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

Nominated for BEST SHORT at the Swiss Film Award (QUARTZ) 2022


WINNER: 2021 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Best Int. Short Film Audience Award), 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), 24fps Film Festival (Horizon Award), Ebrovision Short Music Festival (Best Film)


OFFICIAL SELECTION: 11 Oscar Qualifying film festivals (Short Shorts FF & Asia, Show Me Shorts, Cinequest, Martha's Vineyard AA, Izmir Short FF, Bronzelens FF, Rhode Island Int. FF, Bermuda Int. FF, Regard Saguenay Int. FF, Calgary Int. FF, Athens Int. Film & Video Festival), 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 2022