2020 | Narrative Short | 17 min | Writer | Director | Editor | Production Design

A Japanese trumpet player on a cultural pilgrimage to discover New York City jazz experiences a hell of a night after being lost in Brooklyn.


 "Jazz goes beyond words..."    ジャズは言葉を超えて

WORLD PREMIERE: Opening Night 2020 Rhode Island Int. Film Festival


2020 BAFTA Student Film Awards Shortlist


WINNER: 2020 Rhode Island Int. Film Festival (Best Comedy Short & Ambassador Award), Woodstock FF (Best Student Short), 42nd Max Ophüls Preis (Best Short Audience Award), Calgary Int. FF (Best Short Honorable Mention), Japan Connects Hollywood (Best Short & Best Director Awards), Long Beach FF (Best Comedy Short).


OFFICIAL SELECTION: 9 Oscar Qualifying film festivals (Short Shorts FF & Asia, Show Me Shorts, Cinequest, Martha's Vineyard AA, Izmir Short FF, Bronzelens FF), 44th Portland Int. FF, 37th Lille European FF, 23rd Mecal Int. FF, Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, Sonoma Int. FF, 23rd Bordeaux European FF, 39th Abitibi-Temiscamingue FF, 17th DC Shorts, 15th Fünf Seen FF.



SWISSFILMS Shorts Booklet 2020



STARRING Mao Soné, Didier Flamand, Marco Antonio Rodriguez & Emmanuel Maldonado


PRODUCED BY Youmi Haefelin-Roch, Cody Sherrill & Giorgio D'Imperio


Columbia University, Kumoshika Productions, Pourcent Culturel Migros, Swissfilms, Freestudios

© Kevin Haefelin 2021