Todd Kellstein | Documentary | 15 mins | United States | English, French, Portuguese, Spanish | 2K


Rainn Wilson, Jimmy Jean-louis


What do Tijuana and Haitians have in common? Recently… a whole lot. Tijuana has become home for a community of thousands of Haitian refugees. They took great risks and traveled long distances to live somewhere they felt would be a better life and provide better working conditions. However, many of them have gotten stuck within a frisbee’s throw south of the US border due to recent border control laws and are now iving in limbo.


Todd Kellstein is a Los Angeles based commercial director and cinematographer with a progressive docu-style aesthetic. Kellstein made his documentary feature debut with internationally acclaimed Buffalo Girls (Slamdance 2012), transitioning into the realm of socially-conscious storytelling, Kellstein has directed spots for Volkswagen, The Clinton Global Initiative, Commonwealth Care Alliance,Quaker, St.Jude Children’s Hospital, and as second-unit/action, director for Fox Sports, Adidas, BMW, Coors and much more. His music video career includes work for artists BonJovi, JC Chasez, Sum 41 and Samantha Mumba (nominated for Billboard Video of the Year), as well as Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Britney Spears and Usher as second unit director and director of photography. Todd’s list of press includes interviews by the LA Times, BBC, NBC, ABC 20/20, Nightline and the Carson Daily Show. His highly anticipated feature documentary has been positively reviewed by the Hollywood Reporter, The Wall Street Journal, Variety and The Los Angeles Times.