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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival


Directed by Mara De La Rosa

USA / 2016 / 8 mins / English / Color / 1.85:1, D-Cinema

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From Vision To Reel

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 11:30 am


On the verge of a panic attack, Andrea almost burns down the apartment after baking a pie. While her girlfriend, Mary, tries to calm her down, Andrea seems desperate to impress Mary’s dad. Andrea’s need to please goes from normal to desperate within a matter of seconds. After further arguing with Mary, Andrea finally reveals that their relationship is deeper than passion. The day unfolds into a frenzy of questions, breakdowns, and heartbreak.

Director's Bio

Mara recently completed her fellowship with the Incubator Lab through Loyola Marymount and Film Independent; as well as her fellowship with OutSet through Outfest. The short she produced, CALLED HOME, premiered at the Outfest Film Festival. Her one-minute short, I LIKE FEMME LESBIANS, was given Honorable Mention and accepted into Outfest, and the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Her other projects include a weekend-run of her play, REAL LOVE.


Executive Producer: Candida Bloomstrand
Producer: Trent Nakamura
Director: Mara De La Rosa
Writer: Mara De La Rosa
Cinematographer: Laura Jansen
Production Designer: Marisol Nava
Production Sound: Evan Schaff
Post Production Sound: Jared Shaw
Songwriter: Nicholas Pilapil
Composer: Nami Melumad
Editor: Quyen Nguyen-Le
Cast: Jessica Jade Andres, Heather Ann Gottlieb

Plays in

  1. From Vision To Reel

    Shorts Programs / 62 mins
    FREE PROGRAM. "From Vision to Reel" showcases short films created by emerging filmmakers of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent. Films range from topics related to immigration, family history, gender identity, sexuality, struggles and resiliency in this current political and economic climate. — June Kaewsith

    In This Program: Perfect Imperfection, Living In Freedom, David And Goliath, Motherlands, Called Home, Hello From the Other Side, Dollar Tree, Droga!, Story of Self, Bastard

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Plays In:
From Vision To Reel

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 11:30 am