Rebecca finds a homeless man living on the riverbank by her house but soon realizes that it is her lost brother, Daerik, who suffers from PTSD after his time in Afghanistan.
On the day of her daughter's funeral, a grieving Armenian-American mother defies a centuries-old ritual and tests the limits of tradition as she walks the thin line between death and afterlife.
Filmmaker: Robert Nazar Arjoyan, Los Angeles, CA | Runtime: 15:15 | www.garunafilmgroup.com
In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor's lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly results.
Filmmaker: Devi Snively, Cleveland, OH | Runtime: 18:30 | www.brideoffrankie.com
A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son how to make it in America but unknowingly reveals the human capacity for connection, compassion, and sacrifice.
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the doctor. As they each attempt to treat each other the session spirals out of control.
Filmmaker: Derin Seale, Sydney, Australia | Runtime: 13:00 | Oscar Website