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SHORTS PROGRAM 2 INCLUDES ÉCHALE GANAS: THE VILLA'S TACO STORY, NEON PHANTOM, DESERT LIGHTS, PUZZLED, DEATH & DEATHABILITY (A PERIOD PIECE), CHICO VIRTUAL, BLUE VEIL AND ROAD TO DELICIAS

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Saturday, June 4, 2022 TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 1 4:00 PM PDT BUY TICKETS
Sunday, June 5, 2022 VIRTUAL Screening All Day BUY TICKETS

Los Angeles Premiere

Chico Virtual

Directed by Olivia De Camps

United States | 14 minutes | 2021

A boy must come to terms with the harsh reality of his immigrant status when his brother alarmingly doesn't come home.

Javier aspires to be a viral sensation, a lifestyle he has kept hidden from his Dominican immigrant parents. When Javier's older brother is late to Javier's graduation night after a job interview, the family starts to assume their primal fear has finally become a reality. The prospect leads to a direct confrontation between Javier's emblematic online and at-home personas, forcing the teenager to confront the grim reality of being an undocumented immigrant in America.
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Born in the US and raised in the Dominican Republic, Olivia De Camps is an award-winning writer-director based in New York. She recently graduated from NYU Tisch with a BFA in Film and Television. Her work combines fiction and documentary, and often explores the beauty and complexities of marginalized peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean.

More recently, she served as a Creative Producer for Vogue's first Virtual Runway and she is currently in post-production with Digital Bodies, a documentary mini-series that explores how virtual worlds have become an expansion of real life.

Film Title in Spanish Chico Virtual
Film Title in English Virtual Boy
Type of Film Short
Country of Origin United States
Year Film Was Completed 2021
Runtime 14 minutes
Director Olivia De Camps
Written by Olivia De Camps
Cinematography Gabriel Connelly
Edited by Hrishi Bardhan
Music by Juan Dussan
Sound Design Julia Castro
Art Direction Sophia Uehara
Main Cast Jaden Michael, Maite Bonilla, Fidel Vicioso

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