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Unmotivated Filmmaker
USA / Comedy / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Jo Murayama

Producer: Jo Murayama

Cast: Jonathan Tanigaki, Takaaki Hirakawa, Kyle Harrington

A filmmaker struggling to write good endings is stuck in his cycle of self-improvement as he fails to make any progress in his work. After being in his creative rut with no hope for the future, he decides to come up with endings for it. 

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The Stray
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director: Jessica Balunas

Writer: Gillian Smith

Producer: Jessica Balunas, Gillian Smith

Cast: Miah Nielson, Eileen Pimentel, Jorge Luis Moreno

At thirteen years old, the rebellious Romalie Stray finds herself enrolled in an all-female reform school where she must learn to embody a patriarchal definition of womanhood.

USA / Drama / 11 minutes

Director/Writer: Jiayu Liu

Producer: Jiayu Liu, Ruoyue Wang

Cast: Ivonne Garcia, Jon Oshei, Matthew Capron

One day, Quintin, a funeral agent is visited by Claire in order to deal with her own funeral. During the meeting, a man, Jeffrey, breaks in. Jeffrey doesn’t allow Claire to die. 

USA / Drama / 19 minutes

Director/Writer: Selene Esperanza Alvarez

Producer: Celeste Bird, Selene Esperanza Alvarez

Cast: Eric Silva, Luis Pablo, Carlos Solórzano

In 1981 Julian, a young Mexican-American kid is forbidden to watch Baseball due to the resentment his father Adrian holds against their hometown team for evicting his family decades earlier.

USA / Drama / 13 minutes

Director: Ifeanyi Ezieme

Writer: Ukairo Ukairo

Producer: Zizheng Boris Liu, Devin O'Guinn

Cast: Perry Garrison Jr., Michael Christopher Rodney, Onochie Chukwurah

Through spiritual encounters with a mystery man, a piano-playing boy learns a song in hopes to reconnect with his grieving father.

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The Gambler
USA / Drama / 18 minutes

Director: David R. Anderson

Writer: John J. Lynch

Producer: Larry Kaster

Cast: James Quattrochi, Mark Rolston, Amy Motta

Sometimes you need to put all your chips in... For someone else.

USA / Drama / 7 minutes

Director/Writer: Zizheng “Boris” Liu

Producer: Edouard Fan, Chris Merola, Boris Liu

Cast: Andy Sun, Alec Wang, Patrick Plugge, Ryan Lee

Through a box of Chunghwa cigarettes offered by an old homeless man in LA Chinatown, a young Chinese American man comes to terms with his struggles during the pandemic.

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