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Burger Day | A Short Story by Audrey di Faye

Directed by Audrey di Faye

An Asian-American woman confronts a veteran about his service when he harasses a food service worker over the restaurant’s Veteran Day special. “Burger Day,” was inspired by Greek tragedy, Euripedes’ “Hecuba.” It is a synthesis of a modern veteran experience and the ancient theater arts. Audrey was selected to collaborate with USC Warrior Bards 2020. She is a U.S. Army veteran of 8 years, served a tour in Afghanistan and South Korea for Combat Support and Psychological Operations, respectively. Featuring Hannah Lloyd, Marcia R. Mercado-Carroll, Scott Hopkins, & Wendy McDonald. Music & Sound Design by Jose Yanez, @lordmud.

About the Filmmaker

Audrey di Faye served in the U.S. Army as Combat Support and Psychological Operations and has deployed to Afghanistan and Korea. As an editor, she worked on print and video operations. Outside of the military, her works have been featured by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), EcoFreaks Music Festival, the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), Rind Literary Magazine, Fun Ziu Hot Sauce, and Hot Chicks with Big Brains. She is a digital marketer and has worked for brands like ServiceTitan, J2 Global, GSTV, and VeriFone Media. She is a co-founder for a 2021 animation startup: Spike and Crown Studios. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2011.

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Shorts Block | Drama Night

Shorts Block | Drama Night

Personal experience, sci fi, and combat stories are explored in this drama block.

Dates & Times


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Fri, May 21
8:30 pm