First Run Film Festival | Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Tired of working at the Magic Pants Incorporated pants factory where every day is the same as every other day, Erin dreams of changing her situation. Her best friend and co-worker Krissa dreams of nothing more than making gold pants.
Peter, a Korean-American Christian has returned home from a trip overseas with his beautiful and mysterious new wife, Sookhy. A terrible accident occurs, leaving Sookhy a widow. Sookhy, rumored to be a shaman, fights to keep a piece of the American dream.
Holly, a young aspiring actress, comes to New York in search of adventure but finds herself languishing as a manicurist at a Korean nail salon. Just as she despairs of ever experiencing the thrills of New York City, she witnesses a robbery at the local diner and becomes entangled with the handsome perpetrator. She's whisked away on a romantic but dangerous journey, and as the night tumbles towards its uncertain conclusion, the city around her comes alive in bursts of musical accompaniment.
Carlos Maldonado is a New York City teen struggling to carve his identity somewhere between his Mexican born parents and his Brooklyn bred peers when an unexpected accident and an ensuing immigration investigation force him into uncharted territory, further from home and closer to finding himself.
A comedic drama about Ramesh, a young man hired by a Don to kidnap children from their parents and use them in the organized begging trade. On meeting Preeti, a young woman unknowingly hired to be trained as a prostitute, Ramesh's attitude change comes along, a little too late..?
Kat asks her sister's husband to get her pregnant.
At night in Sahanna Prison, inmate Leonard Schultz causes a disturbance. Officers Reynolds and Mcormick silence the troubled inmate. Schultz overpowers Mcormick and attempts an escape. In a unique twist of events we learn about these three men and what ties them together closer than we would have ever expected.
To impress a girl at a party, a loner volunteers for what he thinks is an ordinary party game. But this party is anything but ordinary and this game might hurt a little.
Michael resides in the projects with his mother Mary, a good intentioned but somewhat absent parent. Often disappearing into room 18E down the hall from their apartment, Mary returns slurring her words, walking funny, and directing her son never to enter that room. But he does, in his dreams...
The slice-of-life story follows Michael, a snarky ice rink re-surfacer with resigned sports dreams who, after challenged to a scrimmage by annoying kids, returns to the ice to make something of himself. The only thing he's missing is talent.
A student filmmaker interviews a married male subject about his alternate life using the internet to meet and sleep with other men.