A 15-year-old runaway’s ambitions are revealed to her after being arrested, gamed and hustled; but will she follow them or be lost in a world of dodgy characters and chaos?

Based on true events (mostly), Freddie, a 15-year-old runaway becomes intimately acquainted with California’s “Murder City” after being released from jail, just shy of midnight. Absurdly self-reliant, completely broke and 120 miles away from her friends she has nothing to depend on but her wit and youthful charm.





Director Jena Sebru

Many, many years ago, a little Jena ran away from home.

She ran away from cul-de-sacs and high-school lunch tables. She ran away from driving permits, sweet-sixteens and family vacations. She took nothing, but her skateboard and the only money she had in the world, $80. And she did not return for 3 years.
When asked why she ran away, her only answer, it was the comfort. It was the comfort that was killing her. Smartass is about one 24 hour period, during that time.
Most events that take place in the film happened to her, and she has nobody to blame but herself.

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While Freddie cleverly hustles crack-dealing corner boys, pimp-murdering hookers and midnight creepers she learns more about herself and her aspirations, which are both threatened when Freddie reunites with friends only to find herself dangerously involved in Lobo’s survival plan.