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 Info Technical: RED Location: Los Angeles, CA Synopsis 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.”