Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Generation 14plus

Pop Rox

Jesse is creative and seldom at a loss for words. But how can she confess to her best friend that she is in love – with her, no less? Should she act it out with finger puppets? No, too silly. Write a love letter? Maybe. Or should she just tell her? With great compassion and a dash of irony, the film depicts the emotional world of a teenager in love and torn between fierce determination and fear of disappointment.

by
Nate Trinrud

USA 2017

English

14’ · Colour

With

Kimia Behpoornia (Jesse)
Sara Young Chandler (Roxanne)
Samantha Dilday (Evelyn)

Crew

Director
Nate Trinrud
Screenplay
Alyssa Lerner
Director of Photography
Elma Li, Heath Harris
Editing
Steven Markowitz, Taylor Buckingham
Music
Michael Paraskevas, Alyssa Lerner, Birdluck
Sound Design
Hao Chen, Lydia Lane
Sound
Hao Chen, Lydia Lane
Production Design
Hayley Trafzer, Shange Zhang
Make-up
Ying Calvert, Yiwen Zhang
Casting
Kara Sullivan
Assistant Director
Kevin Patrick Crone
Producers
Xiaoyuan Xiao, Benjamin Paulides

Biography

Nate Trinrud

Born in the small town of Rock Island, Illinois, a sleepy railway junction on the banks of the Mississippi River, he trained as an actor at Northwestern University in Illinois before completing a master’s degree in film and television production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Pop Rox is both his graduation film as well as his feature debut.

Filmography

2017 Pop Rox; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

University of Southern California
cinema.usc.edu/

World sales

University of Southern California
cinema.usc.edu/