El Carrito

Directed by Zahida Pirani


Drama , Family

15 min


United States






Nelly lives alone with her elderly father. The only way she makes ends meet is by working as a street vendor from dawn to dusk. She has learned not to trust anyone until one day she is forced to take a leap of faith or be resigned in her position forever.



  • AFI Fest | Live Action Short FilmOfficial Selection


  • Cleveland International Film Festival | Short FilmOfficial Selection
  • South By Southwest (SXSW) | Narrative ShortOfficial Selection
  • Seattle International Film Festival | Live Action Short FilmSpecial Jury Award

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Eli Zavala, Idalia Limón, Jose Febus, Jayden Toledo, Eduardo Gonzales, Vanessa Ortiz
  • Script:Zahida Pirani
  • Cinematographer:Marcus Patterson
  • Editor:Zahida Pirani
  • Sound design & mix:Ronald Eng
  • VXF:Ivy Images, LLC
  • Producer:Zahida Pirani, Mauricio Piratova, Ran Yan
  • Production Company:Seven Train Films

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