THE DISHWASHERDirected by Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden
Cast: Elisha Yaffe, Kevin Balmore
Nicolás, a Mexican immigrant, is a dishwasher at a fine dining restaurant in New York. When his head chef challenges him to find handmade tortillas for a surprise addition to their menu, Nicolás jumps at the opportunity to prove himself, embarking on a quest that ultimately tests the very limits of his ambition.
Nick Hartanto and Sam Roden are based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, respectively. Their debut feature documentary, Traveler, premiered at the 2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival, and their short documentary, King of the Rails, premiered at the 2017 Big Sky Documentary Festival.
We close the 2019 Nitehawk Shorts Festival with eight short films that present stories on the intimacy of the nail salon, absurdist, dark comedies, and powerful coming-of-age stories about friendship.