Shorts in Competition: Student

New York Premiere

USA | 24 MINUTES | English, Spanish |


In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, cocky teenager and self-proclaimed Casanova Jordan Juarez thinks he knows everything about girls. But one day, while teaching his best friend how to pick up "hot mami chulas," he learns just what it means to be a man who can truly connect with a woman.


Directed by Nicholas Ozeki

Nicholas Ozeki (b. 1980, Washington, DC) lived in Tokyo for part of his childhood before returning to the United States. He received his BA in English from Amherst College in Massachusetts and then attended Chapman University for his MFA in film production. His films include Screw It (2004), High Maintenance (2006), and Firefly (2006).
Sound Editor
Marissa Mueller
1st Assistant Director
Raymond McCoy
Director of Photography
Andrew Davis
Adam Renehan
Principal Cast
Boris Orozco, Minni Jo Mazzola, Maynor Alvarado, Cecilia Franco, Ramon Chavez, Antonio Farre
Nick Smith
Nicholas Ozeki
Melissa Brown