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Short film from United States, 19 minutes


Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 2: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Directed by Jessica dela Merced
Produced by Gigi Dement, Marissa Aroy

A boy’s desire to cop the most coveted pair of sneakers is quickly replaced with the fear that he and his sister are in serious danger when racial tensions explode in an overnight sneaker line in NYC.

About the Director

San Francisco native Jess dela Merced is a writer/director with a recent MFA from the New York University Graduate Film Program where she received the 2012 Spike Lee Fellowship as well as the Lorraine Hansberry Arts, Performance, and Media Award. Her thesis film HYPEBEASTS was written under the mentorship of Spike Lee. She is a 2014 SF Film Society Filmhouse resident and has been selected as one of IFP’s Emerging Storytellers.


2014 NBC Universal Finalist for Best Short, Best Director, and Best Actor
2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival – Best Narrative Short


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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