Kindling

2020 | 14min | DCP | 16:9 | Colour | 5.1

When a young woman drives her estranged childhood best friend to get an abortion, the two are forced to confront each other about who they were and what they have become.

Palm Springs International ShortFest - Official Selection

Cinequest Film Festival - Official Selection

Heartland International Film Festival (Indy Shorts) - Official Selection

HollyShorts Film Festival - Official Selection

St. Johns International Women's Film Festival - Official Selection

Pittsburgh Shorts by Film Pittsburgh - Official Selection

Nevada City Film Festival - Official Selection

China Women's Film Festival (中国国际女性影展) - Official Selection

North America Chinese Directors Tour (北美华人导演展) - Finalist

NewFilmmakers NY - Finalist

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival - Semi-Finalist

Youth Image JinHeJiang (青年影像计划金荷奖) - Semi-Finalist

Prague International Indie Film Festival - Best Young Filmmaker

USC First Look Film Festival - Best Drama

Starring: Jill Renner, Nicole Falk

Directed by Xinyi Zhu

Written by Sheridan Watson

Produced by Emily Meyers, Youssef Gouda

Cinematography by Fannong "Vanon" Li

Production Design by Yuelin Zhao, Jumai Yusuf

Edited by Tzu-Yueh Hsu, Riley Sweeney Lynch

Sound by Lo-Yao Huang, Dorothy Lee

Assistant Director Martin Griego

Costume Design by Maria Laura Sandoval

Original Music by "AK" Alexandra Kalinowski

Music Supervisor Roxanne Oldham