A Bastrop High graduate has directed a short film which is currently being shown on Shorts HD television channel.

Daniell Nelson grew up in Bastrop and is now living in Atlanta, Ga. His short film entitled “The Less” was picked up by Short HD USA and is currently airing. The film is 10 minutes long and is about an alien being who travels to earth, attacks a man and gives him supernatural power in the process. Nelson personally financed, directed and composed the music for the film. Nelson is currently working on a feature length film entitled “The Law of Sin.” The film is an urban adventure about boys who take money from a loan shark and blow it. “I'm very excited to be finishing this film,” Nelson said. “It's about 98 percent done, now. Just putting the finishing touches on it. Once it's done, I intend to show it at either the Sundance or Toronto film festival.” “The Less” will be on next at midnight and 3 a.m. on Friday. Shorts HD is channel 568 on Direct TV and channel 1789 on the AT&T U-Verse. For more information or showtimes, visit us.shorts.tv.