Short Film

Second Best

Cast & Crew
Producers: Jon Michael Kondrath, Rebecca Larsen, Justin Bell
Director: Jason Wong
Production Designer: Rachel Robb Kondrath
Starring: Kosha Patel, Puja Mohindra, Duncan Bravo

Technical: RED
Location: Los Angeles, CA

On the eve of America’s Independence Day, Rajesh, a widower, and his two teenage daughters, Taila and Deepa, participate in their community’s annual cultural gathering, the crowning event of which is a Hindi-speaking competition. The victor is to receive a $10,000 college scholarship prize. But when a sibling rivalry erupts between the girls, the family must grapple with its dysfunction, reevaluate their familial love, and reassess what it means to be a “winner.”