Border Hopper

Directed by Nico Casavecchia


15 minutes

Awards: Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival

From the Filmmakers: “Laura, a Latinx filmmaker, lands a life-changing career opportunity when she’s hired to direct a Super Bowl commercial for a video game. The catch? The shoot is in Europe, and she can’t travel due to her immigration status, a secret she’s kept from her employers. This creates friction with her husband Jorge, whose Green Card depends on hers. Laura decides to apply for a complicated emergency travel permit to take on the job. Her reality takes a surreal turn as she starts having hallucinations of a nightmarish video-game world. When immigration services deny her the travel permit, she finds support from Jorge to accept the job, even if it means risking their immigration status.”