MADE IN NY SHORTS PROGRAM
In the city that never sleeps, a story lurks in every corner. From experimental narratives to stories of friendship and love, these shorts grant viewers a new lens through which to understand our relationships and how they drive us forward. Featuring a diverse array of genres, voices, and perspectives, this selection of films showcase a rare energy that can only be found in New York City.
Post Screening Panel:
Julian Kim, Director/Writer, CALL TAXI
Yun Jeong, Actor, CALL TAXI
Dawn Han, Director/Writer, CORK MAN
Jennifer Betit Yen, Writer/Producer, THE OPPOSITE OF A FAIRY TALE
Nikole Marone, Actor, THE OPPOSITE OF A FAIRY TALE
Randy Yang, Director/Writer, VIDEO
Jonah Einstein, Director, A JEW AND A HINDU MEET THE POPE
In This Program
Jennifer Betit Yen, Youn Jung Kim & Conor Stratton / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Drama / 23 minsWhen Celeste, a kind social worker, meets Josephine, an elderly patient in a nursing home, the two develop a close friendship. Soon, her family comes to visit and it becomes apparent that Josephine has fallen victim to one of America’s hidden epidemics: elder abuse.
Julian Kim & Peter S. Lee / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Drama / 14 minsOn his way to catch a flight, Jason, a second generation Korean American, calls in a Korean call taxi service to JFK. The driver turns out to be his father. This unexpected encounter goes from an innocuous drive to a relatable conversation that digs into the Asian American experience from perspectives both young and old.
Dawn Han / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Mystery, Noir, Thriller / 13 minsDirector Dawn Han crafts a Lynchian tale about a man with a mysterious hole in his head, forced to hide his deformity. One day, he is pursued by a mysterious figure. Strange and compelling, there’s no explaining the peculiar appeal of Cork Man.
Jonah Einstein / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Comedy / 10 minsTwo broke friends try to make a quick buck off tickets they won to see the Pope’s historic visit to New York City. Somehow, though, they get split up and hilarity ensues and maybe, just maybe, they find themselves a little closer to God.
Alex Rubens / Shorts / USA / 2016 / Drama / 12 minsTwo estranged sisters are reunited when Ellie, the younger sister, crashes elder sister Evelyn’s dinner party out of the blue. Upon their reunion, old sibling rivalries and startling revelations come to light that threaten the suburban façade Evelyn has worked so hard to build.
Randy Yang / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Drama / 15 minsShot in a single long take, this film captures a heated interaction between a white woman and two black teenage girls who’ve captured her racist rant directed toward a homeless black man on video.