An adolescent girl has trained herself to function within the walls of a dysfunctional home, but when forced to face reality she must choose between the love she has for her mother or her own well-being. Pancakes explores the effects of losing someone you love to an illness. The film depicts a child’s attempt to be an adult in order to keep some semblance of a family together, broken as it may be.

Director & Writing: Kai Torres
Production: Nora Bode, Maria Lavelle
Production Design: Yulanda Yo-Rong Shieh
Costume Design: Miriam Waldenspuhl

NYU Tisch Grad Film | New York City | Global Shorts Los Angeles