International Program D
A little Latina girl attempts to escape the rigors and misfortunes of living on Skid Row Los Angeles through the power of her mystical imagination, while simultaneously trying to protect the bond with her addict mother.
Director : Lee Whittaker
Lee Whittaker started his career right out of high school with George Lucas in Japan. After two decades behind the lens as an action director on such films as Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor, Lee found himself in Mumbai, India where a situation with homeless children spawned a life-changing moment and became the inspiration for "Catching Fireflies," his film debut as director.
Catalina Film Festival 2014 (USA) Best Short Film
Santa Monica International Film Festival 2015 (USA) Best Visionary Director
International Filmmaker Festival World Cinema 2015 (UK) Best Lead Actress