These short films follow the trials and sacrifices one must make to achieve their dreams - whether it’s leaving family behind to become a star, focusing on the lessons taught by the death of a loved one, or pursuing your dreams despite the naysayers, these films showcase the unconventional path of self-discovery.
Maya is a cover band singer in a Las Vegas casino-hotel lounge trying to connect with her daughter who is growing up in the Philippines without her. Wrestling between her passion for songwriting and becoming a pop-culture photocopy for an un-listening audience, she realizes that music -- the one thing that keeps them distant – can also bring them closer together.
Hindered by the severe weakness caused by ALS, activist/author Jim Clingman struggles to continue his fight for Black rights. Miles away at school, his daughter Kiah, isolates herself from the pains of his disease and unconsciously flees from her father’s prolific legacy. With a major paper due sooner than anticipated and a need to go home to take care of her dad, she’s backed
Donnie pursues his passion "acting" with the help of his agent Michael. He fails in one casting after the other until he decides to give up his dream. A final casting request comes in
for the role as the main actor. It's a free improvisation about the life of Wilhelm Bartelmann, the inventor of the beach chair. So Donnie takes on this task where fiction and truth seem to mix..
A little-known but lasting explosion of hip-hop culture grew out of the Filipino-American community of 1980s San Francisco. This film takes us into the beat of an aspiring mobile DJ crew in '84, as 14-year-old Vanessa starts teaching herself on the sly how to scratch on her older brother’s turntables.
Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.
During the height of a pandemic, Jakayla Brooks struggles to accept her big sister Taniya’s positive
test result. But as the severity of the infectious disease becomes clear, she embraces her ill sister’s
request to create a list of ways to find joy during sorrow.
Joseph cannot stand being the center of attention for his birthday. None of his friends listen to his concern, so instead of jumping on a boat with them, he abandons the fun and meets Gonzo, who gives him a mission : recover a jacket he forgot in a former lover’s hotel room. But when Joseph finally succeeds, he’s only left with a jacket, marbles and an address. Once arrived at
After a nasty breakup and fallout with her family, a young woman moves to Los Angeles and enters a cooking contest to meet a celebrity chef. There's just one problem: she doesn't have a kitchen.