dreams of being cast as the lead in his annual school play. However, much to his disappointment, he is consistently cast as one of the background trees due to what he believes is his “foreignness”. When his xenophobic drama teacher gives him the opportunity to direct the other "trees" in this year’s production (also immigrants from other countries) for a short bow at the end of the play, he goes all the way to make sure that these trees won't be forgotten.
The images above are film still, as well as some slides from the design packet, showing the locations “before’s”.
Nominee for Best Comedy for the 39th College Television Awards (Student Emmys)
Part of the 2019 CAA Moebius Showcase
Official selection and winner of the Audience Award for Best Student Live Action Short for the 2019 Palm Springs International Shorts Fest.
Official selection of the 2019 Rhode Island International Film Festival, LA Shorts and Hollyshorts.
Official selection and winner for Best Student Film at the 2019 Hollyshorts Film Festival.
Official selection of 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival
Official selection of 2019 Aeshtetica Film Festival
Dir.: Omer Ben-Shachar || DP: Zilong Liu
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