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'Efrain' is Streaming on KQED PBS Film School Shorts

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Our award-winning USC graduate short film "Efrain", directed by Matthew Breault and written by Alex George Pickering, is still streaming on KQED PBS Film School Shorts.

What is 'Efrain'?

'Efrain' is a short drama film written by Alex George Pickering and directed by Matthew Breault about a young Mexican American boy who learns the powerful consequences of trying to protect his family. It was produced at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts while Alex and Matt were attending as M.F.A. students. The film debut at the historic Norris Theatre in December 2009 and went on to play in over 40 film festivals around the world, eventually winning the Fotokem Gold Award at USC's First Look 2011 at the DGA. It also won "Best Short Film" at the 2010 San Antonio Film Festival and "Honorable Mention" at the 2010 Los Angeles Movie Awards. The film was featured in both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Where to Watch:

You can watch 'Efrain' for free on KQED PBS Film School Shorts. Click here to view the full film now!

Director Matthew Breault (left) & Screenwriter

Alex George Pickering (right) at the Vail Film

Festival screening of 'Efrain" in 2011.

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