First Run Film Festival | Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
A 4-year-old girl gets lost on Halloween while out trick-or-treating with her older brother.
The Handler is a short film tracking Jay Yunos, a 14-year old Malay boy who works in the dark alleys of Geylang assisting both the pimps and the prostitutes as they solicit customers. Jay has a deep affection for one of the working girls, Vel, a sassy 25-year old who doesn't take shit from anybody. When Vel takes decisive measures to murder an abusive client, it is Jay who makes a calculated decision to take the wrap for the crime. Follow Jay's compelling decent in the darkest corners of Singapore. The Handler is a story snatched from the underbelly of a society where the sex trade is lucrative and flourishing ‚Äì it is a tale of lust, of love but more importantly a tale of humanity.
Harrow Island is a human rights thriller following the story of photojournalist Simon Porter and the most torturous assignment of his life.
Yudit, a young refugee and artist from Ethiopia, is confronted with an escalating crisis taking place back in her unstable homeland while she's trying to enjoy the hedonistic chaos of a Brooklyn party.