Flavors is the exploration of social & political issues, psychological & existential studies through seven short films. Five dramas, one comedy and one suspense. Under the Shade, the first film, deals with a gay couple struggling to cope with daily struggles of living with cancer. Fruit, the second film (& JMHall's thesis), tells a story of control and resistance as a couple deals with an unexpected pregnancy and subsequent abortion. Baggage, the third film, explores the complex relationship between two estranged sisters after their father suffers a minor pre-stroke, bringing them together after years apart. Within, the fourth film, is a suspense/horror film of an agoraphobic, OCD woman who begins to fear that monsters outside are finding their within her home. Lust, the fifth film, is a dinner between two couples in the south, that launches a discussion of politics, religion and more. Bourbon & Scotch, the sixth film, is a comedy set in 1977 in an American Officer's club in Germany. It tells the story of how JMHall's parents actually met. Sand in the Grass, the final film, is a modern story of three friends whose views on the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan are explored & tested.