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The Hero Pose

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The Hero Pose

Will Mia and her dad ever get along?

Airs May 14, 2017 at 5:00 p.m
Available for streaming from May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2019

Precocious 8-year-old Mia finds herself bored and hanging out at her dad’s house while he tries to sell an old car. Can anything help these two connect with one another?

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Eight-year-old Mia is spending the day with her dad, but he’s too distracted by his own problems to be much fun — and it doesn’t help that Mia keeps talking about her mom’s new boyfriend and all the fun things they do together. Mia wonders why her parents didn’t have a better divorce, why her dad smokes so many cigarettes, why he doesn’t have a girlfriend and why he had to leave her mom. Her dad, meanwhile, is stressed out about money and too busy trying to sell a used to car to be much fun.

Hero Pose examines the curiosity of children, the challenges of adulthood, money and poverty and — ultimately — how sometimes, with just a little prompting, two people are able to pause for a moment and connect.

Featuring actor and activist Chaske Spencer from the Twilight series and Nikki Hahn from American Horror Story and Criminal Minds, Hero Pose has won awards for best screenplay, best narrative, best performance and audience and special jury prizes from various film festivals across the country.

About the filmmakers

Mischa Jakupcak is an award-winning producer, writer and director from Seattle. She’s worked on over 30 feature films, ranging from small indie projects to multi-million dollar movies.

Along with writing and developing her own material, Jakupcak champions strong, original voices in film and virtual reality (VR). Jakupcak recently produced Little Potato, Wes Hurley’s autobiographical film, which won best short documentary at SXSW, and she is currently producing the feature version, Little Potato Dreams of America.