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Reality Dad

Directed by Charlene deGuzman

After a single father is eliminated from America’s most famous reality dating show, he must explain to his young daughter why he didn’t bring home a “new mommy” like he promised.





Charlene is a Filipino-American writer, filmmaker, and actor who first garnered attention from tweeting her self-deprecating thoughts as @charstarlene and Rolling Stone named her one of the “Funniest People on Twitter Right Now.” She went on to write and star in her own short films, and her most popular one, “I Forgot My Phone,” has over 52 million views on YouTube and was featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Time, NPR, Good Morning America, Vice, The Today Show, and more. Her first feature film she co-wrote, Unlovable, a Duplass Brothers production directed by Suzi Yoonessi which starred in with John Hawkes and Melissa Leo, premiered at SXSW in 2018 and received special jury recognition. It was picked up by MGM’s Orion Classics and released in theaters and VOD in 2018. Unlovable was made after Charlene sent a DM to Mark Duplass, then used Twitter to crowdfund over $64K, receiving support from people like Adam McKay, Jason Reitman, Seth MacFarlane, and Patton Oswalt. Her 2020 short film, “Inner Child,” was part of the Sony Reel Her In Showcase. And in 2022, Charlene wrote for an upcoming comedy for Peacock! Charlene has been in national commercials, television and films and has performed live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Second City, Mortified, Uncabaret, and more.

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Shorts Program VI: Scenes from Home

A Q&A panel with the filmmakers will take place after the screening. Scenes from Home takes us to…

Dates & Times


AMC Plaza Bonita 14

Fri, Oct 6
12:00 pm