During family game night, Matty must decide whether to play along or expose an ongoing family secret. Inspired by true events.

  • Ashley L. Canfield
  • Nick Luis
  • Ashley L. Canfield
  • Nick Luis
  • Daniel Gomez
    Key Cast
  • Maritza Renae
    Key Cast
  • Milagros Colon
    Key Cast
  • Damaris Isales
    Key Cast
  • Maria Alejandra Hernandez
    Key Cast
  • Diamondlee Ferrer
    Key Cast
  • Eddie Martinez
    Key Cast
  • Curtis Frazier
    Director of Photography
  • Eriq Ortiz
    Director of Photography
  • April Yang
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • Universal Lens Film Festival
    United States
    December 9, 2022
    North American Premiere
  • Latino Film Market
    New York
    United States
    June 15, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Mott Haven Film Festival
    Bronx, NY
    United States
    October 21, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ashley L. Canfield

Ashley is a Bronx born Nuyorican producer, director, writer, podcaster and small business owner. Additionally she is the Co-founder of Blended City, a non-profit organization that aims to support and connect non-traditional artists in disadvantaged communities by providing a multidisciplinary space to create. She is an advocate for the work of female identifying, Latinx, and socially underserved artists. Ashley has a passion for storytelling and creating art. Recently, she wrote and directed the short play ‘Papi’, which won the First-Place “Best of Fest” award in the 2021 Nuyorican Poets Café Theater Festival.

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Director Statement

I chose to direct this film because it's an important story based on true events that shows how hurtful it can be for a young person to be bullied by someone in their own family. It's ultimately about what happens when someone is pushed to the edge; they blow up sometimes hurting others in the process. It also shows the dynamics of a Puerto Rican family which we don't get to see on screen often. We created an authentic setting which many Latinx people may find nostalgic.