Winner of the special jury prize at Palm Springs Shortfest 2021, Aly, tells the story of a young asylum seeker from Guinea, who is invited to a party by young French people. On his way, the reality of his situation catches up with him. A story of a young man caught between two worlds: the world of his dreams and desires, like any other young person, and his existence as a refugee, a permanent struggle.
Thomas Wood is a French director based in Los Angeles, who loves to collaborate with artists and global brands to create original and impactful visual content. A graduate of the MFA at NYU Tisch, his body of work spans across narrative, commercials and music videos and have showcased at festivals that include BAFTA US Short Film Awards, Vimeo Staff Pick, Director's Library, the DGA in Los Angeles and is the special jury prize winner at Palm Springs Shortfest 2021 with his latest short film 'Aly'.