Second Parent

Second Parent

16 minutes

Narrative, Drama, Family


United States


East Coast Premiere

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Kat and her wife Julia live in Los Angeles with their 4-year-old daughter Becca. When Julia returns to work, Kat struggles after she assumes the role of the stay-at-home mom and starts to worry she would never be close with Becca. Kat’s fears only deepen when her brother Dylan, who is also Becca’s sperm donor, comes to visit for the first time after Becca was born. Dylan instantly connects with Becca, causing Kat to feel “second” and inadequate as a parent.

Bonus Content


  • Penny Pin-Jung Chen
  • Penny Pin-jung Chen recently graduated with an MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts Film & TV Production program. As a female queer director, she’s passionate about telling LGBTQ and women-centered stories, hoping to break the barrier between the society and the marginalized people in her films.
  • Producer

    • Victoria Yuanyuan Zhang
    • John Kauffman
  • Writer

    • Penny Pin-Jung Chen
  • Cast

    • Jinny Chung
    • Christine Liao
    • Anika Lee
    • Brian Yang

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