EXCLUSIVE: It’s all about connection in Season 2 of Disney+’s Launchpad.
The collection of live-action shorts is set to debut on September 29, and Deadline has an exclusive look at the posters for all six — Project CC, The Ghost, The Roof, Beautiful, FL, Black Belts and Maxine.
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Three of the posters are above, and the remainder are below.
Launchpad Season 2 is a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic filmmakers. This season showcases six writers, five directors and one writer-director from underrepresented backgrounds who were given the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions.
Continuing the goal of Disney’s first season of Launchpad, which was to diversify the types of stories that are being told by giving access to those who historically have not had it, the second installment focuses on the theme of “connection.”
Here are more details about each short:
Director: Gabriela Ortega
Writers: Joel Perez and Adrian Ferbeyre Producers: Helena Sardinha & Phillip Domfeh
Synopsis: Determined to win an ice cream competition with a flavor inspired by her late Tia
Abuela’s Puerto Rican treats, a teen girl turns to her trailer park neighbors to help figure out the
Cast: Dariana Alvarez, Lynette Coll, Eileen Galindo, Logan “Meatball Queen” Jennings, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Director: Spencer Glover
Screenplay: Xavier Stiles, Spencer Glover
Story by: Xavier Stiles
Producers: Mychal Guyton, Phillip Domfeh
Synopsis: Determined to prove himself a Compton legend like his ex-fighter dad, an offbeat teen steals the family’s secret martial arts technique to use at a well-renowned underground dojo. Seeking respect amongst peers, he learns quickly that there’s more to being a man than throwing hands.
Cast: Seth Carr, Tremayne Norris, Honey Robinson, Godderick Alucard, Smokey Campbell, Anthea Neri Best
Director: Erica Eng
Writer: Kevin Jihyek Park
Producers: Kelly Rutta & Phillip Domfeh
Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Clarice Cheung feels like she’s invisible—especially next to her older sister Naomi. But when a fight breaks out at the dinner table, it awakens a ghost that begins taking the family, one by one. Now Clarice and Naomi must work together to stop this powerful spirit before their family is torn apart forever.
Cast: Hana Marie Kim, Andie Ju, Sook Hyung Yang, Eddie Shin, Ayvah Jordan Vasquez, Tania Verafield
Director/Writer: Niki Ang
Producers: Andrew Ahn, Phillip Domfeh
Synopsis: Nervous about introducing her first girlfriend to her family, Allie gets help from the spirit of a long-lost relative during the Hungry Ghost Festival.
Cast: Margaret Cho, Elaine Young, Isabella Day, Kelvin Han Yee, Celeste Den, Nicole Jia
Director: Cashmere Jasmine
Writer: Jasmine Johnson
Producers: Nicole Crespo & Phillip Domfeh
Synopsis: A brilliant child scientist must join forces with her sister when a cloning experiment goes awry.
Cast: Jessica Mikayla, A’lasia Simone, Jordyn Curet, Shelley Meche’tte, Rhomeyn Johnson
Director: Alexander Bocchieri
Writer: W.A.W. Parker
Producers: Blake Pickens & Phillip Domfeh
Synopsis: After being sent to stay with their grandfather, a Northern Cheyenne teen discovers a connection to their family and community in a way they never thought possible.
Cast: Phoenix Wilson, Wes Studi, DeLanna Studi, L. Frank Manriquez, Landa Lakes, John M. Sneezy
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