A group of five teenagers is trapped inside their school bus after the invasion on the road of a mysterious creature. It is night. They are alone in the middle of a desert road. Time runs and every passing minute decreases their survival chances against the constant threats of that unknown entity. "Shortcut" is a story of friendship and courage in the delicate phase of pre-adolescent growth where imagination and deeper fears leave room for a more concrete world of responsibility, bonds, relationships and indissoluble values.