Shorts by Expatriates

86 minutes
Directed by:


Holly Voges, 11 min.

A Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD is haunted by the events of the past and struggles to know what is real in the present.

Dante Falls

Nancy Lin, 15 min.

Spunky teen Nova Dante is caretaker of the family cemetery and the ghosts that live within.

Hot Cake

Debi Bradshaw, 19 min.

It’s 1986, and 15-year-old Shelly must decide whether to follow the example of her party-girl BFF or remain a good Jewish girl to please her father.

José and the Hawk

Tonjia Atomic & Rachel Jackson, 18 min.

Detective José Callahan and his partner — the Hawk, a hot-headed puppet — fight crime in the polite but slightly corrupt neighborhoods of Queen City.

Right Livelihood: A Journey to Here

Tricia Brouk, 13 min.

Buddhist Justin Von Bujdoss, who serves as chaplain at Rikers Island, one of the most dangerous prisons in the country, introduces meditation sessions to the corrections officers.

Until Forever (Hasta Siempre)

Katharine Mahalic, 10 min.

When the revolution in Nicaragua finally comes to an end, a wife and her husband struggle to find a way to pick up the pieces of their broken hearts.