PHONY

Directed by Jessica dela Merced

Cast: Jess Dela Merced, Kristina Wong, Kyle Mizono, Princess Punzalan

SUNNY, a young Asian American woman with anger management issues, returns home to the San Gabriel Valley seeking respite from her recent career failures — but a simple grocery shopping trip with her mother may prove more than she can handle.

In this charming short, Jessica dela Merced shines as both the star and the director. What could be a mundane trip to the store turns into a thoughtful exploration into complex family dynamics.

Director Biography: Jess dela Merced is a Filipino American writer/director from San Francisco. She is a director in the Disney ABC directing program and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

Co-presented by: A Radical Guide

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON CAAMFEST ON-DEMAND.

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CULTURE CLASH

Culture has the power to change people and in these shorts, you can see that in action.