Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.
Director: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Producer: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke, Marcus Newman, Daniel Foeldes
Sapporo Short Fest 2013, Sapporo, Japan | Uppsala Short Film Festival 2013, Uppsala, Sweden | LA Shorts Fest 2013, Los Angeles, USA | Heartland Film Festival 2013, Indianapolis, USA | Leeds International Film Festival 2013, Leeds, UK | Napa Valley Film Festival 2013, Napa Valley, USA | Prague Short Film Festival 2014, Prague, Czech Republic | Cinequest 2014, San Jose, USA | St Kilda Film Festival 2014, Melbourne, Australia | Seattle International Film Festival 2014, Seattle, USA | International Shortfilm Week Regensburg 2014, Regensburg, Germany | Finalist, Tropfest 2013, Sydney, Australia
Ms. Reifler is a one of a kind elementary school teacher who educates her students on the importance of living a life that matters. Her classroom gives her low-income, east Los Angeles students a brief refuge.
A compassionate look at undocumented youth in the United States. Through a series of interviews with undocumented kids, activists, policymakers, non-profit leaders, educators and members of the clergy Illegal seeks to raise the consciousness level of the American public regarding the importance of full immigration reform. Though an important step was taken with the president's order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, we must remember that his executive order could change as early as January under a new administration. Our work is far from over.
Illegal is an independent documentary film financed by Houston philanthropist Curry Glassell.