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FRIDAY JULY 26, 3:15 PM 
PROGRAM 48

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Welcome To ESL
USA / Comedy / 6 minutes

Director/Writer: Faithe Nguyen

Producer: Wyatt Augustus Chang

Cast: Kevin Do, Edgar Granados

A Vietnamese immigrant eagerly joins an English Second Language class in hopes of finding a better future, but he soon finds it won’t be as easy as he thought. In order to pass this class, he must learn to communicate with a fellow classmate from Mexico.

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The Monkey
USA / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Sukha Mahendra

Producer: Sukha Mahendra, Sabrina Percario, Jaina Chen Ling Liu

Cast: Davyd Markovich, Giovanna Quinto

Amidst Ananda's quest for enlightenment, one woman tests his monkey mind, challenging the boundaries of his spiritual journey. Will he resist temptation or lose himself in the shadows of desire?

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Heart Problems
USA / Drama / 9 minutes

Director/Writer: Rebecca Demeter

Producer: Rebecca Demeter

Cast: Tiffany Nicole Brevard, Me'Tra Carter, Jennifer Cheung

A mother and daughter spend a long night at the emergency room after the mom thinks she is having a heart attack.

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Chuck and Fern
USA / Comedy / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Henry Alexander Kelly

Producer: Gabe Figueroa, Eduardo Ayres Soares, Kat Croft

Cast: Lorena Jorge, Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott, Adargiza de Los Santos

Within a fantasy video game, a heroic swordsman and a D-List villain face an existential crisis but must push past it when a greater purpose calls.

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Two Breaths
USA / Drama / 20 minutes

Director: Kateryna Kurganska

Writer: Kateryna Kateryna

Producer: Timur Guseynov, Kateryna Kateryna, Don John, C Craig Patterson
Cast: Romeo Garcia, Maia Ann Pu’uwai

After a man-made disaster decimates an evergreen island, a stranded 11-year-old Ava must find the tenacity to leave behind her home with the help of an unlikely friend – the majestic Manta Ray called Two Breaths.

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Unser Kind (Our Child)
Switzerland / Drama / 23 minutes

Director: Samuel Flückiger

Writer: Philippe Grob, Samuel Flückiger

Producer: Nadine Lüchinger, Flavio Gerber

Cast: Lucy Wirth, Jürg Plüss, Gano Gerliani

A Swiss couple is expecting a child through surrogacy in Tbilisi, Georgia. When doubts about their baby’s health arise, they face a difficult moral decision.

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