CFPF Previous Years

The Cary Fukunaga Production Fund launched in Spring 2021. Below, see last year's fund recipient as well as our finalists.

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Rashad Frett, Writer Director
Rashad Frett, Writer Director

2021 Fukunaga Recipient 


RICKY: A young ex-convict struggling with new freedom pursues redemption at all costs when given a job from his neighbor.

A narrative short inspired by the life of Alonza Thomas.

BIO: Rashad Frett is an Award-Winning Caribbean American Filmmaker based in NYC. He pursued the arts seriously after experiencing 9/11 as a Combat Medic. Creating positive social impacts through the power of media became his passion.

2021 Fukunaga Finalists

  • Shuyao Chen

    Shuyao Chen

    50 Years Of

    A Chinese woman in her 60s reconnects with her lesbian lover from her adolescence days before the anniversary with her husband.

  • Jorge Sistos Moreno

    Jorge Sistos Moreno

    In Freedom

    After returning home from work, a couple of indigenous Guatemalans decide to phone their children who had been deported back to Guatemala. As they talk an unexpected visitor knocks at their door, threatening to throw their lives into complete disarray.

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