A moving short by Los Angeles-based writer and director Gosha Shapiro. “Lena” tells the story of a 9-year-old girl who must act as translator during a parent-teacher conference with her Russian dad and American teacher.


Zoey Todorovsky
Konstantin Lavysh
Emma Pasarow

Written & Directed by Gosha Shapiro
Produced by Lucy Putnam (@lucyputnam)
Executive Produced by Lidia Nikonova
Cinematography by Lidia Nikonova
Assistant Director: Liz Avelar
Production Sound: Christian Lainez
Production Design: Mara Certic
Light/Grip/Electric: Eric Fahy, Will Randall, Alex Kennison, Chi Min, David Kabisch
Post Sound: This is Sound Design
Post Color: Asa Fox
Stills/Poster Photo: Andrew Friendly
Poster Design/Typeface: Elizabeth Goodspeed


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