From the Episode: America

Timmy II

| August 23, 2016

Tisch Asia / 2014 / 9 minutes / English / Color

“I’m human now, but the wrong kind I guess.”

Growing up in someone’s shadow is never easy. But when you’re a robot growing up in someone else’s shadow? That’s even harder.

Longing for acceptance, Timmy II the robot undergoes cosmetic surgery, waking up with an Arab face on the same day as the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Timmy II flees to the Middle East in search of acceptance, but instead he discovers a new set of problems. Will Timmy II ever find his home?

Directed by Imran J. Khan. Winner of Best Comedy Short at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival. Principal Cast: Imran J. Khan, Phil Gruber, Thomas Wood, Bumsue Chun, Cole Stamm, Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen, David Anthony Soto, and Natash Sarraf.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer