Second Bedroom

Directed by Beatrix Chu

Precocious 12-year-old Agnes reluctantly sets off with her scattered dad Peter to help him search for apartments because her parents are getting divorced. Over the course of three Brooklyn apartment visits and the vulnerable moments in between, the reality of the situation starts to sink in. As Agnes struggles to cope with the separation, she gradually comes to see her father as his own complicated person. They both fumble to support each other in a fragile transition.

Supported by a 2024 Davey Film Grant

About Beatrix Chu
Beatrix Chu is a writer-director from New York City. Her work uses a contemplative, naturalistic style to explore themes of family, grief, immigration, and intercultural relationships. She wrote and directed Yu Under Water, which was awarded a grant from the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music & Theatre in 2022 and was selected for the 2022 Short to Feature Lab. It premiered at New York Shorts International Film Festival in 2023. She was awarded a 2024 NYSCA Support for Artists grant for the development of her feature screenplay Long Time No See.