For some, immigration means running away from something dreadful while also leaving behind something precious. Oakland, CA, donut shop owner Sam shares his story of loss and perseverance during and after the Khmer Rouge genocide.
Five Korean adoptees, raised all around the world, arrive in Seoul, where their complex identities— professional, sexual, cultural — emerge out of their experiences in the city. AKA SEOUL rewrites the adoption narrative beyond tearful reunions and toward bold new stories of self-determination and self-expression.
YELLOW FACE is about DHH, an Asian American playwright who casts Marcus, a Caucasian actor, in his new show after mistakenly believing Marcus is part Asian.
Stand Up for Justice is a compelling, engaging 30-minute drama about Ralph Lazo, a Mexican American teenager who leaves his own family in Los Angeles to enter an American concentration camp with his Japanese American classmates during World War II.
Steve, an aging white man with “yellow fever,” finds a young Chinese bride named Sandy through the Internet. The couple soon discovers that their dreams of a perfect love and life greatly contrast from their bitter reality. An honest, intimate documentary about culture, love, and the immigrant experience.
Sameer has a deep, obsessive love for samosas, just as long as they’re made by other people. However, this craze takes its toll and consumes him, ultimately driving his marriage down a path where there’s no turning back.
Punching at the Sun is a crackling, emotionally-charged dream ride through the streets of Elmhurst, Queens. It is a tale of rage and redemption as seen through the fiery eyes of Mameet Nayak: a headstrong Indian teen lost in the shadow of his brother's death.
Set in the California Drought, Nước (Water/Homeland) is an experimental narrative short film about a queer Vietnamese American teen who attempts to piece together and understand their mom's experience as a Vietnam War refugee. The journey pulls us into a fantastical series of iconic historical photographs, ultimately highlighting the complexity of understanding another's experiences completely and instead opening up possibilities for building relationships based on being presence and co-existence.
A young couple’s love is tested in a singular moment of moral ambiguity. En route to a momentous dinner in downtown LA, lovebirds Haunani Gordon and William Ellis are held at gunpoint by a thieving madman. What transpires blurs the line between innocent impulse and intimate betrayal, proving to be the ultimate test of love, trust, and expectation.
A broken couple pushes the limits of their humanity for the preservation of tradition and family.
A young man goes to the doctor for a checkup and discovers he has a life threatening ailment from making fart sounds with his hands. He's put in stable condition, but is left knowing he can kill himself with one last hand fart.
After her husband's death, the director's Grandmother was very strict with her children—so much so it caused a divide between them. But when this control caused her son to push her away during his dying moments, she begins to let go of her grip. In her final chapter of life, she shares the darkest moments in a journal to her daughter and opens a door that had been closed long ago.
Dying to Kill tells the story of Schafer Jones, a once promising comedian fresh off a viral meltdown. When a fan decides to take things into their own hands, things begin to take a dire turn for the worst.