Mobile homes tells the story of a young woman, trapped in sex trafficking, and her son who explores an unlikely way out.



-1st Prize Wasserman King Award
-King Award in Screenwriting
-National Board of Review Student Award
-James Richard Janowsky Award
-Seattle Int. Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
-Guanajuato Film Festival – SIGNIS Special Mention


2013 Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival - World Premiere
2013 SXSW Film Festival -American Premiere
2013 Atlanta Film Festival
2013 Sarasota Film Festival
2013 First Run Film Festival - 1st Prize Wasserman
2013 Aspen Film Festival
2013 Nuits Meds Film Festival
2013 Maryland Film Festival
2013 Seattle Film Festival - Special Jury Prize
2013 Director’s Guild of America
2013 Kerala International doc and short film Festival
2013 Champs-Elysees Film festival


2013 Concorto Film Festival
2013 Pychan Film Festival
2013 Indianapolis Film Festival
2013 Guanajuato International Film Festival
2013 Grenoble Film Festival
2013 Rhode Island Film Festival
2013 Montreal World Cinema Film Festival
2013 Lviv International Film Festival
2013 Athens International Film Festival
2013 Winthertur Film Festival
2013 Chacun son court Film Festival
2013 Los Angeles Short Film Festival
2013 Milwaukee Film Festival
2013 Fenetres sur court Dijon Film Festival
2013 Calgary International Film Festival
2013 Woodstock Film Festival2013 Milan Film Festival
2013 Santa Fe Film Festival
2013 NBR student grant screening at HBO
2013 Uppsala Film Festival2013
2013 Milan Film Festival2013 Milwaukee Film Festival
2013 San Joaquin Film Festival Film Festival
2013 Dijon Film Festival
2014 Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival  - NYU Selection
2014 Hong-Kong Film Festival
2014 Maremettragio Film Festival
2014 Minimalen Norway Film Festival
2014 Rencontres internationales de Vincennes

Film Sales : oriGine Films

Presented by MACT Productions & Night ED Films
a Gelsomina film production


« Ali is a modern-day slave, forced to prostitute herself and hidden away in a squalid house in the back of beyond. In her few moments of solitude, she devises a plan to escape and save her son. Among the talent that has emerged from the SXSW, de Fontenay stands out for his narrative style: in telling the story of a modern prison without a way out, he cuts all superfluous material from the script. The result is a film that feels claustrophobic, jerking and striking, as if the viewer, too, along with the protagonist, is trying to find an impossible glimmer of light. The film’s cathartic ending has the courage to offer hope in a desperate story that is much more relevant to today than you might believe. »   Vincenzo Rossini


Running time: 13 min.
Genre: Short Fiction
Year of Production: 2013
Country of Origin: U.S.A. & France
Language: English
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Shooting format: Super 16mm
Screening format: DCP, HDCAM, MOV.
Sound: Stereo / DOLBY DIGITAL in Selected Theatres
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1


Ali: Alison Folland
Evan: David Call
Alex: Ash Devens
Robert: Laurent Rejto
Jenn: Nina Ljeti
Shelly: Emily Davis

Written & Directed by Vladimir de Fontenay
Produced by Colin Whitlow & Tati Barrantes
Director of Photography: Pepe Avila del Pino
Co-Producer: Etienne Dubaille & Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Film Editor: Vladimir de Fontenay
Casting: Allison Twardziak
Set Design: Mimi Bai
Music Composer: Victoria de la Vega
Costumes: Kristen Kopp
Sound: Katrina Whalen & Anna Stypko
Sound Mix: Scott Hirsch