In competition for Best Student U.S. Short
|Cast:||Izabel Mar, Ellen Toomey, Denny Dale Bess, Alicia Guzman, Amanda Guzman|
|Running Time:||13 minutes|
|Awards:||Sound Editing Award, NYU First Run Film Festival|
Kai Torres is a Puerto Rican American Filmmaker, MFA candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and recipient of the Willard T.C. Johnson Fellowship 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Communications from The University of Virginia in 2015. She then worked as an Associate Producer on “Who’s Next,” a documentary directed by Emmy Award-Winning Producer Nancy Charney. In 2016, she made her directorial debut with “Return” a short film that explores trauma, and the people left behind to pick up the pieces, while constantly being pushed by society to move on. Return became part of her submission to NYU, where she continues to pursue her passion and tell important stories on the big screen. Her recent directing credits include the short films “Mr. Edelman”, “Be Clear”, “One” and “Pancakes”.