Film School Shorts is made possible by a grant from Maurice Kanbar, celebrating the vitality and power of the moving image, and by the members of KQED. Film School Shorts is a production of KQED.
In Brooklyn, a makeshift memorial for a young man’s friend has been set up on a street corner. He walks up and takes a closer look. Alongside his best friend, a picture shows them on horseback. They’re smiling.
Taco is the young man’s name and he has a funeral to go to. Problem is, he doesn’t want to. Guilted by his elders to attend and chided by his peers to take revenge, Taco only wants to do one thing: take his horse Chance out for a ride. But against the concrete and graffiti and haze of grief, is this a good idea?
A short film by Christina Choe. Made at Columbia University School of the Arts.
Principal Cast: Jamir Daaliya, Violetta Shimanova, Basil Scrivens and Althea Alexis.
Althea Alexis ... Mother James Beca ... Teknyc Jamir Daaliya ... Taco Kwa'zeek L. Fisher ... Stress Andrew Hinkle ... Niko Sadiq King ... Michael Violetta Lazé ... Svetlana Katya Savina ... Varushka Basil Scrivens ... Dr. D Drea Taylor ... Jerry
Dita Gruze ... co-producer Mimi Jeffries ... co-producer Ozzie Jones ... associate producer Gerry Kim ... co-producer Liz Ortiz Mackes ... associate producer Esra Saydam ... producer Cinematography by Andres Karu Film Editing by David Gutnik
Casting By Ozzie Jones Liz Ortiz Mackes
Production Design by Bec Stupak Art Direction by Irit Reinheimer Production Management Gerry Kim
Jennie Allen ... first assistant director Carmen Jimenez ... first assistant director Randall Good ... sound mixer John Moros ... sound designer / sound re-recording mixer Cecile Tournesac ... foley engineer Joe Troia ... foley artist Camera and Electrical Department Joseph Paul Alvarado ... gaffer Konstantinos Antonopoulos ... grip Luigi Campi ... second assistant camera Nik Deiner ... second assistant camera Max Joslyn ... grip Daniel Lam ... first assistant camera Oscar Molina ... grip Editorial Department Juan Raigada Fernandez ... colorist
Asa Hjorleifsdottir ... script supervisor Mike Marino ... horse wrangler Anna Van Brookhoven ... horse wrangler Jordi Wijnalda ... production assistant