SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015
TIME: 12PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 1
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This 11-minute 45-second dramatic short film, “MISSING GRANDMA,” explores the generational gap between a grandmother and a granddaughter. Mita, in her sixties & won’t hesitate to throw a slipper at you when you’ve been rude, is in the early stages of dementia, as she tries to impress upon her 16-year-old granddaughter, Tammi, the need to act like a lady. The generational gap widens and bonds are nearly broken after Mita finds an open box of condoms in Tammi’s room. Harsh words are spoken and feelings are hurt. Later as the smell of sofrito hangs in the air, Mita puts away her Rosary and gives Tammi awkward but valuable advice on sex.
Adel L. Morales Bio
Adel L. Morales, a former high school English teacher-by-day and a filmmaker-by-night, began his studies at the NYU Grad School Film Program in the Fall of 2012. A Bronx born and bred Nuyorican, Adel received his B.A. in English Literature from Pace University and his M.A. in English from Lehman College/CUNY. After working on several student films, he caught the filmmaking bug and in 2004 co-founded HollyHood Productions, Inc. Adel, already a SAG member, became the President of National Association of Latino Independent Producer NY Chapter in 2008 and served two terms. In 2011, he appeared in the critically-acclaimed feature film Gun Hill Road, as well as serving as an assistant to the director. In his three years at NYU, he has produced sixteen films, seven of which he wrote & directed. He also launched his web series, Pushing Dreams, with a largely Latino cast from NYC. Adel is currently in development for a his thesis feature film, an urban Latino horror called La Santera.