Writer / Director: Alicia Kester
Producers: Alexander L. Lee, Tracy Nguyen
Genre: Dramatic Short
Thirty-four days after Allegra Wu turned 11, her mother died. Now, one night in a hotel with her father, Allegra meets Marine, a mysterious teenager experiencing a world of troubles all her own. In the process of discovering the truth about Marine, the two girls develop a connection that overcomes their grief and offers hope.
Principal shooting to begin in Summer of 2017 in various locations in Northern California.
A SHORT FILM BY ALICIA KESTER
Sad Girl (COMPLETED 2017)
Director: Dolan Chorng
Producers: Alexander L. Lee, Alicia Kester
Genre: Dramatic / Experimental Short
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When happy-go-lucky Sally babysits little Maddi one night, she quickly becomes distracted by something to the point that she needs to confront it, neglecting her responsibilities and compromising her dignity along the way.
Principal shooting completed in the Fall of 2015.
A Short Film by Dolan Chorng
El Camino (COMPLETED 2016)
Writer / Director: Alexander L. Lee
Producers: Alicia Kester, Dolan Chorng
Genre: Dramatic Short
Inspired by the real-life experiences of millions of families who lose a family member behind bars, EL CAMINO tells the story of typical American teenager Jorge, whose father, Diego, dies while in prison. Because the family has little money, prison policy dictates cremation, regardless of the family's wishes. But the religious convictions of Diego's wife and Jorge's mother, Gabriela, forbid it, and she and Jorge must make a frantic road trip across California to claim his father's body before it's too late—too late for Jorge to say goodbye, and for Gabriela, too late for Diego to find redemption in the afterlife. With their relationship strained by Diego's long imprisonment and absence, Jorge and Gabriela find themselves isolated in their grief. If they are to find some resolution with the past, they must find a way to reconnect with each other.
Awards: Audience Award, 2016 Queer Women of Color Film Festival
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