Green, an undocumented Turkish pedicab driver unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself.

  • Suzanne Andrews Correa
    La Casa de Beatriz
  • Suzanne Andrews Correa
    La Casa de Beatriz
  • Mustafa Kaymak
  • Mustafa Kaymak
    Nocturne in Black, Glady's Brown, Zer, Beginner
  • Michael Peters
    Z: The Beginning of Everything
  • Erol Afsin
    Key Cast
    Saf, Girls of the Sun, Mustang
  • Aziz Afsin
    Key Cast
    Catherine The Great, Song of My Mother
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    75,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa Amira
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Galway Film Fleadh
    May 10, 2018
    Europe Premiere
    Official Selection
  • NBC Universal Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    August 3, 2018
    Semi Finalist
  • Vancouver Film Festival
    October 10, 2018
    Canada Premier
    Official Selection
  • Columbia University Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    May 16, 2018
    Jury Honors
  • San Diego International Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    October 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Nalip-Latino Media Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Duhok IFF
    October 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Tide Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    November 2, 2018
    Benjamin & Young Best Film Award!
  • Caucus Foundation
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 30, 2018
    Annenberg Foundation Award
  • Atlanta Film Festival
    United States
    April 12, 2019
    Atlanta Premiere
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    April 10, 2019
    Bay Area Premiere
  • Aspen ShortsFest
    United States
    April 4, 2019
  • Seattle International Film Festival
    United States
    May 20, 2019
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
    United States
    June 20, 2019
Director Biography - Suzanne Andrews Correa

Suzanne Andrews Correa is a Mexican/ American filmmaker living in New York City. As a member of IATSE, she has worked in the film and television industry for almost a decade. She recently graduated from Columbia University with a Film MFA and is a 2015 Princess Grace Award winner. Suzanne is the writer and director of several shorts. Her latest film, La Casa de Beatriz, premiered at the 2017 Morelia International Film Festival and will air on HBO in March 2018. She is currently developing her first feature film, La Cazadora.

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Director Statement

When Mustafa, the Producer, first presented me with the story he wanted to tell, I was immediately drawn to this world where men from different parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa occupied a clandestine apartment in New York City. Each from a different geography with a unique culture, unable to communicate in their native tongue, even within this loose community, and yet to the outside world they were the same thing – an immigrant and a threat. Despite my excitement, I questioned whether I was the right person to tell this story, as a woman with no ties to that part of the globe. As I worked on the script, I continued speaking with Mustafa and men with similar experiences searching for my way into the story. Surprisingly, many aspects of their experience felt familiar. I noticed that despite the many differences between these men and my immigrant mother, they share similar hopes and disappointments about their adopted home and maintained a strong connection to the home and family they had left behind. And so the bond between Abi and Green emerged as the emotional center of the film and guided me through an unknown world that suddenly felt personal and familiar. The language they share is an affirmation of their unique connection and the inherent separation from the world around them. Their dynamic – loving, fraught, and contradictory – is familiar to anyone with a sibling or parent transforming these foreigners or characters in a film into people we recognize, who share many of the same flaws and desires as the rest of us.