

“Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of @nightshiftsshortfilm. It took a village.”

Back in 2020, Night Shifts was selected to be screened at the Barcelona International Short Film Festival and on the Cleveland International Film Festival website.

Actors William Bryk (Wynonna Earp), Artoun Nazareth (The Conners), and Malcolm Sparrow Crawford (Home Before Dark) star in the short film from Wolfhard.

Bryk and Nazareth will also be starring in the upcoming movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife together and along with Wolfhard.

It was super interesting to see Wolfhard branch out into directing with Night Shifts. He made a solid directorial debut!

We might have to wait a long time to see Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things season 4, but we can watch his work on YouTube now.